The Lowveld of South Africa lies in the north eastern part of South Africa. The landscape changes drastically as one moves to the east.  The Drakensberg of Mpumalanga rises and separates the high plateau (highveld) from the low plains (lowveld), which extend to the east taking in most of Kruger National Park. 

The lowveld is characterized by low plains and hot, humid swamp lands where malaria can be a concern during the temperate seasons.  An abundance of game is to be found here.  In and around the Kruger, the Big Five roam freely. Most of the plains game species are abundant except those, which are exclusive plains dwellers such as the Springbok, Blesbok, and Black Wildebeest. While hunting in Kruger is not an option, there are many concessions surrounding the Kruger, which offer excellent opportunities.