Kruger National Park’s Hidden Gems revealed
The main reason why we really travel to the Kruger National park is to see the Big 5 and the rest of the animals in their natural habitat. Well there’s quite a few more to this special park and in this article we’ll share with you hidden gems of the Kruger National Park and why you should take a Citiliner bus to Nelspruit during your next holiday.
Bushman rock paintings
So maybe the fact that they are scattered all over the park doesn’t make this such a hidden gem but it’s easily overlooked. When you arrive at a camp site or area, ask someone where the nearest bushman rock paintings are.
Travel back in time to this Iron Age site with a museum located near the Phalaborwa Gate. Discover how they started mining and smelting iron ore. For example the dome shaped clay furnaces found on the site were used to smelt the iron ore and the skin bags attached to the end of clay piping were used as bellows.
Yet another site that will show you a glimpse of the past. This is the archaeological remains of a 19th century Portuguese trader’s post at Phabeni Gate.
Discover a 500 year old walled archaeological settlement in the Pafuri Triangle located in the very north side of the park.
Stevenson-Hamilton Memorial Library
This museum is situated at Skukuza Rest Camp and has an historical account of the park with beautiful displays. James Stevenson-Hamilton was the first warden of the park and much of his story is portrayed at this museum.
Letaba Elephant Hall Museum
This is the home of the magnificent seven elephants’ tusks and skulls. What’s so extraordinary about that? Each tusk weighs over 50kg! This museum is situated at Letaba Rest Camp.
9 Hole Kruger golf course
The fact that there is no fence around this course makes it quite exhilarating in that you never know what curious spectator might show up. Enjoy a round of golf with your business associates or alone in the lush beauty and calm of the Kruger National Park. This golf course is situated inside the Skukuza Rest Camp.
Catch a wildlife film
Many of the main rest camps show wildlife films every evening except on Sundays. It’s a fantastic way to settle the family down after a long day of adventure. You can catch a wildlife movie at Berg-En-Dal, Letaba, Mopani, Satara, Shingwedzi or Skukuza.
Good news! On 23 September Citiliner will travel to and from Phalaborwa! Click here to view this route and start planning your December holiday today.