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Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park

     
 

Phone:

+27 (0) 12 428 9111

Email:

reservations@sanparks.org

Website:

www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/

Poaching Hotline:

+27 (0) 800 205 005

 
     

Size:  1,948,500 ha / 19,485 km2

Nearest major city:  Johannesburg (5h approx by car via Nelspruit)

Species Numbers:  140 Mammals        543 Birds        120 Reptiles

Big Five:  Yes

Highlights:

  • - Great diversity of animal life provides for excellent game viewing
  • - Excellent accommodation facilities to suit all budgets
  • - Great for birding particularly during the wet season (Oct - Apr)

Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. Areas of the park were first protected by the government of the South African Republic in 1898, and it became South Africa's first national park in 1926.

To the west and south of the Kruger National Park are the two South African provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. In the north is Zimbabwe, and to the east is Mozambique. It is now part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a peace park that links Kruger National Park with the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe, and with the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique.

The park has 9 main gates that allow entrance to the 24 SANParks rest camps as well as a number of private lodges.