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A web of roads of 1863 kilometres leads through the National Park, 697 kilometers of them being tarred. For the visitor there are numerous differently equipped rest camps, most of them scenically positioned.

Elephants, Buffalos in the Kruger

The African elephant is the largest living land mammal, one of the most impressive animals on earth.

Of all its specialized features, the muscular trunk is the most remarkable it serves as a nose, a hand, an extra foot, a signalling device and a tool for gathering food.

It can also be used for siphoning water, dusting, digging and a variety of other functions.

These massive animals are up to four metres high and weigh up to six tons.

They are vegetarians and eat about 300 kg foliage and other greens daily.

Elephants do not like it at all, if one gets too close to them, especially if there is some calves (see an elephant charging a car in the Pilanesberg National Park).

It is always better to avoid approaching them too closely with a car, and never ever leave the car.

Elephants, Buffalos and other animals in the Kruger, South Africa

Savanna buffaloes are large, heavy cowlike animals. In the Kruger park, often large herds of a hundred animals can be observed.

Buffaloes have earned a bad reputation from hunters and other people who come in close contact with them.

They are unpredictable and can be dangerous if cornered or wounded.

Though they have been known to ambush men and are often accused of deliberate savagery, they are usually placid if left alone.


One of the world's most famous wildlife sanctuaries