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Kruger National Park

Where by almost two million hectares of unmatched fauna and flora combines together with historic as well as archaeological points of interest, this is where you will find the Real Africa.

The World famous Kruger National Park is located in the North East corner of South Africa whilst bordering Mozambique from the East, Zimbabwe from the North, and the Crocodile River from the South. The Kruger covers 2 000 000 hectares and additionally is actually split into 14 distinct eco-zones, each and every sustaining distinct wildlife.

The Kruger Park is truly one of the primary destinations within South Africa and in fact is regarded as the flagship of South African National Parks. Here we offer information relating to travel within the Park and surrounding reserves.

Kruger Park Travel Information


Kruger General Information

Kruger Information

Size & Location: North Eastern South Africa, covering an area of + 2 000 000 Ha
When to visit the park: Year round (summer can be very hot and humid though)
Climate: Subtropical, humid rainy summers. Daytime temps. up to + 35°C
Rainfall: 500mm per annum
Altitude: 140m - 600m (approx.) above sea level

Kruger Mammal List

Kruger Mammal List

The +147 mammal species available in the Kruger is the main draw card for most. On this page we offer checklist of the mammals that one has the chance of spotting either from within the Kruger herself or in one of the adjoining private game reserves (Sabi Sand, Timbavati or Thornybush).

Kruger Bird List

Kruger Bird List

Birding in the Kruger. To put it simply, there is not better area/ region within South Africa that can come close in terms of pure bird numbers. From the Pafuri region in the North to the Sabi Sand Reserve in the South and everything in between, one is guaranteed a birding experience second to none.

Getting to Kruger

Getting to Kruger

We offer quite a few ways on how one can get to the various areas within and surrounding the National Park, these options include self drive, guided road transfers as well as fly-in (commercial or private charters). Self drive and/ or guided road transfers; one can look in the region of +- 6 hours, whereas the flight time is +- 90 minutes one way from Johannesburg.

Nearby Activities

Nearby Activities

The Kruger and surrounding reserves are simply not all about wildlife and birding, no siree. Outside of the park and reserves one can participate in a multitude of activities that include a round of golf, elephant-back safaris, hot air balloon safaris, helicopter tours, white water rafting, mountain bike trails, a visit to a cultural village or a night out under the African stars to mention only but a few.

Private Game Reserves

Private Game Reserves

Bordering and open to the Kruger one finds a large selection of privately owned game reserves, amongst these are some of the most celebrated names in Africa; the Timbavati Game Reserve famous for her "White Lions", the Sabi Sand Game Reserve who plays hosts to the renowned Londolozi, Mala Mala, Singita, Sabi Sabi and Lions Sands private reserves within her borders.

Kruger National Park Map

Kruger National Park Map

Our Kruger map guide featuring all the establishments in and around this World famous National Park that we offer you our valued clients. This map was created using Google Maps whereby we manually pinpointed each and every establishment by hand, we are also proud of the fact that we where one of the first companies to do this on Google Maps.

When To Visit The Kruger

When To Visit The Kruger

An all year round safari destination. The dry winters months May through October are best for game viewing whilst offering day time temperatures that are comfortable and pleasant. November through April, when the rains arrive they transform the Kruger into a lush green paradise, best for birding as well as that famous "beach and bush safari" itinerary.

Malaria in the Kruger

Malaria in the Kruger

The Kruger Malaria risk is on the low side but on saying that it is still present. Therefore anti-malaria prophylactics is thus recommended for all visitors, contact your local medical practitioner or recognized travel clinic for the best advise. The highest risk period is in the summer months (between December and April).

  • Kruger Park Lodges

  • Kruger Park Lodges
  • Our selection of safari lodges and camps within the Kruger National Park and surrounding "Big 5" private game reserves. All Kruger establishments that we offer can be added to a bespoke safari itinerary based on you, you budget and interests.
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  • Kruger Park Lodges
  • Kruger Park Safaris

  • Kruger Park Safaris
  • A portfolio of safari and tour options to this world famous National Park, bespoke self-drive and fly-in options all the way through to scheduled safaris. There is also a wide range of packages that include Cape Town, Madikwe and even Victoria Falls in your Kruger experience.
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  • Kruger Park Safaris
  • Kruger Self Drive Routes

  • Kruger Self Drive Routes
  • A Self Drive safari is all about exploring the area in your own time at your own pace with the freedom to plan for your particular interests. This is without question in our opinion the best way to explore the Kruger and all her surrounding attractions.
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  • Kruger Self Drive Routes
  • Kruger Family Friendly Lodges

  • Kruger Family Friendly Lodges
  • When it comes to travelling with children in Africa it is important to find lodges that family friendly and not family tolerant. The difference is, family friendly lodges offer activities for children, whilst family tolerant lodges will take children but offer nothing for them to do. Here is our list of family friendly lodges.
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  • Kruger Family Friendly Lodges
  • Romantic Kruger Lodges

  • Romantic Kruger Lodges
  • A selection of lodges that radiate the romance of the African bush, lodges that would perfectly complement a honeymoon, wedding anniversary or that romantic getaway we all wish for. All lodges listed here offer suites that are private by their very existence.
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  • Romantic Kruger Lodges