Safari in Kruger
The Mpumalanga region is the safari capital of South Africa and home to the world-renowned Kruger National Park. This wildlife park covers almost 2 million hectares and is home to a huge variety of indigenous species, it offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the Lowveld, Kruger is unrivalled in its diversity of nature and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.
Hot and humid during the summer and warm and dry during the winter, Kruger is an excellent year round destination. The best time to view wildlife in the park is during the winter months (June – September) when water is scarce and the natural bush is less dense – providing opportunities to view the wildlife as they congregate around waterholes. In addition to the diversity of wildlife, Kruger truly is a scenic splendour, with waterfalls cascading into clear pools and stunning natural wonders. The Blyde River Canyon, a breathtaking gorge, is the 3rd largest canyon in the world and is one of South Africa's most scenic natural wonders.
There is a wide selection of cultural treasures evident in the park, from bushman rock art to archaeological sites like Masorini & Thulamela. These unique attractions represent the cultures, tribes and events that played a role in the history of the Park and are conserved along with its natural assets. Accommodation at the entrance of the park provides easy access to the main road running through the park, allowing self-drivers to explore at their own pace. The private game reserves bordering the Park offer a quality safari experience with knowledgeable rangers providing an educational safari. The first-class cuisine and luxurious accommodation completes a truly magnificent safari experience. We recommend a guided walking safari with an experienced guide to learn more about the unique features of the Little Five and also catch a glimpse of the Big Five.