I’m sitting on the deck of Shayamanzi 2, one of only two houseboats that cruise on Jozini Dam in northern KwaZulu-Natal. Swaziland is just around the corner beyond the dam wall, and if you go 100km or so south you’ll hit the Indian Ocean. I’m surrounded by mountains, bushveld and, of course, water.
If you plan to drive yourself in the Kruger National Park (one of the most exciting trips you’ll ever do), here are some of my own personal best roads and routes for really fantastic game spotting – learned over the course of 40 years of driving in the park.
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Having opted to come to South Africa on her homecoming tour – a tour that each Miss USA makes, usually to the state from which they come – South Africa-born Nana Meriwether will leave with a new cause to speak to when she gets back to the United States.
The Kruger National Park’s extensive road network is well mapped and maintained, criss-crossing an expanse of pristine wilderness that is half the size of Switzerland. You can spend hours, days or, if you’re lucky, weeks driving on routes that take you from camp to camp, encountering a huge range of wildlife on the way.
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