Why the Kruger is for me

You have come to the right place for a life-changing safari.

Leopard on drive at Pafuri Camp

The focus for your trip to this region will be the Kruger National Park, the brightest jewel in Africa’s treasure chest. The north-eastern corner of South Africa revolves around it, a shimmering presence just over the horizon even in the surrounding towns. It spills over into Mozambique to the east and into Zimbabwe to the north. The spectacular Blyde Canyon is its gateway to the west.

Three rondavels, sheldrickfalls

The Kruger is a world-famous game reserve for good reasons. It is the home of the Big Five safari, which was created here. As a visitor, you will find that it offers one of the best wildlife experiences in Africa. More than 500 kilometres from north to south across the diagonal, and teeming with wildlife, it offers more species than anywhere else in Africa.

Rhino and elephant at private Kruger waterhole

This is perhaps the longest established protected area in the world. Since 1898 the Kruger has preserved South Africa’s wildlife, initially from colonial hunters. Now, this two million hectare protected area is unrivalled in its biodiversity. An academic hothouse, it has field research programmes that have run for decades, and leads new environmental thinking across the planet.

Visitors like you are essential players in modern conservation efforts. The last century has seen the area developed to welcome you, striking a clever balance between ecology and a strong belief in the right of access to national parks.

Rhino Walking Safaris

Today, tourism provides income for the protection of huge amounts of open space, and innovation in the industry ensures a very wide range of ways for you to participate in the upkeep of this unique system. Today the Kruger has an unparalleled infrastructure which operates unobtrusively and efficiently to make your visit as hassle-free as possible.

You can fly to the most sophisticated safari lodges in the world  and your feet will scarcely leave the ground thereafter.

Ulusaba runway

Alternatively, you can arrive in your own car or rent one. Turn up, drive yourself around the Park, pitch a tent, light a fire and cook. You can be forced backwards down an un-tarred track by an elephant in musth within minutes of your arrival, or be guided in an open 4×4 vehicle to the most exquisite close-up leopard sightings on the planet.

This is one of very few places where you have the choice and flexibility to experience both worlds. And the Kruger accommodates day and overnight visitors.

We provide a range of itineraries, resources and services to help you make the most of your trip. It’s what we do for you.