Wait A Little offers 6, 8 or 10 day safaris for experienced riders.

Please find information about the location and terrain, the weather, the best time of the year and what game we have on the Reserve.

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Location and terrain

Against the backdrop of the Drakensberg mountains, Wait A Little Horse Safaris offers rides over an area of 35 000 ha (75 000 acres) prime African bushveld on the Karongwe Private Game Reserve and the Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve. The reserves have various ecosystems ranging from thick bush to open plains, woodlands, hills and koppies, to riverines and gullies. Our river systems are extensive and are the lifeline of the region and support an impressive population of big trees, plants and wildlife. We are located one hour from the Phalabora Gate of the Kruger National Park, between Hoedspruit and Tzaneen in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.


We are blessed with almost year-round sunshine. It is up to you to decide if you prefer it hot or not, we do have great game sightings all year round. It can get rather hot in the summer months (October- March), averaging 32’C; don’t be surprised to find your late afternoon growing heavy with clouds and short drenching thunderstorms. Winter (April-August) is a sunny season of chilly early mornings, warm to hot middays (25’C) and cool to cold nights (can get down to 5’C and less at night in June and July).

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What Game Do We Have on the Reserves?

Game is plentiful and includes elephant, black and white rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo, cheetah, spotted and brown hyena, sometimes wild dogs, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, bushbuck, steenbok, duiker, impala, waterbuck, blackbacked and sidestriped jackal, honey badger, baboon, vervet monkey, mongoose, warthog, bushpig and tortoise. Amongst the endemic nocturnal creatures of special interest are porcupine, aardvark, civet, genet, caracal, serval and spring hare; water species are hippo, crocodile, otter and terrapins. A wide variety of bird species can be seen, particularly at big dams and along rivers.