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Kruger National Park is located in northeast South Africa and runs along the border of Mozambique in the east, Zimbabwe in the north, and the southern border is the Crocodile River. Home of the legendary Big Five, the park covers 20,000 square kilometers and is considered the flagship of South African National Parks (SANParks).
A total number of 1,659,793 guests passed through the gates of the KNP in the 2014/15 financial year, compared to 1,556,916 the previous financial year, according to SANParks and the Department of Environmental Affairs. Of this number 1,277,397 were day visitors and 382,396 were overnight guests. Between the 2012/13 and 2014/15 financial years, the number of day visitors entering the Kruger National Park grew by an additional 239 817. (Source)
The park was established in 1898 and the first motorist was allowed in the park in 1927.
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About the Park
The Kruger National Park is one of South Africa’s most sought-after safari and tourist destinations and is one of the world’s most diverse and abundant nature and game reserves. It offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in the world. Established in 1898 by Paul Kruger to protect the wildlife of the South African lowveld, it is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.