Paul Kruger, born in Cradock in the Cape in 1825, went north with his family and their livestock into the old Transvaal and he eventually farmed at Rustenburg. After the first
Anglo Boer War Kruger became President in 1883 and earnestly endeavoured to instigate legislation to conserve wildlife.
In 1898m due to his untiring effort, the area between the Sabie and Crocodile rivers was proclaimed the Sabie Game Reserve, from which the present Kruger National Park has developed.
In May 1926 the National Parks Act was passed and the Sabie and Shingwedzi Game Reserves were merged into the Kruger National Park.
Today the aim is to preserve all that has been achieved in a way which balances three important factors - the wise conservation of this priceless wildlife heritage, the protection of the interest of the local rural inhabitants in the overall conservation picture and the discreet unobtrusive development of amenities for the park´s visitors, so that people can comfortably enjoy this exquisit South African wildlife reserve - the Kruger National Park.