Kruger National Park reviews


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Kruger National Park is one of the largest, most famous and most-visited parks in all of Africa. Located in the northeastern corner of South Africa, it forms the border between South Africa and Mozambique. It is 19,485 km ² (7523 mi ² ) in size, making it the seventh largest national park in Africa, and was established in 1926. Kruger offers superb wildlife viewing... ...

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(4/5 stars) Written on: Mar 09, 2016   |   Visited: Jun 2015.
Arguably one of the most famous national parks in the world, the Kruger National Park offers one of the best wildlife experiences in Africa. On an average 4-day stay between the months of May to September you can expect to see most of the big five as well as many other African mammals, birds and fauna. The photos attached are taken from the Timbavati Game Reserve, ... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Dec 16, 2015   |   Visited: Oct 2015.
My first safari was this past October at the Skukuza Rest Camp operated by Outlook Safaris. My daughter and I simply loved it beginning with the transfer from/to Johannesburg from our hotel to our accommodation and actual daily tours led by truly professional and knowledgeable guides. read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Feb 09, 2015   |   Visited: Sep 2014.
I visit this park often and really enjoy nature at its best with the park and camps that blend in with nature. The park management look after this park quite well and you can read about it in various media magazines, Facebook pages and other media.
Although the old traditional restaurants have fallen away, they have been finally replaced with Mug & Bean, Cattle B... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Nov 25, 2014   |   Visited: Nov 2014.
South Africa's Kruger National Park is arguably the most affordable and most accessible major African game park. Because of this and because of the consistently good all-year game viewing, it is also one of the most popular game reserves in Africa.
There are basically three ways to "do" Kruger:

1) You can go on your own and self-drive.
2) You can go with a tou... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: May 12, 2014   |   Visited: May 2014.
Kruger National Park is home to an amazing variety of wildlife and nature scenes.

The "BIG 5" is what everybody comes to see yes sure they are amazing and quite common if you know where to look.

"Big 5"
Animals: Lion, Leopard, Cape Buffalo, African Elephant and Black Rhino.

TERM:
The term big five game was used by big-game hunters and refers to the fi... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Apr 22, 2014   |   Visited: Apr 2014.
Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga, South Africa is an amazing place...

That is if you know the secrets:

1: Time
2: Place
3: A bit of luck
4: Rainfall
5: Were to go

1: Timing
Your timing to see some of Africa's top wildlife animals is best early morning when the gates open and about an hour before the gates closes.
WHY? It's not that hot and being ... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jan 18, 2014   |   Visited: Jul 2010.
I have been coming to the Kruger National Park since I was a little girl. Our family holidays took place in the camps on the banks of the mighty Olifants River. I remember early mornings with coffee and rusks to get ready for game drives. Sunsets without television or telephones (this was before mobile phones and the Internet!), just whiskey for the mom, beer for t... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Nov 22, 2013   |   Visited: Oct 2013.
On a recent trip to South Africa, I was lucky enough to visit the spectacular Kruger National Park. What a thrill!

We stayed at Savanna Private Game Lodge in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which is located in the Greater Kruger Park area.

During our safari adventures we saw the Big 5 in two days, as well as other exciting wildlife, including crocodile, wild dogs (w... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Nov 05, 2013   |   Visited: Aug 2005.
We stayed at Mopani Camp on our first ever safari vacation. Bar/restaurant had excellent balcony overlooking a lake full of hippos, crocs and birds. Shop, cafeteria. Camp was full of savannah scrub and a big baobab, a micro-safari in itself. Chalet was spacious and well-appointed. Only complaint (also encountered elsewhere in SA) was lack of European norms of servi... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Sep 23, 2013   |   Visited: Mar 2013.
This is the prime safari area of South Africa with the best circumstances for wildlife photography courses, wildlife sightings and all levels of hobby photography.

Best leopard sightings, probably in the world
Excellent Big 5 sightings
Excellent lodges with excellent rangers and trackers
Great safaris “old” style with nowadays comfort
Easy access by air and... read more

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Leopard
Lion
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Sep 20, 2013   |   Visited: Feb 2013.
Piles of fresh dung and bulldozed trees had got me excited, and within moments of entering Kruger, a large herd of elephants slowly crossed in front of us. Buffalo were seemingly everywhere, strange-looking creatures that I grew to like over my three day safari. In the Kruger it felt like we were always on a game drive, in particular there seemed to be no end to th... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Sep 17, 2013   |   Visited: Jan 2012.
Kruger National Park is, without a doubt, one of those places that all safari-lovers should visit at least once in their lives.

It's huge. It's untamed. And it's up to you to find the fun.

Kruger offers great value for money. You can very reasonable accommodation, but still have access to some of the most amazing game in the world. The trade-off is less luxur... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: May 22, 2013   |   Visited: Jan 2009.
Although there are places all over Africa that will blow the mind and your expectations out of the water, Kruger truly delivers. The main roads through the park are unobtrusive enough, and the numbers of game high enough, that you are virtually guaranteed to have a Jurassic Park-level experience.
We witnessed a herd of rhino, cheetahs fighting, a leopard in a tree... read more

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Cheetah
Leopard
Rhinoceros
Elephant
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(5/5 stars) Written on: May 02, 2013   |   Visited: Sep 2011.
Kruger National Park is part of South African tradition and a much loved safari, game trekking and holiday spot. It has so much to offer, from accessibility to the largest game of all African parks, waiting to be spotted around every bush, accommodation options to suit every taste and budget and even Internet availability and a golf course these days. No wonder it ... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Apr 23, 2013   |   Visited: Jun 2012.
The Kruger National Park has to be on everyone's bucket-list! If you have not yet been here, start planning your adventure. There are dozens of options for accommodation - Berg en Dal camp is my personal favourite as it is more modern then the older camps and has a swimming pool - very important in Summer! Of course, there are also many luxury accommodation option... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Apr 22, 2013   |   Visited: Nov 2012.
Whether you stay in the 5 star luxury accommodations or the bare bone basic accommodations at the Kruger National Park, you will not leave empty handed. The southern parts of Kruger National Park are home to Lions, Elephant, Impala, Hyena, Giraffe and many more, while the middle and northern parts are home to Cheetah, Leopard and Nyala. Kruger National Park is al... read more
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Safari suitability: 10 / 10
Big five, excellent lodging options and the ability to self-drive. Come one, come all!
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