Ask any South African bush-lover what their favourite place on Earth is, and we can be sure that almost every answer will be met with, ‘The Kruger National Park’. The Kruger National Park is the second largest park in Africa spanning over 2 million hectares (about the same size of Israel), and offers a range of different landscapes and diverse environments attracting migratory birds from all across the world.
The park borders Mozambique and Zimbabwe where one can visit Crooks Corner, an aptly-named area in the North-Eastern part of the park where all three countries meet. The Greater Kruger National Park, which consists of over twenty private concessions with free-roaming wildlife into the park, adds another 180,000 hectares to the park, and this is where one can the find the popular Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Sami Sands is well-known for their close animal encounters as the animals are extremely habituated with vehicles and boasts having the highest number of leopards in South Africa.
There are numerous ways to explore the Kruger National Park and is easily accessible by either a self-drive, flying into Skukuza airport situated in the park itself or by flying into one of airports just on the outskirts of the park with only a short drive or shuttle to the park itself. From here, there are numerous types of accommodation options available suiting every traveller’s needs ranging from affordable chalets or tented accommodation, to camping as well as a wide range of luxury properties.
Our Kruger National Park Highlights:
Picnic in the wild
Head to one of the numerous picnic spots within the park and enjoy a cook-up in an unfenced picnic area - this is any locals favourite way to do breakfast or lunch in the park.
Stay in one of the beautiful luxurious lodges within the exclusive Sabi Sands Game Reserve, known for it's up loose wildlife sightings or stay in the quieter Northern Pafuri region and get your fill on all the wildlife action.
Golfing in the Skukuza Rest Camp
If you’re an avid golfer, brave the 9 hole unfenced golf course just outside of Skukuza Rest Camp. Your game might occasionally be interrupted by the local lawn-mowing service run by the warthogs, but keep your eyes peeled, there have been some hair-raising sightings on this course.