Kruger National Park Travel
Travel The Wild "Big Five" South African Bushveld In And Around The Kruger National Park
The Kruger and surrounding reserves are a world-famous wildlife safari destination located in the North East corner of South Africa, bordering Mozambique (to the east), Zimbabwe (to the north), and the Crocodile River (to the south).
The national park covers 2 million hectares and consists of 14 distinct eco-zones that each sustains a different variance in flora and fauna.
The most popular national park in South Africa, and it has been a favourite of travellers from around the world for many decades and will continue to be so for decades to come.
Along with its expansive grassland and pristine bushveld, the Kruger is surrounded by a number of private game reserve options, providing visitors with a more private and intimate game-viewing safari experience surrounded by only the best wildlife and birdlife sightings the region has to offer.
Kruger National Park offers a plethora of travel and wildlife safari options for all types of visitors. From luxury safari and game lodges and tented camps (and rest camps) to open-air game drives and walking safari options, the park provides an incredible opportunity to experience the African bushveld up close and personal.
For those looking for a more exclusive and intimate experience, the surrounding private game reserves offer visitors a more intimate safari and wildlife experience.
In addition to 4x4 game drives and walking safaris, the region offers other incredible wildlife experiences, including night drives, 4x4 Kruger safari routes and even cultural tours, which provide insight into the history and culture of the region.
No matter what type of adventure you're looking for, the Kruger Park and its surrounding private game reserve options are sure to have something that will exceed your expectations!
An Insider's Guide To Kruger Park Travel
Kruger Park Lodges
From the ultimate in luxurious Kruger lodges to more budget-friendly tented camps and everything in between. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or an exciting family holiday, we have something to suit everyone's needs, wants and desires.
Get ready to experience some of the South Africa's most amazing wildlife as you explore Kruger National Park with us!
Kruger Park Safaris
We offer a wide and comprehensive portfolio of bespoke South African safaris in the Kruger National Park, ranging from walking and camping to self-drive and fly-in and packages designed for families or honeymooners.
Tours to the Kruger, Timbavati Game Reserve or Sabi Sand Game Reserve are a must when one is in South Africa on holiday; combine with Cape Town for best results.
Kruger National Park Photos
The Kruger National Park and adjoining private game reserves offer visitors some of the best wildlife and birdlife sightings anywhere on the African continent.
On this page, we showcase some of the photographs we have snapped in and around the Kruger Park over the past two decades.
Kruger Lodges Visited And Reviews
Kruger National Park lodges and safari camps visited and photographed by the Uyaphi.com team on numerous visits to this fantastic safari destination in South Africa.
The list is relatively short at the moment as we have not had the time to add all that we have on record.
Kruger Bird List
Birding in the Kruger. To put it simply, there is no better area/ region within South Africa that can come close in terms of pure bird species and 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, especially on a dedicated birding bush walk.
Kruger Mammal List
The +147 mammal species (including the "big 5") available in the Kruger Park is the main drawcard for most.
On this page, we offer a 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 reserve options of the Sabi Sand, Timbavati or Thornybush.
Getting To The 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 guided road transfers; one can look in the region of +- 6 hours, whereas the flight time is +- 90 minutes one way from Johannesburg.
Kruger Park Map
Our map of the National Park and adjoining game reserves in which we, with the aid of Google maps, showcase all of the safari lodges and camps that we offer on Uyaphi.com.
We feature safari establishments on this map both within the national park as well as surrounding private game reserves.
Malaria In Kruger
Malaria is present throughout the year in and around the National Park and the Lowveld region of South Africa, with the HIGH-RISK period being between the months of October and May.
When travelling within the Kruger Park area, it is highly recommended that one takes all necessary precautions and advice against the disease.
When To Visit The Kruger
An all year round safari destination. The dry winters months May through October are best for game viewing while offering daytime 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.
Kruger General 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