Kruger National Park South
The Kruger National Park South lies in the Mpumalanga Lowveld and incorporates a number of towns along the southern border of the world famous Big 5 game reserve. Whether you stay in Marloth Park, Hazyview, White River, Komatipoort, or Malelane, the Kruger National Park South is the ideal base to explore the Kruger, the Panorama Route, and the many natural, historical, and cultural attractions nearby.
With everything from game lodges and guest houses, to camping sites and backpackers, you’ll find the perfect accommodation in the towns of the Kruger National Park South. If you enjoy close-up encounters with wild animals, Marloth Park is a wildlife conservancy where animals such as zebra, kudu, giraffe, warthog, impala, and ostrich are free to roam amongst the units. Hazyview is the adventure lover’s destination, offering countless outdoor and leisure activities, from zip lines and river rafting, to hot air ballooning and cultural village tours. White River is a small farming town with scenic forests nearby. Komatipoort lies at the confluence of the Crocodile and Komati Rivers and, along with Malelane, is an ideal stop if you’re travelling to Mozambique or Swaziland.
The Kruger National Park South is a popular destination for everything from family holidays and overseas tour groups, to romantic honeymoons and destination weddings. The region is incredibly scenic with its mix of pine forests, lowveld bush, towering rocky outcrops, and deep valleys. It’s little wonder how the Panorama Route earned its name as it takes you past the Blyde River CanyonBourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, several waterfalls, and more.
The Kruger Park is South Africa’s flagship game park, boasting the widest variety of wildlife species in Africa. While the central section is a tourist hotspot due to the abundance of wildlife on the sweet grassy plains, the quieter region of the Kruger National Park South has its fair share of the Big 5 and other wildlife. Defined by smooth granite kopjes and rare trees like the Cape chestnut, coral, and fever-berry, the southern region of the Kruger National Park is especially known for its abundance of white rhino. Enjoy guided game drives and night safaris, or take your time in your own vehicle. You can also enjoy bush picnics, mountain biking trails, 4x4 adventure trails, and eco trails with exclusive access to remote areas. For a truly unique encounter with nature, book early and enjoy one of the many guided 4-day Wilderness Trails and Backpacking Trails through Big 5 territory.
While summer is peak season in the Kruger Park, winter offers excellent game viewing opportunities as the vegetation thins out and the waterholes dry up, causing more animals to congregate in fewer locations. And while summer temperatures average at 32°C during the day, winter temperatures reach a pleasant 25°C.
Tariffs per day from 1 November 2013 – 31 October 2014
• South African Citizens and Residents (with ID): R62 per adult, R27 per child • SADC Nationals (with passport): R124 per adult, R62 per child • Standard Conservation Fee (foreign visitors) : R248 per adult, R124 per child