Kruger


Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa. It is roughly the same size and shape as Wales, covering 20,000 square km (7,700 sq mi).
Established in 1898, it is unrivalled in the diversity of its African wildlife and a world leader in advanced environmental management.
Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of animals:
   
 25,150 African Buffalo,
    17,000 Blue Wildebeest,
    11,670 Elephant,
    5,000 White Rhinoceros,
    2,000 Spotted Hyenas,
    2,000 Lions,
    1,000 Leopards,
    350 Black Rhinoceros,
    200 Cheetahs.
Numerous other animals to be seen include African Hunting Dogs, Burchell’s Zebras, Bushbucks, Eland, Giraffes, Kudus, Hippopotamus, Impalas, Nyalas, Tsessebes, Warthogs and Waterbucks.
Birds to see include Ground Hornbill, Kori Bustard, Lappet- faced Vulture, Martial Eagle, Pel’s Fishing Owl and Saddle-bill Stork.
South African National Parks runs a variety of overnight accommodation at is main rest camps. We recommend that you spend at least three nights using three different rest camps (giving you two full days in the park). Always book in advance (click on the map opposite to visit SANParks™ website). Mapungubwe National Park
Marakele National Park
Limpopo province
Bela-Bela, Lephalale Makhado, Modimolle, Mokopane, Musina, Phalaborwa, Polokwane, Thabazimbi, Thohoyandou, Tzaneen
Mpumalanga province
Balfour, Barberton, Belfast, Bethal, Carolina, Ermelo, Middleburg, Nelspruit, Piet Retief, Secunda, Standerton, Volksrust, Witbank
Interesting trees include the Baobab, Fever Tree, Knob Thorn, Marula and Mopane.
Natural or Cultural Features include Letaba Elephant Museum, Jock of the Bushveld Route, Albasini Ruins, Maserini Ruins, Stevenson Hamilton Memorial Library.
Man’s interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries – from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela – is very evident in the Kruger National Park.
These treasures represent the cultures, peoples and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park’s natural assets.


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