You could not imagine a finer big game area than this, with super-luxurious Africa-style lodges, gourmet bush cuisine and exciting, adrenaline-pumping wildlife experiences. If you listen carefully, you may hear a faint roar in this north-east corner of South Africa. This is big game territory.

In the world-famous Kruger National Park you’ll find the largest concentration of game species on earth, and the best developed infrastructure of all Africa’s game parks. The Kruger National Park is without doubt the best do-it-yourself drive-through reserve on the continent.

If your preference is the more secluded, luxurious version of an ‘Out-of-Africa’ experience, take your choice from the wide range of breath-taking private bush camps in the Sabi Sand and Timbavati areas to the south of Kruger Park. In these ultra-luxurious private reserves and camps, you’ll find the gourmet cuisine you desire, stunning accommodation, heavenly spa treatments, outstanding service and personal attention . . . While your game rangers will regale you with enthralling bush stories and the intimate details of every kind of life in the bush. These private reserves offer amazing game experiences: The Sabi Sand is famous for its leopard sightings, while the Timbavati boasts great herds of buffalo.

In addition to these memorable safari adventures, the region holds many more sensational natural attractions than can be listed here. You will stand in awe at the view from God’s Window near Graskop, or the Blyde River Canyon’s rust-coloured sandstone cliffs and craggy buttresses. Take a drive to Pilgrim’s Rest, the charming Victorian town ‘frozen’ in the time of the gold-mining prospectors.

In Limpopo Province to the north, you’ll find more rich wildlife sanctuaries, magnificent scenery and a world of historical and cultural fascination. Mix the past and the present as you view the archaeological treasures found at Mapungubwe National Park, a world heritage site. The journey is abundantly worth-while.

The joys of the magnificent Kruger National Park and vibrant Maputo in Mozambique are yours for the taking. From tracking the Big Five in a customized open safari vehicle or setting off with an armed game guard to take on Kruger by foot; from the vibrancy of the Mozambican capital of Maputo, to a decadent seafood meal from the sea right to you on the beach… such are some of the diverse activities, extreme excitement and innumerable pleasures awaiting you in these world-renowned corners of Africa. A whole new world is holding its breath for you – let Thompsons Africa help you explore it.

It’s here that the ‘Out-of-Africa’ images are lived out in glorious style. Experience the best of the African bush in open safari vehicles, take a breathtakingly scenic drive through the Panorama Route, and gasp at the wonder of the rock formation aptly known as God’s Window. And from extreme beauty, we go extremely wild, and enjoy a traditional South African meal under a billion stars in the heart of one of the world’s most exciting game reserves. Mpumalanga has so many attractions for the day visitor, and you can be assured that Thompsons Africa has compiled a fascinating range of tours to ensure you taste and savour the the best the province has to offer.