The Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s iconic safari destinations. Larger than the country of Wales, the park is nearly two million hectares and is one of the most fertile and abundant wildlife sanctuaries in the world. It has recently been expanded to incorporate adjoining conservation areas in Mozambique and Zimbabwe to form the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park. The Kruger is world-renowned as one of the most diverse and rich bio-diversity hotspots on the planet. Fauna and flora include 336 tree species, 49 fish species, 34 different amphibians, 114 reptile species, 507 species of birds and 147 mammal species. The Kruger Park’s size and positioning in South Africa’s Lowveld region gives the reserve incredible variations in terrain and habitats which have spawned a multitude of life. A great road network and excellent infrastructure provides for top class self-drive safaris and several exclusive private concessions provide luxurious guided safaris.

Why we like it

Iconic African park; Immense diversity of habitats; Perfect for self-drive safaris; Big 5 hotspot

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 2 000 000 Ha
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: Yes
Specialist Specie: Lion
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Nelspruit

Accommodation in Kruger National Park

Kruger Park Lodge

Kruger Park Lodge is a luxurious oasis set among the wild bushveld of South Africa’s famous Lowveld region. The resort is set on the banks of the Sabie River, just 20 minutes away from the Kruger National Park gate. This makes it ideal for those looking to visit the world-famous Kruger Park and its nearby attractions. The resort is surrounded…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board, Self-catering
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Baobab Hill Bush House, Pafuri

Baobab Hill Bush House is situated on a hill overlooking the Luvuvhu River in the northern Pafuri region of the Kruger National Park. This private homestead offers a secluded retreat in the bush, perfect for small groups and families. The house can sleep up to 8 people and consists of 4 bedrooms, as well as facilities that include a kitchen,…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board, Self-catering
Budget: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.

Pel’s Post, Pafuri

Pel's Post is a super luxury safari lodge located in the Pafuri region of the world-famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. This exclusive camp accommodates just 8 guests in four luxurious suites, each boasting stunning views of the Luvuvhu River. Each suite is elegantly designed, making maximum use of space, and features open-plan lounges and outdoor terraces. The bathrooms…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Kruger National Park

5-day Kruger & Lowveld Tour

Classic Kruger game-viewing; Log cabin accommodation; Includes Panorama Route tour; walking safari and night game drive

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Duration: 5 days
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.
Species list
Where

Lookout for

Elephant
Black Rhino
White Rhino
Hippo
Lion
Leopard
Cheetah
Spotted Hyena
African Wild Dog
Jackal
Buffalo
Giraffe
Kudu
Nyala
Wildebeest
Zebra
Tsesebe
Impala
Sable Antelope
Waterbuck
Warthog
Baboon
Crocodile
Ostrich

Key Species

MAMMALS
Lion
Elephant
Leopard
Rhino
Buffalo


BRIDS
African Fish Eagle
Bateleur Eagle
Saddlebill Stork
Ground Hornbill
Ostrich


REPTILES
Nile Crocodile
Water Monitor
Puff Adder


TREES
Jackal Berry
Leadwood
Marula


HABITAT TYPES
Savannah Woodland
Rocky Outcrops
Open Grassland
Riverine
Thornveld


Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 9
Mammals: 9.5
Birds: 9
Reptiles: 9
Trees: 9.5