Kruger National Park
Whereby almost two million hectares of unmatched fauna and flora combines with historical as well as archaeological points of interest, this is where you will find the Real Africa.
The World famous Kruger National Park is located in the North East corner of South Africa while bordering Mozambique from the East, Zimbabwe from the North, and the Crocodile River from the South. The Kruger covers 2 000 000 hectares and additionally is split into 14 distinct eco-zones, each and every sustaining distinct wildlife. Private game reserves border the National park and include world-famous names, for example, Sabi Sand, Thornybush, Timbavati, Klaserie, Kapama and MalaMala just to name but a few.
The Kruger Park is truly one of the primary destinations within South Africa and in fact, is regarded as the flagship of South African National Parks. Here we offer information relating to travel within the Park and surrounding reserves.
Travel In The Kruger Park
Kruger Park LodgesOur specially selected portfolio of properties in one of the world’s largest and premier wildlife reserves, stretching across the two provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo. Adjoining are many smaller private game reserves or concession areas with wildlife flowing freely between the two.
Kruger Photo GalleryThe Kruger National Park and adjoining private game reserves offer visitors some of the best wildlife and birdlife sightings anywhere on the African continent. It is here on this page that we showcase some of our own photographs that we have had the opportunity of snapping over the past two decades.
Kruger Bird ListBirding in the Kruger. To put it simply, there is no better area/ region within South Africa that can come close in terms of pure bird numbers. From the Pafuri region in the North to the Sabi Sand Reserve in the South and everything in between, one is guaranteed a birding experience second to none.
Kruger Mammal ListThe +147 mammal species available in the Kruger is the main drawcard for most. On this page, we offer a checklist of the mammals that one has the chance of spotting either from within the Kruger herself or in one of the adjoining private game reserves (Sabi Sand, Timbavati or Thornybush).
Getting To The KrugerWe offer quite a few ways on how one can get to the various areas within and surrounding the National Park, these options include self-drive, guided road transfers as well as fly-in (commercial or private charters). Self-drive and guided road transfers; one can look in the region of +- 6 hours, whereas the flight time is +- 90 minutes one way from Johannesburg.
Malaria In KrugerMalaria is present throughout the year in and around the Kruger National Park with the HIGH-RISK period being between the months of October and May. When travelling within the Kruger Park area it is highly recommended that one takes all necessary precautions and advice against the disease.
When To Visit The Kruger
An all year round safari destination. The dry winters months May through October are best for game viewing while offering daytime temperatures that are comfortable and pleasant. November through April, when the rains arrive they transform the Kruger into a lush green paradise, best for birding as well as that famous "beach and bush safari" itinerary.
Kruger General Information
Size & Location: North Eastern South Africa, covering an area of + 2 000 000 Ha
When to visit the park: Year-round (summer can be very hot and humid though)
Climate: Subtropical, humid rainy summers. Daytime temps. up to + 35°C
Rainfall: 500mm per annum
Altitude: 140m - 600m (approx.) above sea level