South Africa : Kruger National Park
This park is located in the Mpumalanga Province on the Mozambique border, stretching from Zimbabwe to within a few kilometers of Swaziland and extending over an area of 19,485 square kilometers. It can be accessed via 8 entrance gates: Pafuri, Punda Maria, Palaborwa, Orpen, Paul Kruger, Numbi, Malelane and Crocodile Bridge.
[an error occurred while processing this directive] Eight major rivers traverse the park: Limpopo, Luvuvhu, Shingwedzi, Letaba, Olifants, Sabie and the Crocodile River. Although this park is open throughout the year, certain accommodation facilities, such as the guest cottages, are only available at certain times of the year. Family cottages (2 rooms with 2 beds each, bathroom, toilet, kitchenette with gas stove, fridge, eating and cooking utensils), huts with shower and toilet, ordinary huts (all equipped with air conditioners), and camping sites are also available. One can go for game viewing on tarred and gravel roads, as well as wilderness trails. General facilities include swimming pools (Pretoriuskop and Shingwedzy Rest Camps), night drives, shops, restaurants, picnic sites with hot water for tea or coffee and nightly film shows (weather permitting).
[an error occurred while processing this directive] Banking facilities are also available at certain camps. Precautions against malaria are recommended. One can catch glimpses of zebra, blue wildebeest, giraffe, eland, roan antelope, sable, nyala, tsessebe, hippopotamus and a variety of birds (about 450 species recorded).