The White Lions
Map of Kruger National Park

PBS Nature’s The White Lions was filmed in Greater Kruger National Park—primarily in the Timbavati Game Reserve located on the western edge of Kruger National Park. Kruger is one of the largest game reserves in Africa, located in north-east South Africa, and spans 7,523 square miles (19,485 square kilometers). The park was first designated as the Sabie Game Reserve in 1898 by president of the then-Transvaal Republic, Paul Kruger—for whom the park was later renamed. Today Kruger is home to hundreds of species, including South Africa’s “Big Five”: buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhinoceros. Although the term was initially coined by hunters to describe the five most difficult prey to kill in Africa, the term is still used by the tourism industry.

Greater Kruger National Park Map

Greater Kruger National Park Map. Click to Enlarge

  • Kire

    Hey, what was the name of the place in Kruger where the lioness’s finally settled with lots of game? Klisiri??? Would like to know the actual spelling :) Loved the episode of them – the male at the end was a real gentlemen – human men could learn a lot from him. ALSO – did the two white lionesses end up being given names?

    Awesome episode – loved to hear more on them. how are they doing now? are they still alive?

  • Meg

    I loved this episode! I’m a little freaked out though by something I read online about Krueger park ‘culling’ animals, and the high possibility they have inbred white lions. The lioness is 3 and has cubs, I really want to know if she’s one of the two cubs from the show…?

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