- Monuments and Memorials, Natural Wonders, Sightseeing Type
- Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
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Though Kruger boasts several locations where lions are known to linger, one of the best places to spot the park's big cats is atop the Kruger Tablets. Nestled along the southern edge of Nkayeni Region, the Kruger Tablets are dedicated to Paul Kruger, the founder of the Sabie Game Reserve, which later became Kruger National Park. A plaque on one of the site's rocks can still be seen from the adjacent road.
Lions enjoy lounging on rock formations, so it's hardly surprising that Kruger's rock pilings – including the Kruger Tablets – are a popular lion haven. Odds are you'll snap tons of photos of these animals while in the area. But remember: Lions are dangerous animals, so stay in your car or safari vehicle at all times.
Select game drives pause at the Kruger Tablets, but consult park officials for exact itineraries. Or, you are more than welcome to pull over next to the attraction to observe the lions from your own car. This free locale can be accessed during normal park hours. Facilities and amenities like restrooms, restaurants and picnic tables are not available here.