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10 most exciting places to visit in Kruger National Park

The famed Kruger National Park in South Africa, steeped in tradition and history, awaits your visit to experience its vast landscapes and magnificent African species. Kruger National Park has a significant risk of Malaria, so it is advisable to take malaria preventive measures before visiting.

Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park

The Phalaborwa Gate is the nearest gate to the Letaba Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park and gets located immediately adjacent to the town of Phalaborwa. Apart from Letaba, it is also close to sights like the Sable Sleepover Hide, the Londolozi Game Reserve, and the Masorini archaeological site, all of which are well worth seeing. The Game reserves region includes the stunning morning vistas, picturesque weather, Lodge areas in Safari lodge, and outdoor showers near Nelspruit.

Because it is a gate into the national park, you will witness wild creatures once you pass through. The main gate area is well-kept, with plenty of parking spaces shaded by large trees, a lovely welcome area, a curio shop, and clean restrooms.

Graskop

Graskop is a tiny historic hamlet on the Kruger National Park’s boundary. Founded in the 1880s as a gold mining town, it has preserved most of its historic town centre and has become a popular tourist destination in the area. There are various accommodations with Self-catering, En suite is available.

Travellers come to Graskop for various reasons, including the fact that it’s a great starting place for visits to natural wonders like the Blyde River Canyon with River lodge, Mac Mac Falls, and God’s Window for Honeymoon, which overlooks the Drakensberg escarpment. Pilgrim’s Rest and Sabie are two adjacent historic villages, and Graskop is also the starting point for a trip on the Panorama Garden route.

Wolhuter Wilderness Trail

The Wolhuter Trail’s base camp is 40 minutes from Berg en Dal in Southern Africa Kruger park. Large trees provide shelter, and a Waterhole adjacent to the campsite attracts animals during the dry season. The bush erupted with energy and water in prodigious amounts. The Wolhuter Trail in Marula is one of the most amazing things in Kruger National Park. 

Offering an early morning stroll into the bush, staring at wild creatures wandering about the watering hole region, and going into the sunset with hippos, elephants, Giraffe, buffalo, fish eagle, and many more. White Rhino Tentedget is commonly observed in this area, and the unique beauty will take your breath away. You may stay in lavish tented camps or lodges with a luxury African safari.

Tshokwane Picnic Site

Tshokwane lies about halfway between Skukuza and Satara, and it’s the only rest station along the journey with food and drinks. The confluence of mixed forest, patches of grassland, riverine bush, and the Lebombo mountains attract broad Rangers of animals and bird species, making the Tshokwane region ideal for game viewing.

Buffalo and lion sightings are common in the Satara plains. The majority of the large raptors and Fauna is live here. Allow at least five hours for this journey, which should include a halt at Tshokwane for birding.

Napi Wilderness Trail

This trek, which has stunning granitic scenery, is adorned by the Mbyamithi and Napi Rivers. And the ideal way to appreciate nature is on one of the beautiful paths through the forest. There will be no one to disturb you while you get a taste of wilderness, remoteness, calm, and eternal quiet.

Olifants Wilderness Trail

The dusty Timbavati Road runs north along the Timbavati River, eventually connecting with Satara road near Olifants Camp. In the game-rich grasslands of central Kruger, the dust road and river weave through a patchwork of various vistas. Because of the herds of Impala, Kudu, Wildebeest, Zebra, and other grazers, Leeubron is an ideal watering spot for lion sightings.

Mac Mac Falls

The Mac Mac Falls is 70 kilometres southeast of Kruger. You cannot afford to miss this magnificent site, which is only a one-hour drive away where you can even do a self-drive. The Mpumalanga Province in northeast South Africa is known for its Game-drive and verdant valleys, but it also has waterfalls. Mac Mac Falls, a national monument with a pair of 213-foot (65-meter) cascades that can get seen from an observation platform above the falls, is one of the more impressive instances.

Bourke’s Luck Potholes

Bourke’s Luck Potholes, located inside Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, were formed by millennia of whirling whirlpools eating away the sandstone bedrock at the junction of the Treur and Blyde Rivers. Crooks Corner National Park, gets located in the Kruger National Park area, gets noted for the junction of the Limpopo and Luvuvhu Rivers.

It consists of a series of interconnecting cylinder lakes separated by sandstone outcrops. Viewing platforms and bridges span over some of the Breathtaking formations. And the view of the holes and multi-coloured sandstone changes based on the time of day, river levels, and mineral concentration in the water.

Mpumalanga Panorama Route

Historic mining villages, spectacular waterfalls, towering vistas, a picturesque canyon, and plenty of animals can all get found along South Africa’s Panorama Route. The mining town of Graskop is a great place to start a tour across Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route, and adjacent sites include God’s Window, made famous by the movie. You may witness the cluster of stunning waterfalls at Sabie and enjoy the views across Blyde River Canyon from there with Bush lo.

The Panorama Route is noted for its landscape, as its name indicates. There is also a lot of wildlife in the area, so keep an eye out. While the fewer leaves on the trees fall, winter is the ideal time to watch animals.

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Some of South Africa’s most dangerous creatures live at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, including lions, leopards, Wild-dog, and even honey badgers. The facility located at the base of the Drakensberg escarpment in Hoedspruit uses education programs and guided tours assisting visitors about the situation of endangered animals in the wild.

NJ Team

This article was re-written by NJ Team.