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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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Situated in a national park, this all-inclusive tentalow is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Timbavati Game Reserve and within 9 mi (15 km) of Klaserie Nature Reserve and Umbabat Nature Reserve. Thornybush Game Reserve and Kapama Game Reserve are also within 25 mi (40 km).
Such a personal service. Brilliant! Wonder Boy was brilliant, and Wes the safari guide was excellent.
Situated in a national park, this tentalow is within 20 mi (32 km) of Perry's Bridge Reptile Park, Elephant Whispers, and Shangana Cultural Village. Hazyview Elephant Sanctuary and Phabeni Gate, Kruger National Park are also within 25 mi (40 km).
Makumu is very private and expensive property. Very quiet, surreal view on a top of hill. Staff was amazing and very welcoming ( almost felt like a family). Food was great! Good wine! You will not regret staying here! -Lilly
Manyeleti game reserve is an amazing safari area. Our guide Anton and tracker Johnson were superb, and had so much knowledge to share, not only of the animals but the bird life and the flora and fauna and in general the amazing interdependence of nature and the circle of life. One of the best safari ...
The camp is located just inside Numbi gate: from the lodge to the main gate is a short 3km drive. The cabins are compact, clean and comfortable and the staff very friendly. The food was very tasty and there was enough variety. There is very limited wifi allocation to be used in the main building ...
Overall the service was great, Johnathon the manager was incredibly helpful and explained clearly why he recommended the route that we did take, as was the F&B manager, the rooms were very neat and clean, the food was adequate although the meat was overdone and tough, the breakfast packs they gave ...
What can I say other than I would love to return year after year to this place. From the staff who greeted us to the ranger and tracker who accompanied us in open Land Rovers on our small group safaris, every single person gave us care, attention and made us feel so very welcome. We saw amazing wildlife ...