Wildlife Safaris in South Africa

A Kruger Park Safari
to Remember

Orpen Gate in the Kruger National Park
                                         © South African Tourism

Ready for your Kruger Park safari? Here are some facts to warm you up..

The Kruger National Park as we know it today, evolved from the days of the early settlers during the turbulent 19th century, in the wild north eastern region of South Africa.

In 1898 a portion of this region was proclaimed a 'Government Reserve'  by the then government of Paul Kruger in an attempt to preserve the animal life which was being decimated by hunters. It opened to the public in 1927 and was gradually extended to become the vast conservation area of today.

Going to the Kruger Park? Download a Kruger Park Travel Guide

The Kruger Park is managed by the South African National Park Organisation SANParks It is the
largest game reserve in South Africa covering some 20,000 square kilometers.

The Park extends from the Crocodile River in the South, along the border of Mozambique in the East, and Zimbabwe in the North. Kruger Park map

Want another point of view? Here's an interesting Kruger Park Travel Guide

Kruger Park safari facts..

There are 9 entrance gates and 13 rest camps in the Kruger Park Game Reserve.  The camps range from tented sites, to fully equipped villages offering facilities such as basic accommodation, game viewing, swimming pool and even a 9 hole golf course.

There are also many
luxury lodges. situated in and around the Reserve. many of them are situated on 'concessions' or private game farms.
Luxury lodges in the Kruger National Park: Kruger Lodges

The most popular part of the Reserve and the region I would recommend for your Kruger Park safari, is the wetter southern region along the Sabie and Crocodile rivers. It is habitat to a high concentration of interesting animal life, including of course the 'Big 5', lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo and leopard.

The weather in the Reserve is hot and dry (ave. 18-30 deg Celsius) especially during the South African summer months between December and March. Rainfall is generally experienced during the summer season in the form of thunder showers.

Interested in a guided tour and safari in the Kruger Park? 3 Days  4 Days

Read my information page before your safari: Kruger Park Information

Here's a clickable map of the kruger Park: Kruger Park map

Luxury accommodation in the Kruger National Park: Kruger Lodges

Here's my page about Kruger's private reserves: Kruger Private Reserves

More details about the Kruger Park: Wikitravel

Top images on this page: © South African Tourism

References: Krugerpark.com Wikitravel.org