Safari in South Africa in the Kruger National Park
If you are a foreigner looking for a good location in South Africa to spend your holiday, or even if you are a South
African who just needs a weekend break, the Kruger National Park is ideal. You can find cheap accommodation and
there is something to suit any budget.
The Kruger National Park is a nature reserve along the border of Mozambique. This border is clearly seen by the
natural barrier, the Lebombo Mountains. The park, which is about 350km long and 60km wide on average, exists of
plat grass and bush covered plains better known in South Africa as the savannah or bosveld. There are several
entrances or gates to the park, each with its own name.
South African safaris in Kruger National Park can be divided into three sections: the south, central and the north. The
South, which is also known as the hill country of the Kruger National Park has easy access and a large number of
camps and game drives. Central consists of open grassy plains, roamed by the large predators and herds. The North
is a more remote part of the Kruger National Park, and thus offers more rest. It consists of mopane plains.
There is more than enough accommodation at the Kruger National Park. You will find many rest camps, as well as
bush camps, the smaller version of a rest camp. All these camps have different names.
You can book a safari tour with an operator at the Kruger National Park. They will take you out in a 4x4, or minibus.
This depends on budget. Some people however argue that a better way to experience the Kruger National Park is to
hike. This means a guided walk where you get into close contact with the life on the park. Of course your guide will
take all steps necessary to ensure your safety, such as staying out of scent ranges of the more dangerous animals.
Many South Africans also prefer to drive the Kruger National Park by themselves. The Park has many facilities which
make this possible, such as petrol stations etc.
Accommodation at the Kruger National Park is easy to find and not as costly as one might think. There is a selection
of accommodation to suit everyone's preferences. Booking is as easy as clicking a button. There are so many
websites which allow you to "design" your own holiday and then offer very affordable rates. You can also see maps of
the Kruger National Park and decide which location you would like to rest at. You can find a bargain deal for your
holiday break at the Kruger National Park.