Kruger National Park2020-04-07T09:06:02+00:00


Located in the north-east of South Africa, the Kruger National Park covers a large expanse of area bordering Zimbabwe in the north, Mozambique in the east and encompassing parts of two South African provinces, Mpumalanga and Limpopo, in the west and south respectively.

It is world-renowned, as are several of the private reserves on its western boundary. Many of these neighbouring private reserves have removed their fences to allow game to roam freely.

Because of the diverse landscape, this area offers “Big 5” game-viewing (rhino, leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant) as well as excellent bird-sighting (Kingfisher, vulture, eagle to name a few). Giraffe, zebra, kudu and hippo are seen regularly. It is also home to a rich history of nearly 254 cultural heritage sites including rock art.

Enjoy a safari on horseback, bicycle or on foot, and enjoy night drives in a 4×4 vehicle. Visit the Nyani cultural village for an insight into the Shangaan people, or float in a hot-air balloon to take in the spectacular scenery. There’s no better place to experience the raw beauty of the African bush.

Richard Branson’s Ulusaba Game Lodge offers unique accommodation perched on a rocky outcrop, offering amazing views of the plains below. At night you can gaze at the stars from the bush observatory.

If self-driving from Johannesburg to the Kruger National Park, you will travel through Mpumalanga which offers some unrivalled scenery: panoramic passes, valleys, canyons, waterfalls and lush forests characterise the landscape. Streams, once panned for gold, have become popular for trout fishing.

Worth visiting are Dullstroom, Pilgrim’s Rest, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon. Enjoy hiking, kayaking, quad-biking, zip-lining and horse-riding.

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