The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. The Kruger Park was established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares. Visitors can expect to see a wealth of game including Africa’s famous Big Five (elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and the very illusive leopard); giraffe; zebra; buck of every shape, size and description; cheetah and a host of smaller cats; hippo; bushpig and warthog; hyena and the endangered wild dog as well as hundreds of species of birds, amphibians and reptiles.
The best time to view Kruger wildlife is during the winter months of April to September, as water is restricted to rivers and waterhole’s, visibility is also good as the vegetation is less dense. Summer from October to March is often hot and humid due to the rains, birding is excellent and wildlife viewing is good in the early morning and late afternoon. November and December are the calving month. The Kruger National Park is only a short one hour flight from Johannesburg International Airport. The Kruger Private Concessions and Sabi Sands have their own landing strips. Not long after take-off you’ll be viewing the wildlife from your window, before being whisked away from the landing strip in a 4×4 safari vehicle.