Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park, photo by Robert Cutts
Kruger National Park (photo by Robert Cutts)
 

Kruger National Park (KNP) is located in northeast South Africa, by the border with Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

It is one of the largest game reserves in Africa, extending 220 mi (360 km) north to south and 40 miles (65 km) east to west.

It is also one of the most carefully managed, with a focus on wildlife conservation, education and tourism, and the use of various measures (including car inspections) to prevent poaching from decimating its wildlife populations.

The park has nine main gates allowing entrance to the different camps.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
Recommending Sources:
   Lonely Planet
   Rough Guide
   1000 Places to See Before You Die

 

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Xanatseni Private Camp

Offering a garden and outdoor pool, Xanatseni Private Camp is situated in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, 35 km from Kapama Game Reserve . Hoedspruit is 37 km away. Free WiFi is provided . Free private parking is also available at this lodge. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$267

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Machaton Private Camp

Featuring air conditioning, Machaton Private Camp offers accommodation in Timbavati Game Reserve. Timbavati Viewpoint is 1.7 km away. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$1060

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Senalala Luxury Safari Camp

Senalala Luxury Safari Camp is located in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. The camp overlooks a waterhole and features thatched chalet accommodation, a viewing deck, and outdoor fireplace (or boma). Free WiFi is available. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$381

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Klaserie Sands River Camp

Offering a year-round outdoor pool and fitness centre, Klaserie Sands River Camp is located in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve in the Mpumalanga Region. Kapama Game Reserve is 37 km from the property. Free WiFi is provided . Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$359

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Baobab Ridge

Set in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, part of the Kruger National Park, Baobab Ridge features an outdoor pool. It offers private cottages with a furnished terrace. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$451

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Xanatseni Private Camp

Xanatseni Private Camp

Offering a garden and outdoor pool, Xanatseni Private Camp is situated in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, 35 km from Kapama Game Reserve . Hoedspruit is 37 km away. Free WiFi is provided . Free private parking is also available at this lodge. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$267

$267-
Klaserie Sands River Camp

Klaserie Sands River Camp

Offering a year-round outdoor pool and fitness centre, Klaserie Sands River Camp is located in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve in the Mpumalanga Region. Kapama Game Reserve is 37 km from the property. Free WiFi is provided . Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$359

$359-
Senalala Luxury Safari Camp

Senalala Luxury Safari Camp

Senalala Luxury Safari Camp is located in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. The camp overlooks a waterhole and features thatched chalet accommodation, a viewing deck, and outdoor fireplace (or boma). Free WiFi is available. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$381

$381-
Baobab Ridge

Baobab Ridge

Set in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, part of the Kruger National Park, Baobab Ridge features an outdoor pool. It offers private cottages with a furnished terrace. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$451

$451-
Motswari Private Game Reserve

Motswari Private Game Reserve

Motswari is a luxury family-owned lodge situated within the Umbabat Natural Reserve. Guests can experience bush trails with trained guides and spend evenings in the wilderness, eating authentic open-air boma meals. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$754 - $533

$754-
Machaton Private Camp

Machaton Private Camp

Featuring air conditioning, Machaton Private Camp offers accommodation in Timbavati Game Reserve. Timbavati Viewpoint is 1.7 km away. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$1060

$1060-

Highlighted Interests:

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Natural
Hiking and Trekking
Nine different trails are on offer in the Kruger National Park. Some are overnight and they last several days in areas of wilderness virtually untouched by humans. There are no set trails in the wilderness areas; a visitor walks along paths made by animals or seeks out new routes through the bush.

Visitors that want to get closer to wildlife than a car permits can take the guided overnight Wilderness Trail tour on foot. You join a group of up to 8 mates and 2 rangers on a hiking tour that lasts for 3 days. You learn about South African wildlife and have the chance to see wildlife up close. Trails follow circular routes and you return each evening to the safety of your camp, where dinner awaits.
Wildlife and Plants
The most common way to see wildlife is to tour the park by vehicle during the daylight hours when the park is open, either on your own or with a guide.

The southern part of the park along the Sabie and Crocodile river is rich in water and has a lot of game viewing opportunities. Here you can see the best of African flora and fauna such as Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos, Buffalos often referred as the big five, but there are plenty of others to see as well.

The northern part of the park supports less flora and fauna and is often referred as the birding paradise. Out of the 517 species of birds found at Kruger, 253 are residents, 117 non-breeding migrants, and 147 nomads.
Other Interests:
Combination
Archeological Sites
Natural
Scenic Waterways

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