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    Kruger National Park

    Kruger National Park spans nearly 2 million hectares in northeastern South Africa, encompassing the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces. Known for its rich biodiversity, Kruger is home to the Big Five – lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalo, with the highest population density of these iconic animals in South Africa. The park also hosts a variety of other wildlife, including hippos, giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas, warthogs, and numerous antelope and cat species, totaling approximately 147 mammal species and over 500 bird species.

    Visitors to Kruger can experience some of the best game drives in the world, conducted twice daily in the early morning and afternoon, each lasting 3-4 hours. These drives are led by experienced guides and trackers, with vehicles permitted to go off-road in private reserves for closer wildlife encounters. Night game drives and guided bush walks offer additional opportunities to explore the park, revealing nocturnal wildlife and providing an intimate look at the ecosystem. Kruger National Park offers diverse experiences and accommodations, catering to families, couples, and large groups. As a year-round safari destination, it promises unforgettable wildlife encounters and luxurious comfort, making it a top choice for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.


    • Although a malaria zoned area, the risk of malaria in the Kruger National Park is usually low, even in the summer months.
    • The highest risk period is between November and April (summer rainy season).
    • Most types of mosquito that are encountered will not carry the malaria parasite.
    • Mosquitoes most often bite between dusk and dawn.
    • The risk of malaria can be reduced by preventing mosquito bites by covering exposed skin with light clothing or insect repellents, ensuring netted screens are kept closed and burning anti-mosquito coils.
    • Malaria prophylactic drugs can be taken that will further decrease the chances of contracting malaria.

    Please note that the information provided above is taken from the official SANParks website. For professional advice on malaria please consult with your medical practitioner. 


    • Highest population density of the Big 5 in South Africa and it is estimated that 1,500 lions, 1,000 leopards, 17,000 elephant, 48,000 buffalo and an excess of 2,000 rhinos live in the Kruger National Park.
    • Other wildlife include but are not limited to the hippopotamus, giraffe, zebra, cheetah, wild dog, hyaena, warthog,  black-backed jackal, large herds of elephant and many other cat and antelope species.
    • Approximately 147 mammal species.
    • Over 500 bird species.

    Game Drives:

    The following information refers to the game drives offered in the Kruger National Park private game reserves.

    • The game drives in the Kruger National Park are ranked some of the best in the world and you are likely to see all of the Big-5 in a 4 night stay.
    • Game drives take place twice a day in the early mornings and afternoons for a duration of 3-4 hours.
    • Game drives are led by an experienced guide and tracker team.
    • Vehicles are allowed to go off road to track and follow the wildlife.
    • Strict traverse rules are in place and vehicle numbers are limited in each reserve. A maximum of two vehicles are allowed at any sighting.
    • Night drives and guided bush walks are permitted.


    • Exclusive private game reserves are home to award-winning safari accommodation.
    • Exciting Big-5 game drives with some of the best game rangers and trackers on the continent.
    • Night game drives, guided bush walks, and off-road game drives are available in the private reserves.
    • Multiple rivers and waterholes throughout the park.
    • A diverse range of experiences and accommodation options catering for families, couples and large groups.
    • All year round safari destination.


    The Kruger National Park is almost 2 million hectares and lies in the north-eastern corner of South Africa in the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces.

    Getting there:

    • The best way to travel to the Kruger National Park safari lodges is to fly into one of the Kruger’s three airports, followed by a road transfer.
    • Flight time from Johannesburg to Kruger: 60 minutes.
    • Flight time from Cape Town to Kruger: 2 hours 30 minutes.
    • Private charters can be arranged to selected reserves.
    • Road transfer time to the reserves from the Kruger airports generally range between 30 and 120 minutes.
    • The reserve is generally a 5 to 7 hour drive from Johannesburg along the N12 and N4 highways.

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