So, here we are now, in the Kruger National Park, and it’s a real beautiful piece of 19 485 sq km Africa we are getting to see.
Virtually all visitors to Southern Africa visit the Kruger National Park which got its name through the proclamation by Paul Kruger president of the Transvaal Republic, on 26 March 1898, of a “Government Wildlife Park.” This park would later be known as the Sabi Game Reserve and was expanded into the Kruger National Park in 1926.
The park was initially created to control hunting and protect the diminished number of animals in the park.
After the proclamation of the Kruger National Park in 1926, the first three tourist cars entered the park in 1927, jumping to 180 cars in 1928 and 850 cars in 1929.
Nowadays it is so much more busy, but I hope my pictures can bring across some impressions of what South Africa could look like if we had never settled here, or how it in fact might have looked like 100 years ago.