A male lion yawns in front of tourists (unseen) on a game drive in search for wildlife on 27 November 2021 in the Sabi Sands nature reserve, adjacent to South Africa's Kruger Park.

A male lion yawns in front of tourists (unseen) on a game drive in search for wildlife on 27 November 2021 in the Sabi Sands nature reserve, adjacent to South Africa’s Kruger Park. Image: David Silverman/Getty Images.

Kruger National Park named ‘one of the most famous’ in the world

A study revealed that the Kruger National Park is the ninth most popular national park in the world on TikTok.

A male lion yawns in front of tourists (unseen) on a game drive in search for wildlife on 27 November 2021 in the Sabi Sands nature reserve, adjacent to South Africa's Kruger Park.

A male lion yawns in front of tourists (unseen) on a game drive in search for wildlife on 27 November 2021 in the Sabi Sands nature reserve, adjacent to South Africa’s Kruger Park. Image: David Silverman/Getty Images.

South Africa’s Kruger National Park is said to be the ninth most popular national park in the world, according to data from TikTok.

The most popular national parks on TikTok

The Kruger National Park, in northeastern South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves and now world-famous according to a study by ParkSleepFly. The company analysed the view counts of national parks around the world to reveal the most popular national parks on TikTok.

“Using TikTok we want to reveal the most popular national parks around the world, splitting them by US and UK as well as other parks around the world and ranking their popularity according to the number of views.”

The company found that TikTok users are very fond of Yellowstone National Park which came in first place with 630.3 million views.

@itsrannie Nah this was a little TOO perfect…tf is going on here Yellowstone 🤨 #Yellowstone #wyoming #nationalparks #waterfall #travel #nature #fyp ♬ Ends of the Earth – Lord Huron

The Denali National Park came in second with 291.5 million views. This park in Alaska is home to Denali, the highest peak in North America, and houses roughly 400 000 visitors each year. 

This is followed by Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Göreme National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Glacier National Park and Lake District National Park in the United Kingdom before SA’s Kruger National Park comes in.

The Kruger National Park | Ninth most popular national park in the world on TikTok

On TikTok, the Kruger National Park boasts a whopping 98 700 000 views – and it is clear to see why:

@nicolepellegrin0 best experience of my life. #safari #honeymoon #southafrica #krugernationalpark ♬ Aloha! (Main Title Theme) – Cristobal Tapia De Veer

South Africa’s secret weapon

In the past, the Kruger National Park has been called the tourism sector’s “secret weapon”. It is believed that the Kruger National Park is bigger than Belgium or Wales and features “unspoilt hectares of African bush plains”.

@kitoafrika 29 seconds of #krugernationalpark🇿🇦 . #travelafrica #africancontinent #kitoafrika #inyour20s #travelbucketlist #tiktoksouthafrica ♬ Taylor Songs Mashup – mak

What appeals to most travellers, is the fact that it caters for all budgets and tastes when it comes to accommodation with some of the most renowned private concession lodges in the world adding to the luxury experience.

There are guided bush drives and nature walks from most of the rest camps. Here, visitors can see all of Africa’s iconic safari species – elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and zebra.