Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is probably the best loved, most visited game reserve in all of Africa. It is the largest conservation region in South Africa, stretching 360 km from north to south and 65 km across, and it shares boundaries with Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga.

It is also the flagship of South African National Parks and the second largest game reserve in all of Africa.  If you have not yet seen the famous Kruger National Park, as large as another country, you simply have to put it at number one on your travel bucket list.

There are nine entrance gates and each one takes visitors into unique biomes, wildlife habitats and extraordinary habitats where a huge variety of wild animals have always existed. The Big Five (elephants, rhinos, buffalo, lions and leopards) remain a huge drawcard to visitors from Africa and overseas while many responsible travellers only want to become one with nature and walk with guides into the wilderness to see as much of the park as possible.

Accommodation within the Kruger is spread out into 21 rest camps, 2 private lodge concessions, and 15 designated private safari lodges. It therefore caters for all budgets and tastes. Choose an ultra-luxurious safari lodge where two game drives daily and sumptuous meals are part of the package, or simply book a comfy canvas safari tent and drive around in your own vehicle.

You can book night drives and morning drives with the Park, to get up close and personal with wild animals, birds and reptiles and you can eat at the many restaurants in the various rest camps. There are thousands of wildlife enthusiasts cruising the Kruger National Park at any one time, enjoying its 18 989 square kilometres of wilderness.

Some of the more popular rest camps include Lower Sabie, Punda Maria and Crocodile Bridge all tastefully created within the dense vegetation of the bushveld, with stunning views and friendly staff who are well trained to take care of you. So it should be in this first class world renowned safari destination where you can see just about every wild animal in Africa!

Kruger is part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a peace park linking Kruger with Gonarezhou in Zimbabwe and the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique. It is also part of the UNESCO Kruger to Canyons Biosphere.

If you prefer getting really close to nature and wild animals then camp in the Kruger National Park. Backpackers and other travellers prefer this type of accommodation as it is less expensive and booking it is easy. Another way to really learn about the wilderness within Kruger is to go on one of the nine walking trails, some of which are overnight trails and last several days in areas hardly seen by other people. Trained guides take you along animal paths or try new routes through the dense bush as there are no set trails in the wilderness areas!

The park offers a quality infrastructure of roads, water holes, hides, picnic sites, shops and restaurants but the focus is on game watching and learning more about a disappearing habitat.

In fact, Kruger consists of six uniquely different ecosystems – baobab sandveld, Lebomboknobthorn-marulabushveld, mixed acacia thicket, combretun-silver clusterleaf, woodland on granite, and riverine forest! The four regions (far north, north, central and south) are completely unique and don’t seem to fit under the label of ‘bushveld’ for their extreme contrasts.

Kruger is almost a country on its own and a must-visit for every South African. Take only photographs, leave only footprints and respect what is left for the children.Chat to one of our consultants to arrange your bush holiday today.

Hamilton’s Tented Camp reflects a bygone era of 1900s safari adventuring.

Rate From: R5 255 per person sharing

Magnificent views, Big Five safaris, sublime accommodation and nouvelle cuisine, Leopard Hills Private Game Lodge in South Africa’s premier game reserve has it all.

Rate From: R13 800 per person sharing

When guests stay at an established family run game reserve and safari lodge, they feel part of the bigger picture, warmly embraced by history and knowledge and a huge dedication to conservation of the South African bushveld. Our clients rave in this way about Lion Sands Game Reserve in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve near Kruger National Park.

Rates from: R9 975 per person sharing

For a rewarding safari experience in South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park, look no further than the beautiful setting of the Pestana Kruger Lodge, a bush hotel that makes its claim to fame its hands-on management and sumptuous meat meals. Find fabulous rooms all with fantastic views over the Crocodile River and pretty gardens.

Rate From: R1 860 per room per night (B&B)

Savanna Game Lodge, in Savanna Private Game Reserve which is part of the famed Sabi Sands Game Reserve and adjacent to Kruger National Park, your visit becomes intertwined with the heritage of the local community. You may be there to see reams of wildlife in their natural habitat, but the local people are part of this wilderness and your contribution as a paying tourist will benefit their future in this region.

Rate From: R9 500 per person sharing

 

Packages that include this destination

Savanna Private Game Reserve is the epitome of luxury and elegance in the bush. Located within the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in the Kruger National Park, Big 5 sightings are sure to make your stay a memorable one. Stay in a luxuriously spacious suite and enjoy the elegance of a by-gone colonial era with all the convenience […]

Pestana Kruger Lodge, a safari and spa resort where you can fall asleep listening to the hippos and wake up very early just to see who came to drink water in the Crocodile River. Pestana Kruger has a total of 74 rooms with views over the river and gardens, decorated with African motifs. They all […]

Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve is located in the western sector of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, bordering the world famous Kruger National Park. This 8 Suite exclusive Lodge is spectacularly situated atop a rocky outcrop, offering magnificent views over the bush and a natural waterhole on the plains below.

Fly in to Hamiltons Tented Camp for this quick break set amidst the Jackalberry and Sausage trees. Hamiltons has high wooden platforms linking six elevated tents, offering guests stunning views of the Nwatswitonto River and the opportunity to enjoy spectacular wildlife and birdlife sightings.

Lion Sands River Lodge has been designed to replicate the feeling of being at home, but within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. 20 deluxe Suites enjoy bush or Sabie River views, best enjoyed from the comfort of your private deck.

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Drive yourself / Car Hire:

All roads leading to the Kruger Park are tarred and in excellent condition. There is no shortage of gas stations along the route which is very easy to follow with a map.

Car hire is available at the following airports:- KMIA, Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa, and at Skukuza Rest Camp.

Flights:
SAA Airlink flies daily to the Park.

There are three airports operating within the Kruger Park region.

Hoedspruit Airport the central section.
Phalaborwa Airport the northern section.
KMIA, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport services the southern region of the Park. SAA is the only airline that travels between Johannesburg and KMIA.
Flights into KMIA are only suitable for clients staying at southern camps and Sabi Sands.

No aircraft may land at Skukuza Airfield without prior permission from the Park Director. Daily charter flights can be arranged into Skukuza camp.

Charter Flights:
Flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town to KMIA depart daily, followed by a transfer via charter flight directly to your lodge, should that lodge have an airstrip. Try Federal Air or Nelair. Clients booking accommodation with us can request this service.

GPS coordinates for Kruger National Park
-23.807297,31.452523 View Map