Kruger National Park
Geography and History
The Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa with nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity.
It covers an area of 19,485 square kilometres (7,523 sq mi) in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in North Eastern South Africa, and extends 360 kilometres (220 mi) from North to South and 65 kilometres (40 mi) from East to West. Areas of the park were first protected by the government of the South African Republic in 1898, and it became South Africa's first national park in 1926.
In the North is Zimbabwe, and to the East is Mozambique. It is now part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a peace park that links Kruger National Park with the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe, and with the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique.
A leader in environmental management, Kruger offers visitors fantastic Big Five sightings, as well as viewing of endangered game such as the African wild dog and bird watching of over 507 bird species. Within the Kruger lies Ngala Private Game Reserve, the first private game reserve to be incorporated into this famous park.
The park has an extensive network of sealed roads and comfortable camps, but there are also 4x4 tracks, and mountain bike and hiking trails for the more adventurous.
Bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela - are very evident in the Kruger National Park.
The Kruger Park is a self-drive destination, although there are guided tour operators, with an excellent infrastructure that includes picnic sites, rest camps, and water holes.
There are many restaurants on offer within the Park to suit every visitors budget. There is a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to choose from!
The Kruger National Park has a thriving business community in the form of Safari tours and Game Drives.
|Kruger National Park Tourism Office Information|
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