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kruger park Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park

Nature reserve South Africa

I. Presentation of the Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park (Kruger National Park) is the largest game reserve in South Africa.
Its size is over 20,000 square kilometers, is 350 km long from north to south and 60 km wide from east to west.
The park is located in the northeast of South Africa, Eastern Transvaal.
The Kruger is bordered to the west and south by the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga northeast by Zimbabwe, and east by Mozambique.
Kruger Park is now grouped with the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe and with the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique Limpopo Transfrontier park.

kruger National park
Giraffes in Kruger National Park


In 2000, it accounts for more than a million visitors!
In 2003, "South African National Parks Board," said their wish to rename the park the name of Nelson Mandela.
The park should bear this name in the coming years.

II. fauna and flora of the Kruger National Park

- 1982 species of plants
- 517 species of birds
- 147 species of mammals:

animals in Kruger National park
Kruger National Park
1500 Lions
1 000 leopards
200 Cheetahs
350 wild dogs
2000 Hyenas
11 670 African elephants
5000 white rhino
350 black rhinoceros
25 150 African buffalo
32 000 Zebra
3000 hippos
3800 Warthog
9000 giraffes
300 Eland
550 sable antelope
5000 Kudu
150 000 Impala

- 119 species of reptiles (including 5000 Nile crocodiles)
- 52 species of fish
- 35 species of amphibians

III. Activities at the Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is the most important tourist site of the Transvaal with the Blyde River Canyon.
Kruger is one of the oldest and larger parks in the world.

The tracks are of very good quality and easily accessible areas are essential to discover all the fauna and flora of the Kruger Park.

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Kruger National Park


Kruger National Park has 21 cabins, lodges, private 7 concessions and 11 other private lodges.
The camp is the main Skukuza, accommodations are very well entrentenus and they possess the minimum of comfort.
There are also many private lodges offering luxurious safaris with rangers.

Park entrances are Numbi, Malelane, Crocodile Bridge Orpen near Blyde River Canyon, Phalaborwa, Punda Maria and Pafuri.

For a chance to observe the largest number of wildlife , it is advisable to visit during the austral winter (June to September) because the lack of rain gathers the animals to water points.
During the remainder of the year, plants will be more abundant.

IV. Map of Kruger National Park

Map of Kruger National Park
Map of Kruger National Park

V. Rate of entry of the Kruger National Park: Price 2011 / 2012

South African Residents: 45.00 rand per person per day.
SADC Nationals (with passport): 90.00 rand per day per adult / R45, 00 rand per child (- 12) per day.
Standard rate (Europe, U.S. etc.): 180.00 rand per person per day. / R90, 00 rand per child (- 12) per day.

VI. Schedule and Contacts Kruger Park

Schedule:

Entry Kruger Park and camps
Nov-Jan: 05:30 (4:30 for camps) -> 18h30
February: 05:30 -> 18h30
March: 05:30 -> 6:00 p.m.
April: 06:00 -> 6:00 p.m.
May-July: 06h00 -> 17h30
August-September: 06:00 -> 6:00 p.m.
October: 05:30 -> 6:00 p.m.

Restaurants
Breakfast: 7:00 -> 9:00
Lunch: 12:00 -> 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 18:00 -> 9:00 p.m.

Contacts:

Tel: +27 12 428-9111
Fax: +27 12 343-0905
E-mail: reservations@sanparks.org
Reservation Online: www.sanparks.org

VII. Accommodation in Kruger Park

Camps Rate Camping ( rands) Rate per person ( rands)
C= Campsite - B= Bungalows -
Cot= cottage - G= Guesthouse
S= Safari Tent
- Campsite Bungalows Cottage Guesthouse = G
Safari tent = S
Adulte Enfant
Berg-en-dal Rest camp 165 745 815 1375 2590 84 (C) - 160 (B) - 270 (Cot) - 470 (G) 27 (C) - 80 (B) - 135 (Cot) - 235 (G)
Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp 165 815 - 375 (Safari tent) 54 (C) - 160 (B) - N/A (S) 27 (C) - 80 (B) - N/A (S)
Letaba Rest Camp 150 165 675 820 1400 2590 (G)
375 405 (S)
54 (C) - 160 (B) - 270 (Cot) - 470 (G) - 106 (S) 27 (C) - 80 (B) - 135(Cot) - 235 (G) - 53 (S)
Lower Sabie Rest Camp 165 735 1335 1375 585 635 (S) 2590(G) 54 (C) - 160 (B) - 270 (Cot) - 470 (G) 27 (C) - 80 (B) - 135 (Cot) - 235 (G)
Mopani Rest Camp - 720 765 1330 2540 (G) 160 (B) - 270 (Cot) - 470 (G) 80 (B) - 135 (Cot) - 235 (G)
Olifants Rest Camp - 675 1025 - 2610(G) 160 (B) - 470 (G) 80 (B) - 235 (G)
Orpen Rest Camp - 760 1375 - N/A (B) - 270 (Cot) N/A (B) - 135 (Cot)
Pretoriuskop Rest Camp 165 695 1375 1400 2590 (G) 54 (C) - 160 (B) - 270 (Cot) - 470 (G) 27 (C) -80(B) - 135 (Cot) - 235 (G)
Punda Maria Rest Camp 150 165 615 725 1400 685 (S) 54 (C) - 160 (B) - 270 (Cot) - N/A (S) 27 (C) -80(B) - 135 (Cot) - N/A (S)
Satara Rest Camp 150 165 735 1130 1425 2610 2870 (G) 54 (C) - 160 (B) - 270 (Cot) - 470 (G) 27 (C) -80(B) - 135 (Cot) - 235 (G)
Shingwedzi Rest Camp 165 625 700 950 2540 (G) 54 (C) - 160 (B) - 270 (Cot) - 470 (G) 27 (C) -80(B) - 135 (Cot) - 235(G)
Skukuza Rest Camp 165 735 1405 1375 2590 (G)
365 (S)
54 (C) - 160 (B) - 270 (Cot) - 470 (G) - 106 (S) 27 (C) -80(B) - 135 (Cot) - 235(G) - 53 (S)
Les Bushveld Camps - - 780 1635 - 270 (Cot) 135 (Cot)
Balule Rest Camps 165 260 (Hut) - - 54 (C) - 106 (Hut) 27(C) - 53 (Hut)
Malelane Rest Camps 165 730 - - 54 (C) - 160 (B) 27(C) - 80 (B)
Maroela Camping site 165 - - - 54 (C) 27 (C)
Tamboti Tented Site - - - 375 865 (S) 106 270 (S) 53 135 (S)
Tsendze Rustic Camping Site 185 - - - 54 (C) 27 (C)

VIII. Report links with the Kruger National Park

- Kruger National Park Pics .
- Our experience Satara Camp .
- Trip to Travel journal at Kruger National Park .
- Additional mentions Rates & Information .

IX. Other national parks in south africa

- Blyde River Canyon - Augrabies Falls

Source: 2011


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