Off Topic Alert! If you are only here for the gardening, this won’t interest you, but if you love wildlife, then you’re in for a treat because today I am sharing our photographs of a recent trip to the Kruger National Park. I often prattle on about the “wildlife” in my garden which includes all sorts of bugs and insects, wasps, spiders, praying mantises and the like, but “my wildlife” is fairly inactive here right now because of the cooler weather. And as there is really nothing going on in my garden right now and I’m having serious “Gardening Blog Withdrawals”, I thought I’d take this time to share one of South Africa’s national treasures – the wildlife in the Kruger National Park.

For our friends overseas that are not familiar with South Africa, Kruger Park is the largest game or wildlife reserve in South Africa – larger than Israel, it is nearly 2 million hectares of land that stretch for 352 kilometres (20 000 square kilometres) from north to south along the Mozambique border and is given over to an almost indescribable wildlife experience. It undoubtably ranks with the best in Africa and is the flagship of the country’s national parks.I don’t want to bore you with any long stories about the park (seeing as this is off-topic), so lets look at the photographs …

Kruger Park Photographs (click to enlarge)

Elephant in KrugerElephant in Kruger

Another ElephantElephant in Kruger

Rhino crossing the pathRhino

Crocodile sun-bathingCrocodile

Zebra in KrugerZebra in Kruger

View from the lodgeView from the lodge

Wildebeest at the waterholeWildebeest

Hippopotamus going for a swimHippo

GiraffeGiraffe in Kruger

Giraffe in KrugerGiraffe in Kruger

BaboonBaboon

Yellow-billed HornbillYellow-billed Hornbill

RhinoRhino

Lilac-breated RollerPretty bird

Lion in KrugerLion in Kruger

Lioness in KrugerLioness in Kruger

Cape BuffaloCape Buffalo

African dung beetleAfrican dung beetle

I hope you enjoyed my little off-topic post.

Happy gardening
xxx