Kruger & Around

Kruger & Around: Why go

Whether you’ve been on safari before or you’re new to the whole experience, a trip to the Kruger National Park will blow you away. Africa’s most famous game park, it’s bristling with wildlife and spectacular, diverse landscapes - river canyons, dry savannah, fever-tree forest and rugged mountains. Set in the northeast of South Africa, bordering Mozambique to the east, Zimbabwe to the north and the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga to the west and south, it spans an area of almost 20,000 The south is the most popular section of the park, with the largest animal populations and the easiest access, whereas the wild north is quieter, with fewer game vehicles jostling for space.

If you’re likely to see the 'Big 5' anywhere, it’s here: lions, elephants, leopards, buffalos and rhinos. But even if you don’t, there’s a dazzling array of wildlife on offer: hippos and crocodiles in the Blyde river; over 500 species of bird in the bushveld (including kingfishers, storks, vultures and the endangered Pel’s fishing owl); cheetahs at Kapama; and kudu and giraffes almost everywhere.

Take bushwalks in the company of an armed guide, raft or kayak in the Blyde River Canyon, visit the Nyani tribal vilage for an insight into the Shangaan people, or sleep out under the stars. There's no better place to experience the raw beauty of the African bush.

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