Kruger National Park South Africa

Kruger Park South Africa is a true African safari experience boasting unrivalled game viewing. Kruger Park covers almost 2 million hectares where you can enjoy the animals, birds and plants on a Kruger Park Safari. Whether a luxury Kruger safari, Guided Kruger safari, Lion Safari, Elephant safari, Self drive safari, walking safari, birding safari or just to connect with nature Kruger Park is the place.

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Price Guide per person per night based on two people sharing.
R75 - R500 (includes camping)
R500 -R 2000
R2000 - R3500
R3500 -R 5000
R5000 or more

Places to stay inside Kruger Park

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SAN Parks
Main Restcamps
Camping, Self catering and chalets available
Berg en dal
Crocodile Bridge
Letaba
Lower Sabie
Mopani
Olifants
Orpen
Pretoriuskop
Punda Maria
Satara
Shingwedzi
Skukuza

Bushveld Camps
Self catering and Chalets only
Bateleur
Biyamiti
Shimuwini
Sirheni
Talamati

Luxury Lodges
Imbali Safari Lodges
Jock Safari Lodge
Lukimbi Safari Lodge
Rhino Walking Safaris
Shishangeni Lodge
Singita Lebombo Lodge
Tinga Game Lodge
Pafuri Camp


Accommodation Guide to Sabi Private Reserve Kruger
Includes meals and Game Drives

Lion Sands Lodge
1993 camp
Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge
Sabi Sabi Selati Camp
Leopard Hills Safari
Leadwood Lodge
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Londolozi Founders Camp
Londolozi Pioneer Camp
Londolozi Tree Camp
Londolozi Varty Camp
Singita Lebembo Lodge
Singita Sweni Lodge
Singita Boulders Lodge
Dulini Safari Lodge
Exeter River Lodge
Kirkmans Kamp
Mala Mala Sable camp
Mala Mala Main camp
Rattrays Camp
Sabi Earth Lodge
Sabi Little Bush Camp
Savanna Lodge
Singita Ebony Lodge
Ulusaba Rock Lodge
Ulusaba Safari Lodge
Nkorho Bush Lodge
Nottens Bush Camp
Djuma Bush Lodge
Djuma Galago Camp
Djuma Vuyatela Lodge
Chitwa Chitwa Lodge
Arathusa Safari Lodge
Elephant Plains Lodge
Idube Game Lodge
Inyati Game Lodge

Accommodation Guide to Timbavati Private Reserve Kruger
Includes meals and Game Drives

Ngala Safari Lodge
Ngala Tented Camp
Kwa Mambili
Jackalberry Lodge
Royal Legends
Motswari Game Lodge

Accommodation Guide to Thornybush Private Reserve Kruger
Includes meals and Game Drives

» Kwa-Mbili Safari Lodge
» Jackalberry Game Lodge
Simbambili Lodge

Accommodation Guide to Klaserie Private Reserve Kruger
Includes meals and Game Drives

Gomo Gomo Lodge

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Kruger National Park

(South Africa National Parks)

The world-renowned Kruger National Park is the flagship of the South African National Parks (SANP). Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, Kruger National Park is nearly 2 million hectares and is unrivalled in the diversity of its wildlife and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.

Kruger Nataional Park offers a wildlife safari experience that ranks with the best in Africa.

There are plenty restcamps around Kruger National Park, Accommodation in the Kruger Park Rest Camps caters to a variety of guest requirements. Choose anything from luxury, self catering, caravanning or camping accommodation for your stay in the wilderness.

