Discover the Grasslands from Orpen to Satara and Lebombo


Discover the Kruger Park Grasslands. From Orpen Gate to Satara, Skukuza, Olifants and Lebombo and Mluwati Concession. With detailed descriptions and maps of game viewing routes.

Orpen Gate

Game drive with buffalo

Buffalo Encounter

Buffalo are found throughout the Park, but do particularly well in the central grasslands. There are approximately 31 000 buffalo in Kruger, living in...
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The most direct route between Orpen and the northern camps of Olifants and Letaba is the highly-recommended Timbavati Road (S39). Alternatively one may...
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The most direct route from Orpen Gate to Satara is the tarred H7. One can include the Rabelais Loop dust road (S106). The closest water hole to Orpen...
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Orpen to Skukuza

Maribou Stork and Vultures

Maribou Stork and Vultures. G Cooke

Orpen to Skukuza The most direct route between Orpen and Skukuza is the Nhlanguleni Road (S36), the dust road that bypasses Tshokwane and joins up with...
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Satara and Surrounds

Cubs playing with Lion

Cubs playing with Lion. G Cooke

Satara is good lion country and sightings of these magnificent beasts are possible on any of the roads around the camp. The surrounding area is at...
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Satara to Olifants

Lion cub playing

Lion cub playing with Lioness' Tail. G Cooke

The most direct route between Satara Rest Camp and Olifants Rest Camp is the H1-4 tarred road. However, an interesting alternative is to take the S40...
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The grasslands to the east of Satara are rich in game because of the nutritious grazing associated with the underlying basalt. There are two main roads...
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The central Lebombo has a wide variety of animal life because of the different habitats. From far away the rugged hills seem featureless, but as one gets...
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The Mluwati Concession is a 10 000-ha private reserve east of Talamati some 40km from Orpen Gate. It has three luxury camps which overlook the beautiful...
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