The world-renowned Kruger National Park was established in 1898 to conserve the wildlife and natural environment of this unique region. The park is more than 350km long and 90km at its widest, covering more than 2 million hectares or 19 000 km².
Where is the Kruger National Park lodges? Located in the North-eastern corner of South Africa, with Zimbabwe bordering to the north and Mozambique on the Eastern perimeter.
This spectacular ecology supports 147 species of mammals, with 507 species of birds and 33 species of amphibians, making the park a diverse and spectacular sanctuary for South African wildlife.
When to visit the Kruger National Park Lodges? Daytime temperatures are high during summer months, frequently reaching on average well over 30° C. The rainy season normally commences in September to February, turning the dry bushveld into a beautiful lush environment with many bird species migrating back to their summer homes and many game species bearing their young.
During the winter months the days are mild with an average temperature of 23° C. During the dry months the many rivers and waterholes dry up, forcing the wildlife to congregate around the permanent and larger dams and rivers, offering you a better chance of spotting the various species.
Thornhill Safari Lodge is located a mere 40km from the Kruger Park’s Orpen gate, making it easily accessible to experience the most amazing Southern Africa destination with Thornhill Safari Lodge on one of our many Kruger Park safaris.