Kruger National Park

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About Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is justifiably one of the most famous parks in Africa. The park is the size of a small country and supports a huge variety of wildlife. All of the Big Five are present in large numbers, but wildlife viewing in the Wet season is more challenging due to thick vegetation. A comprehensive road network that is fine for 2wd cars means Kruger is one of the best parks for self-drive safaris. Few visitors leave this park disappointed.

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19,485km² / 7,523mi²
Altitude: help
108-838m / 354-2,749ft
Pros and Cons
  • Teeming with a breathtaking diversity of wildlife
  • Birdlife is phenomenal, from stately secretary birds to colorful bee-eaters
  • Good facilities and roads
  • Excellent choice of lodges and rest camps for all budgets
  • The south of the park gets very busy in high season
  • Tar road network creates a lack of wilderness appeal


Kruger National Park offers magnificent wildlife viewing. All the major safari animals are present including the Big Five. The big cats are present in healthy numbers and lions in particular are frequently seen in the south of the park. Elephant and buffalo are common throughout, while white rhinos are increasingly under threat from poaching. A well-developed road network allows for easy access, a 4WD is not required.
More about the wildlife


Kruger’s main habitat is woodland savanna and the vegetation is relatively thick throughout, especially during the Wet season. The gently undulating landscape has its highest peak at Khandzalive (839m), in the southwest. Olifants camp sitting high on a bluff overlooking the Olifants River is a scenic highlight with jaw-dropping views. Trees to look out for in the park include the baobab in the tropical north, yellow fever tree, the knob thorn and the mopane tree.

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By Nicolas from FranceFR
 2 Sep 2017Reviewed:

too many cars to enjoy the quietness we expect when observing animals

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