Planning your Kruger Trip

© Shem Compion
Lion cubs playing, Kruger National Park.

A Multitude of Voices

There are many different Kruger National Parks; the bush speaks in a multitude of voices and therefore appeals to a diverse group of people. So, the vast Kruger National Park attracts birders, game spotters, nature lovers, hikers, campers, rich safari junkies and ordinary holidaymakers in equal measure.

But, even within these interest groups, the bush experience is often a singular one, depending on the personal predilections of each visitor. That’s why individuals are encouraged to discover their own game reserve and to form a unique personal bond with the wilderness.

By David Fleminger

Areas of the Kruger

With dozens of activities and attractions on offer, the tourism potential of the Kruger National Park is huge and some visitors may be overwhelmed by the scale of this enormous conservation area....more

Central Kruger Park Hot Spots

The abundance of grass and browsing trees in the central-eastern region sustains the park’s biggest herds of impala, buffalo, giraffe, kudu, wildebeest, zebra, waterbuck and sable … and consequently nearly half the park’s lion population....more

Kruger Food Options

In the past, the quality of the catering inside the park varied greatly. Then they tried the concession approach, where one company had the contract to run just about every restaurant, café and picnic spot in Kruger....more

The Serene Skukuza Nursery

In August 1975, Harry Matthysen established the Skukuza Nursery. All he had was a piece of ground 100m x 45m, 3100 plants and a single garden hose with 28 leaks....more

Things to do in Kruger

Guests should wear comfortable clothing on the game drives, and it is recommended that you dress in layers. Things can get pretty cold in the back of the open vehicle, especially in the early morning and at night....more

Time to Visit the Kruger Park

In spring/summer (October to March), the subtropical Lowveld is hot and humid with daytime highs often hovering around 30 and rising up to 40 degrees....more

Two Iconic Trees of the Kruger

Tree spotting is definitely a thing and there are several guide books to prove it. And, unlike birds or animals, trees stay put so you’ll always know where to find them. While the Kruger National Park...more