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Kruger National park - South Africa

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Where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sights this is real Africa.

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, SANParks - Kruger National Park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.

Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals, including the "Big Five" (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant). Mans interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries - from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela - is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the parks natural assets.

Located in the north-east corner of South Africa on the border with Mozambique, Kruger park is one of the best national parks in the world. Mopane trees dominate the northern part of the park, which is famous for its elephants and large herds of buffalo.

Predators and antelope, including many rare species abound, and the bird life is prolific. In the far north, the Pafuri area is one of the most scenic in the park. Most people choose to explore in the comfort of their own cars, to stop and stare, to take the perfect photograph and to follow at whim when the unexpected beckons.

The Kruger National Park offers a range of accommodation to suit all preferences. The main camps have an excellent range of facilities, including shops, swimming pools, conference venues and licensed restaurants. Inside the park, the roads are tarred or have good gravel surfaces. Your travel agent can advise you about fly-drive packages, luxury coach tours and minibus safaris. The nearest airport is at Phalaborwa.  

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