Kruger National Park Information

Kruger National Park Information
Kruger National Park is unrivaled in both size and biodiversity among the many game preserves found in southern Africa. The park's many entrances, well-maintained roads and fine accommodations make visiting easy.


Kruger National Park is located in eastern South Africa along the border of Mozambique. The park covers an area of approximately 20,000 square km, which is roughly the size of Israel.



Kruger is home to six different ecosystems and 14 smaller eco-zones. Depending on where you go in the park you may encounter thick groves of acacia or mopane trees, open savannas, rushing rivers, or steep, rocky bluffs.


Kruger supports a spectacular array of wildlife that includes 147 species of mammals and 517 species of birds. In addition to the iconic African Big Five (lions, cape buffalo, elephants, leopards and rhinos), Kruger is also home to cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, and the endangered African wild gog.


Kruger has 21 rest camps, seven private concessions and 11 private safari lodges. Some camps offer a range of amenities that can include shops, restaurants, filling stations, laundry service, picnic areas and swimming pools.

Getting Around

Kruger has eight entrance gates and an extensive network of well-maintained roads. All roads and park entrances close in the evening and tourists caught driving after hours will be fined. Those who choose to take a walking tour of the park must be accompanied by a registered guide or ranger at all times.


Article Written By Richard Hansen

Richard Hansen grew up and currently resides in Minnesota. He graduated from Dartmouth College and has traveled extensively in Africa and South America, including the Amazon jungle. He has worked as a wilderness guide in Yellowstone and northern Minnesota, and written for Fur-Fish-Game, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine and

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