Sanparks Information and prices on each restcamp in the Kruger National Park:

The Southern Region of the Kruger National Park

Skukuza Rest Camp
 Skukuza is the Kruger National Park's largest rest camp and administrative headquarters. It is situated on the southern banks of the Sabie River. The camp is well foliaged and there are some lofty trees along the river’s edge. more information and prices...
Lower Sabie Rest Camp Lower Sabie graces the banks of the Sabie River, the bounty and plenitude of nature are very evident, eloquently symbolised by the most conspicuous of its numerous trees, the mighty sycamore fig, which provides generously for the livelihood of many birds. more information and prices...
Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
Amongst spectacular granite outcrops nestles Pretoriuskop Rest Camp in the south-western corner of the Kruger National Park. The Kruger National Park's oldest rest camp, with exotic flowering plants, enhancing the strong sense of the past that is so pervasive. more information and prices...
Biyamiti Bush Camp
On the banks of the Mbiyamiti river, hidden by Delagoa thickets, nestles one of the most beautiful bushveld camps in the Kruger National Park. The camp is ideally situated between huge Wild Fig and Jackalberry trees with vast numbers of other fauna and flora species in abundance. The area is a game spotter’s dream come true. more information and prices...
Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp
Situated on the bank of the Matjulu Spruit with a view of softly undulating hills to the east. Berg-en-Dal is also the only camp set in a rugged mountain environment. more information and prices...
Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp
This small and delightful camp is situated in the south-eastern corner of the Kruger National Park. The game viewing area is known as the ‘Southern Circle’ and is renowned for its concentration of different prides of lion and is home to a larger percentage of the Kruger National Park‘s total rhino population. more information and prices...

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The Central Region of the Kruger National Park

Satara Rest Camp
Satara is a busy camp, and not without reason. It is situated in an excellent game viewing area, with the bush relatively open and the animals plentiful and diverse. The camp itself has a rustic charm, with the bulk of the accommodation set out in a series of circles. Satara is well wooded and the bird-life is prolific. more information and prices...
Talamati Bush Camp is 30 km away from the gate. Allow about 1 1/2 hours for the drive to the camp. more information and prices...
Orpen Rest Camp
Orpen Rest Camp is situated centrally on the western border of the Kruger National Park. Well known for its diversity of habitat and wildlife, Orpen offers visitors an excellent opportunity to experience close encounters with elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard in a natural environment. Wild dog, cheetah, zebra and giraffe are also indigenous to this area, a paradise for the wildlife enthusiast. more information and prices...

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The Northern Region of the Kruger National Park

Shimuwini Bush Camp
Shimuwini is a Shangaan word for "Place of the Baobab Tree". The camp is so named because the nearby Letaba River which fronts the cottages, is lined with these huge trees, one of them estimated to be between 2 000 and 3 000 years old. Shimuwini Bushveld Camp is the most modern of the bushveld camps. more information and prices...
Mopani Rest Camp
On the banks of the Pioneer Dam in the Kruger National Park, lies it’s best kept secret, Mopani Rest Camp nestles amongst the Mopani tree covered koppies. A signature feature is the huge gnarled old baobab tree in the heart of the camp. more information and prices...
Letaba Rest Camp
The idyllic Letaba Rest Camp is situated on a sweeping bend of the Letaba River, midway between the southern and northern boundaries of the Kruger National Park. The name means “river of sand”, and the sandy riverbed is an excellent location for game viewing, particularly elephant, which thrive in the area. more information and prices...
Punda Maria Rest Camp
Punda Maria lies in the northern most part of the Kruger National Park, 8 km from Punda Maria Gate. The camp is situated in the Sandveld region that is often described as the botanical garden of the Kruger National Park. Game species most likely to be sighted include impala, zebra, buffalo, elephant, eland and sable and the area is a bird paradise. more information and prices...
Olifants Rest Camp
Olifants camp offers an unforgettable window of Africa. The camp is situated a top a hill which towers several hundred feet over the Olifants river. Views from the lookout platforms allow one to see the river below. more information and prices...
Shingwedzi Camp
Shingwedzi lies in the northern part of the Kruger National Park in the heart of mopane country. Waterbuck, nyala, kudu and elephant are often seen here and the bird life is prolific. It is a rustic camp that still carries the essence of the bush and is untouched by modern technology. more information and prices...
Bateleur Camp
This delightful camp is situated on the banks of the Mashokwe spruit approximately 40 km south west of Shingwedzi in the beautiful northern Mopane/Woodland savannah of the Kruger National Park. Named after the majestic eagle, Bateleur, being the oldest and the smallest of the bushveld camps, offers a unique atmosphere and superb game viewing. more information and prices...
Tsendze rustic camp site
The newest accommodation addition to the Kruger National Park, as its name implies, it provides a rustic experience within the natural environment. Located approximately 7 km south of Mopani Rest CampWith its abundance of large trees in the camp, Tsendze offers great birding opportunities right around your very campsite. more information and prices...
Boulders Bush Lodge
Boulders Bush Lodge, is embedded in the rocky outcrops found in the north of the Kruger National Park. The majestic rocks form a backdrop to the units that are built on stilts.
Sable Overnight Hide
Sable Sleepover Hide, is a unique accommodation facility where guests can feel part of nature. A bird hide by day, it transforms into a primitive overnight dwelling by night.
Shipandani Overnight Hide
Shipandane Sleepover Hide,is a unique accommodation facility where guests can feel part of the nature. A bird hide by day, it transforms into a primitive overnight dwelling by night.
Sirheni Camp
Sirheni Bushveld Camp nestles on the edge of the Kruger National Park’s northern plains within the Mopane veld of the region. The Sirheni Dam, on the Mphongolo River, lies next to the camp.
Balule Camp
With only the most basic of facilities and no electricity, a low fence is the only barrier that separates you from the wilderness, resulting in a true back to basics experience. more information and prices...

