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Kruger National Park


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Tel: + 27 (0)12 428 9111 or mobile: + 27 (0)82 233 9111

South Africa’s largest park - Kruger National Park – offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa.

Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park stretches nearly 2 million hectares – about the size of Israel.

Kruger is part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, which links Kruger National Park with the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe and with the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique. It is also part of the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere  - an area designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as an International Man and Biosphere Reserve.

The landscape varies from granite kopjes (hills) in the southern bushveld to the Lebombo Mountains, savannah and northern tropical forests.

Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.

Of specific interest are:

  • The Big Five – Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion and Rhino.
  • The Little Five – Buffalo Weaver, Elephant Shrew, Leopard Tortoise, Ant Lion and Rhino Beetle.
  • Birding Big Six– Ground Hornbill, Kori Bustard, Lappet- faced Vulture, Martial Eagle, Pel’s Fishing Owl and Saddle-bill Stork.
  • Five Trees – Baobab, Fever Tree, Knob Thorn, Marula, Mopane.
Five things to see and do

  • Get ticking – use the lists above and get looking for the big five, little five and birding big six – see the list above for details! Find out where the game is by checking the sightings map at each camp reception – these are updated daily.
  • Discover Kruger’s cultural history – visit Letaba Elephant Museum, Albasini Ruins, Masorini Ruins, Stevenson Hamilton Memorial Library, Thulamela. There are nearly 254 cultural heritage sites in the Kruger including rock art sites.
  • Walk in the wilderness – book a limited-availability wilderness hike – leave your cellphone, radios, generators behind as an experienced guide leads you through the African bushveld. There are seven wilderness trails on offer in Kruger!
  • Book a bush braai – take a game drive en route to an open atmospherically lit with lanterns. Hear the night sounds as your food is ‘braaied’ the traditional South African way!
  • Pack your golf clubs – yes, there is even a golf course at Skukuza! Book to play on this unfenced golf course, but watch out for hippo, impala, warthog and baboons.
With more than 20 camps in Kruger, accommodation is available from campsites and huts to bungalows, cottages, safari tents to luxury lodges. CLICK HERE to view options.  
Information from the SANParks website