Kruger National Park

The jewel in the crown of South African Tourism and wildlife conservation.

The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa and home to wide variety for bird, plant and animals species, including the Big 5.

There are a number of ways to enjoy the park from guided safaris, self-drive tours and even multi-day game walks. However you choose to experience the Kruger National Park, no African experience is complete without a visit to this magnificent reserve.

Adventure guides for the Kruger National Park

Check out these detailed adventure guides based on our personal experiences in the Kruger National Park and the surrounding areas.

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Map of the Kruger National Park

  • South Africa’s most famous game reserve.
  • Big 5 Wildlife.
  • Guided game drives.
  • Self-drive game viewing.
  • Walking safaris.
  • Various accommodation camps.
  • Rest camps and restaurants.


The dry months from May to October are the best months to visit the Kruger National Park for game viewing. The vegetation is dry and sparse making it easier to spot animals and the waterholes are a lot more densely packed with game looking for a refreshing drink. The summer months are perhaps better for birding with a number of summer residents arriving in the park, although, the temperatures can get very hot and uncomfortable.

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID)R110 per adult, per day
R55 per child, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport)R220 per adult, per day
R110 per child, per day
Standard Conservation Fee (International Visitors)R440 per adult, per day
R220 per child, per day

Check the SAN Parks website for up to date tariffs.

At around two million hectares, The Kruger National Park is the largest unfenced wildlife conservancy in South Africa and the jewel in the crown of South Africa’s tourism industry. Visitors can self-drive through this Big 5 game reserve and see some of the most incredible animals in Africa.

The latest estimate is that there are around 1600 lions in the Kruger National Park.

It’s 420 km from Johannesburg to the Phabeni Gate (near Hazyview) via N4 and N12.

While there are a number of excellent tour operators that offer guided game drives throughout the Kruger National Park, you can also self-drive along the vast network of roads in your own vehicle. There are a number of public rest camps with shops and restaurants for stocking up on supplies as well as a few picnic sites to stop at as well.

For the more adventurous visitor, guided walks through the reserve can also be arranged.

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