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Why Choose Kruger National Park South Africa?

When choosing to visit the world-renowned Kruger Park South Africa with Lion Roar Safaris, you will be spoiled with a magnitude of unrivaled diversity of all life forms, historical & archaeological sites and not to mention the immense variety of species. The Kruger is the size of Israel and stretches 360km (220 mile) long from the North to the South. The park has a width of about 65km (40 mile) from West to East. It is within these 2 million hectares of sheer wilderness where you can find 505 bird, 404 tree & shrub, 147 mammal, 118 reptile, 53 fish and 35 amphibian species.  This is truly one wildlife experience that ranks top of the places that one needs to visit. Unquestionably a bucket list priority.

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Brief history of the Kruger National Park South Africa:

In 1884, the President of the Transvaal Republic, Paul Kruger proposed the idea that animals of the Lowveld needs to be protected. His mission was to control hunting and protect the declining animal populations. This revolutionary proposal finally became a reality in 1898 when the park was first proclaimed as the Sabie Game Reserve. In 1902, the first warden was appointed and it was Scottish-born James Stevenson-Hamilton.

On 31 May 1926, the National Parks Act was proclaimed and Sabie and Shingwedzi Game Reserves merged and became Kruger National Park. Kruger’s vision was that the land and wildlife be conserved for future generations and that tourism could support the conservation effort. It was only in 1927 when the first motorists entered the park at a fee of one pound per car.

Besides the rich Boer history together with the tales of the presence of Nguni people as well as the European explorers and settlers, the park also holds evidence of prehistoric man (Homo erectus) that roamed the area about 500 000 years ago. More than 300 archeological sites of Stone Age humans have been found which makes Kruger very rich in History.

The Kruger National Park South Africa are landed with about 254 known cultural heritage sites, 130 recorded rock art sites and there are even evidence of Bushmen (the San) as well as the Iron Age people from about 1500 years ago.

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Help us keep the park safe by reporting rule breakers and other incidents to the Kruger National Park South Africa – Emergency Call Centre on +27 13 735 4325

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“Nature holds the key to your aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction”

– E.O. Wilson

Accommodation in the Kruger National Park South Africa

Accommodation varies from camp to camp. However, there are a wide variety of accommodation to choose from, depending on your budget and needs.

Here are a few accommodation types to choose from when staying over in the Kruger:

  • Camping: Camping is the most affordable option. The campsite is for caravans, tents or motorhomes. Mostly all of the campsites have power (except Balule and some at Punda Maria).

  • Hut: A hut is a single room unit, usually with two single beds. You have to make use of the communal kitchen and communal ablution facilities.

  • Safari Tent: A permanent fixture made from durable canvas material and placed on a permanent platform. Some of the safari tents have a kitchenette and bathroom facilities, whilst other less expensive tents have not in which case you have to make use of the communal kitchen and communal ablution facilities.

  • Bungalow: A single room unit with private bathroom facilities. Some of the bungalows have a kitchenette and others have to make use of a communal kitchen.

  • Cottage: A single bedroom with a living room, bathroom and kitchen.

  • Family Cottage: The Family Cottage has multiple bedrooms. It has a living room, a bathroom and a kitchen.

  • Guest Cottage: Multiple bedrooms with at least 2 bathrooms of which one is en-suite.  It also has a fully equipped kitchen.

  • Guest House: The Guest House has multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. It has a lounge area and usually a very beautiful view. Some of the units even have a bar facility.

  • Luxury Lodges; Top of the range, private lodges that offers many exclusive accommodation facilities.

Activities in the Kruger National Park

In Kruger you will be spoiled by choice.

If spending the whole day driving around seems like too much work, how about relaxing at the pool with a cocktail? Or would you rather go play a round of Golf?

Kruger is certainly not just about animals.

After a long day, you can pamper yourself at the Spa at Skukuza whilst sipping on a glass of African Amarula Cream liqueur.

If you don’t like driving in the park with your own vehicle, rather let Lion Roar Safaris take you on an epic African Safari adventure. After your Safari, you can visit the Indigenous Plant Nursery near Skukuza or do some bird viewing and photography at the Lake Panic Bird Hide.

If you are lucky enough to stay over in the park, you can arrange to go on a sunset drive or night drive. The Park also offers the opportunity to have dinner in the midst of the African bush, when booking a bush braai. These are only a few options that we mentioned.  There are many more activities to choose from to make your visit to the Kruger a memorable one.

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