The Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa, is located in Northeastern South Africa. It became South Africa’s first national park in 1926, and covers an area of 19, 485 square kilometers. The Kruger National Park is part of an area designated as an International Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
The Kruger Park offers plentiful accommodation in the form of opulent tented camps, huts, bungalows, guest houses and cottages, fenced bush camps or hotel and lodges.
The Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, and Rhino) are all at home in the park. If you’ve got hopes of seeing these iconic and breathtaking examples of African wildlife, then the Kruger National Park is your go to destination. Take a drive on their Classic Kruger Park Safari Tours, or go it alone on a Self Drive Safari.
There are also 517 species of birds to be found at the Kruger National Park, making it a great getaway destination for birdwatchers.
Other activities in the surrounding areas include elephant-back safaris and hot air balloon rides.
Getting to the Kruger National Park is a 4-6 hour drive from OR Tambo International Airport, depending on the gate you are using. There are also flights available directly to the Kruger National Park, cutting down the travel time to just over an hour.