South Africa’s Most Celebrated Safari ParkBy
As you think of safari areas, the The park National Park in South Africa is without doubt one of the spots that people today automatically think of. It is situated in the north east part of South Africa straddling Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces. The national park covers an region approximately the size of Israel and affords a wildlife encounter that is considered to be the most desirable in Africa.
The Kruger National Park was set up in late 19th century to protect the wildlife who live in the Lowveld. The number and diversity of species identified here is striking with about 330 types of tree, 500 bird species and roughly 150 animals.
The closest airport to The national park will be based upon which region of the National Park you plan to visit. Hoedspruit Airport provides access to the north of the park while Kruger/Mpumalanga International Airport provides access to the south. These international airports have decent internal connections from Johannesburg, Durban and The Mother City. Additionally, it is possible to drive up from Johannesburg. For the southern gates, follow the N4 to Mbombela and from there, Kruger is sign posted. Driving time is nearly five hours. Additional time should be allowed if you are driving to the northern gates of Kruger.
There are many different possibilities for tourists to The national park. Day trips are to be had from neighbouring towns such as Hazyview. Self drive tourists are also welcome but there is a restriction on visitor numbers which means it is highly recommended to book in advance.
There are 9 entrance gates to The park and a sufficient amount of travelling time has to be allowed as entrance gate and restcamp gates are closed in the evening. Access to Kruger National Park won’t be granted after sunset and there are quite a few other park rules to which travellers and tourists must follow.
There are several camps and facilities within Kruger National Park including restcamps, bushveld camps, overnight hides, bush lodges and luxury
lodges. There is plenty to see in Kruger national park like the Big Five (Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion and Rhino) and the renowned Baobab tree.