Set in the heart of South Africa’s largest and best-known game reserve, Central Kruger is home to abundant lion, hyena, cheetah, leopard, buffalo, wildebeest, elephants, zebra and birds of prey. Flowing through the region is Olifants River, known to be a bathing and drinking site for hippos, elephants and other mammals. Visitors can explore the area with guided game drives, bush walks, bird walks, and night drives. The area is also conveniently close to the Masorini archaeological site, an excavated ruin that dates back to the late Iron Age known to be a trading post for iron products by the Ba-Phalaborwa people. Other popular attractions easily accessible from the region include Mac Mac Falls and Pilgrim’s Rest.