The park is easily accessible from Johannesburg in a rented car within half a day, or one can fly to the park directly (with Comair) and rent a car on arrival. In any case, it is recommended to book beforehand. For detailed information on the Kruger Park and its wildlife, click here.
The Kruger Park
A Tourist Magnet
It is actually not necessary to promote the Kruger Park. Hardly anyone hasn't heard the name. It is the oldest game reserve in the world. In a huge area of 350 by 60 km one can view Africa's unique animal world at close range. The main attractions are of course the "big five" - lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhinoceros, but there are also giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas, zebras elands, impalas, kudu, hippopotami, crocodiles, hundreds of bird species and many more. The animals are not in a zoo, but live in the wild. Especially fascinating are the waterholes early in the morning and in the late afternoon, when the animals come to drink.
A diligently planned 2,000 km long web of roads covers the park. They are partially tarred, so that one can travel comfortably, without being constantly enclosed in a cloud of dust. However, one can also explore the park in a more adventurous manner and drive off the tourist mainstream on sandy side roads. The Kruger Park is big and diverse enough to guarantee each visitor his or her personal safari adventure.
Excellent accommodation is available in the park, ranging from stylish thatched lodges to plain camps in the middle of the bush. The bigger camps provide good restaurants and shopping facilities.