Kruger Park | Mphongolo Loop (S56)

Buffalo herd.

This route is considered one of the best drives in Kruger Park and is rich in game such as Lion, Leopard, Elephant and Buffalo.


The Mpholongolo Loop is an imperative route to take if you are traveling between Shingwedzi Restcamp and Punda Maria Restcamp. The Mpholongolo Loop offers one of the best drives in the Kruger Park.

This detour is only 20 kilometres (12 miles) long and offers a myriad of loops, views and trees. In order to fully appreciate this route you would need to set aside at least 2 hours for the trip. Rich in game; Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Elephant can be seen on this route.

The area attracts a lot of the browsers because it is the main source of water in the north between the Shingwedzi and Luvuvhu rivers during the winter months.



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