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The renowned Kruger National Park is the perfect place to experience wild Africa as it is one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the world.

The national park stretches across the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces of South Africa, and encompasses the most fascinating African wildlife. Travellers can expect sightings of the Big 5 as well as big cats, various buck species, giraffes, wildebeest and more. The park encompasses over 147 different mammals, 114 reptiles, 507 bird species and 34 amphibians, making it one of the most diverse areas in Africa. There are a number of game reserves situated within the park, where luxury safari lodges, tented camps and bush accommodations await. From the lavish River Lodge and regal Royal Malewane in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve, to the tranquil Amani Safari Camp in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, to the hidden gem of the Imbali Safari Lodge and the ultra stylish Singita Lebombo Lodge situated in the heart of Kruger. The Kruger National Park is the ultimate safari destination for guests seeking a truly remarkable and memorable safari adventure. No trip to South Africa is complete without a visit to Kruger!

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Ezulwini ★★★

Ezulwini Resorts offers lodges of outstanding quality at very reasonable prices. Experience superb service and traditional cuisine in exceptional, panoramic, African settings. Indigenous African fauna and flora enhance your visit to this timeless continent. Each of our lodges has its own unique character and charm, and will provide you with an authentic, atmosphere-filled, African adventure. Relaxation comes easily when surrounded by the restful allure of nature in our ecologically oriented lodges. After your departure, our lodges will provide you with enduring memories.

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Kapama ★★★★★

Kapama Southern Camp is the proud new addition to the Kapama Private Game Reserve family, and is situated in the south of the Big Five game reserve. It offers luxury game lodge accommodation, warm hospitality and friendly service in a tranquil setting that will be savoured by even the most discerning nature lover.Situated in the south of the Kapama Game Reserve, Kapama Southern Camp boasts 5-star luxury safari accommodation with a tranquil atmosphere. The camp has 15 suites with breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery and landscapes, with all the amenities required for a comfortable stay, including en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, minibars and tea and coffee stations. Guests can enjoy game viewing from the private patios with a refreshing sundowner in hand. The luxury suites are spacious and each one has a private lap pool, inside and outside showers, mini bar, espresso machine and warming fireplace. Families can enjoy a stay at the family luxury suites, with a lap pool, separate connected bedroom for children and an outdoor patio.A delicious breakfast and lunch is served in a dining room with contemporary decor and spectacular natural surroundings.

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Jocks ★★★★★

Jock Safari Lodge is a place that buries you in African legends and enthralling natural landscapes. The lodge is named after ‘Jock of the Bushveld’, a famous Bull Terrier dog that lived for his adventures in the very same area. His stories were captured by the author Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, and several popular films of his bravery have also been made. Guests will be fascinated by the original mementos of Jock at the lodge, and will also see a statue of the famous dog. The lodge is perfectly placed in the Kruger National Park, one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in Africa, just a two hour drive from the Kruger National Airport and about five hours from Johannesburg. It is a 6000 hectare piece of wilderness paradise, thriving with birdlife, wildlife and African nature, and nestled where the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers come together.

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Thorny Bush ★★★★★

Accommodation options include 18 Luxury Suites and 2 Family Suites. Warm African safari evenings under the stars make Thornybush Game Lodge an ideal home away from the world. The sheer enjoyment of un-spoilt nature, the invigorating air and the open vistas, will leave you relaxed and energised for your return to civilisation.

The luxury suites are superbly equipped and furnished in the lavish style befitting this five-star resort. Calming, muted tones and dark wood are used throughout to enhance the tranquil atmosphere of your surroundings, and the furnishings and accoutrements are of the highest standard, with air-conditioning, a mini-bar and private wooden decks, with comfortable seating, overlooking the reserve and waterhole. The en-suite bathroom features a double basin, large bath overlooking the savannah, indoor and outdoor showers.

Kruger National Park Wildlife

The Kruger National Park’s wide variety of fascinating wildlife includes both large and small animals. The park is home to the famous Big Five, as well as hyena, wild dog, jackal, giraffe, cheetah, wildebeest and zebra. All of the lodges at the park offer exciting morning and evening game drives, where guests can enjoy close-up views of these amazing African animals. Smaller animals and an abundance of birdlife can be seen on guided bush walks, including honey badgers, rock dassies, thick-tailed bushbabies and tree squirrels. With a great variety of big game living in the area, the Kruger National Park is one of the premier game-viewing destinations in the world.

Why Visit Kruger National Park?

1All of the beautiful Big 5 can be found at this magnificent national park. The lesser known Little 5 and Birding Big 6 are also happy inhabitants here.

2There are a large number of game reserves to choose from within the park when choosing accommodation, whether you are on a budget or looking for luxury – there are tents, huts, cottages, and luxury lodges. Alternatively, you could even do a day visit, although there is so much to see that you could very easily be drawn back by this captivating experience.

3We offer a wide range of options in terms of the number of days and the budget, as well as the kind of safari. There are self-drive safaris, classic safaris, family safaris, romantic safaris, luxury safaris, and more – you name it. Whether you want the fully African experience, or an experience that allows you to return to more luxurious comforts at the end of the day, we’ve got you covered.

4There are restaurants and curio shops for after working up an appetite on a Kruger Park safari, as well as spas, golf courses, and mountain bike trails. A visit here promises an unrivalled experience that allows you to explore South Africa’s nature and its beautiful creatures in a setting that will make you wish you didn’t have to blink.

FAQ

When is the best time to visit Kruger National Park?

Kruger is the perfect year-round destination. While the dry winter months are the best time to enjoy game viewing, plenty of game and animals can be seen at full waterholes in the lush bushveld during the wet summer season. This season is also the best time to see newborn wildlife.

Is Kruger National Park a child-friendly holiday destination?

Kruger is a child-and-family friendly destination, and many of the lodges and game reserves situated in Kruger offer safari activities specifically for children. However, children under the age of 12 are not allowed on wildlife walks and children under the age of six are not allowed on wildlife drives, so keep this in mind when you are planning your family holiday. Family friendly lodges and accommodations include Kapama Karula, Lion Sands at Tinga Lodge and Kapama River Lodge.

What safari activities can I enjoy on holiday at Kruger National Park?

Travellers can enjoy a variety of safari activities at Kruger, including Big 5 game drives, guided bush walks, bird watching and walking safaris are the best way to explore the wildlife of the park. Mountain biking, star gazing and hot air balloon trips can also be enjoyed at Kruger.

What wildlife can I expect to see while on holiday at Kruger National Park?

Kruger National Park is home to magnificent Big 5 – lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros. Guests can also expect to see giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, hyena and the endangered African wild dog. The park is also home to over 500 species of birds and over 100 species of reptile.

What clothing should I pack for a safari holiday at Kruger National Park?

Guests on holiday at Kruger should bring light cotton clothing ideal for the hot climate. It is advisable to bring a lightweight waterproof jacket for when it rains and for the cold winter mornings and evenings. Finally, it’s important to pack a hat for sun protection and a pair of hiking boots or trainers for walking safaris.

What other necessities do I need to pack for a Kruger National Park holiday?

Kruger National Park is situated in a malarial area, so make sure that you talk to your doctor about the necessary malaria medication you need before your trip. Bring a camera, a charger and spare memory cards – you won’t want to miss out on capturing your holiday memories. You’ll also need sunscreen and sunglasses for sun protection.

Will I have cell phone reception while in Kruger National Park?

There is mobile phone coverage in parts of the part, however the signal strength differs from lodge to lodge, and internet connectivity is limited. If you know that you’ll need to connect to the internet on your trip, it may be helpful to purchase both Vodacom and MTN SIM cards.

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