The Kruger National Park is world famous and the best wildlife reserve in Africa. Luxury game lodges offer accommodation in private concessions within the Park. You’re sure to meet many animals including lion, elephant, leopard, cheetah, zebra, waterbuck, hippo, wildebeest, buffalo, black and white rhino, kudu, crocodile and an assortment of birds and reptiles on your private game drive safaris. The Park is nearly 2 million hectares and has been established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld. Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. The park is mostly grasslands (bushveld) and woodlands (savannah), with occasional rocky outcrops. The Kruger National Park is in a malaria area and all necessary precautions should be taken. There are daily flights to the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport at Nelspruit from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.