Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park Highlights
The world’s famous Kruger National Park in South Africa offers the best wildlife safari in Africa. The park was established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, and covers about 2 million hectares. Kruger National Park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life wildlife and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. Among the attractions in this park include 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.
Getting to Kruger National Park is very easy due to availability of daily flights from different parts of the country and buses.
There are daily flights to the Kruger Park operating from Johannesburg to Airports like Skukuza, Phalaborwa, Hoedspruit and the Kruger/Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) located between Nelspruit and White River. Daily flights also operate to Skukuza Airport from Cape Town. Mpumalanga International Airport also receives daily flights from Durban and Cape Town, and there is also a flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit Airport.
Bus Shuttle (Airport transfers)
There is a private company known as Private Connections operating between Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and Kruger National Park. The journey takes about 2 hours drive.
Entrance Gates of Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park has a total of 9 gates, namely (anti-clockwise from the north):
Punda Maria gate
Paul Kruger gate
Crocodile Bridge gate
Since entrance gates and rest-camp gates are closed at night, allow sufficient travelling time to ensure timeous arrival at your restcamp.
Kruger National Park Accommodation
There is a wide variety of accommodation options in Kruger National park to cater for different levels of travelers, ranging from budget to deluxe and luxury. Accommodation is provided in Camps, Tents, Bush lodges or Eco lodges and cottages.