Kruger Magazine Spring 2020

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!

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in this issue

2 min
setting the scene

How important is noticing the blossoming flowers and budding trees in springtime? Spring is indeed in the air with some trees now losing their bloom, and the jackalberry full of fruit. It is wonderful to see how many bird species feed on the seeds, from green pigeons, grey loeries and purple starlings right up to the black-collared barbet – to name but a few. Although some areas in the Greater Kruger might have received a little rain, the Lowveld waits in anticipation for summer rains, the new lime-green leaves to appear everywhere, bringing with it new animal babies and migrant birds returning – an amazing time of the year to look forward to! And while we are on the topic of amazing things to look forward to – Kruger Shalati, the Train on…

1 min
from the publisher’s pen

The much anticipated easing of global Covid-19 lockdown regulations and opening of our international borders for tourists have finally arrived. With necessary Covid-19 protocols in place, we are indeed ready to safely open our doors to the world again. The tourism industry in South Africa is buzzing with excitement, and the Greater Kruger could not be happier, imagining that even the animals missed our visitors – the industry sure did! With all ‘engines’ starting up again, have a look out for our regular competitions on our Facebook group KRUGER MAGAZINE of which the first, Favourite Spots, kicked off on 20 September 2020, with great prizes to be won. Thank you again to the sponsors of our competitions, our expert authors and our readers – together we conquered the global pandemic challenges of the…

2 min
my first visit to kruger greater

My name is Paolo Tudisco, aka Pablophotoshot. I’m an Italian amateur photographer, and I realised one of the dreams of my life, to take a photographic trip to the Kruger National Park in South Africa. I visited the Park for the first time early in March this year and spent four days at Skukuza and four at Berg-en-Dal. It was the most exciting experience I have had so far. Being within a few meters of the largest cats and mammals in the world is an experience that marks you, in a positive way, for life. Certainly, it was not always easy to photograph them as we had the obligation to stay in the car, so I did not always have the perfect shot and consequently the perfect photo. Also, the changing conditions of…

7 min
a journey of african significance

Kruger Shalati, the Train on the Bridge Hotel in Skukuza, Kruger National Park, is scheduled to welcome its first guests in December 2020. It is a few months later than planned, due to the Covid-19 disruption that turned the world upside down. Kruger Shalati is a unique boutique hotel. Thirteen luxury train coaches for accommodation will be stationed permanently on the historical railway bridge adjacent to the Skukuza Rest Camp. It is expected to appeal to the slightly more discerning travellers who seek an exclusive sunrise view while they are sipping morning coffee or soaking in a luxurious bath overlooking the Sabie River to the east of Skukuza. The concession precinct also includes the revamped Kruger Station (previously the Selati Grillhouse), comprising a modern and artisanal food experience on the vast station platform…

1 min
visual storytelling celebrates rich history

Kruger Cinema 360, a new development located at the Kruger Station, will provide a visual experience that is the first of its kind in South Africa. It comprises a circular structure fitted with screens all around that project a combination of images simultaneously to tell stories. Swivel chairs are arranged in the centre of the theatre that enable the occupants to view all the screens. The theatre can seat 30 people and is used for educational and awareness presentations to tell the history of the Kruger and other relevant content related to conservation and nature.…

7 min
lesser bushbaby the longjump specialists

“In trees, jumping (or leaping) is their primary mode of locomotion, they are extraordinarily athletic.” Bushbabies, now more correctly known as galagos, are part of a group of primate species known as Prosimians. This group includes the lemurs of Madagascar, the galagos and pottos from Africa, and the lorises from India and southeast Asia. There are 18 galago species, all of which are found only in Africa – two greater (thick-tailed) galagos, two needle-clawed galagos, and currently, there are 14 recognised species of lesser galago. In this article we focus on South Africa’s lesser galago (Galago moholi), now known as the South African galago. They are also known locally as night apes or nagapies in Afrikaans. But for convenience, I will use the name bushbaby in this article. Bushbabies are small, nocturnal primates native…