Kruger National Park – Adventurous Escape

As one of the largest game reserves in Africa, Kruger National Park is a popular tourist attraction located between the South African provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. October through March is a good time to visit the park, since the summer rains have led to a flowering landscape.Winter is the most popular time for tourists, since the animals are easier to spot and the temperatures are generally warm.

Kruger National Park is bordered by Mozambique in the east and Zimbabwe in the north. It features 14 different eco-zones that support different types of wildlife. Each eco-zone has its own geology, rainfall, altitude, and landscape. Combined, they are home to more than 500 species of birds and nearly 150 species of mammals, including lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffaloes.

Visitors can also see wild dogs, cheetahs, zebras, hippos, giraffes, and crocodiles roaming around the waterways and plains of the part. There are also nearly 2000 species of both tropical and subtropical plants to enjoy. As one of the main attractions in South Africa, it is considered the flagship of South African National Parks.

Kruger National Park is part of the Canyons Biosphere, which was designated by UNESCO as an International Man and Biosphere Reserve. The park has nine different gates from which you can enter the camps: Paul Kruger Gate, Numbi Gate, Malelane Gate, Crocodile Bridge Gate, Punda Maria Gate, Orphen Gate, Phalaborwa Gate, Phabeni Gate, and Pafuri Gate.

There are also a number of archeological sites to visit at Kruger National Park, including a stone-walled village called Thulamela. Other tourist attractions include the Stone Age village at Masonrini and the paintings found at the Crocodile Bridge hippo pool. The park has now become part of The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, which combines Kruger National Park with Limpopo National Park, Gonarezhou National Park, Manjinji Sanctuary, and Malipati Safari.

Getting There

You can reach Kruger National Park by flying to Kruger-Mpumalanga International Airport, Eastgate Airport, or Kruger Park Gateway Airport. You can also drive five or six hours from Johannesburg to reach the park.

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