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Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Man's interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries - from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela - is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park's natural assets. So why rush? Stay Longer, See More!

Map of Kruger National Park

Driving Times

between Kruger Camps and Kruger Gates

From Camp

To Gate

Minimum Travelling Time (Hours:min)

Balule

Phalaborwa

02:00

Bateleur

Punda Maria

02:30

Phalaborwa

03:30

Berg-en-Dal

Malelane

00:20

Crocodile Bridge

02:15

Numbi

02:15

Paul Kruger

02:15

Biyamiti

Malelane

01:15

Crocodile Bridge

01:15

Crocodile Bridge 

Crocodile Bridge

00:00

Malelane

02:00

Paul Kruger 

02:15

Letaba

Phalaborwa

01:30

Orpen

02:30

Lower Sabie

Crocodile Bridge

01:00

Numbi

02:30

Paul Kruger

01:30

Malelane

Malelane

00:00

Maroela

Orpen

00:10

Mopani

Phalaborwa

02:15

Punda Maria

02:45

Olifants

Phalaborwa

02:00

Orpen

02:15

Orpen

Orpen

00:00

Pretoriuskop

Numbi

00:20

Malelane

01:45

Crocodile Bridge

02:30

Pretoriuskop (via S1) 

Paul Kruger

01:30

Punda Maria

Punda Maria

00:20

Orpen

01:30

Roodewal

Orpen

01:45

Phalaborwa

02:30

Satara

Orpen

01:15

Phalaborwa

03:00

Shimuwini

Phalaborwa

01:15

Shingwedzi

Pafuri

02:30

Punda Maria

01:15

Phalaborwa

03:30

Sirheni

Punda Maria

01:15

Skukuza

Paul Kruger

00:20

Numbi

01:30

Malelane

01:45

Crocodile Bridge

02:00

Talamati

Orpen

01:15

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Driving Times

from Johannesburg to Kruger Gates

Gate

Route

Distance from
Johannesburg

Crocodile Bridge

N4 via Witbank & Nelspruit to Komatipoort

475 km

Malelane 

N4 via Witbank & Nelspruit to Malelane

428 km

Numbi 

N4 to Nelspruit, R40 to White River, R538/R539 to Numbi

411 km

Phabeni

N4 to Nelspruit, R40 to Hazyview, turn right to gate, or

430 km

N4 to Belfast, R540 to Lydenburg via Dullstroom, R37 to Sabie, R536 to Hazyview, on to gate

