The Kruger National Park was first established as a means to protect the wildlife from poaching in 1926. Ever since, the park has grown and flourished into one of the largest parks in Africa, stretching into Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
The abundant wildlife in the park consists of over 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Due to the size of the park, there is such a diversity in the plant life, that it can be split into four separate regions.
Thorn trees and red bush-willow veld area displays vast areas of Acacias dotted along the river, and are surrounded by succulent Marula trees Elephants are rumoured to feed on the fermenting fruit and reach a level of intoxication.
The knob-thorn and marula veld area south of the Olifants River is main grazing lands for the local wildlife due to its abundance of red and buffalo grasses.
The red bush-willow and mopane veld area is home to the beautiful and indigenous Mopane tree and the red bush-willow tree.
The shrub mopane area covers most of the north-eastern part of the park. It is a lush region covered by the gorgeous mopane tree.
There is an endless range of activities available to those venturing to this subtropical paradise, from exploring the rugged 4×4 trails to teeing off on the top class golf course. There are luxurious accommodations and the ultimate in Big 5 safaris. Visiting during the dry winter periods of September and October offers a larger chance to get the most out of your safari experience, as vegetation is more sparse and animals are drawn to the waterholes to drink every morning and evening.