Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national
park of nearly 2 million hectares, is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a
world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. The
Kruger National Park in South Africa is one of the oldest and largest reserves in
Africa. The park boasts a tremendous variety of game and birdlife in its numerous
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  • Oldest wildlife reserve in Africa
  • Big Five area
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  • Variety of accommodation
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Kruger National Park travel info

Kruger Park is mainly a self-drive destination  with the infrastructure of roads,
waterholes, hides, picnic sites and restcamps spread through the park to ensure the
visitor maximum exposure to the fauna and flora this remarkable reserve offers.

The climate is subtropical with hot summers and warm, dry winters. Summer rains fall
between October and March.

Average Temperatures
Spring (Sept - Nov):     Daily Max 30°C; Daily Min 16°C
Summer (Dec - Feb):    Daily Max 32°C; Daily Min 20°C
Autumn (March - May): Daily Max 29°C; Daily Min 16°C
Winter (June - Aug):     Daily Max 26°C; Daily Min 9°C

Important - Malaria prophylactics are essential.  Precautions
Malaria area - minimise mosquito bites by wearing light, long sleeved clothing and
using effective insect repellents (containing Diethyltoluamide DEET) on exposed skin.
Sleep under treated mosquito netting or ensure that the doors and windows of your
accommodation are screened against mosquitoes. Having a fan or air-conditioner
on at night will further suppress mosquito activity. Currently, the three effective anti-
malaria tablets are Mefloquine (Lariam or Mefliam), Doxycycline and Malarone
(Malanil). It is still possible to contract malaria while on malaria prophylaxis. Note
that Lariam may present serious side-effects - please test before you depart.


The Kruger National Park is home to an unrivalled variety of wildlife - from Africa's
largest and most dangerous land mammals down to the thousands of species of
insects, not to mention over 500 species of birds. The Kruger Park boasts 147 species
of mammals, 336 different trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians and 114 reptiles. At over 2
million hectares in size, the world-renowned Kruger National Park is South Africa's top
tourist destination and one of the best managed wildlife reserves of this size in the
world. It has played a pivotal role in conservation and the growth of sustainable eco-
tourism in South Africa.

Adjacent to the Kruger Park are huge private game reserves like the famous
Sands and Timbavati Game Reserves. These share unfenced borders with the Kruger
Park and the whole area is known as the greater Kruger conservation area. It is here
that you will find some of the most luxurious private game lodges, offering off-road
game viewing in 4x4 safari vehicles, guided bush walks and night drives. The bush
and animals are the same as in the rest of the Kruger Park, but the accommodation
is different. In the public area of the Kruger Park, most of the accommodation
consists of bungalows or "rondavels" in the various rest camps. Camping is also an
option. You can drive yourself around or use a tour guide, but the vehicles are not
allowed to go off-road in search of wildlife.

You should see: elephant, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, warthog, lion, spotted hyaena,
baboon, hippo, impala, kudu, vervet monkey, waterbuck, tsessebe, wildbeest,
bushbaby, mongoose, duiker, steenbok, klipspringer, genet, bats.

You may see: leopard, wild dog, cheetah, roan antelope, sable antelope, bat-eared
fox, rhino, honey badger, porcupine, rhebok, aardvark, aardwolf, civet, caracal,
serval, suni.

You should see: vultures, owls, bee-eaters, rollers, eagles, bustards, hornbills, starlings,

The History of Kruger

Information centres and display manned by qualified officers are at
Letaba, Skukuza and Berg-en-dal.

If you are not familiar with the Kruger Park we suggest you take your
time in planning your safari and remember advance bookings are
necessary. (Bookings can be made up 12 months in advance)

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