Kruger National Park and Greater Kruger – what is the difference? Greater Kruger is made up of private lands that used to be fenced on all sides including those parts that join the Kruger National Park. Some of Greater Kruger was farmed, other parts were simply private nature reserves. Today, all the fences have been removed so that animals can freely move through the National Park and Greater Kruger. There is one Western boundary fence that runs the full length of Kruger National Park and then follows the western boundary of Greater Kruger, keeping all wildlife within these two regions. Any areas not connected to the GKNP or Greater Kruger would have had to stay fully fenced due to surrounding farming and habitation activity. In our highlights we have mentioned the well known private reserves of Greater Kruger like Mala Mala Game Reserve and Sabi Sands. The only really ‘wild’ area of Kruger now left is in the far north of the National Park. This area was once part of the GKNP, but has since been given back to the Makuleke people to manage. The Makuleke area of Northern Kruger is wild and diverse. If you want to see the Africa with large herds of buffalo, Elephant and others, this is the destination for you. If you want to ‘be sure’ to see the big five, and see just a few of each animal, visit one of the private reserves in Greater Kruger. The best scenario is to visit both.