Facts & Advice
Kruger National Park
The world-renowned Kruger National Park, with a surface area of 7,580 miles² (19,633 km²), offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa.
Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, is unrivaled 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 species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.
Facts and advice
Malaria may occur in the Lowveld & Kruger National Park regions. Consult a travel clinic or your doctor for the latest information, prophylaxis and preventative measures. Avoid being bitten in the first place: cover your arms and legs as much as possible, and use repellents.
Repellents are available in various forms, including lotions and aerosols that can be applied to the skin, and others that can be applied to clothing. Having a fan switched on can help, as the moving air makes it more difficult for mosquitoes to land. Remember your camera & binoculars & chargers for your electronic devices and cell phones.
Marloth Park Consevatory
Marloth Park is a wildlife sanctuary situated on the southern boundary of the Kruger National Park. (Approximately 390 kilometers from Pretoria). Marloth has its own wildlife and boasts four of the big five with the exception of elephant. However, as the Crocodile River forms the boundary between Marloth Park and the Kruger National Park you are likely to spot elephants playing in the river.
Buffalo, rhino, and lion are confined to Marloth’s game reserve, “Lions Spruit” whereas the rest of the game such as kudu, zebra, giraffe, blue wildebeest, nyala, impala, and warthog roam freely.