Kruger Park Region
The Lowveld within the world famous Kruger Park Region stretches from the steep cliffs of the Drakensberg Escarpment to the western border of Mozambique and all the way down to the border of Swaziland and is one of Africa's most beautiful National Parks.
A unique attribute to the area is the the predominant land use for conservation. Besides the extraordinarily expansive wilderness area of the Kruger National Park, other provincial and private nature reserves also add to the green zone of the region. An impressive assortment of bush camps and game lodges guarantee an unforgettable wildlife experience to fill the wishes of any traveller. Guided tours are offered on an off-road vehicle or by foot through the bushes with an experienced ranger. Because of the good conditions of the streets you can also enjoy a safari with your own car.
An attraction of a different kind awaits in Phalaborwa at the Big Hole open-cast mine, Africa's widest man-made hole. It is believed that there were already mining operations more than 1200 years ago. This is the only town in South Africa that borders the Kruger Park.
Visitors will discover the rich natural heritage of the Lowveld with its claim to fame - the world famous Kruger National Park. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, SANParks - Kruger National Park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.
Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of different species of trees, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
Man's interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries - from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela - is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger Park and are conserved along with the park's natural assets.
Kruger Park Region - Map