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Kruger National Park Holiday

South Africa’s flagship national park offers a chance to experience the vast untamed savannah, wild rivers, ancient cultures and the country’s most iconic wildlife.

Kruger National Park’s is a vast wilderness of 4.8 million acres (2 million hectares). From open savannah to dense forest, South Africa’s largest national park and game reserve is home to elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards and buffalo. Collectively these beasts are known as Africa’s “Big Five.”

Kruger is celebrated for the diversity of its wildlife. There are about 150 mammal species, 110 reptile species and 500 species of birds. All of the country’s large carnivores can be found within the park’s borders.

Take a self-guided drive through the reserve and experience grazing herds of giraffe, impala and zebra. Most of the roads are paved and suitable for ordinary cars. Designated rest stops allow you to get out from behind the wheel and fully experience the sounds, scents and colors of this timeless land. Download maps and suggested itineraries from the park’s website.

To get even closer to the wildlife, sign up for an open vehicle safari tour. A park ranger and tracker will take you to the places they know animals congregate. If you’re feeling energetic, explore the park on foot on a single or multi-day trek in the company of experienced armed guides.

Kruger National Park features hundreds of archeological sites. In the park’s central area, explore the late Iron Age site and reconstructed village at Masorini. Further north, view evidence of prehistoric habitation at Thulamela.

The Kruger National Park is a year-round destination with hot, subtropical temperatures in summer and cold nights in winter. The dry winter months can be the best for spotting wildlife, however, in summer, rains fill waterholes and transform the bushveld into a lush landscape filled with migratory birds and newborn wildlife.

If you are staying overnight, accommodation options include bungalows, luxury guest houses and camp sites. Wear long clothing in natural colors and use insect repellent to avoid mosquito bites, and be sure to pack a hat, sunscreen and other outdoor essentials.

The Kruger National Park is served by three airports: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport and Phalaborwa Airport. Once you arrive, simply rent a car to begin your adventure.

Popular Activities at Kruger National Park

Make the most of your time at Kruger National Park. Below is a list of some of the best activities:

For more things to do, examine our Mpumalanga - Limpopo things to do page.


Kruger National Park Flight Deals

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Elephant Plains Game Lodge AU$1,025
Reviewed on 1 Jan. 2020
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Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga
     
    4.9 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    The best lodge we stayed at in Sabi. Amazing service, delicious food, exciting game rides. Highly recommended.

    Nkambeni Safari Camp AU$185
    Reviewed on 28 Sep. 2019
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    Nkambeni Safari Camp

    Nkambeni Safari Camp

       
      4.1 of 5
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Package holiday hotel- good overall, but not recommended for individual travelers. Loud groups take over the restaurant and amenities. Also close to railway line: train spotters will be delighted, but less so the traveler looking to get away from it all. I’d give it a 6 rating.

      Motswari Private Game Reserve AU$1,409
      Reviewed on 27 Jan. 2020
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      Motswari Private Game Reserve

      Motswari Private Game Reserve

         
        4.8 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Such a Beautiful experience, amazing staff, great vibes. Would truly recommend this property

        Pafuri Camp AU$669
        Reviewed on 28 Jan. 2020
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        Pafuri Camp

        Pafuri Camp

        Punda Gate, Kruger National Park, Limpopo
           
          4.8 of 5
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          The location of the hotel, the views from the rooms and the staff are amazing.

          Lion Sands River Lodge AU$2,942
          Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2019
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          Lion Sands River Lodge

          Lion Sands River Lodge

             
            4.7 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Incredible! This is the place to stay when going on safari. My wife loved the spa and the staff really pampers you!

            Hamiltons Tented Camp
            Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2019
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            Hamiltons Tented Camp

            Hamiltons Tented Camp

               
              4.8 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Luxury exclusive lodge with stunning suites and amazing staff. We loved our stay and the safari drives gave us so many viewings of the big five and so much more.

              Mjejane River Lodge AU$524
              Reviewed on 23 Jan. 2020
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              Mjejane River Lodge

              Mjejane River Lodge

                 
                4.2 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Staff were great. Game Rangers were 5 star. Rooms excellent but the food was very average. Still A great place to see all animals and the BIG 5.

                Mdluli Safari Lodge AU$496
                Mdluli Safari Lodge

                Mdluli Safari Lodge

                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in a national park, this tentalow is within 20 miles (32 km) of Perry's Bridge Reptile Park, Elephant Whispers and Shangana Cultural Village. Hazyview Elephant Sanctuary and Casterbridge Country Shopping are also within 25 miles (40 km).

                  Top 10 Things To Do In Kruger National Park

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