Kruger national park

The heartbeat of the Kruger

Growing up, one of Natasha Schutte’s most treasured memories and privileges was camping with her grandparents every weekend. As such, she and her family have visited virtually all the camps in the Kruger National Park. One small camp, located in the central part of the park, holds a special place in their hearts.

Berg-en-Dal beauty

The Kruger National Park is inherently a part of South Africa’s DNA, much like biltong and boerewors. In the next few issues, two of our regular contributors, Anton and Natasha Schutte, will take a closer look at their favourite rest camps in this jewel of Africa. First up is the Berg-en-Dal rest camp in the southwest corner of the park.

Lovely Lower Sabie

The Kruger National Park has attracted local and international visitors for generations. In the following few issues, Kruger lovers Anton and Natasha Schutte share their favourite rest camps. This month they visit Lower Sabie in the south of the park.

The story of Pretoriuskop

The Kruger National Park is a favourite with local as well as international tourists. Kruger lovers Anton and Natasha Schutte discuss their favourite rest camps every month. In this edition, they look at the colourful history of the oldest rest camp in the park, Pretoriuskop.

The stuff of dreams

The Kruger National Park is scattered with many hidden gems. Many of these have only recently opened up to the public, but there are others that are often lost to the regular Kruger visitors. Anton Willemse Snr was fortunate enough to be invited to explore one such hidden gem, just north of the Luvuvhu River, and he did it in one of the jewels in Toyota’s crown… the Land Cruiser Prado VX-L.

Hiking the Mphongolo trail

Sometimes you have to park your 4×4 under a tree and walk the rest of the way because the terrain is too much to handle, or because the surroundings are too sensitive to disrupt with 18-inch tyre tracks. Apart from which walking is always the best way to get close to the bush. It’s why Anton and Natasha Schutte of Sunset Adventure Travel leave their loyal Land Cruiser, Elvis, at home at least once a year to embark on a hiking trail. Recently they gathered a few friends to hit the Mphongolo hiking trail in the Kruger National Park.

A wildlife viewing feast

In the southern part of the Kruger National Park, near the Malelane gate, lies Biyamiti… one of the most beautiful bushveld camps in the area and a spectacle of fauna and flora. Natasha and Anton Schutte of Sunset Adventure Travel believe it’s the perfect place for nature lovers who long for an unforgettable experience in a place where they can relax and unwind.

Doing the Kruger in style

Last month we took a hike through the Kruger, exploring this beautiful national treasure on foot. This month, we take a different approach, exploring the