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South Africa

South Africa

South Africa is a vast country full of an assortment of landscapes that provides the perfect back drop for a safari adventure. This exotic country can be found at the most southern part of Africa and is home to a huge and varied population of 54,956,900 people, speaking 11 languages. Filled with all-encompassing scenery, it’s no surprise that South Africa has the 25th largest land area in the world, and has a magnificent, yet tranquil coastline stretching over 1,553 miles. The capital of South Africa is the culturally diverse and fascinating, Cape Town and the largest city is highly populated Johannesburg.  Formerly known as the Republic of South Africa, it borders countries including Botswana, Swaziland and Namibia. The country’s highest peak is the magnificent Mafadi, located in the Drakensberg, standing at an impressive 11,320ft. 

Kruger National Park and Pafuri Camp

Covering an enormous area of 7,523 miles, within the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in the North East of South Africa, Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. The park first had some of its land protected by the government of the South African Republic in 1898.  Following this, it

Kruger National Park is home to a diverse collection of wildlife. Within the park, 517 species of birds can be found, 253 of which are residents, 117 of which are non-breeding migrants, and 147 are migrants. Out of these 517 species, 6 are large and therefore limited to Kruger and a selection of other conservation areas.  The group is known as the “Big Six Birds” and includes the lappet-faced vulture, martial eagle, saddle-billed stork, kori bustard, ground hornbill and the secluded Pel’s fishing owl. Kruger National Park is also home to the big five game animals and has webcams set up across the park to observe the wildlife. The park has 147 species of large mammals, which is more than any other African game reserve. 

You can now discover the abundant wildlife of the Kruger on foot by walking the Pafuri Trails in the heart of the National Park. And at the end of you safari walk each day you can relax in style at Pafuri camp which is located in the Makuleke Concession of the park and has plenty of luxury tents, complete with en suite bathrooms. This unique perspective on life in the bush can be enjoyed on our Eswatini, Kruger & Wild Pafuri Walking Safari

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