West of the enormous Kruger Park are a number of small private reserves that are not separated from the park by a fence. The entire area is referred to as Greater Kruger. The private reserves offer classic safaris in a Land Rover and often have luxurious and romantic accommodations available where visitors can enjoy exclusive dining. Visitors have a greater chance of spotting wild animals and birds here as the guides make sure you won’t miss a thing.
In Kruger Park, vehicles must adhere to strict rules to protect the animals and vegetation. The private parks, on the other hand, are often more lenient with these rules and guides will, for instance, follow a leopard walking along a rocky river bed. This may be a fabulous experience for visitors, but one must also consider the ecological damage it may cause. Some private park owners have themselves taken the initiative to protect the park's animals and natural environment and they are very popular because of it. A good example of this is the Manyeleti Reserve.