The Kruger National Park is roughly the
size of a small country.
The Kruger National Park can be divided
into three distinct regions:
Namely: Southern Kruger, Central Kruger
and Northern Kruger
The most accessible region of the
national park, it's where most first
time visitors to the park start
exploring. This section of the park
has the highest rainfall, and therefore
the most dense vegetation, which can
sometimes make game viewing more
However, this is the best part of the
park to see both black and white rhino,
and elephant and lions are als common.
The H4 between Lower Sabi and Skukuza
is recognised as one of the best places
to see game, and has been aptly
nicknamed Lion Drive.
Mainly grassland, dotted with acacias
and other good browsing trees,
it supports high densities of browsers
and grazers - and the predators who
The park's biggest herds of buffalo,
wildebeest, zebra and impala, amongst
others, live in this region.
As a result, it's also home to almost
half of the park's lions.
About 60 prides occupy the region, a total
of around 700 lions.
The northern section is the driest and
least occupied part of the park and it
is markedly different from the other
Although the low rainfall makes the
area less attractive to more common
herbivores, the north does provide
refuge for rare antelopes,
like hartebeest, roan antelope,
sable and eland. The north is also
known for wild dog, because lions,
their chief competitor, are less common