The most satisfying way to view game is in its historic natural habitat – in our case, the vast range of bushveld that comprises the Greater Kruger National Park. Kruger is among the world’s oldest and largest game reserves, and today the Greater Kruger extends, with no fences to impede the migration of game, across several private reserves. One such is Balule, the exclusive 40,000-hectare reserve in which Naledi operates.
Access to Balule is strictly regulated, so wildlife sightings are uncrowded. When a guest at Naledi thrills at her first-ever sighting of an elephant, or at being within a whisper of a sprawling pride of lions, her sensations match those of Africa’s early travellers: adrenalin mingles with wonder and delight, both at the majesty of these creatures, and the personal nature of the experience.