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KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Situated in the north eastern part of South Africa, in the quaint yet scenic provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo is the country’s’ prize possession – The Kruger National Park. This game park is truly like no other, boasting over 500 species of birds, all of the mammals in the Big 5 in impressive numbers, over 100 reptile species and 50 different types of fish. The vegetation is also unique – from vast stretches of savanna grasslands to thick forests of Marula trees near river beds.

The oldest game park in South Africa, formed in the early 20th century, the Kruger offers once in a life time safari experiences. Other activities in this massive stretch of protected land include hiking, mountain bike trails, guided bush walks, hot air balloon rides, bird watching and helicopter flights over the majestic Blyde River Canyon.

Larger than the whole of Israel, the Kruger National Park is the largest game park in South Africa. It has many impressive conservation projects such as the protection of the very endangered African wild dogs and black rhinos, as well as indigenous tree planting events where local schools and the community are encouraged to become involved.

The Kruger is a great experience for all types of travellers and offers accommodation to suit any sort of budget. Contact Ashanti Travel Online to assist booking your African budget safari, as we specialise in the best of South Africa tours.

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1207, 2017

Top Winter Destinations in South Africa

July 12th, 2017|Categories: Cape Town, Destinations, Garden Route, Kruger National Park, News, South Africa, Travel Advice, West Coast|0 Comments

From the month of May till the September it is winter in South Africa. But don’t think that the winter isn’t a good time to visit the most beautiful country on the planet. Visiting South Africa in the winter is amazing and some things are even better in the winter! Think about safaris. In the North the winter is dry and by far the best time to spot wildlife as there is limited water supply. So the animals have to go to water holes to drink, if you are lucky you can spot lots of animals clustering [...]

1107, 2017

Watch Now: South Africa vs Australia

July 11th, 2017|Categories: Cape Town, Kruger National Park, News, South Africa|0 Comments

South Africa vs Australia.Who's the winner? you decide! In this video, a comedic aim is taken at some of the most beloved Australian icons. It is a call to all the South Africans in Australia to come home, if only for a holiday. In the video, our beloved Table Mountain is compared with their famous Uluru rock. Our rock looks over the Mother City while their rock looks over nothing but desert and stones. It shows both our beaches, the Aussie beach in the winter when it is storming and our Camps Bay in the middle of [...]

1306, 2017

7 Fun Facts About South Africa

June 13th, 2017|Categories: Cape Town, Garden Route, Kruger National Park, News, South Africa|0 Comments

Did you know that: There are eleven official languages in South Africa? And that most South Africans speak more than one? Zulu is the most common language, followed by Xhosa. With Afrikaans and English being the third and fourth most popular in the country. South Africa is called the ‘Rainbow Nation’ due to to its multiculturalism. The country has lots of record-breaking animals? You can find the largest bird, the ostrich, the largest fish, whale shark, the tallest animal, the giraffe, the largest land mammal, elephants, the fastest land mammal, the cheetah! South Africa has the world longest wine [...]

906, 2017

Watch Now: Elephants Casually Chilling at the Pool

June 9th, 2017|Categories: Budget Safaris, Kruger National Park, News, South Africa|0 Comments

Have you even been this close to an elephant? These people were just relaxing by the pool when they got a surprising visit from some elephants popping in for a quick drink. Video from the Facebook page of Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps - Khoka Moya & Mantobeni.   Elephants are fascinating creatures, but did you know that: An elephant's tusk grows throughout an elephant's lifetime? The tusk of an adult male grow about 7 inches a year. The elephant's gestation period is circa 22 months? And that a baby elephant can weigh up to 250 pounds? Elephants are [...]

806, 2017

Watch Now: Leopard Pulls Prey Up Tree

June 8th, 2017|Categories: Kruger National Park, News, South Africa|0 Comments

An exciting video of a gorgeous leopard climbing up a tree with its kill. Leopards are the least social African big cats, and are not frequently seen as they usually keep to themselves. Most of the time they hunt at night. Leopards are capable of carrying prey much heavier than themselves. They often drag them several meters up a tree to protect the carcass against scavengers and allow the leopard to eat undisturbed for a few days. There are circa 1000 leopards living in Kruger National Park, but an actual assessment of the leopard population is hard to make due [...]

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