"The Kruger National Park – Wildlife Paradise" Top 5 Page for this destination Kruger National Park by MikeAtSea

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The Kruger National Park is undoubtedly one of the most famous nature reserves in the world. At the same time it is one of the biggest and also oldest reserves. The reserve was started by Paul Kruger the president of the South African Republic, a former independent Boer Republic in 1898 as Sabie Reserve. Today the park has got an area of more then 2 Million hectares and is about the same size as Wales in Britain.
The park is home to the greatest variety of animals of any park in Southern Africa, with Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino in abundance as well as Cheetah, Giraffe, Hippo and many varieties of antelope and smaller animals. This enormous and magnificent park is one of the most popular public-entry game parks in the world. Its density of permanent game is unrivalled with hundreds of different species; 507 birds, 336 trees, 147 mammals, 114 reptiles, 49 fish and 34 amphibians!
However the parks infrastructure is highly developed, one finds paved roads which one cannot leave or sophisticated dust roads throughout the park, many camps in all areas of the park allow visitors to sleep inside the park, and one can find a post office a bank and even a golf course in the main camp of the Kruger National Park in Skukuza.
The parks size is over 350 km from North to South along the Mozambican border and at its widest stretch the park is 60 km wide, several private reserves are also adjacent to the Kruger Park.
Given the abundance of wildlife in the park one is almost at all times of the year guaranteed to see many animals and enjoy the great bio-diversity of this beautiful park.
However on almost every occasion when I visit the park I come across visitors who seem to forget that the animals are wild here and year after year accidents do occur, remember that you are in wildlife territory and behave as a guest here – with that in mind you certainly will have an unforgettable experience

  • Last visit to Kruger National Park: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated Feb 17, 2005
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  • easterntrekker's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    Thanks for your pages...they make me more excited about our trip there this summer.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2009 at 7:46 PM

    Excellent page of Kruger National Park. It is like taking a virtual tour. Enjoyed your "shots" of all the major wildlife and well written details of each species. Cheers, SL :)

  • Homanded's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2007 at 10:32 AM

    Mike, your travelogues and pages read like a fantasy of mine. We want to do more of Africa, including Namibia and South Africa. Thanks for sharing your wonderful insight! Homer

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    Nov 17, 2006 at 2:42 AM

    Aww I want to be back at Kruger! I loved it here, wish I'd had more time. Certainly a trip back is in order one day. Greetings from Wales, Rhi :)

  • nigelw6443's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2006 at 3:44 AM

    Hi Mike, Have just got back from Namibia and have read your Kruger National Park pages.. It is on my to do list for sure! Nigel

  • gogonicetrip's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2006 at 8:12 AM

    It is great page thank you. SA is my 2nd hometown, I was in Vanderbijlpak in 1995 to 1998 and 2004. I'll be there again soon.

  • Bushman23's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2005 at 4:38 AM

    Ah man, brings back memories! Awesome photo's, and fantastic tips too! Anton

  • canuck68's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2005 at 1:26 PM

    This was my favorite place in all of South Africa. Your pictures and tips are very good. Diane

  • radz's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2005 at 6:02 AM

    Lovely pics&useful hotel tips.

  • Bigs's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2005 at 9:31 AM

    Jessica said it right... I miss Africa too... It's been too long since I have been there....


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