Kruger National Park

South Africa

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is one of the largest parks in African continent boasting almost 2 million hectares of land, 19,455sq km to be exact. It is South Africa’s most iconic game-viewing destination. It is the largest in South Africa and was first proclaimed in 1898 as the Sabie Game Reserve by the then president of the Transvaal Republic, Paul Kruger. On 31 May 1926 the National Parks Act was proclaimed and with it, the merging of the Sabie and Shingwedzi Game Reserves into the Kruger National Park as we know it today.

Kruger National Park is home to the highest population density of the Big 5 and offers a wide variety of accommodation options. Three notable rivers run through the Kruger National Park and these are Sabie, Oliphants and Limpopo rivers. Campers can camp overnight and observe the night sky in any of the nine wilderness trails. Kruger caters for thrill seekers with their 4×4 adventure trails while golfers have their treat at the 72-hole Skukuza Golf Course.

 

Those who prefer driving themselves can do so through the park and camp or book in either the self-catering chalets or any lodges and tented camps available. The luxurious getaway seekers and wildlife enthusiasts both find Kruger extremely popular. Flights options are available daily from Johannesburg to the nearby Skukuza, Phalaborwa, Hoedspruit and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.

 

Good To Know

Country

South Africa

Visa Requirements

Visa in not needed for SADC citizens. Everyone else need a visa.

Languages spoken

English, Afrikaans, Zulu, isiXhosa, Setswana, Siswati, Pedi

Currency used

Dolar

Area (km2)

470,000 km2

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