Information on Kruger National Park

Information on Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park of South Africa is a top safari destination. It is home to thousands of wild animals that are usually only seen on National Geographic or in a zoo, and the park can be explored by guided tour or alone.


Kruger National Park is on the northeastern edge of South Africa and borders two foreign countries on the east side: Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Swaziland, Botswana, and Lesotho are also in the vicinity.


The park covers about 7,332 square miles, extending over two South African provinces.

Big Mammals

The park is most famous for its big mammals, including such big-game animals as the rhinoceros, lion and elephant. There are also cheetahs, hyenas, leopards, hippopotamuses, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests and bushbucks.

Birds and Reptiles

Also in the park are more than 500 species of birds, including hawks, eagles, cormorants, storks and owls. The local reptiles include numerous lizards and turtles, but also crocodiles and the poisonous black mamba.

International Reserve

The park is part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park along with sister parks in neighboring Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Hiking Trails

While many people take in the wildlife at Kruger by organized safari, the park is home to a vast network of trails. Cross-country long-distance hikes along what are essentially mapped animal paths are available.

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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