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Kruger National Park’s is a vast wilderness of 4.8 million acres (2 million hectares). From open savannah to dense forest, South Africa’s largest national park and game reserve is home to elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards and buffalo. Collectively these beasts are known as Africa’s “Big Five.”
Kruger is celebrated for the diversity of its wildlife. There are about 150 mammal species, 110 reptile species and 500 species of birds. All of the country’s large carnivores can be found within the park’s borders.
Take a self-guided drive through the reserve and experience grazing herds of giraffe, impala and zebra. Most of the roads are paved and suitable for ordinary cars. Designated rest stops allow you to get out from behind the wheel and fully experience the sounds, scents and colors of this timeless land. Download maps and suggested itineraries from the park’s website.
To get even closer to the wildlife, sign up for an open vehicle safari tour. A park ranger and tracker will take you to the places they know animals congregate. If you’re feeling energetic, explore the park on foot on a single or multi-day trek in the company of experienced armed guides.
Kruger National Park features hundreds of archeological sites. In the park’s central area, explore the late Iron Age site and reconstructed village at Masorini. Further north, view evidence of prehistoric habitation at Thulamela.
The Kruger National Park is a year-round destination with hot, subtropical temperatures in summer and cold nights in winter. The dry winter months can be the best for spotting wildlife, however, in summer, rains fill waterholes and transform the bushveld into a lush landscape filled with migratory birds and newborn wildlife.
If you are staying overnight, accommodation options include bungalows, luxury guest houses and camp sites. Wear long clothing in natural colors and use insect repellent to avoid mosquito bites, and be sure to pack a hat, sunscreen and other outdoor essentials.
The Kruger National Park is served by three airports: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport and Phalaborwa Airport. Once you arrive, simply rent a car to begin your adventure.
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I wish I stayed there for a couple more days. It's a life time experience..
It was an adventure and all the staff were very enthusiastic, we had s very pleasant stay in a wonderful environment
Beautiful place with very private setting for each guest. A very memorable safari experience for us as we celebrated our 25th anniversary. From Shelley to the staff at the restaurant to our exceptional Ranger - Jan Kriel, 3 days we will never forget. Game drives were fun and made extra special by ...
Very friendly staff and top notch room quality. Wildlife wonders right up to your porch!
It was a fantastic experience, the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly, the food was good, having a beer whilst looking at a herd of elephants drinking at the watering hole opposite the lodge was a particular highlight and the outside shower was not an all together unpleasant experience!
Our stay at Crocodile Bridge has been absolutely fantastic. The owners, Bruce and IIsl are super friendly, extremely welcoming and really make you feel at home from start to end. Even prior to arrival IIsl was on hand to email me all the relevant information we needed about the accommodation and ...
I had booked Imbali Safari Lodge for two nights and they overbooked the lodge the first night and made us go to the much smaller and less nice Hoyo Hoyo resort for one night and then TRANSFER back to Imbali Safari Lodge. No email or prior communication was given to me regarding this exchange. The ...
This is an amazing property! There is an enormous deck that faces the river where you can watch wildlife. The staff are so friendly and had very helpful suggestions about Kruger. We swam in the pool under the stars and could hear hippos grunting in the river. There are BBQ’s available and our room ...