The Kruger National Park is a living memorial to President Paul Kruger who persuaded the Transvaal parliament to establish a protected area for wildlife. It’s the most visited national park in Africa and a testimony to those who have upheld ‘oom Paul’s’ vision of a protected wilderness reserve which will forever remind us of that which we are so dangerously close to losing.
Kruger was already an accomplished frontiersman, horseman and guerrilla fighter at the tender age of 17.In addition to his native Dutch, he could speak basic English and several African languages, some fluently.He had shot a lion for the first time when he was a boy of 11. He had almost no education apart from the Bible, and through his interpretation believed the Earth was flat.
Veels geluk Oom Paul!