Kruger National Park

The park was first proclaimed by the President of the South African Republic – Paul Kruger – in 1898 as the Sabie Game Reserve. President Paul Kruger first proposed the need to protect the animals of the area in 1884.

Only in 1927 did they start planning and building sand roads, at this stage the only form of transport was rail, ox wagons and donkeys.  The tarring of road surfaces in the Kruger Park had to wait until 1965.  Today there are more than 850 km (531miles) of tarred roads in the park, besides 1,444 km (900 miles) gravel roads and more than 4,200 km (2,630 miles) of fire breaks. Picnic spots were not fenced and people had to build a camp. 

Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa.  It covers an area of 19,485 square km / 7,523 square miles. The Kruger National Park is comparable in size to the whole of Wales, Israel or Massachusetts.

The park offers incomparable game viewing, with 145 animal species, 110 reptile species and more than 500 bird species occurring in the area.  Not only the Big 5, but also the Little Five – Buffalo Weaver, Elephant Shrew, Leopard Tortoise, Ant Lion and Rhino Beetle is a sight to see during your visit.

Kruger National Park is South Africa’s most valuable tourist asset! Wild Game Safaris is less than 2 hours from Kruger Park.

The Panorama Route

The Panorama Route is a scenic route in South Africa connecting several cultural and natural points of interest, with magnificent views of many natural features. These include canyons such as the Blyde River Canyon, the world’s third largest canyon; rock formations such as The Pinnacle – a large quartzite column rising from a deep gorge, and the Three Rondavels – so named after the remarkable resemblance to the small, grass huts called rondavels. These shapes are due to erosion of softer limestone, leaving harder quartzite behind. There are also waterfalls such as the Mac Mac Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Berlin Falls; and God’s Window which is so called for its panoramic view of the Lowveld more than 900m down into the lush indigenous forest-clad ravine.

This is truly an area of breathtaking scenic splendour.

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Another interesting stop in the Lowveld: this is a  home for many of South Africa’s abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife. The Rehabilitation Centre is home to many animals and birds. Some of them are the rescued lions from an Egyptian circus; Queen the Crowned Eagle, Chui the Leopard, Jolly & Juba the Cheetah ambassadors and many more.

Camp Jabulani Elephant Interaction

Visitors have the opportunity to meet a herd of trained African elephants which were rescued by the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), as well as view them in close proximity, learning more about their behaviour, their unique character traits, and their incredible story. Much of this will take place while the elephants are in their natural environment, foraging in the bush, walking through the reserve or swimming in the waterhole. Photographic opportunities in close proximity of the elephants are also afforded.

DAY TRIPS

Ribola Art Route

There are many crafters in the nearby Elim area, where you’ll find a variety of handcrafted goods to suit all palates.

  • Mukondeni Village Pottery & Mukondeni Pottery Factory – traditional and Venda pots, bowls, beads, fireplaces and decorative objects.
  • Twananani Textiles – home decoration and fashion products in traditional Tsonga patterns and symbols, using techniques such as batik, hand painting, block printing, dying, bead work and embroidery.
  • Masungulo Beads & Textile – jewellery, home decoration, clothing & shoes, also reflecting traditional Tsonga patterns and symbols.
  • Vutsila Art School / Thomas Kubayi – wooden sculptures, musical instruments, music and story-telling.
  • Tinyiko Art Centre / Lucky Ntimani – wooden sculptures, art workshop, learn traditional songs and dances.
  • David Murathi – sculptor (wood carvings and functional art), traditional healer, cultural leader.
  • Lucky Makamu – sculptor: wooden benches, chairs and carvings with copper, brass and iron decoration; traditional healer.

and more….

Letaba Predator Park

A day visit to the park will provide the perfect opportunity and platform to learn about the animals, to interact with and feed them.
Lion, hyena, tiger are among the many creatures in this fantastic facility.

Gemco Arts Craft and Curio Centre

Gemco is situated in Polokwane and is a global supplier of original African art, crafts and curios, sourced from a variety of African countries.

Agatha Crocodile Ranch

You can see crocodiles at close range and in action.
Get the opportunity to touch a baby croc and feed a live crocodile yourself.

Magoebaskloof Canopy Tours

Experience the thrill of sliding through the forest Tarzan and Jane style!

Slide between platforms built high within the upper level of indigenous forests and ancient mountain cliffs. Each platform is joined by our spectacular ‘foefie’ cable slide high above the sparkling river, waterfalls and forest floor.