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Kruger National Park


The world famous Kruger National Park was established in 1898 by Paul Kruger, and borders with Mozambique.

It is located to the eastern side of the Northern Province running southwards into the Eastern Lowveld of Mpumalanga, covering an area of two million hectares. As the Kruger National Park is so huge (about 350km from North to South) it would be very difficult to see it all in one trip. The Southern section of the Kruger National Park is the most popular and has the richest diversity of habitats and animal life.

The park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Home to a wealth of animals, including 147 species of mammals, including the "Big 5", 500 species of bird and 33 types of amphibian. All the big animals can be found here including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, hippo, giraffe, rhino and buffalo. The flora is equally diverse with over 300 different types of trees.

The nearest entrance gate is around 400kms from Johannesburg and the roads to the entrance are sealed and in good condition. There are daily flights from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa Airport, Hoedspruit Airport and the new Kruger/Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) located between Nelspruit and White River. KMIA also receives daily flights from Durban and Cape Town, whilst there is also a flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit.

The Kruger Park is a fantastic all-year destination, and depending on when you visit, your experience will be unique. The dry winter months (May-October) are great for game viewing as animals tend to converge around water sources, making finding them easier. The summer months (November -April) are much warmer and can be wet at times, but most of the animals give birth during this period so it is your best bet if you are looking for cute baby animal photos. The bush is also very verdant and the birdlife exceptional.
The Park attracts more than 750,000 visitors annually and caters for day-trippers as well as overnight guests and campers with the accommodation available being relatively inexpensive. All the main camps have petrol stations and shops. Skukuza is the biggest rest camp and has a large information centre, a bank, post office as well as a photo developing service and AA workshop.

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