Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 7,580 square miles in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in northeastern South Africa. Areas of the park were first protected by the government of the South African Republic in 1898, officially becoming South Africa's first national park in 1926.
There are sixteen eco-zones, which are home to more than 500 bird species and 150 mammal species. As a result the wildlife viewing is excellent. Many of the lodges we recommend are on private reserves like the famous Sabi Sands and Timbavati Game Reserves, which are adjacent to the national park's boundaries but part of the greater ecosystem. Thanks to joint conservation efforts, the Greater Kruger National Park and its Associated Private Nature Reserves offers excellent wildlife habitat. It has especially strong populations of rhinos and the big cats - lion, leopard and cheetah.
Kruger is perfect for people who want to enjoy great game viewing while still being in the lap of luxury. There is a lodge or camp to suit every style of travel, from rustic and charming to decadently luxurious. A safari in the Greater Kruger National Park area pairs beautifully with time at the beach or one of South Africa's fun cities. There are many flights in and out of the region, making it readily accessible for those visiting other parts of southern Africa.