#1 Kruger National Park
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Kruger is considered as one of the largest game parks in the southern region of
The Park's century of heritage has seen the area developed to welcome you, precariously balancing ecology with strong belief in the right of access to National Parks. There is an extensive road network: more than 13,000km in which to lose yourself, from the southern mountains and mighty rivers to the gorges of the north. The tearing down of early-twentieth century perimeter fences (keeping the animals "in") opened a whole new chapter in the Park's evolution.
There are substantial Private Game Reserves to the west, serving small groups of visitors. Historically they operated in luxurious, fenced-off isolation. However, much of this land has been reincorporated into the Kruger ecosystem to form the "Greater Kruger" through fence removal.
Kruger accommodates day and overnight visitors. You can arrive in your own car and drive yourself through the Park. Alternatively, you may book private Guided tours through local operators, departing from wherever you wish, or join an organized group trip.