Kruger National Park - Destination Information - Kruger National Park - Central Kruger


This is the region of the Park richest in game, and is also known for its scenery. The area stretches from the Sabie to the Olifants Rivers. This area is dominated by extensive grass plains, although there are stands of marula and leadwood trees, and more dense vegetation to the West. Giraffe, zebra and wildebeest are found in great number, which, in term, means that there is also an excellent lion population.

The trees also mean good elephant numbers, and the open plains are home to the cheetah. The generally diverse habitat also means that there are numerous antelope species (including the rare roan), as well as rhino and packs of wild dog. A good number of the Private Concession Lodges are also situated in this area.