As we celebrate the festive season, some people would like to be outdoors enjoying shopping while others are keen on adventure and wildlife. The iconic Kruger National Park is one of those areas where many visitors are hoping to catch a glimpse of the BIG five.
Kruger National Park’s general manager in the Marula Region, Lucy Nhlapo, says so far the number of tourists who visited the park since the beginning of the festive season has declined compared to previous years. However, Nhlapo says they are delighted that many local people are now interested in visiting the Kruger National Park.
” The numbers are starting to pickup up now and we very much hope that visitors will come in because usually this time of the year you would not even be able to move in the streets of the park. We would like to educate our visitors more, help them because there’s quite a number of them that need help especially people who come to the park for the first time. Hence we have introduced the visitor management vehicles.”
Visitors who disobey the rules will be prosecuted. The rules, among others, are the following: no alcohol allowed for day visitors, motorists must drive fifty kilometres per hour on all parks roads, littering is not allowed and never pose for pictures outside your vehicle while game driving.