Kruger National Park is the premier spot for a safari adventure for those who purchase tickets to board South Africa bound flights. Following are some key facts and figures for travellers who plan a getaway to this part of the world.


Kruger is one of the largest wildlife reserves in Africa as well as the worth and is also home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Located mainly in the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces in South Africa, this wilderness is home to literally hundreds of species of mammals, plants, birds, reptiles and insects. It is hence no wonder that tourists from all over the world make a mad scramble to book tickets on South Africa bound flights. Here are some must know travel facts for those who seek an adventurous holiday amidst the wildness of South Africa.

General Information

This protected forest though located within South Africa and is bordered by the neighbouring countries of Mozambique and Zimbabwe. In Mozambique it connects with the Limpopo National Park, while in Zimbabwe it is connected to the Gonarezhou National Park. These three together form the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, with Kruger forming an integral part of the UNESCO designated International Man and Biosphere Reserve in the area. There are nine separate entry gateways to this forested land, which serve as major tourist entry points to the numerous camps located within the rugged regions of South Africa. The camps and lodges in the area are very popular among the hordes of foreign tourists who reserve tickets aboard long-haul flights to reach The Rainbow Nation.

How to Reach

Getting there is relatively easy as its key entry points are well connected to the rest of the country by roads as well as by domestic flights. The preferred way for adventure lovers to reach these forested parts located at the border of South Africa is by means of a self-drive trip. One may easily rent cars at Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town, then drive down there while enjoying the sights and sounds of the countryside. Though a sedan would get the job done well enough, a four wheel drive vehicle is definitely the best option. Alternately, tourists may book tickets onboard domestic flights that operate within the country. Most travellers buy air tickets to the towns of Nelspruit, Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa which serve as the major entry-points to these forests.

Best Time for a Visit

This famous forest features a typical subtropical climate with humid summers when temperatures reach nearly 40º C, but it is also the wettest period of the year with lush green vegetation and numerous migratory birds. November and December are probably the best time for a summer visit because this is when one can view numerous species of newborn wildlife. In addition, a good number of deals are available on flights and accommodations during these months. Many consider the dry winter season (May to September) to be the best time to observe the Kruger’s fauna however, being the high season for tourism; finding cheap air tickets and accommodations may be tricky.

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