Pridelands conservancy is a 4500-acre former buffalo hunting farm located north-east of the town of Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province, in the Lowveld Region of South Africa.
The Lowveld forms part of the Savanna Biome, which is the largest biome in southern Africa, covering almost 50% of the landmass.
Its northern and eastern boundaries are adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, an area spanning 2 million hectares of joint conservation area made up of the Kruger National Park and its adjacent private reserves.
South Africa’s Nine Biomes. Pridelands falls in the Savanna Biome.
This area is known as one of the world’s great wildlife destinations and is home to enormous biodiversity including not only the Big 5, but some 490 different species of bird, 147 mammal species, 94 different reptile species, 33 types of amphibians and a magnificent array of over 200 different kinds of trees.
The area has summer rainfall with heavy rains and thunderstorms from October to April. Winters can be extremely dry, particularly if summer rainfall is low. Winter is the best time to see wildlife as herds gather around waterholes to quench their thirst.
Pridelands Conservancy outlined in green shows the location of Pridelands in relation to Hoedspruit. © Google Earth.