So dear friends and followers, there are 65 photos below of our stay at Kruger National Park. Just leave me a message in the comment section below and I’ll know you were patient enough to scroll all the way down to the last image.
Okay, okay, if you can’t make it to the end I won’t get mad at ya. But definitely put Kruger Park on your bucket list! It’s an unforgettable adventure for adults and kids alike (although the 5am morning safaris are a bit exhausting for the kiddos)!
So let’s start with one of our very first sightings, a hyena group with the cutest little hyena puppies. Yes, they’re cute when babies! Like all babies!
This is the female and male kudu, a type of antelope found in eastern and southern Africa.
We came across a large herd of buffalos. They’re extremely strong animals and also unreliable so better keep a distance with them.
The remains of a buffalo lying in the middle of the road. The laws of nature.
We saw zebras,
and warthogs which are among the Ugly 5 (along with hyenas). No argument why this strange looking pig made that list!
We saw many giraffes – such beautiful and elegant creatures they are!
Except for the lion, we saw all of the Big 5: the buffalo, the elephant, the leopard and the rhino.
We spotted hippos from a distance,
saw a vulture, another one of the Ugly 5,
and we spotted the male scrab beetle working hard while his wife lazily enjoyed the ride.
This one is observing the territory from above.
We saw many antelopes,
the ones with the black M-shaped mark on their behind are the most common (known as the McDonald impala).
Vervet monkeys and baboons are easy to spot as well.
I actually photographed these monkeys from our hotel room.
Speaking of the hotel, this is the hotel where we stayed and its beautiful lobby area.
Temperatures during the day were very high, reaching 41°C on certain days. Some evenings a thunderstorm somewhat cooled down the unbearable heat and one evening we were even surprised by hale.
We were also surprised by this unexpected dinner guest at our table one evening.
Driving from Kruger to Johannesburg is another exceptional memory. Here’s a roadside fruit stand offering mangos, litchis and avocados.
Small town taxi station.
Roadside shopping for souvenirs.
Congratulations, you made it to the end! Merry Christmas to all of my followers and readers from beautiful South Africa!