440 km

Paul Kruger 

N4 to Nelspruit, R40 to Hazyview, turn right to gate, or

460 km

N4 to Belfast, R540 to Lydenburg via Dullstroom, R37 to Sabie, R536 to Hazyview, on to gate

470 km

Orpen

N4 to Belfast, R540 to Lydenburg via Dullstroom, R36 and R531 to Orpen via Ohrigstad, JG Strijdom Tunnel and Klaserie.

490 km

Phalaborwa 

N1 to Pietersburg (Polokwane), R71 to Phalaborwa via Tzaneen

490 km

Punda Maria 

N1 to Louis Trichardt, R524 to Punda Maria

550 km

Pafuri 

N1 to Louis Trichardt, on to Musina (Messina), but turn right at R525

600 km

 


The Southern Region of the Kruger National Park

The southern region of the Kruger National Parks is bordered by the Sabie River in the north and the Crocodile River in the South. Mozambique Limpopo Park now has sections of open border with Kruger in the East, and the Lebombo form a rugged ridge of rhyolite around Pretoriuskop in the west. The highest point in the Kruger Park is at Khandzalive in the south west corner near Berg-en-dal Camp, rising to 839 m. The granite produces the rounded hills of Napi , Shabeni and Shirimantanga which punctuate the southern region.

The southern region of the Kruger National Parks is the best area to see White Rhino which occur in large numbers near Mbyamiti River and Lower Sabie. Its also good for elephant and lions. The route between Lower Sabi and Skukuza is recognised as one of the best places to view game in the park, nicknamed lion drive. During peak holiday season the main routes in southern Kruger National Park can become crowded with traffic

Malelane Gate: Recommended gate to Biyamiti and Berg-en-dal
Take the N4 to Nelspruit and head through Nelspruit to Malelane. Then turn left at Kruger National Park sign just outside Malelane and head towards the gate. Allow between 4 to 5 hours for the trip to the gate.

Malelane Gate is:
  64 km from Nelspruit on N4

Crocodile Bridge Gate: Recommended gate to Crocodile Bridge and Lower Sabie
Take the N4 to Nelspruit, head through Nelspruit to Malelane and on to Komatipoort (about 110 kms). Then turn left onto the R571 just after Komatipoort and head on to the gate. Allow between 5 to 6 hours for the trip to the gate.

Crocodile Bridge Gate is:
  125 km from Nelspruit on N4 / R571

Numbi Gate: Recommended gate to Pretoriuskop
Take the N4 to Nelspruit then take the R40 to White River. Just out side White River take the R538 to the gate. Allow between 4 to 5 hours for the trip to the gate.

Numbi Gate is:
  31 km from White River on R40
  52 km from Nelspruit on R40

Paul Kruger Gate - Recommended gate to Skukuza
Take the N4 to Nelspruit then take the R40 to White River, Hazyview via the R40. From Hazyview, take the R536 to the gate.
Allow between 5 to 6 hours for the trip from Johannesburg to Paul Kruger gate.

Paul Kruger Gate is:
  108 km from Nelspruit on R40
  87 km from White River on R40
  41 km from Hazyview on R536

Alternative gates: Phabeni Gate
Take the N4 to Nelspruit then take the R40 to White River, Hazyview via the R40. From Hazyview, take the R536 to the gate. Gate is 10 kms outside Hazyview.
Allow between 5 to 6 hours for the trip from Johannesburg to Phabeni gate.

Phabeni Gate is:
  67 km from Nelspruit on R40
  46 km from White River on R40
  10 km from Hazyview on R536

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Skukuza Rest Camp
  is 12 km away from Paul Kruger Gate. Allow about 30 minutes for the drive to the camp.
  is 39 km away from Phabeni gate. Allow about 1 and ¾ of an hour for the drive to the camp.

