The Happy Challenge – Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga

Lying in the heart of the Lowveld is a wildlife sanctuary like no other, its atmosphere so unique that it allows those who enter its vastness to immerse themselves in the unpredictability and endless wilderness that is the true quality of Africa. The largest game reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is larger than Iceland. Nearly 2 million hectares of land that stretch for 352 kilometres (20 000 square kilometres) from north to south along the Mozambique border, is given over to an almost indescribable wildlife experience.

This is the land of baobabs, fever trees, knob thorns, marula and mopane trees underneath which lurk the Big Five, the Little Five (buffalo weaver, elephant shrew, leopard tortoise, ant lion and rhino beetle), the birding Big Six (ground hornbill, kori bustard, lappet-faced vulture, martial eagle, pel’s fishing owl and saddle-bill stork) and more species of mammals than any other African Game Reserve.

The location?

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How to get there?

Follow the N4 from Johannesburg via Nelspruit in an easterly direction. The trip is approximately 410km / 4 hours, 45 minutes.

Things to do?

Apart from going on safari and witnessing the awesomeness of the biggest park in South Africa? You could always head to the closest rest camp for a beer or coffee. Jokes aside, the best time to view game if early morning or late afternoon at sunset.

Best place for your photo?

At the entrance of Skukuza rest camp, you will find a bust of the founders of the park, namely Piet Grobler, Paul Kruger and James Stevenson-Hamilton. Take a picture knowing that It’s thanks to these 3 guys that we have this incredible game reserve.