Wildlife in the Greater Kruger

Enjoy our intimate wildlife safaris through pristine African bush. Revel in the magnificence of the “Big 5”. Gaze in awe at the mesmerising landscape. Gain a new respect for the intricacies of the termite. See it, hear it and feel it. Ponder with us the unknown answers to nature's questions.

“The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa; for he has so much to look forward to.”
- Richard Mullin

Safari experience

Game drives

Situated within a Big 5 nature reserve and open to the Greater Kruger, Isambane can provide unforgettable safari experiences. Home to over 35 large mammal species, breathtaking wildlife could be just around the corner. Our drives can provide close encounters not only with the Big 5, but also an assortment of plains game. However, we don’t only focus on the big game, as often the intricate details of nature are just as impressive. You will leave our safari with an understanding of what makes the bush ‘tick’.

Morning drive

Departure: summer – 05h30 | winter – 06h30
Duration: ±3 hours

Wake up with the birds, enjoying a fresh cup of coffee and light snacks whilst listening to the symphony created by the rising sun. Start your adventure with the cool morning air and a great chance to see roaming predators or even our nocturnal creatures returning home. 

Afternoon drive

Departure: summer – 16h30 | winter – 15h30
Duration: ±3 hours

As the intense heat of the mid-day sun dwindles, the animals are on the move again. Hungry and restless from sheltering in the shade, the bush once again becomes alive. Relax on a game drive as the sunlight softens, preparing to cherish a drink of your choice overlooking a magnificent African sunset. 

What to wear

Neutral coloured clothing
Closed-toed shoes
Sunhat & sunglasses
Warm fleece (winter)

What to bring

Rain-jacket (provided)

Other activities

Immerse yourself

Other than Game drives, Isambane Camp offers alternative activities to fully experience the South African Bush in all its beauty. In order to satisfy all guests requests it is necessary to pre-arrange and book prior to arrival.



With over 350 different species of birds occurring in the region, bird-lovers will not be disappointed. The Olifants River which runs through the center of the reserve attracts water-associated birds, whilst the magnificent fig trees growing alongside the river draw in our colourful fruit-eaters. The area is also excellent for raptors, including owls which can be seen on night drives.



Many people living in cities are prohibited from stargazing due to the contamination of light pollution. However, at Isambane you are able to observe the full beauty of the African night sky. Gaze in awe at the elegance of the stars as our experienced rangers use laser pointers to provide enlightening and entertaining commentary about our southern hemisphere constellations.


Bush walks

At Isambane we care and focus as much as possible to the conservation and preservation of our fauna and flora species. Join us on a magnificent experience to become one with nature and walk at the same level as all the animals you can see on a safari. Let's get deep into the understanding of all small and big species.

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