The Kruger National Park is one of the world’s most famous conservation parks. Covering almost 2 million hectares of the South African Lowveld, the Kruger National Park is sanctuary to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds, and 147 mammals. It offers an unrivalled wildlife experience and truly is the flagship of the South African national parks.
Established in 1898 to protect the indigenous wildlife, today the Kruger National Park is a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. Aside from the park’s natural assets, the Kruger National Park plays a significant role in conserving the Lowveld’s cultural and historical treasures - from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela.
Day visitors are welcome to the Kruger National Park, but there is a maximum number of visitors that can enter each day. If this threshold is reached, only visitors with pre-booked overnight accommodation will be permitted access. Such situations only tend to arise in extreme cases such as public holidays and long weekends, but if you are concerned you can make use of the Advanced Booking system for day visits.
- Self-drive and guided game viewing
- Guided driving, biking, hiking, and walking nature experiences. Professional and armed guides act as trail leaders and interpret the natural surroundings.
- Guided 4-day Wilderness Trails. The 7 trails are namely the Wolhuter, Olifants, Nyalaland, Bushmans, Metsi Metsi, Sweni, and Napi trails.
- 4-day Back packing trails such as the Lonely Bull Trail (operating between 1 February and 31 October), Mphongolo Trail (operating between 1 February and 30 November), Olifants River Trail (with a strict “no trace campingâ€ ethic).
- Park and Ride. A hop on game drive to see the Big 5. Currently only available in the Marula Region at the Numbi, Phabeni, and Kruger gates.
- Mopani Sunset Drive along the banks of the Pioneer Dam
- 4x4 Adventure Trails
- Driving Eco Trails include the Malopeni Eco-Trail (guided 1-night adventure trail with exclusive access to remote areas) and the Lebombo Overland Eco Trail (5-day outdoor adventure spanning the length of Kruger).
- Great Limpopo Park Transfrontier Trails. Together, Moçambique’s Parque Nacional do Limpopo, South Africa’s Kruger National Park, and Zimbabwe’s Gonarezhou National Park form the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, covering a total of 3.3 million hectares - one of the largest wilderness conservation areas in the world.
- Bush Braais
- Mountain Bike Trails
- Skukuza Golf Course