Kruger Magazine

Summer 2021-2022

Few parts of the world can match the Greater Kruger Lowveld for its wildlife, natural and cultural diversity or the unique customer experience it offers to each visitor to this iconic region. Our targeted content is produced by leading journalists, photographers, videographers and graphic designers. We also draw on resources of a domestic and international network of expert contributors. Seasonally themed quarterly issues offer exciting information and content. The KRUGER MAGAZINE’s impressively broad editorial mix will offer engaging reading and satisfy not only the avid wildlife lover, adventurer, passionate photographer and domestic and international tourist, but also conservationists, researchers, and armchair travellers, amongst others. The KRUGER MAGAZINE offers essential content for anyone with a passion for wildlife who wants to understand and experience Africa’s Greater Kruger – a celebration of Africa’s GREATER KRUGER!

South Africa
MLP Media Pty Ltd
4 期号


setting the scene

“Whilst celebrating culture, wildlife and adventure, always expect something new out of Africa.” The African bush is lush and green, baby antelope plentiful, the welcoming sound of the woodlands kingfisher is heard everywhere, and the hospitality industry in South Africa is recovering after international travel bans have been lifted following the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic – many of our regular international visitors are welcomed back with open arms. All in all, what a wonderful time to be in the Kruger Lowveld of South Africa! Whilst celebrating culture, wildlife and adventure, always expect something new out of Africa. South Africa’s first commercial 360-degree cinema is an experience not to be missed when visiting the Kruger Station at Skukuza in the Kruger National Park. Read all about this new item for your…

from the publisher’s pen

When we announced our KRUGER BIRD CHALLENGE – which aims to fund the production and publishing of our regular Conservation Project articles – we were both excited and hopeful. Never would we have guessed that it would be so popular! The feedback on our Facebook group from those who entered is most inspiring. So, a huge thank you from us and know that every entrant’s participation will contribute to funding the current and future conservation projects we showcase in KRUGER MAGAZINE. These men and women do tremendous work, often without anyone knowing about them – we are proud to offer them a media platform! Over the past three months, we were blessed in abundance – grateful for our health, new ventures to look forward to in 2022, and that our KRUGER…

south africa’s first commercial 360-degree cinema

Brand new KNP attraction now open! Kruger 360 Cinema, situated at the Kruger Station, is like stepping into a giant pair of virtual-reality goggles! The cinema is built like a cylinder with a 360-degree wrap-around screen that gives guests an immersive viewing experience no matter which way they are facing. Viewers sit on chairs that swivel and rotate to give them the full 360-degree experience. Experience the relocation of rhino and get up close to wild animals in our double feature, Rewild and The Big 5, followed by an immersion of the skies in a space safari. It’s an experience not to be missed. The shows run every hour from 9h00 in the morning with the last show at 19h00 in the evening. Sold on this unique experience in the heart of the bush? You…

my first visit to kruger greater

A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE Pieter Viljoen’s colour slide photos from the 80s and 90s Today I have to confess: I have an addiction. I am addicted to the beautiful Kruger National Park. Luckily a lot of the readers have the same problem! I was a young boy when I started visiting the Park with my parents in the 50s. We visited the Park every year for the July school holidays and it was always one of my favourite times of the year. The camps used to have a large communal fire in the evenings with braais available. Everybody sat in a large circle around the fire. Here new friends were made and all the sightings of the day were discussed. I could not wait for the evenings to hear all the amazing…

solitude at sable hide

“If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa.”(John Hemingway) The Kruger National Park (KNP) offers a vast selection of accommodation – rustic bush camps with no electricity for the adventurous campers with their own solar equipment, camping areas with all the amenities for those that prefer more luxury, safari tents with communal amenities (one way of making new friends), bungalows with or without kitchenettes, four- to eight-sleeper cottages, and even the larger guest houses for families and groups, complete with extras like private braai areas and DStv. But if you really want to experience a night to remember, you just have to book an overnight stay at one of the two overnight hides the KNP has to offer. One of them being Sable Hide, situated on the H9 about 8km…

genets poetry in motion

Because of the many similarities that genets share with felines (Felidae), you could be excused for believing that they were members of the cat family. Like cats, they have soft silky fur, paws which resemble those of cats, and retractable claws. Their demeanour is cat-like too – rather shy and retiring, and ultra-stealthy in their hunting techniques. Prey selection is also similar to the smaller cat species. But despite these shared characteristics, they are in fact placed in the family Viverridae which, rather surprisingly, means their closest relatives are civets and mongooses. The phylogenetic relationships between the various species of genet seem to be still a little unclear. Up to 15 species in the genus Genetta have been described, many of which have very limited distributions, which are determined by their…