When you cannot get away on a safari, what better way than to go on a game-drive than from the comfort of your own home.

South Africa has a number of live webcams available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Some of the webcams come with audio so even if you can’t see local wildlife, you may get a chance to hear them.

Tintswalo Safari Lodge

Sharing an unfenced boundary with the renowned Kruger National Park, the pristine private Manyeleti Game Reserve is home to the luxurious Tintswalo Safari Lodge. Boasting one of the lowest vehicle densities in the Greater Kruger, Tintswalo Safari Lodge guests are spoiled to uninterrupted game viewing experiences in an untouched African wilderness. The lodge suites are authentically decorated to reflect the intricate luxuries of colonial times and evoke the adventures of 19th-century explorers after which they’re named.

Tintswalo’s virtual safaris are uploaded to the lodge’s Facebook page, and previous safaris have been saved so that you can catch up with the happenings inside the reserve. The lodge also has a live webcam feed that can be viewed here.

Djuma Private Game Reserve

Situated within the Sabi Sands reserve on the outskirts of the Kruger National Park, lies Djuma Private Game Reserve. ‘Djuma’ means ‘roar of the lion’ in the local Shangaan vernacular. This reserve is giving viewers at home the chance to experience the bush, uninterrupted, with their live webcam. Situated overlooking the Gowrie dam, you are bound to see some action.