The Kruger Park of nearly 2 million hectares, was established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Low Veld, is today unrivalled in the diversity of its wildlife forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.
The Kruger Park can be explored on a Self Drive Safarior joining any of the various Kruger Park Tours.
The infrastructure of roads, waterholes, hides, picnic sites and restcamps spread through the park to ensure the visitor maximum exposure to the fauna and flora this remarkable reserve offers.
Kruger Park Accommodation is available in restcamps, bush lodges and bush camps which are fenced and closed at night. See Kruger Park Map with location of the different restcamps.
The Restcamps in the Kruger Park offer different Accommodation Types - from huts and bungalows to upmarket guest houses and guest cottages. All accommodation units are serviced daily and bedding, towels and soap are provided. Most of the units have either air-conditioning or fans.
There are also a number of private Game Lodges in Kruger Park.
View the Kruger Park Accommodation
All the major Kruger Park Restcamps have electricity, a first-aid centre, a shop, barbecue and communal kitchen facilities, a laundromat/laundry tubs, a restaurant and/or self-service cafeteria, public telephones and a petrol station.
Radio and television are not provided in the park, however visitors who bring their own may not disturb other visitors.
Skukuza Restcamp has a resident doctor, post office and banking facilities.
Licensed restaurants not available at Crocodile Bridge and Orpen Restcamp and also not in satellite & bush camps. Information centres with guides can be visited at Skukuza, Letaba and Berg-en-Dal.
Swimming pools for resident guest are only at Pretoriuskop, Berg-en-Dal, Shingwedzi and Mopani
The Kruger Park Outdoor Activiets on offer vary from short nature walks, game drives, 4x4 overland drives to wilderness trails which lasts three nights and two days.
The Kruger Park is home to a very high concentration of the Big Five. And South Africa is very fortunate to have the largest variety of animals in the world.
Also refer to the Frequently Asked Questions on game viewing.
The Kruger Park falls within a malaria infected area and the necessary precautions have to be taken. Please consult your doctor/chemist.
How to Get to Kruger Park
Plan your journey by viewing details of How to Get to Kruger Park, view the Kruger Park Map for the location of restcamps and check the Travelling Time inside Kruger National Park.
Conservation Fees & Regulations
Visitors to Kruger Park pay a conservation fee for every day spent inside the park. The fees are payable at the entrance gates and offices.
Visitors have to adhere to the Park's Regulations and obtain an Exit Permit when leaving.
Kruger Park Access Information:
It is important to read more about the upgrade on the access control system for the Kruger National Park.
The climate is subtropical with hot summers and warm, dry winters. Summer rains fall between October and March.
Spring (Sept - Nov): Daily Max 30C; Daily Min 16C
Summer (Dec - Feb): Daily Max 32C; Daily Min 20C
Autumn (March - May): Daily Max 29C; Daily Min 16C
Winter (June - Aug): Daily Max 26C; Daily Min 9C