Surrounding Areas to Kruger National Park
Beyond a Kruger National Park safari are plenty of other adventurous options. In the surrounding area (Mpumalanga), you discover a scenic region lying on the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment bordered by Kruger, an excellent option if you're planning on self-driving from Johannesburg to the Kruger National Park as there are numerous sights on the way there as well as a good number of superb locations that offer overnight stops en route.
The Panorama Route is the most famous, a 70 kilometer (43 miles) circular stretch with stunning views of some of Africa's canyon features. From God's Window, a 600 meter (1968 feet) high viewpoint on the edge of an escarpment, you can see mesmerizing views of the Blyde River Canyon and the Lowveld or stare in wonder at the Pinnacle, a soaring 30 meter (98 feet) high column of granite rising up from the dense indigenous forest. Another alternative is paying a visit to Pilgrim's Rest - a quaint historic gold mining town.
Furthermore, in the Mpumalanga Highlands, you'll discover South Africa's foremost trout fishing destination. Expect crystal clear mountain rivers running through awe-inspiring surroundings, stunning rainbows and plenty of brown trout.
Perhaps the greatest reason to go on a safari in the surrounding areas of Kruger is the sheer amount of outdoor pursuits available. If you're in search of a great family holiday pre or post safari, you've come to the right place.