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Kruger National Park Safaris | South Africa Tours
The king of South African game Parks is the Kruger National Park and one of the best game-viewing areas in all of Africa. The figures speak for themselves: 501 Bird species, 110 reptiles, 51 fish, 31 amphibians, 142 mammal and over 23,100 plant species have been recorded here. The region itself is enormous, extending from the Crocodile river in the South to the Limpopo in the North, from the wooded foothills of the
eastern escarpment to the humid plains of the Low veld.
It certainly fulfills most visitors' fantasies of seeing magnificent herds of game roaming across acacia-studded stretches of savannah and, of course, is home to the Big Five. The park is 120 km wide and over 450 km long, conserving 21,497
sq. km, an area the size of Wales or Israel. Despite its size, it is very well developed, with a good network covering 2600 km of roads and numerous camps, making a Kruger safari relatively hassle free.
Interesting facts about South Africa
The Republic of South Africa occupies 1 223 410 sq.km (472 659 sq.miles) at
the southern-most tip of the African continent, stretching from the Limpopo
River in the north to Cape Agulhas in the south. It is five times the size of
Britain, twice as big as France and about one-eighth of the size of the United
States. The West Coast borders the cool South Atlantic Ocean while the Eastern
Coastline runs along the warmer Indian Ocean. To the north, South Africa borders
Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. In the North-East Mozambique and Swaziland.
Reasons to visit South Africa
No adventurer or sportsman need ever be bored in South Africa. It is one of the top diving spots in the world and also offers opportunities for hiking, mountaineering, white water rafting, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, ballooning, parachuting, 4 x 4 adventure trips and many more activities.
South Africa is a highly affordable tourist destination and the exchange rate is very
favorable to international visitors
The diverse scenery of South Africa offers a landscape for every taste. Wide open vistas, a wild and untamed coastline, cascading water falls, fields of exotic wild flowers, luscious forests and majestic mountains - Scenic
splendor as far as the eye can see!
South Africa enjoys a mild, temperate climate with clear blue skies and sunny days, allowing us to enjoy our beaches all year round
Nothing is as exciting as change. The new South Africa is a nation in flux. Become part of this momentum and experience history in the making
Food and Wine
As well as being one of the best -known producers of world class wine. South
Africa also has a rich variety of cuisines to offer. Not only can the traditional foods of the South African culture groupings be sampled, but international cuisine is also widely available in restaurants and hotels.
South Africa offers the foreign visitor all the comforts he/she may desire against the back drop of the un spoilt
splendor of the mysterious continent that is Africa. This is made possible by the sophisticated infrastructure, which offers all modern amenities. The well developed road and transport system as well as the excellent
accommodation and telecommunications facilities , enable visitors to enjoy their stay in comfort!
Not only are our people warm-hearted and friendly, but South Africa is truly ä world in one country". Walking down a busy street, the visitor is sure to encounter a
colorful array of people, from chic socialites, demure Islamic matrons, beaded and blanketed Zulus to suave business people. Our society is a dynamic blend of age-old customs and modern ways, created by scores of people who came to look and decided to stay. Come and experience the
color and variety of the South African social mosaic for yourself
South Africa offers some of the best game-viewing in the world and the attraction of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino) is hard to resist. These, and many other animals that are unique to Africa, can be seen at any number of game parks and game reserves throughout South Africa
Wonders of the World
Table Mountain in the Western Cape is one of the seven wonders of the modern world. But South Africa has many of the natural wonders that are well worth visiting. These includes the Kruger National Park, the Drakensberg Mountain range, the Wild Coast, the West Coast, the Wild Flower of Namaqualand, the "Fyn bos" Floral Kingdom, the
archaeological sites where evidence of the earliest humanoids has been discovered and the priceless heritage of rock art to us by the San, to name a few
World Heritage Sites
South Africa has also 5 Wonders of the World
- Robben Island
- Fossil Hominid sites at Kromdraai
- uKhahlamba/Drakensberg Park
- Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park
Our Mineral Wealth
The unique and extensive geological formations in South Africa are the origins of our mineral wealth.
The Witwatersrand Basin holds a considerable share of the world's gold reserves, as well as some uranium, silver, pyrite and osmiridium. This basin yields some 98 per cent of South Africa's gold. The Bush veld complex in Mpumalanga and Limpopo produces more than half of the worlds chrome ore. Ores of vanadium, iron, titanium, copper, nickel, and fluorspar are also found here.
South Africa also possesses some of other important mineral reserves
- The Transvaal System contains more than 80 per cent of the worlds manganese reserves, as well as significant amounts of iron ore.
- Mpumalanga and Kwazulu Natal have significant coal and anthracite reserves
- The Phalaborwa Igneous Complex contains extensive deposits of zinc ores, as well as copper, titanium, phosphate, iron, vermiculite and zirconium
- The Northern Cape has significant deposits of zinc ores, as well as copper and lead
- Diamonds (kimberlitic, alluvial, and marine), as well as titanium, iron and zircon are found allover the country
As a result of these mineral riches, South Africa is one of the worlds largest mineral producers. Most of these minerals are mined for the international market
South African wine
The Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park is undoubtedly one of the worlds greatest game parks. It has been praised for its
endeavors in nature conservation, professional management of wildlife and the safeguarding of African cultural heritage. Over the last few years, fences that
separated the Kruger National Park from neighboring reserves have been removed allowing the wildlife greater access to natural resources as well as increasing the game viewing opportunities for tourist
The Kruger National Park has a rich natural and cultural history that can be traced back to early mankind
There is a substantial evidence that prehistoric man roamed the region between 100 000 and 500 000 years ago.
The settlement of Stone Age man between 30 000 and 100 000 years ago is
supported by findings of cultural artifacts and archaeological sites. More than 100 rock paintings and engravings are evidence of the San's (nomadic hunters-gatherers) movements through the area. There is also evidence of the
presence of Iron Age man from around 1500 years ago.
Kruger Park Cultural Heritage
There are over 250 cultural heritage sites in the Kruger Park including almost 130 recorded sites with rock art. Archaeological sites range from early Stone Age (about a million
years ago) to evidence of various Iron Age civilizations. The public can view the following historical sites: Albasani Ruins; Masorini; Thulamela.
"Big Five" things to find and do in the Kruger National Park
- Elephant, Buffalo, Rhinoceros, Lion, Leopard
- Leopard cub, African Elephant calf, Lion cub
- Elephant Shrew, Ant lion, Buffalo Weaver, Rhino beetle, Leopard Tortoise
- Marula, Fever, Mopane, Baobab, Knob thorn
Natural cultural features
- Stevenson-Hamilton Memorial Library, Albasini Ruins, Thulamela and Masoroni Ruins, the Letaba Elephant Museum
5 Worthwhile activities
- Cycling trail at Olifants, walking trails, wildlife movies,
organized day/night drives, golf
"Big Six" birds
- Lappet Faced Vulture, Southern Ground Hornbill, Pels Fishing Owl,
Saddle billed Stork, Martial Eagle, Kori Bastard
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