Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park and the private game reserve concessions around it are South Africa’s premier safari destination. It is one of Africa’s oldest conservation areas, founded in 1926. Over the years several farms around it have become private game reserves, many of which share an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park. The park is one of the largest conservation areas in Africa. It stretches 360 km (220 mi) long in northern South Africa, along the border with Mozambique.
The park is densely populated with different wildlife. Guests may not see herds of wildebeest and zebra on the scale of East Africa, but they will see a much greater variety of wildlife due to the many different ecological zones found here. The southern regions of the park are well known as one of the last refuges for endangered white and black rhino. The central savannahs are home to prides of lions and many species of antelope. The northern reaches of the park are more densely vegetated and are home to herds of elephants and buffalos. That said, there is a great diversity of wildlife sighted throughout the park.
The national park was established for tourism and conservation reasons in the 1930s. There is an extensive network of tar and dirt roads, as well as campsites and chalets, making this a popular self-drive destination. Most of the lodges and accommodation are found in the Greater Kruger region, in the private reserves, or the towns on the outskirts including White River and Hazyview. These lodges and accommodations can arrange day game viewing trips into the Kruger National Park, where guests are sure to have incredible game viewing experiences.