One of South Africa’s premier attractions, Kruger National Park is famous the world over for the extent and diversity of its wildlife.
The “Big Five” of game are all there: buffalo, elephants, leopards, lions, and rhinoceroses. A world-class conservation program means you’ll also encounter wildebeests, giraffes, zebras as well as big cats of all stripes.
This vast territory covers a number of geographical zones, with a range of fauna including the distinctive baobab and low-lying plants of the typical South African “veldt”. Man-made attractions include an elephant museum, the evocative ruins of an old Portuguese trading post, as well as traces of civilizations dating back to the Iron Age.
Review by Anonymous, April 2009
Doing what: 3-Day Kruger Park Wildlife Safari
Kruger National Park is in South Africa’s north east, bordering Mozambique and Zimbabwe, approximately 8 hours’ drive from central Johannesburg, or a short flight to Kruger/Mpumalanga International Airport. The park covers 20,000 square kilometres (7,700 square miles) with nine main entrance gates and offers a wide range of accommodation, from campsites to luxury lodges.