The Kruger National Park situated in South Africa is a visual treat for the body and soul. It is a great place for people who want to relax in nature’s lap, as well as those who enjoy the adrenaline rush that comes with doing things outside your 9 to 5 job.
Reaching Kruger National Park can be done either via flight or by hiring a car. Many prefer self driving to truly get a feel of the place at their own pace. KRUGER NATIONAL PARK is served by three airports, Hoedspruit Airport, Phalaborwa Airport and the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. Flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town to KMIA can be followed by a direct flight to your lodge if it has an airstrip.
Approximate distances to the Park from Johannesburg is 425km, Cape Town 1800km, Bloemfontein 800km and Port Elizabeth 1400km. Mini bus transfers are also provided by a few companies.
The Kruger National Park is a huge area consisting of a sheer number of flora and fauna, the variety of which is enough to take your breath away. Kruger National Park boasts of a wide variety of activities that you can engage in while you are here. The main five animals that you get to see here are Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos, Buffalos, often considered the big 5. If you want to experience the true African savannah and forests, you can opt for the various safaris available here like the Big 5 safari, Kurt Safari or any of the other offerings as per your convenience and interest. No matter what you choose, you are bound to be left awestruck by the sight of the majestic animals in their natural surroundings. Other than safaris, the other activities in Kruger National Park you can undertake are mountain bike trails, Night Drives, Napi Trails, Bird Watching, Golf, Wellness Spa Treatments, Hot Air Balloon flights, Cave Exploration to name a few. As you can see, there is something for everyone here at Kruger National Park.
When you get hungry after a long day of exploring the park and crave good food in Kruger National Park, there are a variety of cafeterias and restaurants as well as camp shops that will provide you with delicious food at very reasonable rates. You also have the option of self catering at designated sites. Some of the lodges provide you with South African specialities like ostrich steak, springbok tenderloin. Alcohol cannot be bought from outside into the park and take away alcohol is not available unless you have proof that you are staying in the park. All necessary tips and information’s on travelling to this remarkable place can be found in this link
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