Drives from Punda Maria and Shingwedzi in the Far North of the Kruger National Park


Between May 16th to 19th 2006 I drove most of the roads close to Shingwedzi in the Northern part of the Kruger National Park. Here are just a few of the many highlights of those drives and I hope they just give you a feeling that maybe one day you would also like to visit this Garden of Eden

Shingwedzi Drives Just north and south of Shingwedzi are some of the largest concentrations of Big 5 sightings.

Shingwedzi amd Mphongolo River Drives  Buffalo herds, and riverine majesty

Shingwedzi to the Mphongolo River Loop on S56 in Kruger National Park A really outstanding drive with so much to see and enjoy. Met a lovely elephant family and stayed awhile

Kanniedood Drive S50 Via Shingwedzi Mashagadzi Waterhole Loop S134 One of the best known drives in the whole Kruger park. Takes you along banks of Shingwedzi down to Dipeni dipping tank, a historical site in the Park.

Shingwedzi S50 Kruger Drive | Dipani to Tropic of Capricorn Loops This was a long drive down the eastern side of the Park's boundary with Mozambique. It crosses the Tropic of Capricorn.

H1-6 Kruger Drive Across the Tropic of Capricorn North to Shingwidzi Camp Community spiders, Bowkers Kop and Serene Sunsets

Was that An African Python I Just Missed on the S101 Close to Shingwidzi Camp? fascinating snake tracks in the sand ... a big snake had just been here.

The Spectacular Red Rocks Loop S52 from Shingwidzi Camp Eroded over millenia the Red Rocks are spectacular.

Red Rocks Loop S52 South from Shingwidzi Camp | Tshanga Look Out. A wonderful drive through rivers forests and woodlands.

KNP S143 & S144: Zebra, Giraffes, Elephants, Buffalo, & Martial Eagle One of the real highlights of my stay was the eagle and I almost missed it ...

Why Was this African Python Dead? H1-6 Kruger National park South Africa A sad sight was this beautiful but dead African Rock Python. How did it die and this seemed to have happened only a short while before I saw it.

Snake Tracks in the Sand ... More about those mysterious tracks in the sand not far from Shingwedzi Camp.