The Kruger National Park (and the host of private game reserve along its borders) is a national treasure and a game viewing experience not to be missed. Covering nearly 2 million hectares, the impressive plant and animal diversity has the park rated as one of the best in the world. From mountains to savannah plains, the beautiful scenery and tranquillity of the park will leave you yearning for more. Experience the African bush by venturing out in an open vehicle or doing a wilderness walking trail. During your stay, your accommodation can be as rustic or luxurious as you wish. Sightings of the Big Five are almost guaranteed but the park is so rich in wildlife that the list of possible sightings is endless. Slow down…there is no need to rush, you might miss out on something spectacular.
Reconnect with nature and immerse yourself in the bush. Adopt the habits of the “locals” – wakeup early so you don’t miss out on amazing sightings. The crisp air hugs you on an open game vehicle while you sip a steaming cup of coffee and watch the antics of the local elephants or baboon troop. There is so much more to Kruger than the Big Five. Endangered wild dogs are often spotted near Lower Sabie and the elusive black rhino may be encountered in the Pretoriuskop region. Honey badgers are a common sight in Orpen and Satara. These little animals have a reputation for being tough as nails and are a really special find. The birdlife is also amazing, leaving many a “twitcher” completely satisfied! Spot graceful bateleurs, fish eagles and the common but gorgeous lilac breasted roller while on safari. Escape the midday heat by taking a powernap before heading out on a sunset expedition in search of more critters. So if you have wanderlust for an authentic bush experience, Kruger Park is the obvious choice for you and will not disappoint.
- Sightings of Africa’s icons – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant will leave you in awe.
- Many animals escape the heat of the day by being active once the sun has set. A night drive is a great way to spot the nocturnal inhabitants of the park. Seeing animals such as adorable bushbabies, owls and genets that roam the bush at night is truly special.
- Watch a herd of elephants cross a river from the comfort of your chalet.
- Most camps within the park offer guided walking trails. This is a great opportunity for a possible close encounter with large game or to learn more about the smaller creepy crawlies of the bush.
- The scenic views at God’s Window.
- Experience the luxury and exclusivity of some of the finest Game Lodges in the world such as Sabi Sabi, Thornybush and Londolozi.