The Kruger National Park is the primary destination in South Africa for many local and international tourists. Each year more than half a million visitors are registered and visit the park. The closest gates are Orpen and Phalaborwa and only take approx. 45 mins to get to either entrance. The park stretches from the Crocodile River in the south up to the Limpopo River, which is the international border in the north. Altogether it is 350 km long, 65 km wide and comprises an area of about 20,000 sq km. Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammal species habitat the nature reserve.
A network of roads numbering approximately 1863 kilometres leads through the National Park, 697 km of them are tarred roads. For visitor there are numerous differently equipped rest camps, most of them scenically positioned and have restaurants, look out spots and a convenience shop. Within the park boundaries, travel is only allowed between sunrise and sunset.
The best time for observing the animals is the dry winter season, however fabulous sitings have been seen in the summer and spring months as well.