he Kruger National Park is a major draw card for South Africa. This extensive park has received many awards for the quality of its service and its environmental diversity and sense of responsibility.
Kruger National Park itself boasts many smaller parks, reserves and lodges within its ample borders. The accommodation facilities range from outdoor camping facilities, for visitors wanting a true taste of living in the African bushveld, to luxury game lodges, which offer a more exclusive and private experience of Africa. Between these accommodation ‘poles’ are many lodges, self-catering hotels, Bed & Breakfasts and resorts that are ideal for the family, honeymooners, or even business travellers seeking an idyllic getaway. The more luxury facilities include world acclaimed Sabi Sands, Timbavati, Balule, Thornybush and Kapama.
The Kruger National Park is situated in the northern part of South Africa. This sets it within the ideal locale for exploring the rest of the country, as well as surrounding areas such as Mozambique. Within relatively close proximity too are Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban, all of which are tourism must-sees for first-time visitors.
Kruger understands that its visitors hail from all corners of the earth to experience a true African safari. For this reason, most activities and packages are based on allowing guests to see the diverse array of birds, vegetation and wildlife. Qualified and experienced game rangers share some of their knowledge on guided game drives, or walks through the wildest bush while teaching you about the tracking of these magnificent animals. Most destinations or accommodation providers allow their guests options to embark on such tours in the early morning and / or late afternoon. This grants you to see the very different kinds of animals that emerge at these different times of day.
The animals that have made the Kruger Park their home include the Big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. Along with these are many species of buck, apes, snakes and birds. Kudu, springbok, warthogs, bush pigs, giraffes, hyenas, meerkats, ostriches, lynx, and many more share the expanse within the park’s borders in all of their natural glory and splendour while vultures, hawks and eagles soar above them.
For the corporate guest, the conference facilities at Kruger National Park will prove to be most convenient and welcome. World-class facilities combine with true 5-star hospitality to create a memorable and productive experience.
Visitors from the world over are guaranteed of a unique experience within the park. However, there are also several facilities outside of the park that are definitely worth a visit. The Endangered Species Centre and The Cheetah Breeding Project are both great day trips for the nature enthusiasts. There are also cultural villages around the park, as well as a golf course, for a different take on touring Africa. An elephant back safari is an absolute must as South Africa takes on a new beauty from this elevated perspective. Indeed, Kruger provides visitors, both from South Africa and the rest of the world, with a first-hand encounter of the stunning land that is this magnificent continent.
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