When you think South African holidays and South African safari tours, you think National Kruger Park. Kruger Park safari is probably the most well known and popular national game reserves throughout Africa. It is also one of the largest in the world.
National Kruger Park is an 18,989 square kilometre game reserve, located on the north east corner of South Africa. The park also has a large range of accommodation options to cater for all types of budgets and brings in many group tour operators.
It gives home to abundance of creatures both big and small and in all shapes and sizes. Here you are guaranteed to see some wildlife as there is a vast and amazing variety of creatures within Kruger National Park including the big five. The ‘Big Five’ animals are lions, rhinos, buffalo, elephants and leopards.
Kruger National Park is also fantastic for bird watching, with over 500 species of birds found within the park throughout the year.
There are also many other carnivores living within the National Kruger Park that you may not be able to see at some other parks or private game reserves. These include big cats such as cheetahs, hunting dogs like hyenas and approximately 3,000 crocodiles. As for the herbivores you will find large herds of zebras, impalas and the iconic springbok.
If you are thinking of South Africa holidays then National Kruger Park should be at the top of your list of things to do. It is the largest game reserve and there is no shortage of wild animals, therefore ensuring that you don’t miss out on some of the most fascinating creatures on Earth giving you the chance to get right up close and in the wild.
Kruger National Park Photo Gallery
So take a flight into Johannesburg and discover what South African holidays are all about but do not miss out on going on a Kruger Park safari.
There are 3 airports that surround Kruger National Park.
Phalaborwa Airport – Northern section Hoedspruit Airport – Central Kruger
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) – Southern section of the park
Most international flights will be via Johannesburg as well as some other international airports. Check with your Safari lodge or tour company for transfers from the airport as well which airprot to fly into.
When to go
The best thing about Kruger National Park is that it’s great to visit any time of year. For game viewing and the predators hunting then the best time to visit is during the dry winter months as the predators are a little more active.
If you do visit in the wet summer months then you are sure to see large groups of animals sharing the waterholes and eating the greenery.