Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park was proclaimed by the ZAR Volksraad in 1898 to protect wildlife in
South Africa and consist today of nearly 2 million hectares. Initially it was named the Sabie Game Reserve
stretching from the Crocodile river to the Sabie river, after enlarging the Reserve it was re-named
to the Kruger National Park. With a distance of 350 km long from North to South and at most 60 km in width.
Situated in the farthest north-eastern corner of South Africa between the Crocodile River in the South and the
Limpopo River in the North.
President Paul Kruger
Zuid Afrikaanche Republiek
(ZAR) - Boer Republic
The Park is mainly a self-drive destination with rest camps spread through the park to ensure maximum exposure
to the rich bio-diversity found in the park. The Kruger National Park is not only one of the most famous parks in the
world but also the oldest park in Africa and is renowned as one of the best wildlife destination in the world.
The Park provides sanctuary to a wide variety of Fauna and Flora, species: 336 trees, 49 fish,
34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.
The best time of the year to visit the Kruger National Park is during the dry season, April to September as the
water is restricted to water holes/rivers and the vegetation becomes sparse. This time of year provides the
photographer with ample opportunities.
near Skukuza Rest Camp
The major rivers of the Kruger National Park are the Crocodile which forms part of the southern boundary
and the Limpopo in the north which forms part of the northen border of the Kruger National Park. Other rivers
flowing from west to east include the Sabie, Letaba, Luvuvhu and Olifants.
The plantlife in the Kruger National Park varies from subtropical to tropical.
Safari Tent Accommodation
For more information contact
South African National Parks
Although the photographs on this website can not replace the tranquillity you experience in this
vast wilderness it hope to provide you with a graphical representation of the Kruger National Park.
Copyright Photographs: © Eric Landsberg