Most people tend to visit the Kruger National Park for the animals, birds, and indigenous flora, but there is actually a lot more to do and see in addition to going on game drives and encountering animals. The park is located in Limpopo province and is close to various heritage sites, natural spectacles, small towns, and other interesting sights. If you are asking yourself what you should see at the Kruger National Park, you will definitely not be limited to just spotting wildlife – there is a lot more on offer to do and see in and around the park. Here are some suggestions about what to see at the Kruger National Park:
- Wildlife: Of course, this is the first and most important thing to do! People come from all over the world to encounter African wildlife, so it is usually at the top of the list when it comes to things to see in the Kruger National Park. This game reserve is home to around 150 different types of mammals, 507 species of birds, and around 120 different types of reptiles, including the large African crocodile. This means that there is plenty to see on a game drive. Just keep your eyes peeled to spot well-camouflaged animals. Even better, go on a guided game drive with a tracker who will point out interesting animals to you.
- Dams and lakes: These are always interesting because this is where different animal and bird species go to hydrate. Usually, there are hides set close to the dams where people can quietly observe the animals and birds up close and personal without disturbing them.
- Various cultural and heritage sites: There are many significant cultural sites to visit in the Kruger National Park. These include bushman rock paintings, age-old village ruins of some of the first inhabitants of the area, a 500-year-old archaeological settlement, an elephant museum, and a library that contains wonderful information specifically about the area and its heritage.
- Catered cultural events: Local tribes around the park offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy a cultural display that includes their indigenous cuisine, dancing, and other cultural displays. Certain rest camps also offer catered traditional dancing evenings for visitors.
- Towns and natural settings around the park: You don’t need to stick to the interior of the Kruger National Park during your entire visit. There are many little towns and natural attractions to visit outside the park.
If you choose to stay with us at Lukimbi Safari Lodge, we will be able to advise you about what to see at the Kruger National Park. We can even arrange golf outings, hikes, and other activities that you will enjoy. Of course, we also provide luxury accommodation and game drives that are hard to beat. Give us a call today to find out more.