Kruger National Park Travel Guide

It’s hard to overlook something that stretches for more than 230 miles. Visitors to South Africa won’t want to miss exploring the staggering array of natural and anthropological wonders found in Kruger National Park, almost a small country in itself. In addition to hoards and herds of Africa’s most impressive wildlife, the park has a delightfully human side to it.

Of the handful of archaeological sites, the 12th century village of Thulamela is a standout. Overlooking the Luvuvhu River, you can see how the locals originally lived before heading down the road to the quaint but modern villages of Hazy View and Nelspruit for a look at how they do it today. Overall, Kruger’s scenery is some of the best in Africa, especially around Blyde River Canyon and Bourke’s Luck Gorge. This one-stop-does-it-all destination will cover all the bases if you’re short on time in this timeless land.