"Absolutely jaw-dropping stories" — Jenny Crwys-Williams, Radio 702
An enraged elephant flips a car onto its roof. A lioness prises open the door of a terrified couple. A leopard helps itself to a family’s picnic breakfast. A fleeing impala leaps through an open car window. A lion charges around inside a busy rest camp. A hyaena snatches a baby from a tent. A tourist takes a bath in a croc-infested dam…
These are just a few of the 101 jaw-dropping sightings, scrapes and encounters in this collection of extraordinary true stories from the roads, camps, picnic sites and walking trails of South Africa’s Kruger National Park, as told by the very people who experienced them. There are no game ranger tales here – each and every story happened to an ordinary Kruger visitor doing what over a million tourists do in this spectacular reserve each year.
It is a book to keep by your bedside in Kruger, to dip into at home when you’re missing the bush, to lend to friends who’ve never visited Kruger, or to pore over before your next trip. Just don’t expect to ever sleep soundly in a safari tent again…
Take a sneak-peek inside the book...
Sample tale 1
by Sander Hofman
An angry bull elephant has its patience tested by a tourist who refuses to move. The results are disastrous - for the tourist and for an unsuspecting couple!
Sample tale 2
by Henk & Hilda Maree
When an impala runs beneath the wheels of a car and breaks its back, the driver is left with an awful choice to make: slit its throat, or let it die in agony...
Sample tale 3
by Sylvester Motaln
The hippo is the grouchiest of all Africa's animals, but will its astonishing streak of kindess be enough to save a plucky impala from a crocodile attack?
Got your own Kruger tale? Submit it for the next edition...
Have you got your own Kruger tale that's just bursting to be shared? I'd love to consider it for the second edition of the book: 'Another 101 Kruger Tales'. You can submit it using the form below.
The second edition will be just like the first: an un-put-downable collection of extraordinry tales from the Kruger National Park in the words of ordinary, everyday visitors to the Park - just like you!
Just about everyone who has visited the park has a great Kruger story to tell. Now's your chance to share it (and nobody will yawn)! Short or long, funny or serious, tragic or light-hearted I want to hear YOUR Kruger story and share it with some of the other 1.5 million annual visitors to this most extraordinary game reserve!
(NOTE: If the form does not work, you can submit your story to , but this should be a last resort only)
If you only read one book about Kruger - this is it. Beware however, the stories are infectious and you'll be planning your own trip before the first chapter is done. I simply couldn't put it down! - Cameron Ewart-Smith, author of the Getaway Guide to Kruger National Park and former editor of Getaway Magazine
An absolutely fantastic read ... I can't think of a better way to experience the Kruger than through these fireside stories - Andrea Weiss, founding editor of go! Magazine
101 stories ... brilliantly told ... Some dramatic and some light-hearted, but all of them colourful and awash with the smell and sounds of the bush! - Gray King, Amazon.com
Best book ever written about Kruger National Park... - Dana Atkinson, author of Traveling Africa: A Woman's Guide
Outstanding ... Couldn't put it down - read it in two days! Didn't want it to finish. - Marinda Drake, White River
Stunning book ... Nearly impossible to put down. An exciting tribute to one of South Africa's best loved parks. - Wild Magazine
I just want to climb inside the book ... it is absolutely wonderful. - Louise Roth Fisher, Melbourne, Australia
Inpsiring ... scary ... awesome ... or all of those things and more. Beautifully written, easy to read; a must for anyone who has been or is thinking about going on safari in Kruger. - Monica Guy, CT, USA