The Kruger National Park is the ultimate South African safari destination and lies in the northern part of South Africa and shares a border with Mozambique. The Kruger is made up of government run National Park and numerous private reserves, Sabi Sands being the best known. The Kruger National Park is outstanding Big 5 game viewing territory, with close encounters like nowhere else in the world! Enjoy open vehicle wildlife game drives, morning and evening, and expert animal guiding and tracking. The Kruger National Park is also a destination where you will find some of the most exclusive African safari accommodation in South Africa. Kruger National Park is the flagship of South African Parks and covers an area of nearly 2 million hectares! Unrivalled in diversity of species, it is home to some 147 mammals, 507 birds, 114 reptiles, 34 amphibians, 49 fish and 336 trees. Kruger National Park has a subtropical climate with summer day temperatures often above 35 degrees Celsius (95F).
Winter days are lovely and warm and the mornings and evenings are cold and crisp – the best time for game viewing! The Kruger National Park enjoys a summer rainfall with electric afternoon thunder storms from October to April.
The Kruger National Park consists of numerous private reserves which are independently operated. Most share unfenced borders with the National Park. Unfenced borders allows for unrestricted movement of wildlife between the Kruger Park and Private Reserves. Within these private reserves like Sabi Sands or Timbavati, you find many of the luxury private lodges. There are private concessions independently operated within the government run Kruger National Park. Luxury African safari lodges in these concessions also offer complete privacy.
The vegetation in the Kruger National Park is quite diverse. From open savannas and grasslands to the traditional thornveld and mountains and rivers. The wild beauty that you experience in this magic land would not be complete without an iconic African sunset to close off the day’s adventure at Kruger National Park!