The Great National Parks of South Africa
In terms of wildlife alone, Kruger is one of the world’s greatest and biggest national parks. The diversity, density and sheer number of animals is unparalleled. The Kruger National Park is home to all of Africa’s iconic safari species, including the elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and zebra. All of these animals live out their days in the Kruger Park, along with many other lesser known animals and over 500 supporting varieties of bird.
The landscape itself stretches for almost 20 000 sq km, and although less obvious than the wildlife, it has its own special charm too. Beautiful granite hills pepper the bushveld in the south, in the east there is the beautiful savannah and tropical forests in the north.
What makes Kruger truly special is the access and opportunities it provides the visitor. If visitors want to explore on their own they can do so on the vast network of roads that has been created for vehicles. Of course there are also many excellent guided tours as well. As well as offering the visitor access to unspoilt nature and all of the animals that live in it, the Kruger Park also offers visitors a 5 star hotel experience. When visitors stay in the Kruger Park they a have a big variety of luxury hotels and a lodges to choose from.
Most of the safari camps located within the Big Five Game Reserve in the Kruger Park offer traditionally decorated accommodation with African bush surroundings. They often have outdoor pools, terraces and gardens. The luxury rooms are fitted with air-conditioning and each private room has an en suite bathroom.
Guests can relax and enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner on the outdoor patio, sun terrace or in the dining room, all featuring traditional décor, wooden furnishings and loungers. The Safari Camps have game viewing and offer game drives and walking safaris. During the day, guests can sit at the swimming pool or enjoy a picnic in the garden and by night, relax with a drink at the boma. Although visitors are in the middle of the bushveld, it does not mean that they have no modern conveniences or technology. Many of the 5 star lodges offer everything that a guest would find at a traditional 5 star hotel in the middle of a big city.
With technology being such a big part of people’s lives today, holiday resorts and hotels have to provide visitors with the technology that they use on a daily basis. Most people today own a mobile device of some description, whether it is a smartphone, tablet or even a laptop and they take them with them wherever they go. As well as being important devices for communication and business, many people also use their devices for entertainment online. Most of the top lodges will provide guests with a Wi-Fi connection which will allow them to enjoy their entertainment, whether it be chatting to friends or playing aristocrat pokies at an online casino. This is a form of entertainment that is becoming more and more popular every day. It is also convenient to play at an online casino when you are far from civilization as you can use many online methods to make deposits and withdrawals.
A getaway in the African bush is an excellent idea for anyone looking to get up close and personal with nature and see some of the world’s most majestic wild animals in their natural environment. With so many superb national parks in South Africa this country offers the ideal safari getaway and welcomes a vast number of visitors every year.