How to Plan a Safari in South Africa – Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands

South Africa was on the top of our list because it was a country where we felt like we could get an incredible balance of wildlife, outdoor adventure, luxury while staying on a budget, city exploration, culture, and sweeping scenery. 

I was nervous about it because there seemed to be a lot of things  I didn't know or understand.  Luckily, I had a friend that talked me through it.


What's so tricky about planning a safari to South Africa?

It was clear from the onset that Kruger was a great place especially for first-time safari goers. However, the deeper you go, the more you  realize how massive the park is.

- Get data - Print things out  - Beware the traffic   cop - South Africa has its   own outlet - Buy an animal book - Withdraw Rands at  home

Being prepared for South Africa

Starting off in Johannesburg

Since we ultimately decided to drive from Johannesburg, we needed a few accommodations in the city on the book ends of our safari.

When Andrea told me that Elephant Plains was a property that she stayed at and loved and on top of that was an amazing balance for price and quality of service, I was sold. 

Private game reserve lodge

Why Sabi Sands?

Located directly adjacent to Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands Game Reserve was a no brainer for me because it's the most well known of game reserves in the region.

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