Kruger National Park, South Africa

Postcard: Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park is one of the world’s greatest wildlife-watching destinations. It is a place that encapsulates the essence of African beauty and diverse wildlife.

  • The Kruger National Park lies across the provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo in the north of South Africa, just south of Zimbabwe and west of Mozambique.
  • It stretches over 19.485 sq km and extends 360 km from north to south and 65 km from east to west.
  • All of the Big 5 animals are found at Kruger National Park (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and Cape buffalo).
  • The park has more species of large mammals than any other African game reserve. It has 147 mammal species, more than 500 bird species and more than 100 reptiles.
  • Beautiful granite kopjes (hills) pepper the bushveld in the south, the Lebombo Mountains rise from the savannah in the east and tropical forests cut across the far north.
  • Areas of the park were first protected by the government of the South African Republic in 1898, and it became South Africa’s first national park in 1926.
  • The park is part of the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere, an area designated by UNESCO as an International Man and Biosphere Reserve.
  • The park is a self-drive destination, although there are guided tour operators, with an excellent infrastructure that includes picnic sites, rest camps, waterholes and hides.
  • Each season brings its own flavour to the Kruger, changing the features of both the landscape and animals, meaning no two visits are alike. Summers are hot, humid and full of rainfall that drapes the landscape in a lush green grassy cloak. Winters are a dry affair, but much cooler and excellent for game viewing.
  • Best time to visit: May – September (Winter).

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