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Cunning leopard perfects waterhole takeaways


A leopard in the Kruger National Park shows us how to streamline meal time with its fail safe hunting tactic

Extreme Terrain Vehicles to track rhino poachers

Kruger National Park rangers in action on their new Gator Extreme Terrain Vehicle, supplied by SANParks Honorary Rangers

SANParks Honorary Rangers have donated two Extreme Terrain Vehicles and R2 million worth of field equipment to rhino anti-poaching units in the Kruger National Park.

20 hyenas, 3 lions and a rhino


A rhino makes sure a couple of lionesses don’t get too big for their boots!

All about the Kruger to Canyon Biosphere Region

Ballooning over Blyde River Canyon

Learn all about the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Region – a small area of South Africa with so much to offer.

7 ways to support Kruger’s anti-poaching pooches on World Rhino Day

©Ravi Gajjar

In support of #WorldRhinoDay on 22nd September, here are just 7 ways you can show the anti-poaching dogs and, in turn, our rhinos, that you care.

Riding wild at the Kaapsehoop Horse Trails


For those with a passion for horse riding, a visit to Kaapsehoop Horse Trails is not something that should be missed.

SANParks responds to Kruger off-takes

©David Winch

In line with its approved management plan, Kruger National Park is planning to sustainably harvest some of its wildlife in order to combat the effects of drought and distribute meat to disadvantaged communities.

Video: Lions kill a buffalo in Kruger


A safari goer watches his first ever kill. Do you remember your first time?

5 ways to save water while travelling in South Africa


South Africa is suffering the worst drought in 23 years. Find out how to save water and do your part.

Dog Food Drive: for the love of dogs and rhinos


A Dog Food Drive – For the Love of Dogs & Rhinos on #WorldRhinoDay to support the K9 Unit in the Kruger National Park by donating food for these canine heroes in the fight against poaching.

12% drop in countrywide rhino poaching fatalities

©Janine Avery

9 positive outcomes of South Africa’s Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros.

Why I return to the Kruger National Park every year


Kruger National Park offers travellers something truly special. Find out why some choose to return there year after year.

A true rural experience with Shik Shack Tours


If you worry about dusty toes, or where to plug in your hair straightener, then this rural village experience is not for you.

A leopard uses a car for cover while hunting

FJ capturing the moment the leopard went underneath car

A stealthy leopard decides to make the most of a near-by game vehicle during a hunt for its next meal.

Video: Lions steal a leopard’s kill in Kruger


A leopard makes a spectacular kill, which is then promptly stolen by a pride of lions!

Video: Crocodile snaps up an impala in Kruger


Oh snap!!! Watch this croc catch a tasty little meal in Kruger.

Elephant trampled a local resident in Kruger

©Mandy Goldberg

The body of a local resident is discovered in Kruger, with signs of having been trampled by an elephant.

A baby boom in Kruger


On a recent drive through the Kruger National Park, safari goers were treated to some adorable sightings.

Kruger ranger allegedly instructed accomplice to hide poached horns


A ranger, Mr Rodney Landela, and veterinarian technician, Mr Kenneth Motshotso, have been arrested for rhino poaching related offences in South Africa.

Kruger National Park regional ranger arrested for poaching

white rhino

A Kruger National Park ranger and a government veterinarian technician have been arrested in the park for rhino poaching related offences.

Ranger wounded by buffalo in Kruger


South African National Parks announced that a ranger was attacked and injured by a buffalo in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Video: Impala vs. wild dog vs. hippo vs. crocodile at Kruger


A truly gripping video of what started out to be a regular wild dog hunt, but ended up as an action-packed turn of events!

Protecting Kruger’s wild dogs


Help Kruger National Park in South Africa protect one of the most important populations African wild dogs.

Video: White lion vs. porcupine


This is the moment a couple filmed a porcupine testing his luck against a whole pride of lions.

The hyena, the fence and my little boy’s hand

A hyena photographed through the camp fence in Kruger ©Janine Avery

A recount of an incident that happened in Kruger in 2010 when a little boy narrowly escaped severe injury when attacked by a hyena through a camp fence.

An old lioness takes a hyena by surprise!


A battle-scarred lioness challenges an unsuspecting hyena for its food.

Unique sightings in the Kruger National Park


A day to to Kruger has endless opportunities for sightings. Here are some of the more unique wildlife behaviour seen recently.

Photographing the elusive leopards of Kruger


One guide has a knack for finding and photographic the rarely spotted leopards of Kruger. Here are his photos.

Video: Baby hippo protects mother from hungry lion


A baby hippo defends its mother against a hungry male lion in the Kruger National Park, South Africa

Video: Baby elephant has fun with its trunk


Watch a cute baby elephant getting to grips with its trunk by slashing at mopani bushes!

Kruger National Park forced to cull hippos


The Kruger National Park in South Africa has started culling hippos due to drought and its buffalo will be next.

Car hits elephant on road outside Kruger


A car was wrecked beyond recognition when it hit a rogue elephant roaming on the road between Mica and Hoedspruit just outside the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

6 ways to ‘do’ the Kruger National Park


Whether you’re on a budget or looking to splash out, here are the best ways to go on safari in the Kruger National Park.

Video: Elephant gymnastics


Watch a baby elephant attempt a headstand in the Kruger!

Video: A mid-air leopard attack


A leopard positions himself perfectly as he waits to make a surprise attack on his unsuspecting prey.

Elephants dig for water


Elephants prove just how clever and resourceful they are!

Kruger wild dog pack succumbs to canine distemper


The Kruger National Park (KNP) lost a pack of African wild dogs to canine distemper. The disease commonly affects domestic dogs and can also spill over to the wildlife such as the African wild dogs, hyenas, lions and jackals.

Video: When lions attack lions


A fight breaks out as three male lions catch a lioness chewing on their food.

Video: Leopards mating


Two leopards do it like they do on the Discovery Channel.

Video: Hyenas grab a lion by the tail


A battle over food between a lion and a pack of hyenas results in some tail pulling.

Kruger’s bush babies


Some fun facts about Kruger’s little ones!

Video: Lions feed on a rhino


Watch an extremely rare but gruesome sighting of lions eating a rhino while it is still alive in Kruger National Park.

More than half of southern Kruger’s lions may have TB

Performing a lion endoscopy: Mr. Pauli Viljoen from SANParks with Prof. Michelle Miller and Mr Guy Hassler from Stellenbosch University

54% of the southern Kruger lion population is estimated to be infected with bovine tuberculosis, which could have big consequences for the park if not managed properly.

SANParks welcomes the approval of a new lodge in Kruger


SANParks to open a 240-bed safari lodge on the periphery of Kruger National Park to cater for those who are looking for a full-service facility rather than self-catering options.

Video: Baby elephant tantrum


Watch this footage of a feisty baby elephant doing a funny dance before going for a dip!

Pilot project to protect rhinos announced

©Paul Hudson

Two companies will leverage technology to proactively intervene and stop people entering game reserves illegally.

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