Tip: If you spend more than 5 nights in Kruger Park and/or one of the other national parks in South Africa, it is worth it to purchase a Wild Card. This card will reduce your daily conservation fees. For more information, please visit: www.sanparks.org
The Greater Kruger National Park (GKNP) refers to the more than twenty private reserves west of the Kruger National Park (KNP) that add 180,000 hectares to the reserve. In total, the entire area covers 20,000,000 hectares of unfenced, wild reserve with free movement of animals across this spectacular country.
The best time to go and visit Kruger National park is from May to September (dry season). High Season is from December to January and July to August (Especially during school holidays). Low Season is from April to mid-June and September to November (except for the October school holiday).
Best weather usually from April to May and September to October (mild weather and little rain).
Based on the weather we recommend you to visit the park in either April/May or September until October. The temperatures are doable and there is not much rain.
The biggest national park in South Africa, this park houses many animals, such as lion, cheetah, leopard, caracal, and serval. Really big mammals are elephant, black and white rhinoceros, Cape buffalo, hippopotamus, zebra, and Southern African giraffe. Also, African painted dog, black backed jackals, and spotted hyenas can be found. There are also around 500 different bird species to be found in Kruger.
All along the world renowned Kruger National Park’s western boundary are private game reserves which combine with the Kruger to create one of the world’s largest game reserves and a truly remarkable destination. These reserves offer excellent game viewing opportunities together with the advantages of smaller, hosted accommodation and game drives. A trip to the Kruger is an unforgettable and potentially life changing experience.
Because the borders between the Kruger National Park and the Greater Kruger National Park are not fenced, there is free movement of all types of game, so you can observe a huge variety of animals.
The private game reserves are next to the Kruger Park: day trips to the park are easy, giving you the best of both worlds: walking safaris, safaris in safari vehicles and night trips are offered on private game reserves with expert guides.
Accommodations on the private game reserves are more exclusive, with smaller lodges, great service and more luxurious facilities.
You can spot the ‘big 5’ in Kruger, enjoy its Indian Ocean beaches, experience the country’s proud warrior cultures, visit some amazing cosmopolitan cities and enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery and diverse landscapes along the Garden Route.
African Travels will send you to the most beautiful and unique accommodations in Africa. They are not only runned by excellent staff, they also give back to the local community and operate as eco friendly as possible. Located in the most beautiful locations, they will contribute to the your ultimate safari experience.
From tented safari camps to luxury boutique hotels. We will make sure they tick all the boxes!
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