Where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sights – this is real Africa. Kruger National Park is the largest South African game park and has more species of wildlife than any other game sanctuary in Africa. The Park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.Along the western border of Kruger a number of privately owned wildlife reserves are located. A very important advantage private reserves have over national parks is that private reserves use open vehicles, which give not only a better view but also a more authentic feel of the bush.
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. Man’s 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 park’s natural assets.
At most reserves, a game tracker sits on the hood or the back of each vehicle. Drivers are in radio contact with each other, greatly increasing the chances of finding those species that safariers want to see the most. The reserves are home to large populations of elephant, buffalo, Burchell’s zebra, greater kudu, giraffe, impala, white rhino, black rhino, hippopotamus, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog among others.