About The Kruger National Park

This world renowned game reserve offers diversity, beauty and the unrivalled experience of viewing Africa’s wildlife close-up – an experience of a lifetime.

It was in 1898, that the then-president Paul Kruger opened the Kruger National Park.  In order to ensure the survival of the remaining animals in the part,  the area between the Sabi River and the Crocodile River was under Nature Conservation due to hunters having decimated the bulk of the orignallly rich game in this region. In 1961 the exteneded Kruger National Park was fenced in.

Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers 18,989 square kilometres (7,332 sq mi) and extends 360 kilometres (220 mi) from north to south and 65 kilometres (40 mi) from east to west.  The Kruger National Park has some of the highest concentrations of the Big Five in the world

The Kruger National Park has something to offer for everyone.   For the more budget conscious traveller – stay in the quaintRest Camps situated within the park itself.  These camps are owned by South Africa National Parks,  and are ideal for the traveller on a self drive itinerary in a hire vehicle.   Accommodation is offered on a self catering basis, however, there are restaurants on the grounds of each of these rest camps.   Explore the Kruger National Park at your own pace,  plotting your route on a daily basis.  Nothing beats the thrill of spotting a pride of Lions from the safety of your vehicle.

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Suite under the African sky The Private Safari and Game Lodges within the Kruger National Park and also situated in private concessions bordering the park are ideal for those who want to experience a safari in     style.

The better known concessions are The Sabi Sands Game Reserve, famous for it’s Leopard Sightings ,  The Timbavati Concession – famous for it’s White Lions and the Mala Mala            Concession.

There are no fences between these private concessions and the Kruger National Park, allowing the game to roam freely between the Kruger and these concessions, known as the    Greater Kruger National Park.

These game lodges vary from the elegant to the Super Luxurious and are fully inclusive of all your meals and game activities.

Experienced game rangers take you on early morning and evening safaris in open Safari vehicles.  Trackers accompany the rangers,   following tracks of lions and leopards with their keen eyes –  and spotting seemingly invisible signs of a recent kill and animal movements.

These game drives allow you to experience the thrill of being taken to mere feet from the big cats and the African Elephants –  quietly watch a pride of lions with their cubs or just enjoy the quiet and amazing beauty and sounds of the African Bush.   Experiences that will remain a highlight in your memory for a lifetime.

Walking Safaris are most certainly also a unique way of experiencing the African Bush.   Certainly for the more adventurous, but be guaranteed that this is the closest you will get to nature.Group of cheetahs

Silently walk through the bush with your armed ranger, learning about animal tracks ,  interesting facts about flora, fauna and bird life.  Track herds of Elephants , Rhino and buffalo and perhaps even leopard – what could be more exciting.

Your rangers are the best that there are – highly experienced in the ways of the bush and animal behavior – you are in safe hands and rest assured, you will return back home with exciting stories to tell.

For those travelers with time constraints,  flying in and out of the Kruger National Park is ideal, however, for those travelers with more time on their hands  – take a leisurely drive from Johannesburg to the Kruger National Park, enjoying the beauty and breathtaking scenery of the areas surrounding the Kruger National Park –  well known as the Panoramic Route.   Adventure activities and amazing photographic opportunities await on this route – from massive canyons, hiking, fishing and history.  Well worth a trip  !!

Walk through the safari Let our travel experts advise you on the best Safari and Safari Lodge for you and you alone.  Whether on Honeymoon, experiencing a safari for the first time, or travelling with your  children – we will advise you on the best lodge to suit you specific requirements.

Each lodge is unique and caters to different travelers tastes.   All the private game lodges are of a minimum of a superior standard to your luxury or super luxury – they all offer an  amazing Safari experience.

Have a look through our suggested Kruger Safari accommodation and let us tailor make your

Safari Dream!

A safari to the Kruger National Park is easily combined with a trip to Cape Town , Victoria Falls or The Garden Route.  We will put it all together for you allowing a streamlined and  stress free trip to our lovely country.

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