The jewel in the crown of South Africa’s huge array of national parks, this park teems with millions of animals, from the elusive leopard to the jovial elephant. This national park has grown to include national parks in Zimbabwe and Mozambique, thus become a true transfrontier park with the hope of establishing ancient migration routes and seasonal movements of animals. The safari lodges that cater for the 4 and 5 star market are tucked away in remote corner of the national park, or else border the national park, with removal of fencing in the past decade, also ensuring free movement of animals.
Accessed by Kruger Mpumalanga International airport, Hoedspruit or Phalaborwa airports, means you can land in Johannesburg, and take a short 45 minute flight, and within another hour road transfer be in a remote lodge in time for your afternoon safari drive. Private lodges such as Mala Mala, Singita, Thornybush, Sabi Sabi are all top class experiences, worthy of their awards of some of the finest safaris on the planet.
Unique selling points
Renowned for their close encounters with the Big 5, especially leopard ( the most elusive of the BIG 5), these reserves are a must for the first time safari, or the returning guest who has fallen in love with this piece of safari paradise.
Best time to travel
A year round destination , where the summer rains and the mild dry winter days make no season, the “ wrong “ time to go.