Each Park within the GLTP offers its own unique tourism product from the exceptional game viewing opportunities in Kruger National Park (KNP) to the quieter camps and wilderness 4x4 adventures of Limpopo National Park (LNP) or Gonarezhou National Park (GNP) which feature the magnificent Shingwedzi Cliffs and Chilojo Cliffs respectively.
Various GLTP tourism products are currently under development including the Shingwedzi Cliffs Adventure Trail between KNP and LNP, as well as 4x4 trails linking the three parks. Brief information on each component is detailed below, with more detailed information available from the respective websites.
The Kruger National Park was established in 1898 and covers an area of almost 20,000 km2 with over one million visitors annually. The Park's established and sophisticated tourism infrastructure and renowned wildlife and birding attracts visitors from across the globe and functions as an ideal springboard for increasing tourism throughout the rest of the TFCA. Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.
Limpopo National Park (LNP) was established in 2001 and encompasses an area of approximately 10,000km2. Whilst LNP is perhaps best known as an ideal stop-over at Albufeira or Aguia Pesqueira camps on the bush to beach route, its main attraction is Machampane Camp and the guided or self-drive 4x4 trails which pass by the magnificent Shingwedzi Cliffs, through true wilderness areas and cultural villages on route. Guided 4x4, hiking and canoe trails are also offered through Machampane camp. The tourism product will be expanded through the planned GLTP Shingwedzi Cliffs Adventure Trail and various concession opportunities.
Gonarezhou National Park was established in 1934 as a game reserve and proclaimed a national park in 1975. The Park covers an area of 5 053 km². Gonarezhou is a place of varied and scenic beauty, with its main physical attractions being the large rivers (Mwenezi, Save and Runde) and the world-famous Chilojo Cliffs. The Park is now known not only for the exceptional wilderness experience, but is also increasingly being rated as a highly rewarding wildlife and birding destination. Both luxury tourism facilities and budget 4x4 camping and accommodation facilities are on offer, the best known of which is situated at Chipinda Pools.