The immense Kruger National Park has come a long way since the first three tourist cars visited in 1927! Today, the world-famous Kruger encompasses an area of almost 19,500 square kilometers (7,500 square miles) and is South Africa’s first national game park. The park is the lifeblood for an incredible bio-diversity of plant and animal species, including the ‘Big 5’, and the private reserves adjoining the Kruger on its western boundary are unfenced which enlarges the animals’ range even further. These private reserves, including the Sabi Sands, Timbavati, Manyeleti and the Klaserie, form the Greater Kruger Park area and are widely regarded as South Africa’s leading safari region. Many established private game lodges and safari camps are available to host you on your South African safari adventure.
Destinations in South Africa
Cradle of Humankind, Johannesburg
There is a room in the bowels of the Ditsong Natural History museum in Pretoria. A secret room filled with treasure. It has a fairly innocuous name. In fact, to the casual passer by…it might be mistaken for a storage closet containing a janitor’s cleaning supplies.
Tropic of Capricorn
An interesting comparison exists at three notable crossings of the twenty third parallel within this phenomenal portion of Africa. They call it The Tropic of Capricorn…a line of latitude passing through Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana and Namibia from Indian to Atlantic Ocean and defining the southern edge of Africa’s tropics.