South Africa Journals

The Big Five Animals in South Africa

A June 2003 trip to South Africa by RobinE

Quote: Ngwenya Lodge, located inside Kruger National Park, is five minutes from Crocodile Bridge entrance. From our thatched roofed cottage we saw hippos, elephants, birds, and of course crocs! The elephants foraging on trees beside the cottages. Can you imagine having wild elephants as guests at your backyard barbecue?!
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Best Things Nearby:Krueger National ParkBest Things About the Resort:The best thing about this resort is its location within the high fence of Kreuger National park!Resort Experience:This place is like no other. The individual, private, thatched-roofed cottages have full kitchens and many ammenities. You can walk two minutes down to the Crocodile River and from several viewing platforms watch the wildlife of the park in the river and on its banks. We saw hippos, crocodiles, monkeys, dozens of birds, and of course many elephants. The elephants crossed the river and came up the banks, eating trees right beside the cottages! We even had a resident crocodile in on...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 24, 2004

Kruger National Park

Attraction | "Self-Guided Game Drives"

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Awesome! Just awesome! You turn a corner and find a leopard lying under a tree 20 feet from your car! Turn another corner and see rhinos in the mud. Go on a guided hike with an armed park ranger and down the riverbank to watch hippos crossing the river! You’ll have baby hyenas playing around your car in broad daylight! And the tall giraffes gracefully eat the tops of the bushes right beside your car. These majestic animals in their wild natural surroundings fill you with wonder and respect. And to watch a lone wildebeest crossing the savannah as the sun sets is truly magnificent! This should be on everyone’s must experience list.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 24, 2004

Kruger National Park

Kruger Park, South Africa