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Kruger National Park, home to the world’s big five

A self-drive tour to Kruger National Park, South Africa


In the Northeastern part of South Africa is what could be a small country but is today’s expansive Kruger National Park measuring 19,485 square kilometres. Kruger is South Africa’s pride.

It boasts of a lot of things among them being home to the world’s treasured big five. The sightings of lions strolling the grassland ready to hunt down their prey as buffaloes graze and elephants move in their numbers is worthwhile.

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The Kruger photographic safari [Photo by Timbuktu Travel]
The best time to visit Kruger National Park is between June and September when the winter is blowing. Vegetation is suppressed by the relatively cold weather and animals are easily seen. It is usual for you to bump into a herd of buffaloes, about 500 crossing the tracks within the park as they head to watering points while lions closely follow them to make a kill; a captivating scene, to say the least.

Cognizant that the park is expansive, wild animals have marked their territories in different areas of the part like Satara where lions and leopards are common while the Crocodile Bridge, just like the name suggests, is a breeding ground for crocodiles. At Skukuza, you will find zebras, giraffes, antelopes, hyenas among other wild animals.

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Zebras grazing at the Kruger National Park, South Africa [Photo by Never Ending Voyage]
A Kruger Park Map is indispensable in the planning of any safari. Find out how to drive to Kruger Park from Johannesburg, and how to get around Kruger Park if you are doing a self-drive safari. Here you can find:

See Kruger your way! These safaris can be customised to your needs and budget

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