Established to protect the South African Lowveld wildlife in 1898, Kruger is certainly one of the oldest conservation areas in the world. Not only are the impressive African wildlife protected at Kruger but so are the archaeological sights and bushman rock paintings. Kruger size is immense – at nearly 2 million hectares (20,000 sq km) is full of wonderful iconic African wildlife.
Access around Kruger is superb with a vast network or roads allowing freedom to explore on your own as a self drive or via a guided activity. If you drove all the public roads in Kruger, wether it be the sand or tar surfaces, it would take 30 days to cover!
There are numerous lodges to stay just on the outskirts of the Kruger National Park, ranging from budget family run Makutsi Safari Springs to luxurious speciality lodging like Dulini Lodge in Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
Accommodation in Kruger is varied: caravan or tent camping, hut, permanent safari tent, bungalows with communal kitchens or private kitchenettes’, cottages, guest houses and luxury lodges allowing you to suitable choose to suit your style and budget.
A traffic jam Kruger style! These beauties decided to take a rest on the warm tarseal for almost an hour. What magnificent horns on the large male Rhino. Some people think that the sealed roads in Kruger are a deterrent from the natural beauty however I would certainly disagree when the wildlife obviously adore it! Often families of lion and their cubs are found lazing or playing on the Kruger roads halting everyone in their tracks. What a shame!