Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique – an area larger than the State of South Carolina. It is thus no wonder that this region had and still has vast tracks of land which were and are seldom frequented by any national parks board staff, let alone members of the public.
As such the South African National Park Board decided to sell or lease off these parts of the reserve to private investors who in turn would ensure the lands continued conservation. Over the past decades these private reserve have gained world acclaim within and adjacent to the world renowned Kruger National Park. The exclusive, elite private reserves have specialised and refined their African luxury experiences and are guaranteed to ensure an incredible safari.
Kruger Park Private Concessions
The Private Concessions is a very broad term and in this respect Iconic Africa is referring firstly to the Thornybush Reserve which is the home to the exceptional Royal Malewane Lodge and Royal Malewane Africa House and secondly the Singita concessions which are home to Singita Sweni and Singita Lebomobo Lodge. These private preservation areas are infamous for their Big 5 sightings, and the ultimate luxury safari accommodation and African cuisine. Between them these lodges have won numerous awards from The Worlds 100 Ultimate Escapes to the Top 10 Spas of the World and the Top 5 Resorts in Africa – to name but a few!
Sensational Game Viewing
The Kruger National park is synonymous with The Big 5. These encounters stir our deepest, most raw and yet also our most sincere, maternal emotions. This is the battleground and birthplace for Africa’s most powerful animals in a wilderness of untold stories of triumph and bravery; of despair and loss. This is the African theatre and it will transfix and mesmerize you – even altering your very perception of Africa.
A perfect time to visit
There is no perfect time to visit the African bushveld! The wilderness is truly spectacular all year round. Each season bringing with it special experiences which cannot be seen at other times of the year. The dry, winter season runs from May to September when temperatures drop to their lowest – still around 25 to 30 Degrees Celsius during the day- and the game viewing hours are thus easiest. The summer rains begin around October and as the rains approach so do the stunning migrant birds and imminent birthing lambs and foals. The bushveld transforms into a hive of activity for predators and young herbivores alike and a lush green hue embraces the whole park. Ideally each season should be visited and experienced, However Iconic Africa understand this is not always possible so please call us or send us and email so we can talk you through the best options tailored to your preferences.
Africa’s magic captivates all that visit our enchanted continent. This is Africa’s intangible charm which must be experience first-hand to be fully understood. To share this experience with your loved ones away from the diversion of every-day life makes us realise what is truly important in our lives and will forge treasured memories for life.