The Kruger National Park was first established by the President of the Transvaal, Paul Kruger, in 1898. Realizing that the Lowveld animals needed to be protected, the area between the Sabie and Crocodile Rivers was set aside for restricted hunting in 1884. Kruger’s revolutionary plan only fully came to fruition in 1898 when the Sabie Game Reserve was established (later to be renamed the Kruger National Park).
The surface area of the park is 19,633 square kilometers and plays host to more than 753 species of animal and 1982 species of plants in the park. There are 254 known cultural heritage sites in the Kruger, including 130 rock art sites. You will always cherish your visit to Kruger on one of my safaris. Sign up today.