The Kruger National Park is one of South Africa's 'must see' destinations with the finest game-viewing in the country.
A safari is usually a crucial part of any trip to South Africa, and there is no better safari destination than the Kruger National Park. Or one of its adjacent private game reserves. Words cannot describe the thrill of tracking a leopard on the hunt or observing a breeding herd of elephants at a waterhole.
The Greater Kruger Park is the safari destination for many of our guests, given the unsurpassed concentration and diversity of wildlife on offer. It consists of the vast Kruger National Park. As well as the Sabi Sands, Timbavati and Thornybush private game reserves amongst others. Some of these game reserves share an open border with the Kruger Park. So animals move freely between watering holes. These private game reserves in turn comprise of a number of game lodges who co-operate together to conserve their valuable heritage.
We recommend spending at least three nights on your Kruger Park safari, preferably more. Many of our guests like to combine two safari areas to see different habitat and thus different wildlife. You can combine the Sabi Sand Game Reserve with the Timbavati or with one of the private concessions in the Kruger National Park. Or you can mix a Kruger Park safari with a completely different safari destination such as Madikwe Game Reserve, northern KwaZulu Natal, Botswana and Zambia or Zimbabwe.
Gloria DarvallAfrica Travel Specialist
Why you may love it
- Excellent game-viewing with a diverse variety in habitat offering close viewing of the Big Five
- Great choice of private game reserves and Kruger concessions at varied price points
- Option to sleep out in a treehouse in the bush at most lodges for the more adventures
- Walking safaris on offer at most lodges in the Kruger Park with highly skilled guides
- Located close to the Blyde River Canyon area for your exploration after or between safaris
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When to visit Kruger
November to mid-March
Summer in Kruger
Mid-March to mid May
Start of the dry season
June to mid-August
Mid-August to October
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Had no idea how beautiful"It really was the most wonderful experience, we feel truly privileged to have seen so many amazing animals close up in the bush. This was our first trip to South Africa and we had no idea how stunningly beautiful your country is." Laughton Family, UK
Experiences in Kruger
- NameNamed after President Paul Kruger
- HistoryFirst tourists enter in 1927