Kruger National Park
Without a doubt, the Kruger National Park is one of South Africa’s most admired destinations. As one of the largest national parks, the Kruger promises jaw-dropping scenery, breathtaking wildlife experiences and the best wildlife game viewing in the country.
Spread across two million hectares of land, the breathtaking Kruger National Park is home to an array of exquisite wildlife forms, including Africa’s infamous Big Five, the lesser known Little Five, plenty of antelope species, an abundance of birdlife and plenty more elusive, enticing life forms. Here, animals roam free, moving across the land as they please and live with as little disturbance from human life as possible.
The name ‘Kruger National Park’ refers to the main park itself, which is open to the public and accessible by anyone with a worthy vehicle and a sense of adventure. A great option for travellers is to self-drive through the park, however, the real magic comes to those who opt to explore the private concessions found in the Sabi Sand, Kapama and Thornybush reserve regions.
Here, some of the most internationally acclaimed accommodation in the world can be found. Ranging from luxurious five-star lodges to exquisite bush camps, tented camps, star beds and more, these world-class lodges will have travellers living in luxury while exploring the untouched paradise of the African bush.
As well as exquisite accommodation, these bush lodges offer the ultimate in exclusivity, giving travellers the chance to explore lesser travelled areas of the greater Kruger National Park. Knowledgeable guides and experienced trackers will take travellers on a journey through the African bush, following the footprints from the night before, and chasing the tails of the wild beasts and beauties that wish to be seen. Along with game drives at sunrise and sunset, travellers can explore the land on foot during enthralling walking safaris.
With timeless views, unbelievable animal encounters and a sense of freedom, awe and oneness with nature that is very rarely felt in the modern world, a trip to the Kruger National Park will leave travellers with a new sense of respect for the natural world and its inhabitants.
CURRENCY South African Rand
LANGUAGES English, Thonga, Chopi, Ndau, Ronga, Tsonga
WEATHER and CLIMATE
- Summer (Dec – Feb): Max 40°C (104°F), Min 18°C (64.4°F)
- Winter (Jun – Aug): Max 29°C (84°F), Min 10°C (50°F)
Things to Do in the Kruger National Park
When travelling to Kruger National Park, don’t miss out on these exquisite activities:
- Explore the bush on foot during a guided walking safari.
- Discover the customs and traditions of the Shangaan people.
- Enjoy sundowners in the bush during a late night game drive.
- Watch as the night prowlers wake and walk about as the bush transits from twilight to nighttime.
- Delight in the exceptional five star cuisine served at the game lodges.
- Dine in new places, either under a canopy of stars in the African sky or around a fire in a traditional boma.
- Taste a collection of South Africa’s finest cuisine, from game meat to pap, samp and more.
Kruger National Park Accommodation
From large bush lodges, to smaller more intimate safari camps and even tented camps that reminisce the bygone days of pioneering safari travel, accommodation options in the Kruger National Park are aplenty. With recommended accommodation options located in the Sabi Sand, Kapama and Thornybush regions, each property promises high levels of exclusivity and privacy.
Unsurpassed luxury, impeccable vistas and thriving leopard populations hiding just out of plain sight, Londolozi Private Game Reserve is a wilderness oasis with conservation at its core.
A place where the spirit of safari can be felt day and night, Sabi Sabi enchants travellers with breathtaking scenery, fabulous hospitality and incredible experiences with nature.
Travel to the Kruger National Park
From game drives to walking safaris, incredible views and experiencing a timelessness of the natural world, the Kruger National Park will leave travellers with a deep love for the African bush, and wanting to come back for more.
With its close proximity to Johannesburg, a trip to the Kruger National Park is highly recommended for those wanting to experience a safari adventure, particularly for those who do not have enough time to venture to Botswana, Zambia or Zimbabwe. Pair a stay in the Kruger National Park with a coastal break, either in Cape Town or KwaZulu-Natal.
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