Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this world-renowned national park of nearly 2 million hectares, is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. Man’s interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries – from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela – is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park’s natural assets. Skukuza is the Kruger National Park’s largest rest camp and administrative headquarters. It is situated on the southern banks of the Sabie River. The camp is well foliaged and there are some lofty trees along the river’s edge. Activities and facilities are diverse, as are the animals and plants found both within the camp and in the surrounding areas. From this rest camp you have a good opportunity to explore the southern part of the Park. Accommodation consists of 178 round-walled, single-room African style Bungalows with 2 or 3 beds each and equipped with en-suite ablutions (most with showers, but some with baths). Some units have air-conditioning, some have fans. Kitchenettes vary: some have hotplates and sinks, some have only sinks, while some have neither. Cutlery and crockery can be provided and hired from reception. (Category: 2 Star Lodge)
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