Elephant in the Kruger National Park
When one visits South Africa You should put one of the best natural parks in all of South Africa near the top of your priority list: Kruger park. There, if you are a little lucky, you can get to see hippos, elephants, hyenas, lions, leopards, zebras, impalas (for these you do not need any kind of luck because the strange thing is not to see them about five hundred times a day) and many species more than terrestrial, aquatic or aerial animals.
I must admit that I prepare the trips very little and I had hardly heard of the Kruger before meeting in the country. In fact, I did not decide to visit it until about 10 days before, but we wrote this blog to, on the one hand, tell our adventures and spread the desire to travel to staff and, on the other, provide all possible information to the traveler You will enjoy a region that we have known. So I hope these practical tips will help you to enjoy the wonder that is the Kruger Park in the best possible way:
How to get to the Kruger Park
Taking into account that the extension of the Kruger Park is equivalent to that of the entire State of Israel It is obvious that there are several entrances to the park and several means to reach them.
The fastest and most comfortable medium is the airplane. You can leave the airports of Durban, Cape Town or Johannesburg. You will find the cheapest prices and the highest frequency of flights from the latter.
The river arteries of the Kruger
There is three airports near entrances to the Kruger. Phalaborwa and Hoedspruit are the most suitable for those who want to visit the central or northern area of the park and Nelspruit supplies the southern zone. From Johannesburg you can fly at 3 in 1 hour, but Durban and Cape Town only fly to Nelspruit (1 hour from Durban and 2 and a half from Cape Town).
I opted for the cheapest option: the bus. I took a direct bus from Johannesburg to Nelspruit which cost me 230 ZAR (about 20 Euros to change). The distance is about 300 km and it took me about 5 hours to travel it.
Perhaps it is best to rent a vehicle in Joburg and make the journey to Nelspruit, and then use it to enter the park on your own.
Access doors and camps
The two hiccups that were near the camp