In memory of the great man who would become the founder of this great park, the Kruger Memorial stands proudly at Kruger Gate.
Both within the park, and at Kruger Gate, Paul Kruger has become immortalised. The massive Kruger Monument is impossible to miss when using this gate. The statue is right outside the gates so guests can leave their vehicles and walk up to it for a closer look and snap a few photos. A tablet has been added to the monument and it commemorates the founding of the park. The tablet reads:
“This tablet was erected by the National Park Board of Trustees to commemorate the institution of National Parks into the Union. Sabie Game Reserve proclaimed by President Kruger in 1898. National Parks Act introduced by Mr PGW Grobler, Minister of Lands in 1926.”
When driving into the Kruger’s main camp, Skukuza, guests will see the other monument honouring Kruger. A plaque with the founding fathers, James Stevenson-Hamilton, Paul Kruger and Piet Grobler greets guests entering the camp and more information about these men can be found within. When visiting Skukuza, park guests can look forward to visiting the museum and learning more about the founders and the general history of the park.