'Kruger Park History'

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Giraffe silhouette in the Kruger National Park.

Game Conservation History

Kruger Park History Information: In the 19th century, it was assumed that blacks were the exterminators of wildlife in the Transvaal. This was a curious assumption as visitors to the
Boers of The Transvaal.

Transvaal Republic

Kruger Park History Information: De Cuiper was just the first of a long line of “modern” visitors to the area, but it was from other quarters that most of the new visitors came
Jock of the Bushveld.

Sir Percy FitzPatrick

Kruger Park History Information: Percy FitzPatrick was born in King William's Town 24 July 1862 (and died at Amanzi (Uitenhage) 24 January 1931). He was the eldest son of James Coleman

Joao Albasini

Kruger Park History Information: Albasini was born 1 May 1813, in Lisbon, Portugal. He came to Lourenço Marques in 1831 and became a slave trader and Elephant hunter. The remains
Paul Kruger and James Stevenson Hamilton

Kruger Park History | Forefathers of Kruger

Kruger Park History Information: The first documented occurrence of outsiders exploring this area comes from Dutchman François de Cuiper who led a Dutch East India Company expedition
Entrance view of Makahane ruins.


Kruger Park History Information: A completely different way of life is represented by the ruins of Makahane, northeast of Punda Maria, next to the Levuvhu River, and the dwelling place


Kruger Park History Information: This site is situated some 11km from the Phalaborwa Gate, on the road to Letaba. As the letters PI-NE appear on the trigonometric beacon, it was
A view of the entrance to the Thulamela ruins.


Kruger Park History Information: At sites such as Thulamela, in the north of the Park, evidence of this bustling trade still exists in the form of glass beads, Chinese porcelain
A view of utensils made during the iron age.

Iron Age

Kruger Park History Information: The next period of pre-history is the Iron Age, the name derived from the fact that the people of this era developed the ability to make weapons and

Late Stone Age

Kruger Park History Information: During the Later Stone Age, from about 40,000 years ago, a wide range of bone and wooden tools was increasingly in use and plants were used
A view of stones used as tools in the stone age.

Middle Stone Age

Kruger Park History Information: The Stone Age spans a lengthy period - from about 2 million years ago, to 1 800 years ago, and gets its name from the use made of simple stone tools
A stone cutting tool used in the early stone age.

Early Stone Age

Kruger Park History Information: Using clues left behind over the millennia, we can trace our history in southern Africa from the very beginnings of human development, some 2.5 million
A buffalo drinking at the waterhole in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park.

Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park

Kruger Park History Information: The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa. It is roughly the same size as Israel or Wales, and covers some 20,000 square
A view of rock art done by ancient civilisations.

Rock Art

Kruger Park History Information: The age of rock art has been determined by using the radiocarbon method to date charcoal (carbon) from the layers from which painted and engraved stones
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