The animals at the Kruger National Park are beautiful and endlessly fascinating. But the humans that occur here are a strange bunch indeed.
Let’s get something straight. Rhino aren’t really as bad-tempered as some people think.
The rhino is a homely beast,
For human eyes he's not a feast.
Farewell, farewell, you old rhinoceros,
I'll stare at something less prepoceros. (Ogden Nash)
The dung beetle is a vastly underrated little creature, a diligent creature who provides a very important service. So important, in fact, that without them national parks across Africa would be piled high with manure.
I think I have a new favourite camp at the Kruger National Park. In the deep south near Malelane Gate, which is about 80 kilometres east of Nelspruit, Berg-en-Dal is without doubt the park's prettiest camp. But there are other draw cards too.
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