Kruger National Park - Destination Information - Kruger National Park - Northern Kruger


Sometimes further divided as a region at the Tropic of Capricorn, the North is dominated by Mopane forests - tough and drought resistant. To the West there is the addition of other species such as bushwillow, leadwood, apple-leaf and jackalberry. This is excellent elephant country, while buffalo and zebra are also seen in good numbers.

The open scrubland in the Mopane forests is also good for seeing tsessebe antelope, and the world's largest bird - the ostrich. Generally game viewing is best along the riverine stretches in this area. The far North of the park, where it borders Zimbabwe, has a number of sandstone outcrops, and has a good population of the unique, and massive, baobab tree.