A Prolific History
Kruger National Park was proclaimed in 1903 and founded with the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in 1926. This historic proclamation has allowed the Kruger National Park’s wildlife to not only breed, away from hunting, but it has also ensured the animals associate no fear with safari 4×4 vehicles. This allows unbelievable game viewing. The Kruger National Park thus offers the ultimate safari experience.
Private Game Reserves
“The Kruger National Park” traditionally refers to the main park itself which is easily accessible from both Johannesburg and Cape Town cities. The park is open to the public and access and activities in the public areas can be restrictive. However within the concession of “The Kruger National Park” also lie private concessions which control public access and ensure genuine exclusivity, limited visitor numbers and dramatic game viewing.
Iconic Africa recommends the private reserves of the Sabi Sands, Timbavati Game Reserve, Thornybush and Singita’s concessions, all set within the park. These private preservation areas are notorious for their Big 5 sightings, and the ultimate luxury safari style accommodation and cuisine.
Sensational Game Viewing
The Kruger National park is synonymous with The Big 5 and the likes of The Battle of Kruger! These battles for survival stir our deepest, most raw emotions but are just one of the examples of the epic battles for competition between Africa’s supreme animals. These are the battles which have enthralled thousands of safari goers who flock to our African shores to view the drama which is the African theatre. The grand stage also transcends into the smaller miracles of nature and as you start to look around you, you will notice Africa’s little battles and acts in the solitary blossoming Impala Lilly and first summer rains.
A perfect time to visit
The African bushveld is spectacular all year round. Each season bringing with it special experiences which cannot be seen at other times of the year. The dry, winter season runs from May to September when temperatures drop to their lowest – still around 25 to 30 Degrees Celsius during the day- and the game viewing hours are thus easiest. The summer rains begin around October and as the rains approach so do the stunning migrant birds and imminent birthing lambs and foals. The bushveld transforms into a hive of activity for predators and young herbivores alike and a lush green hue embraces the whole park.
It is the combination of viewing Africa’s raw power from the comfort and luxury of your open topped 4×4 game vehicle and then the return to your 5 Star luxury lodge which has hurtled The Kruger Park lodges into the acclaimed status they now enjoy. Royal Malewane, Singita, Londolozi Private Game Reserve, Lion Sands and many more all offer boutique luxury safari experiences which will leave you astonished that you are in Africa’s untamed wilderness.
The magic of the African bushveld touches all that visit it. To share this experience with your loved ones away from the distraction of “life” strengthens your bond and will forge unforgettable memories for life.
For further information and to plan your tailor-made Kruger National Park safari, contact one of our safari experts.