"Kruger, the total wildlife experience..in comfort!" Top 5 Page for this destination Kruger National Park by K.Knight

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Beware! The wildlife has right of way.

Where does the biggest rhino that you have ever seen in your life walk? Anywhere it wants to!

South Africa's world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa.
Established in 1889 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this natural park of nearly 2 million hectares and is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms.

Kruger National Park is therefore full of "all things African" and should be enjoyed over between 4 days to a week depending on how much time you have available.

Come early!

There is a speed limit of 50 km/h on tarred roads, 40km/h on gravel roads and 20km/h in restcamps. An average speed of 30km/h on tourist roads is recommended for maximum safety and enjoyment, especially when animals walk out in front you.

Kruger gate is approximately 500 km from Johannesburg; Phalaborwa and Punda Maria gates both some 550 km. Since entrance gates and restcamp gates are closed at night, you should allow sufficient travelling time to ensure early arrival at your restcamp. Latecomers at entrance gates are refused entry, whilst late arrival offenders at restcamps are fined.

Survival of the fittest.

The harsh reality of Africa where the law of nature, which guarantees the survival of the fittest, rules supreme....after he wakes up!

Here, where life is revealed at its most fundamental, there is a chance to observe the natural order of things, where both the quick and the dead help to restore sustenance to the earth - the process which has supported life through the millenia.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Packed full of wildlife, clean camp grounds & great facilities.
  • Cons:We did not spend long enough.
  • In a nutshell:A large park that requires a longer stay.
  • Last visit to Kruger National Park: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2009 at 2:06 AM

    We call it "Africa Time".. you need patience. Nice tips.

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2008 at 7:04 AM

    we used to do a overight stop e-route to Lourenco Marques 9Maputo). The personalities of the different camps and their flora-fauna was the most fascinating ;-)))

  • canuck68's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2007 at 8:01 PM

    Wonderful photos and tips. I was there in Nov. 2004 so your page brought back many memories........all good. Thanks, Diane

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2006 at 4:31 AM

    Some fantastic photos here. The rhino is a stunner! leyle

  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2006 at 2:33 AM

    great shots of the buffalo. that is one fearsome looking beast. i agree w/u about big5, but sadly,there R still people who kill for fun and not to eat. or worse 2 sell.

  • radz's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2005 at 5:43 AM

    Very nice page,liked the pics.Park sounds really worth to visit.

  • CindyLou99's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2005 at 2:12 AM

    Wow! I cant believe you got to see that in real life! Im sure there are no words to describe it. I love your main picture!

  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2005 at 4:11 PM

    Very enjoyable KNP page - gr8 tips too! A great love of mine too :)

  • Gentleman75's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2005 at 2:39 AM

    Marvellous page! I liked the BIG5! Nice photos and great descriptions.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2005 at 1:24 AM

    Sounds like you had a great experiense! The rhino on the road looks impressive!


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