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About Stories Of The Kruger

Stories Of The Kruger was founded on the basis of our love for the Kruger National. We wanted to give Kruger lovers something completely different… Our personal experience. We have worked on our other website,, which speaks about my fathers trip and provides all the information you may need to know about The Kruger.

Now, what about us? As mentioned above, we want this to be personal, so everyone can relate to this website.

EST. December, 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa


Gareth Roocroft Founder Of Stories Of The Kruger


My name is Gareth Roocroft, and I have been going to The Kruger Park since I was 8 or 9 I think. The first thing I ever remember about the Park was when my Aunt and Uncle from the UK came out on holiday for a few weeks. We stayed at Skukuza, where I saw my first ever Banded Mongoose. Amazing creatures.

My first trip was something very special, besides the Warthog and Banded Mongoose in the camp, I can’t remember much. What I do remember is coming in through the Paul Kruger Gate, and… There were Wild Dogs sitting in the road! Looking back on it now, this was an amazing sighting. I have only seen Wild Dogs stationery three times since then (At the time of writing this).

I carried on going to the Kruger National Park at least once a year, to this day.

Now more about the things I love most about the Kruger.

My favourite animal is a Caracal (Only seen once in my life). I also love Bushbuck.

My favourite part of the Kruger is the north. Punda Maria is my favourite rest camp. This could also be because I love birding and bird watching. I have so many favourite birds… In order (I will just mention a few):

  • Narina Trogon
  • Eastern Black-headed Oriole
  • Woodland Kingfisher
  • Cinnamon-breasted Bunting
  • African Barred Owlet
  • Scops Owl
  • Double-banded Sandgrouse
  • Thick-billed Weaver
  • Great Spotted Cuckoo
  • Red-billed Buffalo Weaver

My favourite reptiles are the Rainbow Skink, Giant Plated Lizard and the Western-stripe-bellied Sand-snake.

When it comes to the sounds of the night, the amazing Kruger nights, there are so many to choose from. Lions roaring, I think are everyone’s favourite nighttime noise. Black-backed Jackal, Spotted Hyaena, Fiery-necked Nightjar and the Scops Owl are also amazing things to hear.

Adrian Pearce At Malelane Camp During A Stories Of The Kruger Trip



My name is Adrian Pearce and I am an avid lover of all things that involve nature. Growing up I never had the opportunity to visit the Kruger National Park, but have visited numerous other smaller Parks and Reserves.

Admittedly my passion for nature was dormant for many years, but was rekindled when I met up with my now best friend, Gareth Roocroft. He has opened my eyes and put fuel to my passion for nature once more.

I still haven’t visited the Kruger at the time of writing this (April 2018), but I have already fallen in love with its beauty and can’t wait for my first trip to happen. (Two great trips have been had since the time of writing this).

In terms of what I do for Stories Of The Kruger, I am a social media specialist and graphic designer, and I use what I know to make the most beautiful place in the world available to everyone. The Kruger, I feel, will one day be my special place.

So that’s us! All you need to know About Stories Of The Kruger. Our passion and love for the Park grows stronger and stronger during every visit. We hope you enjoy reading our stories, and please do not hesitate to give us a shout for any questions you may have.

Enjoy the Park!

Gareth & Adrian

More About Stories Of The Kruger

Stories Of The Kruger was started by myself, Gareth Roocroft, and with the help of Adrian Pearce, as can be read above.

This website is a blog and paged website with information and stories about the beautiful Kruger National Park. Our YouTube channel and Social Media pages have so much content to run through and are used to back up this website’s information and imagery.

Nature is beautiful, and to me nothing brings me closer to nature than a visit to the Kruger National Park. It is my favourite place on the planet, and I just wish I had the opportunity to visit more and give all of you wildlife lovers even more content to go through!

We hope you enjoy everything on this website and our Social Media accounts, please give us a subscribe and a like and follow our Stories Of The Kruger!

Keep it wild – Gareth…

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