Kruger is South Africa’s most famous and its largest park—almost 5,700 Central Parks would fit neatly into its classic, golden veldt, river-crossed, acacia-dotted African landscapes. Classic is a good umbrella word for Kruger. Founded in 1926, it’s a source of great South African pride, as a conservation model, and as the beautiful home of all the Big Five, along with 142 other mammal species, quite probably the most of any African park.
Adjacent to and linked with Kruger is the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, a collection of private game reserves which share Kruger’s prolific wildlife. Sabi Sand’s lodges and camps are among Micato’s favourites, offering top-notch game viewing, quiet luxury, and a serene privacy sometimes lacking in Kruger itself.