The wildlife does definitely get much sparser as you get up into the northern section of Kruger. Having said that, the scenery is more attractive in the north and it’s much much quieter.
Well, what a change in the weather! From scorching hot and sunny to a deluge of rain and temperatures that left me reaching for my fleece….
We popped out of Kruger National Park for a couple of days to have a look at the Panorama Route.
Kruger, the Big Daddy of game parks…. We spent four days in the southern part of the park. We had some fantastic sightings, but as you’d expect, also a couple of long spells where we didn’t see much at all.
To get from KwaZulu Natal up to Kruger, we left South Africa and drove through Swaziland. It was a bit of an adventure in parts: “CLIMB up Sibebe Rock? We’ve bl***y well DRIVEN up Sibebe Rock” said Mark……
We were now in Zululand. We had chance to find out a bit about the Zulus and the 1879 Zulu War as well as do lots more wildlife viewing including lots of hippos (at St Lucia / iSimangaliso Wetland Park) and white rhino (at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park)….