Kruger National Park Travel Guide

Map of Kruger National Park

Everyone loves a good dramatic play and the Kruger National Park, one of Africa's top three safari destinations, is renowned for its nail-biting natural dramas all played out on a stage rich with natural backdrops such as savannah, forest, river and mountain. The cast - Africa finest - Lions, Leopards, Buffalo, Rhino, Elephants and thousands of other animals. Who needs television?


Renowned as being home to the greatest wildlife diversity in South Africa, affording excellent game viewing opportunities, the legendary Kruger National Park started life in 1898 as the Sabie Reserve, created to protect the wildlife from over-hunting. Because of its success the area was enlarged and in 1926 was officially declared the Kruger National Park.


Today, the reserve not only protects the wildlife but also the cultural history of the area through museums and the preservation of historical sites.


The Kruger National Park a flagship National Park and within the reserve there are many different types of accommodation – from rest camp chalets to luxury private lodges -  to suit all budget types. One of the best ways to explore this fascinating reserve is to stay here and experience the peace and tranquility that is the wild Africa.      


Top things to do in the Kruger National Park:


  • Self-drive through the Kruger National Park in search of the Big Five
  • Go on a game drive with an experience game ranger  
  • Go on a bush walk with a game ranger tracking the animals on foot
  • Go on a walking safari
  • Cycle ride through the Kruger National Park – organised expeditions only
  • Go on an Elephant Safari