Kruger National Park (South Africa)

Kruger National Park Travel Guide and Trip Resources


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South Africa's flagship national park


The Kruger National Park is situated in the north-eastern South African provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo. To the east lies Mozambique and to the north Zimbabwe. The park has a size of 20,000 square kilometers, and can be considered the flagship national park of the country. Its name refers to Paul Kruger, former president of South Africa who established the park in the late 19th century.

Flora and fauna-wise, the main draw of Kruger are of course the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino), all of which are found here. The southern part of the park, along Sabie and Crocodile rivers is your best bet for finding them. The north of the park on the other hand is a more dry place with less dense vegetation, which is good for bird watching. [Review by travelindicator]


Key info

  • Kruger National Park is a region in South Africa. It is situated at an altitude of 997ft and the best airport to fly into is MQP (Kruger Mpumalanga, Nelspruit)
  • The currency used in South Africa is the South African rand (ZAR)

Kruger National Park Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
91 90 88 84 82 79 79 81 84 86 88 90

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
3.7 3.8 2.6 1.5 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.3 1.1 1.6 2.5 3.6

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