Kruger National Park - Destination Information

Kruger National Park Destination Information

The world-renowned Kruger National Park in South Africa's North East offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. The Kruger National Park itself is some 20 000 square kilometres in extent, and is also now part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park - which includes reserve areas in both Mozambique and Zimbabwe. On the Western border of The Kruger National Park (mostly within the Hazyview to Phalaborwa stretch), there are a number of private reserves, such as the Sabi Sand Wildtuin, Timbavati, Thornybush, Manyeleti and Balule - which are collectively known as the Greater Kruger Park (some 23 000 square kilometres in total) - thus forming a unique combination of public and private lands. This huge area offers an extraordinary selection of habitat, experiences and accommodation.

This new conservation entity, created in the early 1990's, contains no internal fencing (apart from small amounts used to isolate a few camps). This has opened up a vast stretch of wild land to the free movement of wildlife throughout what is now, in effect, a single conservation area. This situation is good for both wildlife and tourists: wildlife has access to more area and resources for their seasonal movements, tourists are offered a wider range of eco-tourism facilities.

The Kruger National Park itself has been in existence since 1926, effectively, in its present form. It is virtually unrivalled in species diversity (both animal and plant), and is a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. Recent figures indicate that there are some 147 species of mammal, 507 species of bird, and in excess of 1950 plant species in the Kruger National Park.

Destination Information on Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park is long and narrow, and is some 350 kilometres in length, and averages 54 kilometres in width – in size it equates to the countries of Wales or Israel. The Eastern border of the Park is created by the Lebombo Mountains....

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Destination Information on the Private Game Reserves

Private Game Reserves

From 1898, when the original Sabie Reserve was proclaimed, there was a combination of private and government land that was incorporated into a Reserve land – over time things changed ......

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Destination Information around Kruger National Park

Around Kruger National Park

Although the Kruger National Park is the main draw-card to the Lowveld region of South Africa, and is itself bordered by some exceptional Private Game Reserves, there are also a number of other attractions from breath-taking scenery ? much of which is to be seen on the...

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