The western flank of Kruger is fringed by a huge number of private reserves, the majority of which are unfenced and therefore form part of the greater Kruger eco-system.
In contrast to the rather unattractive overcrowding inside much of the park itself, these private reserves offer a much lower density, higher quality safari.
The southernmost cluster known as the Sabi Sand area is an extremely productive game area which hosts many of the finest and most expensive safari lodges.
Generally as one goes north and west the reserves become lesser known and lower cost.
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