Photos Of Kruger National Park In South Africa

Here you can see the pictures of the last 5 days of our wonderful vacation. From Port Elizabeth we went by plane to Jo’burg and then by car for 4 hours to Hazyview where we received a very warm welcome by Tina and Neil  in their Guest House. The reception was also at the same time a bar, very cool beginning. :)

After we left our bags in our room we drove the Panoramic Route. Fascinating views, an amazing feast for your eyes. No wonder that some view points have names like “God’s Window.” A truly beautiful area, you can’t see enough of it. You have to see it yourself, a camera cannot capture that. Aaaamazing!

In the evening we relaxed by the pool and went to a nice restaurant.

The next morning at 5:30 am we drove to the park with Neal and his Dad. Neal wanted to show his Dad the animals and offered us to drive right behind him, he was so nice and guided us through the park. In the first 2 hours, we saw the “Big Five”, the leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo and rhino. Some people are days on the road and do not see all 5 of them. We were lucky and we had our great guide Neal. :)

The impressions of the park are memorable because the giraffes running across the road a meter from you, the Impalas even come to you and the lions are not bothered by you. Experience first hand the wilderness is really remarkable. In the evening we went with Tina and Neal to a burger place, where only the locals go, that was pretty cool and I had a very tasty, huge burger – good lord!

On day 3, we drove early in the morning into the park again. After that, we stayed in the bush and visited the godparents of Gretel, who have also just been on holiday there. We had “Braii” (BBQ), which was super, super delicious! Cool was also, that 10 meters from us you could see the animals that were passing by and smelling the great food. At night, you were able to see their eyes in the dark, reflecting by the fire, it was a real bush night.

On day 4 we completely relaxed, hung by the pool or even went shopping for souvenirs before we drove the next morning towards Johannesburg. Where our wonderful trip also came to an end and we flew back home. :(

Hazyview was really great, the time passed by so quickly. Tina and Neal made the stay remarkable. We felt at home with friends, even though she is a football fan of Hamburg. ;) If you want to go next year for the World Cup to Nelspruit, you should book a room at Dreamfields Guesthouse, which is only an hour away from the stadium. If you want to see more photos from our guest house, you can go to their website.

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8 Comments »

  1. avatar #1 - Alan Says:

    A great article telling it how it really is, as I have experienced the same warm welcome and the friendship.

  2. avatar #2 - Alex Says:

    Yes indeed, thanks for your comment! :)

  3. avatar #3 - TimelessEarth Says:

    Try a Wilderness Trail, a guided two-day walk through the park with a knowledgeable guide. You may see a smaller number of animals than from wheels, but you will learn, smell, and hear far more about them and their environment.

  4. avatar #4 - Intex Waterslide Guy Says:

    These pictures look amazing. We’re planning a holiday to SA late this year. So i’m really excited.

    Dreamfields Guesthouse looks lovely. I wonder if it’s okay for kids, too?

  5. avatar #5 - Alex Says:

    I think it shouldn’t be a problem with kids. Like I mentioned, they are very nice. They do have two big dogs, which is normal in SA, but they are very handsome and if you request, they lock them away, while you are at the guesthouse, no problem for them. If you go to stay with them, say hi from Alex and Gretel from Germany :) .

  6. avatar #6 - Kiev Says:

    Great !
    I saw so mountains in Krimea.

  7. avatar #7 - Ksu Says:

    Very beautiful photo, apparently was an interesting journey)

  8. avatar #8 - South Africa Says:

    Very informative article and nice pics. Thank you!


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