The Kruger National Park is the largest and most popular of South Africa’s safari parks.

There are 18 other excellent national parks to underpin the country as one of the best in the world to experience The Big Five. In addition, there is a long list of regional and private reserves in every corner of the land.

elephants in kruger national park

Addo Elephant National Park, which runs along the Indian Ocean in the Eastern Cape, even offers The Big Seven, adding the Southern right whale and Great white shark to their list of animals to spot. These majestic creatures rightly get plenty of attention, but they’re just a few of the nearly 300 species of mammals to be found; not to mention over 800 species of birds. 

Then there’s the cosmopolitan cities, the mix of cultures, 11 national languages, the history, vibrant African art, adventure activities, excellent restaurants and world-class wines.

Most travellers opt for booking a rental with 4×4 hire South Africa to accommodate their travel plans.