Wildlife Ratings

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

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

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

Lodges and Camps (click on the links below)

Lodge Budget Lodge Type
Balule Satellite Camp, Kruger Affordable Self-catering, Camping
Baobab Hill Bush House, Pafuri Affordable Full Board, Self-catering
Bateleur Bushveld Camp, Kruger Affordable Self-catering
Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp, Kruger Affordable Self-catering, Camping
Biyamiti Bushveld Camp, Kruger Affordable Self-catering
Bongani Mountain Lodge Luxury Full Board
Bundox Safari Lodge, Greater Kruger Full Board, Self-catering
Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp, Kruger Affordable Self-catering
Hamiltons Tented Camp, Kruger Luxury Full Board
Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge, Kruger Luxury Full Board
Imbali Safari Lodge, Kruger Luxury Full Board
Jock Safari Lodge, Kruger Luxury Full Board
Komati River Chalets Affordable Self-catering
Kruger Sleepover Hide - Sable Affordable Self-catering
Kruger Sleepover Hide - Shipandani Affordable Self-catering
Letaba Rest Camp, Kruger Affordable Self-catering, Camping
Lower Sabie Rest Camp, Kruger Affordable Self-catering, Camping
Malelane Satellite Camp, Kruger Affordable Self-catering, Camping
Maroela Satellite Camp, Kruger Affordable Camping
Mjejane River Lodge, Kruger Luxury Full Board
Mopani Rest Camp, Kruger Affordable Self-catering
Mtomeni Safari Camp, Letaba Ranch Self-catering
Mutale Falls Camp, Makuya Park Middle Full Board, Self-catering
Narina Lodge, Lion Sands Super Luxury Full Board
Nkambeni Safari Tented Camp, Kruger Full Board
Olifants Rest Camp, Kruger Affordable Self-catering, Camping
Orpen Rest Camp, Kruger Affordable Self-catering
Pafuri Camp Luxury Full Board
Pel's Post, Pafuri Super Luxury Full Board
Pretoriuskop Rest Camp, Kruger Affordable Self-catering, Camping
Punda Maria Rest Camp, Kruger Affordable Self-catering, Camping
Rhino Post Safari Lodge Luxury Full Board
Rhino Walking Safaris Plains Camp, Kruger Luxury Full Board
Royal Kruger Lodge Full Board
Satara Rest Camp, Kruger Affordable Self-catering, Camping
Shimuwini Bushveld Camp, Kruger Affordable Self-catering
Shingwedzi Rest Camp, Kruger Affordable Self-catering, Camping
Singita Lebombo Super Luxury Full Board
Singita Sweni Super Luxury Full Board
Sirheni Bushveld Camp, Kruger Affordable Self-catering
Skukuza Rest Camp, Kruger Affordable Self-catering, Camping
Talamati Bushveld Camp, Kruger Affordable Self-catering
Tamboti Satellite Camp, Kruger Affordable Self-catering
The Outpost, Pafuri Super Luxury Full Board
Timbavati Safari Lodge Full Board
Tinga Lodge, Lion Sands Super Luxury Full Board
Tsendze Rustic Camp Site, Kruger Affordable Camping

Tours & Trips (click on the links below)

Tour / Trip Budget Duration
5-day Kruger & Lowveld Tour 5 days
Bushmans Wilderness Trail, Kruger 2 Days, 3 Nights
Cradle of Humankind & Game Parks of the North Tour Middle 11 days
Flexible Kruger Tours Luxury 3/4 days
Full and Half-Day Kruger Safari Tours Half or full day
Kruger Horseback Safaris 3-7 days
Kruger Park Private Safari Experience 3-, 4-, and 5-day options
Kruger Wilderness Trails 3 nights, 2 days
Napi Wilderness Trail, Kruger 2 Days, 3 Nights
Nyalaland Wilderness Trail, Kruger 3 Nights, 2 Days
Olifants Mountain Biking Trail, Kruger Affordable 4 Hours
Olifants Wilderness Trail, Kruger 3 Nights, 2 Days
Pafuri Walking Trails Middle Minimum 2 nights
South Africa Overland Explorer Tour 20 Days
Sweni Wilderness Trail, Kruger 2 Days, 3 Nights
Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, Kruger 2 Days, 3 Nights

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Species list

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