Lower Sabie Rest Camp is 34 km away from Crocodile Bridge gate. Allow about 2 hours for the drive to the camp.

Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
  is 9 km away from Numbi gate. Allow about 20 minutes for the drive to the camp.
  is 24 km away from Phabeni gate. Allow about 1 hour for the drive to the camp.

Biyamiti Bush Camp
  is 39 km away from Malelane Gate. Allow about 2 hours for the drive to the bush camp.

Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp
 
is 12 km away from Malelane Gate. Allow about 30 minutes for the drive to the camp.

Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp
  is right at Crocodile Bridge gate.

Airports to the Southern Region of the Kruger National Park
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
KMIA is situated between Nelspruit and White River
  Approximately 25 km from Nelspruit
  Approximately 15 km from White River


The Central Region of the Kruger National Park

Recommended Gate: Orpen Gate
Head toward Nelspruit on the N4, take the R540 Belfast turn off. At Lydenburg turn left onto the R36 heading north. 30 kms before Hoedspruit turn right onto the R531 and head to the gate. Allow between 4 to 5 hours for the trip to the gate.

Satara Rest Camp is 48 km away from the gate. Allow about 2 hours for the drive to the camp.
Talamati Bush Camp is 30 km away from the gate. Allow about 1 1/2 hours for the drive to the camp.
Orpen Rest Camp is at the Orpen gate.

Alternative Gate:Phalaborwa Gate
Take the N1 toll-road to Polokwane (Pietersburg). 40 kms before Polokwane turn right onto the R71 and head for Tzaneen. After Tzaneen, head towards Phalaborwa and the gate.
Allow between 6 to 7 hours for the trip to the gate.
Satara Rest Camp is approximately 120 km away from the gate. Allow about 5 hours for the drive to the bush camp.

Airports to the Central Region of the Kruger National Park
Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit)
• 74 km from Phalaborwa Gate
• 68 km from Orpen Gate
• 93 km from Hazyview
• 147 km from Nelspruit


The Northern Region of the Kruger National Park

Recommended gate:Phalaborwa Gate
Take the N1 toll-road to Polokwane (Pietersburg). Before reaching Polokwane turn right onto the R71 and head for Tzaneen. After Tzaneen head towards Phalaborwa and the gate. Allow between 6 to 7 hours for the trip to the gate.

Shimuwini Bush Camp is 50 km away from the gate. Allow about 2 hours for the drive to the bush camp.
Olifants Rest Camp is 83 km away from the gate. Allow about 3 hours for the drive to the camp.
Mopani Rest Camp is 74 km away from the gate. Allow about 3 hours for the drive to the camp.
Letaba Rest Camp is 51 km away from the gate. Allow about 2 hours for the drive to the camp.

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Alternative Gates:

Punda Maria Gate Take the N1 to Polokwane (Pietersburg). At Makhado (Louis Trichard) link up with the R524 and follow this route for 140 km. Allow between 5 to 6 hours for the trip to the gate.
Punda Maria Rest Camp is 10 km away from Punda Maria gate. Allow about 20 minutes for the drive to the camp, however if you want to enjoy the game viewing possibilities give yourself more time!

Orpen Gate Head toward Nelspruit on the N4, take the R540 Belfast turn off. At Lydenburg turn left onto the R36 heading north. 30 kms before Hoedspruit turn right onto the R531 and head to the gate. Allow between 4 to 5 hours for the trip to the gate.
Olifants Rest Camp is 102 km away from Orpen gate. Allow about 4 hours for the drive to the camp

Airports to the Northern Region of the Kruger National Park

Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit):
  74 km from Phalaborwa Gate
  68 km from Orpen Gate
  93 km from Hazyview
  147 km from Nelspruit

Kruger Park Gateway Airport
  Situated in Phalaborwa, 3 km from Phalaborwa Gate

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