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Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park information all you need to know before you arrive!

Kruger National Park:
Gate Opening & Closing times for camps and entry gates.

GATE TIMES Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Entrance Gate Open 05h30 05h30 05h30 06h00 06h00 06h00 06h00 06h00 06h00 05h30 05h30 05h30
Camp Gate Open 04h30 05h30 05h30 06h00 06h00 06h00 06h00 06h00 06h00 05h30 04h30 04h30
All Gates Close 18h30 18h30 18h00 18h00 17h30 17h30 17h30 18h00 18h00 18h00 18h30 18h30

Basic Information about Fauna & Flora in Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is characterized by combinations of Savannah, thorn veld and woodland Eco-zones.

Large African mammals like Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo & Rhino (both White & Black rhino), Hippopotamus & Giraffe are present but just to name a few.

The largest national park in South Africa, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species:

  • 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa.
Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares. SANParks (South African National Parks) Kruger National Park is unrivaled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.

Fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town from R1550 per person into Kruger National Park's

Skukuza Airport (SKZ)

The quickest and most convenient way to make the best of your time in the Kruger Park is to fly in to Skukuza Airport from JHB or CPT.

Domestic flight can be booked on or various other plan tickets sites. The Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport is situated between White River and Nelspruit and cost of flights are more expensive than flying direct to Skukuza as Skukuza is still new in operations early 2015 flights have been resumed after a 10 year period.

Accommodation inside the Rest Camps in Kruger National Park

Kruger has 12 Main rest camps, 5 Bushveld camps, 2 Bush lodges and 4 Satellite camps.

All accommodation Kruger Park activities, bookings and payments will be done by us if you tour with Private Kruger Safaris.


In the camps various accommodation options is available when on an Overnight Safaris Tour with Private Kruger Safaris in each camp.

We dont recommend camping but the option is avaible on request but normally we DO NOT CAMP in the Kruger Park.

2 or 3 Sleeper Bungalows " Rondawels"          2 or 4 Sleeper Permanent Safari Tents             4 to 6 Sleeper Guest Cottages


  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathrooms with shower & sink
  • Small kitchenette with fridge and cutlery
  • Table & Chairs
  • Built in Cupboards with small key pad safe
  • Pillows linen and extra blankets provided
  • 2 or 3 Single beds
  • Braai (Barbeque) stand


  • Standing fan
  • Communal bathrooms with shower & sink
  • Fridge and glasses & cups
  • Table & Chairs
  • Cupboards for clothing
  • Pillows linen and extra blankets provided
  • 2 or 4 Single beds per tent
  • Braai (Barbeque) stand


  • Air-conditioning & ceiling fans
  • En-suite bathrooms with shower & sink
  • Kitchen with fridge and cutlery
  • Table & Chairs
  • Built in Cupboards with small key pad safe
  • Pillows linen and extra blankets provided
  • 4 or 6 Single beds / 2 double beds & 2 single beds
  • Braai (Barbeque) stand

Restaurant and Shop inside the Rest Camps in Kruger National Park

The new restaurants in Kruger Park is really a huge step in the right direction restaurants like:
Catel Baron, Mugg & Bean, Wimpy & Debonairs are in various rest camps in the Kruger Park and they will ensure good meals and affordable food all over the park where we will go on safari. An average breakfast can be between R50 to R120 and dinner R80 to R220 per person.

Main Rest Camps in Kruger National Park

When we are traveling in Kruger Park on Day tours and our Overnight safaris we stay over in the rest camps or if you as client want a bit more rustic adventure you can try the Permanent Safari Tented camps in the Park like Tamboti Tented Camp.

Mostly we tarvel in the Southern to Central Regions in the park on the 2 to 4 day trips.
This can include camps like Skukuza, Satara, Tamboti, Orpen, Lethaba, Olifants, Lower Sabie, Pretoruiskop, Berg en dal & Crocodile Bridge.

The 5 to 7 day overnight tour options can include camps like Mopani, Shingwedzi and Punda on request.


All rest camps have swimming pools, shops and restaurants. Skukuza main camp have a FNB (First National Bank) WIFI at the restaurant and a post office if needed.


Camps are safe because of the electric fence surrounding the perimeter of the camp. In the evenings a walk around the camp with a flashlight gives you the change to view some nocturnal animals through the fence like Hyena and Genet or even some owls species can be found.

The sounds of the bush at night is something to experience like the roar of a Lion, or the woo of a Hyena or Jackal howling to the moon is amazing to hear. Fruit bats and many other species fly around at night an you can hear their echo-location peeping sounds.


Bird live in all the camps are in abundance and is a paradise for birders as you can spend some time in the middle of day when not on safari to view our many feathered friends.


ACTIVITIES in Kruger National Park from the Rest Camps or Entry Gates

Activities in the Kruger Park done by Kruger Park Staff:

  • Guided Bush Walks
  • Sunset Game Drives
  • Late Night Drives
  • Bush Braais


  • Skukuza Golf Course open to the public
  • Adventure 4 X 4 trails (own vehicle)
  • Wilderness Trails overnight
  • Lebombo Overland Eco Trail 4 X 4 guided own vehicle


Just to name a few you can get more information - Click here


The way how we combine the Kruger National Park's activities is while we are on tour or when we work out your special itinerary (Safari Plan) we can include these activities in your tailor made tour package.


Example you can do a full day game drive with us to move from one camp to the other during the day, then join a Sunset or Night Drive with the park guides in the evenings.


You can also decide to do a bush walk in the early morning and then we can go on drive the rest of the day.


Its totally up to you and we will discuss the options when you make an enquiery.

Kruger National Park's (Entry) Daily Conservation fees payable daily valid

until *31 Oct 2018

Proof of Identification must be provided for South Africans ID / Driver License

Wild Card

Members FREE!

Kruger National Park RSA Citizen & Residents with ID *SADC Nationals with passport International Guests
Adult R83.00 per day R166.00 per day R331.00 per day
*Children R42.00 per day R83.00 per day R166.00 per day

Wild Card Holders gain free entry either with your own vehicle or on safari with Private Kruger Safaris on our Open Safari Vehicles -


More info on Wild Card benefits - click here


Kruger National Park - Various Camps, Roads, Views some animals & birds found: Photographs taken by Bernhard W Bekker


Zoom Map of the Kruger National Park

Flicker Album wildlife photography from Bernhard Bekker

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