Grietjie Private Nature Reserve is located 30 kilometers south of Phalaborwa in the northern section of the Balule Nature Reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park.

With stunning landscapes that varies from rocky outcrops to plains, the reserve is home to a healthy diversity of wildlife including Africa’s Big 5 and about 280 bird species.

There’s a variety of accommodation available, from luxury guest houses and lodges to self-catering facilities.

  • Best Time to GoMay to September
    (Dry season)
  • High SeasonOctober to March
    (It can get a bit busy)

Why Go:

  • Authentic African safari
  • Plenty of accommodation options
  • Full-title properties of impressive sizes
  • More than 280 different bird species
  • Distinct biodiversity and undeniable beauty
  • Excellent wildlife viewing with all of the Big Five present


Grietjie Private Nature Reserve is a Big 5 Reserve, which means that it’s home to elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, and rhinoceroses.In addition to these animals you can also expect to see the jackal, waterbuck, crocodile and more than 280 bird species when you go on a safari or game drive.

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The reserve encompasses some stunning landscapes with bergs and rocky outcrops to plains and riverine bush. Part of Grietjie is situated on the perennial Olifants River.

Weather & Climate

The dry winter season is from May to September, which is also the best time to visit Grietjie Game Reserve.

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Best Time to Visit

Best time to visit Grietjie Game Reserve is during the dry winter season, as temperatures remain comfortable.

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