Kruger Magazine Winter 2021

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!

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
MLP Media Pty Ltd
Frequency:
Quarterly
R 59,99
R 249,99
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min
setting the scene

“You can venture outside for hours experiencing and photographing the dramatic splendour winter offers. ” In the South African Lowveld, reds and pinks are now seen everywhere with the impala lilies blooming all over. With the orange shade of the aloes in flower, bringing with them the sunbirds feeding on its nectar, you can venture outside for hours experiencing and photographing the dramatic splendour winter offers in this region. There are even some purples amongst the colours, with the beautiful tree wisteria blooming in August, and the spectacular red flowers of the sausage tree that blooms from July. Read the article on tree wisteria by our expert author Nick Zambatis on page 70. Winters in the Lowveld are also much cooler, and therefore, adding a range of activities to your itinerary when planning…

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1 min
raise the baby rhino with hunter

Raise the baby rhino with Hunter is an amazing initiative, raising awareness and funds for Rhino conservation. Please support his cause by purchasing a mask, available at selected Park Shops My story started in late 2015 when I heard about a baby rhino that had been found orphaned at a reserve in South Africa. I was just 8 years old but knew that I had to help because every single rhino life is important. I started off by donating all the money that I had in my bank account and then asked my family and friends to help too. Having the privilege of meeting the orphaned rhino I will never ever forget and I got the amazing opportunity to learn from his care team how to look after him. Raising orphaned rhino…

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1 min
from the publisher’s pen

It is winter in South Africa and quite chilly, even in the Lowveld. Beautiful yellow, brown and copper colours cover our trees, and the birds are in abundance as they forage for food and scan the area for possible nesting sites. In the Greater Kruger region, game driving is at its best –less vegetation means better sightings. The area enjoyed good rainfall this year and the dams still have ample water for our wildlife until spring awakens. It is heart-warming to see so many emails from first-time readers of our magazine, wanting to fill their library with back issues of KRUGER MAGAZINE. Welcome to all our new subscribers and new members of our popular private Facebook group – a new milestone of 60 000+ members was reached in May 2021! A very special…

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2 min
ever-popular nkuhlu picnic site reinvented

On the banks of the mighty Sabie River lies Nkuhlu, one of the most beautiful picnic sites in the Kruger National Park. After an extensive renovation, the new shop and take-away facility is ready to welcome you once more. The new and completely transformed Nkuhlu General Store & Take-Away facility offers visitors to the Park a unique and gentle place to unwind. Prepare your own meals on a gas skottel (which can be hired from the General Store). The store also sells essentials like bacon, eggs and fresh bread, or opt for one of our delicious treats: toasted sandwiches, freshly baked buffalo pies, wraps, pizzas and our original Rooibaard™ Peri Peri Rotisserie Chickens. A tempting selection of delectable, sweet treats are also available, perfect for that afternoon coffee break! This beautiful setting provides the…

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2 min
toerbroers day clinic in marloth park

Marloth Park now officially has its own day clinic. The Toerbroers Day Clinic and Medical Centre opened its doors on Thursday, 1 April in this popular holiday and retirement town, where residents, guests and the surrounding community previously had to travel to nearby towns such as Malelane, Komatipoort and Nelspruit for medical care. The day clinic was the brainchild of the Toerbroers group, who are known for their work within conservation circles. “Due to the nature of our work, we are regular visitors to the area and per chance I became very sick during a visit last year. There was no immediate medical care. This prompted the process that included intensive consultation with the local municipality, community and other stakeholders before we embarked on this venture. Both the local municipality and community supported…

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4 min
my first visit to kruger greater

My first encounter of this magical park was far more recent than most stories from previous issues, but it was no less spellbinding. After what had felt to be an eternity and having spent my time working between university semesters to save enough money, I left England in January 2017 to become a safari guide. This would transpire to become one of the best periods of my life. I set off with enough enthusiasm to fill the airliner Airbus A380 that transported me to my utopia – life in South Africa awaited. My FGASA training did not take place in the Greater Kruger. However, during the weeks leading up to our mid-term break, it was suggested that a handful of us should head into the sacred national park. Five eager guides-to-be all crammed…

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