Around KRUGER PARK
AROUND KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
While ones attention and focus will be on Kruger National Park and its diverse wildlife, we highly recommend that you spend a day or two exploring various sites and activities around Kruger Park.
THE BLYDE RIVER CANYON
The Blyde River Canyon is in the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga. Its about 26kms long and 800metres deep. It is one of largest Canyons in the world, second to Fish River Canyon. The three Rondavels resembling huts can be seen from the canyon. The much visited Panoramic Route starts from Graskop and runs to the canyon including God’s window and others.
Visitors to Kruger Park usually don’t miss visiting Blyde and take the panaromic route and possibly a cruise on the blyde river.
BOURKE’S LUCK POTHOLES – this is within Blyde River Canyon. These potholes are formed out of swirling whirlpools thus eroding the sandstone
Planet Kruger arranges guided day tours at short notice.
MOHOLOHOLO WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTRE
Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a sheltor to various injured and endangered animals like wild dogs, lions, leopards and many others. Moholoholo is in Hoedspruit and travellers are welcome to know about these endangered species and as how the centre nurse them. Moholoholo has breeding programs to increase the population of these deprived animals. The center has tours from Monday to Saturday
Planet Kruger arranges guided tours from Haziview and normally are clubbed with visiting other tourist highlights like Blyde and day trips to Kruger Park
HOEDSPRUIT ENDANGERED SPECIES CENTRE
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), apart from acting as a shelter for deprived and injured animals, also conducts educational programs for students and visitors. One could observe these wild animals from a safari vehicle rather closely. Experts will talk to the visitors and educate them.
Planet Kruger arranges guided tours from Hazyview and are normally clubbed with Moholoholo, Kapama reserve and Kruger Park
CHIMP EDEN – JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE
Chimp Eden was started in 2006 as a sanctuary in Umhloti Nature Reserve near Neispruit with objectives of education and eco-tourism. It was started as an orphanage for Chimpanzees displaced from natural habitats. There are three groups of primates. The visitors can book tours and see the interactions of the primates in enclosures
MAC MAC FALLS
Mpumalanga, particularly around Sabie, is known for its numerous waterfalls. Mac Mac Falls is one of them and falls from about 200 feet. The South African President named these falls as Mac Mac in 1873. The name Mac Mac refers miners of scottish origin who came there in search of gold.
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