If you are planning a trip to Africa, you should allow time to experience a Kruger Safari. It is possibily Africa’s most renowned National Park, maybe because it is both one of the oldest and largest game reserves and home to a vast range of wildlife. This is one of South Africa‘s gems. Kruger is rich with a fabulous range of Africa wildlife which makes it an excellent game viewing destination to spot the Big Five. This incredible wildlife sanctuary has more varieties of large mammal and bird species than any other game reserve in Africa. The African Elephant, the African Lion, the Black/White Rhinoceros, the Cape Buffalo and the elusive African Leopard make up the Big Five but Kruger is also home to Zebra, Cheetah, Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Blue Wildebeest, African Wild Dog, Bush Buck, Eland, Kudu, Hyena, Impala, and immense birdlife, fish and reptiles. Lowveld savannah with several rivers running through the park create a fantastic landscape for magnificent African wildlife to call their home. The park is located just over 400 KM from Johannesburg, it is also close to other scenic attactions like the Drakensberg Escarpment and the Blyde River Canyon. so makes a great holiday destination to include the surrounds as well.
Any good South African safari will include a visit to Kruger National Park to see some of the fabulous African wildlife on its home turf. While on a Kruger Safari it is a good idea to dress accordingly. Most of the game drive vehicles are open sided allowing you to be exposed to the weather elements. Take a beanie and some gloves. A large scarf is good for both the cold and for when the day heats up and you want a bit of cover from the harsh sun. It can be useful to keep your camera protected from the dust as well.
Enjoy South African hospitality up close and personal on a Kruger safari where you can witness the beauty of unique wildlife both endangered and abundant in the Kruger National Park. The premier game park has approx. 145 different mammal including the black and white rhino and many of the large carnivores like leopard, cheetah, lion, wild dog and spotted hyena. I love the varied tree vegetation that can be found here also. Some have especially gorgeous names like Lala Palm, Raisin Bush, Sausage Tree, Jackalberry, Fever Tree, Monkey Orange and the renowned Baobab. A good guide will also explain their medicinal or useful properties to you.
You are able to be a freedom visitor to Kruger National Park but nothing compares to the knowledge of the guides while on a Kruger Safari. Let someone take care of you on a Kruger Safari, unwind knowing you are in good hands – just focus on the magnificent scenery and wildlife instead. the safari guide will share the best locations with you, name the wildlife and educate you in the wonders of Africa. Overnighting in Kruger is prohibited unless staying at a prebooked recognised overnight facility. The gates into and out of the Kruger National Park are locked at set times. This is the same for the Rest Camps inside the park so make sure you time your travel plans accordingly!
Jan – Feb 5:30 am – 6:30 pm
March 5:30 am – 6:00 pm
May – July 6:00 am – 5:30 pm
Aug – Sept 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Oct 5:30 am – 6:00 pm
Nov – Dec 5:30 am – 6:30 pm
Get in touch with nature in a safe environment – take a Kruger Safari with excellent guides. No need to concentrate on driving – leave that to the experts. Discover Sourth Africa and its pristine natural surrounds while feeling one with nature on a safari in South Africa. There are over 850 km of tarred roads and 445 km of gravel roads in the Park. There are strict driving rules while in the park – maximum speed limit is 50 kmph on paved roads and 40 kmph on gravel. Staying to the approved roads is adhered to unlike in a private game reserve – this allows nature to act, nest, feed, reproduce un-hindered at all times.