Greater Kruger National Park and Surrounds in South Africa

Accommodation in Greater Kruger National Park and Surrounds

Product NameRoom TypeRATINGPrices
Hamiltons Tented Camp Hamiltons Tented Camp Standard Room from: ZAR 3735
Shindzela Bush Camp Twin Bed from: ZAR 1325

Greater Kruger National Park and Surrounds

The Greater Kruger National Park includes the national park with the many private wildlife reserves around it. Fencing has been taken down between these game reserves to form a huge area where animals are free to roam and migrate. This large area is often referred to as the "greater Kruger Park area"

The original Kruger National Park was established in 1889 to protect the wildlife found in the Lowveld area in South Africa. This national park is now nearly 2 million hectares in size and when combined with the private reserves around it, makes it the size of a small country.

The park is a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies and boasts a remarkable number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. There are also a number of archaeological sites worth visiting in the Kruger Park, highlighting man's prehistoric occupation in this area. Bushman rock painting and restored iron-age villages add to the pleasure of visiting this area.

The Greater Kruger Park hosts a number of accommodation facilities with many things to do and see, making this a very popular area. The private game reserves offer excellent accommodation and game viewing, where you are most likely to see the big 5. The Kruger National Park, with its affordable self-catering accommodation and self-drive routes, is very popular amongst travellers who like the freedom to set their own travel itineraries. The Park also contains a number of private concessions within its borders. These offer luxury accommodation and have there own safari guides taking visitors on game drives and bush walks.