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Kruger National Park is one of the most famous nature reserves in the world, and certainly one of the oldest. As far back as 1898 the first areas were protected from hunters and Kruger National Park was officially established in 1926.
Kruger National Park comprises an amazing 2 million hectares (20.000 km2) of land and several different ecozones. There are approximately 147 mammal species, more than 500 bird species, 114 reptile species, more than 49 fish species, 34 amphibian species, 227 butterfly species and 336 tree species. Kruger National Park itself is approximately 350km long and on average 60 km wide. It has now been amalgamated with the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique which added another 10.000 km2 to the park, now called The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park.
Access to Kruger Park is through one of nine main access gates. From KwaMbili a daytrip to Kruger is a great addition to your safari. Orpen Gate is only one hour's drive from KwaMbili and gives access to the game rich open plains area of central Kruger. This trip can be undertaken in your own car or (when pre-booked) as a guided excursion.