Kruger is South Africa’s largest national park area, covering 8,000 square miles of wilderness in the country’s north east, stretching from the Crocodile River to the Limpopo in the north. This vast area has a great selection of luxury camps and lodges, and its open savannah, rocky outcrops and winding rivers attracts an outstanding variety of wildlife. See the Big Five of leopard, lion, elephant, black rhino and buffalo along with many other animals like giraffes, cheetahs, hippos and more. Wildlife viewing is particularly good in the dry winter months when animals congregate around the waterholes to drink.
Sabi Sands is an exclusive game reserve on the south west border of the vast Kruger National Park area, with wildlife roaming free between the two areas. Covering 160,000 acres, Sabi Sands contains many of South Africa’s most luxurious safari lodges. Abundant wildlife is found in the reserve, with sightings of the Big Five of lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo highly likely. Other rarer animals, like the wild dog, can also be spotted.
Kruger National Park covers 20,000 square km and stretches from the Crocodile River in the south up to the Limpopo River, which is the international border in the north.
Kruger National Park covers is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Ancient archaeological sites and bush paintings are also conserved inside the park.
The best time for observing the animals is the dry winter season when animals come to the waterholes to drink
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