Kruger National Park is world famous for offering a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Notable amongst its mammals are lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, hippo, Nile crocodile, giraffe and both black, and white rhino.
Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the lowveld, it stretches 350 kilometres from north to south, is roughly the size of Wales and is virtually unrivalled in its diversity of life forms, with 300 species of tree, 49 fish species, 33 amphibian species, 114 reptile species, 507 bird species and 147 mammal species!
The park is divided into the busier, southern sector with several tarred road circuits and the quieter northern sector around Pafuri where there are fewer visitors. The park is managed as a public national asset, with cheap, basic accommodation in 12 main camps and a network of excellent roads for self-drive game-spotting. Bordering Kruger are some of Africa’s most exclusive private wildlife lodges, camps and reserves which guarantee visitors a far more intimate immersion in Africa’s wilderness, including one-on-one encounters with the main predators, night-time game-drives and private bush walks.
Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park resulting in diverse wildlife, from birds and antelopes to the big predators. As a private game reserve, it is a great way to experience the best of Kruger without the crowds.
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