Punda Maria Gate is the second northernmost gate into the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga. Home to great herds of buffalo, elephant, and plains game, this section of the park is popular.
Set in mixed sandveld Woodlands below Thulamila Koppie, Punda Gate has been upgraded to cater for the increase in tourist traffic. There is a Day Visitors’ Centre a few hundred metres along the H13-1, a recommended stopping point to learn about the Park. Elephants are often spotted along this road. Although there are lions in the area, they are not often seen.
Sharpe’s grysbok Wild dogs Zebra Kudu Elephant
Arnot’s chat Eastern nicator Yellow-billed oxpecker Grey-headed parrot African harrier-hawk (gymnogene)