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The Kruger National Park Map

The Kruger National Park Is an area of two million Hectares of true unspoilt African bush plains. This area is larger than Belgium or Wales and the same size as Israel.

Thousands of visitors from around the world consider the Kruger National Park to be one of the best National Parks in the world. The Kruger National Park is the third largest National Park in the world, and one of the largest Game Reserves in Africa.

Bird lovers can look forward to seeing more than 517 bird species. There are 753 species of animal and 1982 species of plants in the park.

The Kruger National Park cater for all budgets and tastes. The accommodation ranges from luxury private concession lodges to chalets, Safari tents and camping. The Park also accommodates day visitors and provides free entry for one week for South African visitors as part of Heritage Day, and the celebration of South African heritage.

In the 1800’s European explorers were lured to the Lowveld by rumours of gold, Ivory, and skins. This caused the game numbers to plumet as the wildlife was hunted for the animal skins and horn trade. The president at that time, Paul Kruger was told of the rapid destruction of the wildlife in the lowveld area by the hunters. President Paul Kruger managed to succeed in persuading the Transvaal Parliament to establish a protected area for wildlife in the Lowveld region, and the area between the Sabie and Crocodile Rivers was set aside for restricted hunting in 1884. Kruger’s revolutionary plan only fully came to fruition in 1898 when the Sabie Game Reserve was established, later to be-renamed the Kruger National Park.

South Africa’s natural heritage, and biodiversity survives due to the forward thinking of Paul Kruger, and the Kruger National Park’s natural beauty has awed many a visitor who leaves with an enduring love for Kruger.

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