The world distinguished Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. 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.
Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Man's interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries - from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela - is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park's natural assets.
Visit the Timbavati Nature Reserve, which shares a common unfenced border with the Kruger National Park. This allows the animals free range and ensures guests to the area the opportunity to view the greatest diversity of wildlife that South Africa has to offer.
The Kruger National Park offers a wide variety of accommodation, not only in size, facilities and visual appearance, but also in price range. In addition to the 10 main rest camps with accommodation ranging from huts and safari tents to 2/3 bed bungalows, family cottages and luxury guesthouses, there are also smaller bush lodges and bushveld camps. Camping sites for caravans and tents are provided in 9 of the large and 3 of the smaller rest camps.
All accommodation units are serviced daily and bedding, towels and soap are provided. Most of the units have either air-conditioning or fans. Visitors who are accommodated in units without cooking facilities have to provide their own cooking utensils. Basic cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery are hired out to visitors who have reserved accommodation in huts without these items, except in bushveld camps and Berg-en-Dal and Mopani camps. Barbecue and communal cooking facilities are available in all the camps.
A large selection of wildlife Safari Tours are available in Kruger Game Reserve. These safari tours normally depart from Johannesburg and include a trip through the Mpumalanga panoramic route to Kruger Park. All meals are included and accommodation varies from staying in chalets to camping in large dome-tents in the Southern or Central regions of the park. Airport or accommodation pickups and drop offs are also arranged.
Experienced rangers with an extensive knowledge of the area, the wildlife, birds and indigenous vegetation guide all walking safaris hiking trails. Accommodation in the game reserve is in a tented camp on a riverbed, in two-bedded safari-tents, with communal toilet and shower facilities. Camp staff cooks and clean while your guide leads you into close encounters with the African wild. To maximise your wildlife sightings, one or 2 game drives are also included in these game hikes.
If you are looking for exclusive comfort right out in the open savannah, open air dining on traditional cuisine under an African sky, superior personalised service and adventure safari - then visit Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Klaserie Private Game Reserve or Thornybush Private Game Reserve for a preview of private luxury lodge accommodation.
There are no restricting fences between the Private Game Reserves and the Kruger National Park, so exciting wildlife encounters in the open veld are the order of the day. With convertible safaris to create your dream safari holiday or vacation, you can be assured of the sheer enjoyment of unspoilt nature. The vitalizing air and open vistas will leave you relaxed and energized for when you return to civilization.