The Kruger National Park is one of the largest and most well known Game parks in Africa. This is simply because it offers an African wildlife experience that is second to none. Originally established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares borders with both Zimbabwe and Mozambique, providing visitors with an unsurpassed gaming experience.
Guests can expect to experience the full wealth of Africa’s wilds, and this is one of the most like places to catch a glimpse of Africa’s famous Big Five (elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and the very illusive leopard). Of course all of Africa’s other beautiful creatures are readily available for viewing, including ; 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.
This vast expanse can be divided roughly into 2 distinct areas: Southern and Northern Kruger Park.
Southern Kruger Park
The Southern Kruger Park shares it’s borders with the Crocodile and Sabie Rivers as well as the border with Mozambique which is highlighted by the Lebombo Mountain range. Aries like Berg en Dal and the Lower Sabie offer prime game viewing and even the most likely change of seeing the reclusive and endangered White Rhino.
Sabi Sands Safari lodges in the Southern regions of the World Famous Kruger National Park including the Sabi Sand Game Reserve where one has the chance to experience incredible wildlife encounters. The ultimately bush escape with thrilling evening game drives, dining on traditional cuisine around a roaring boma fire under the stars of the African sky. All of this and more await you just a few hours from Johannesburg.
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