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.