The very best safari lodges Africa has to offer in the way of big five game viewing with millions of square kilometres to explore in an untouched wilderness. We offer you the very best lodge in the Greater Kruger Park to make your African safaris an adventure of a lifetime.
The famous Kruger National Park in South Africa is a vast wilderness area covering 2 million hectares or 20 000 000 000 yes twenty thousand million square meters. This figure excludes the two Game Reserves in Zimbabwe and Mozambique which lies on its northern and western border.
The Kruger Park is home to 48 fish species, 35 different species of amphibians, 115 various reptiles, 508 bird species and 146 mammal species. Apart from the fish, the wildlife in the Kruger National Park has 336 different types of trees. The Kruger National Park has also been home to man for a very long time with 310 Stone Age site workings being discovered in the park.
The Kruger National Park is managed with as little human impact as possible, and a large section of this game park has restricted access. The Kruger National Park was the vision of the former President of the Transvaal, Paul Kruger, who placed restrictions on hunting in the area. The Kruger National Park was proclaimed in 1898 with its first warden being James Stevenson Hamilton who took up the post on 1st July 1902.
In 1926, the first member of the public was charged a total of 1 British Pound to enter the park. A British Pound offered great value for money as the Kruger National Park is home to Africa's "Big Five":
- 1500 Lions
- 12 000 Elephants
- 2500 Buffalo
- 1000 Leopard
- 5 000 Rhino ( Black & White)
However, please don't forget about the equally impressive animals such as Hippo, Giraffe, Kudu, Zebra, Wild dogs, the cheetah is also found in Kruger.
The magnificent Kruger National Park is a combination of the following vegetation types: savannah, thornveld and woodlands which fall into 17 different Eco-zones. The Kruger Park is home to 510 species of birds including the Saddle-billed Stork, Kori Bustard, Martial Eagle, Lappet-faced Vulture, Pel's Fishing-Owl and Ground Hornbill.
Rules of the Kruger National Park:
- Visitors must stay in their cars unless notified.
- Remember that you may protrude from a window or sunroof.
- Stick to the speed limit of 50 km on tar and 40 km on gravel roads.
- Be aware of gate times as there is no travelling before or after these times are allowed
- You are not authorised to drive “off-road”, and you must stay on the roads at all times.
- The feeding or disturbing of animals is not allowed.
- Overnight visitors are only allowed to stay at a booked and recognised overnight facility.
- All accommodation and camping sites may be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 10:00 on the day of departure.
- Vehicles of a carrying capacity exceeding four 000kg, buses or any vehicles with more than 25 seats, are restricted to the tar roads.
- A stringent noise restriction is enforced between 21:30 and 06:00. The use of cell phones is permitted only in camps, gates and in cases of emergency.
- The Kruger National Park is a malaria zone - we advise that all visitors adhere to their doctor’s instructions.
- Roadside assistance, toll-free number 0800 030 666 (Vista).
- Rules and regulations are enforced under the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, 2003 (Act no. 57 of 2003) and transgression can result in a fine.
- To ensure that you see all the animals you want, have a look at the spotting board in the various receptions to track the latest game spotting.
24- Hour Emergency Call Center No: (013) 735 4325.
The Central Kruger Park region of South Africa is home to some of the best game viewings on the African continent. This vast wilderness area is home to the pristine Sabi Sand Game Reserve which consists of amongst others, the Ulusaba Game Reserve, the Singita Game Reserve, the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve, the MalaMala Game Reserve as well as the Londolozi Game Reserve.