10 Reasons to visit the Kruger National Park

We all know that the South African tourism has a secret weapon, the Kruger National Park. With an incredible variety of biospheres within this national park a safari never gets any better. An intricate and well developed network of roads within this pristine wilderness allows travellers the unique opportunity of exploring the 2,2 million hectares either on guided safaris, self-driving or guided trails or 4×4 adventure. Adjoining private game reserves, with luxurious branded lodges add value to the destination by creating a natural buffer and adding valuable land to the Kruger hence the term Greater Kruger. This is unspoilt beauty and the perfect destination for any nature lover.

10 Reasons that makes the Kruger National Park a world class safari destination:

1.  True unspoilt hectares of African bush plains. The Kruger National park is big! Bigger than Belgium or Wales. It’s approximately 360 kilometres long and has an average width of 65 kilometres at its widest point.

2. Many visitors from around the world consider the Kruger National Park to be one of the best national parks in the world. It is in fact the third largest National Park worldwide.

3. Perfect for day visitors to take some time and self-drive through and get a real taste of Africa or join a guided open vehicle safari.

4. The Kruger National Park caters for all budgets and tastes when it comes to accommodation with some of the most renowned private concession lodges in the world adding the luxury experiences.

5. The Kruger National Park is easily accessible, as you can travel via road or fly in to Skukuza by schedule flight from Johannesburg or Cape Town. Charter flights also access the reserve for groups and high end travellers.

6. Bird lovers can look forward to seeing more than 517 bird species

7. The Kruger National Park offers guided bush drives and nature walks from most of the rest camps.

8. The Kruger National Park is home to five vegetation zones, each with their own special flair and diverse range of species. From arid semi-desert to thickly wooded areas with flowering trees, it’s a mixed bag of remarkable nature at its best. Be on the lookout for the iconic Baobab trees that pepper the region, and the interesting creatures that make them their home.

9. The Kruger National Park has amazing game viewing opportunities. All of Africa’s iconic safari species – elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and zebra – thrive here. The Kruger National Park is home to over 12,000 elephants, 27,000 African Buffalo, 2,000 leopards and 2,800 lions. It’s also regarded as the best place in the world to see a leopard.

10. The last and most important reason is to visit our extraordinary Kruger National Park Private Safari Lodges:

Imbali Safari Lodge:

This exclusive lodge in the world-renowned Kruger National Park has private suites, each with their own private plunge pool and en-suite bathroom with magnificent views of the wilderness beyond. The sparkling swimming pool at the main lodge area promises a refreshing dip while providing the opportunity to enjoy the rich and varied wildlife that comes to the Imbali water hole for a cooling drink. Meals are served in the comfortable dining room where an impressive Jackalberry tree rises through the deck and Tsonga-styled thatched roof. Dinner may be served under the stars while you listen to the enchanting sounds of the surrounding bush coming alive at night. Game drives are conducted on the private Mluwati Concession with access to the greater Kruger National Park.

Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge:

Located on an ancient elephant route on the Mluwati River in a private concession within the Kruger National Park, the lodge is steeped in modern day opulence and luxury. The result is a breath taking blend of ethnic luxury, encompassing both warmth and style, as never seen before. The opportunity to witness the lifestyle and rich culture of the Shangaan heritage and traditions, ensure an unforgettable safari experience. Boasting luxury air conditioned ‘beehive’ suites, with earth coloured walls, king size beds, en-suite bathrooms, outdoor showers and private game viewing decks. Fabrics, décor and object d’art are sourced from the local Tsonga community whilst menus offer a traditional taste delicately balanced with European flair. Activities include open vehicle safaris and Nomadic African Spa treatments.

Hamiltons Tented Camp:

Hamiltons Tented Camp continues the safari tradition of a bygone era, incorporating comfort and luxury in the serenity of the African bush. Located in the world-renowned Kruger National Park. James Stevenson-Hamilton, the lodges namesake, left a legacy in his commitment to establishing the Kruger National Park in the same way a stay at Hamiltons Tented Camp, will remain etched in your memory for years to come. Reminiscent of an Out of Africa experience and resplendent with early 19th century nostalgia including old steamer trunks, pith helmets, antique bathroom basins and hurricane lanterns. The tents are nestled amongst the ancient Jackalberry and Sausage trees on the banks of the Nwatswitsonto River with exceptional views and the opportunity to witness spectacular sightings from these private settings.