Where to stay & things to do in
Kruger National Park Holidays 2023 & 2024
Home to elephants, lions, giraffes, and many more safari species, Kruger National Park in northeastern South Africa is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. 406km east of Johannesburg, Kruger National Park recently celebrated its 100th anniversary and is officially the oldest park in Africa.
As the biggest park in Africa, you can be sure you won't be short of sights to see when you visit Kruger National Park. The iconic wildlife experience spans nearly a staggering 2 million hectares and is home to over 140 species of mammals, 114 reptile species, hundreds of birds, and over 330 plant species. With so much to see, we've highlighted some top things to see when visiting Kruger National Park.
First and foremost, The Big Five. You’ll find them all here - elephants, leopards, rhinos, buffalos and lions. An absolute must-see when visiting South Africa.
As well as The Big Five, you'll also find The Little Five and The Birding Big Six. These six species are the Ground Hornbill, Kori Bustard, Lappet-faced Vulture, Martial Eagle, Pel’s Fishing Owl and Saddle-bill Stork.
While there is a vast selection of different species of animals, be sure to check out the Five Trees. Showcasing nature at its finest, you'll find the Baobab, Fever Tree, Knob Thorn, Marula and Mopane all nestled within Kruger National Park.
Where To Stay
With on-site accommodation, the fun never has to stop at Kruger National Park. Choose from 9 different types of living arrangements to best suit you and your vacation. You'll love the safari tent if you are a camping enthusiast. Choose from the primary or upgraded package and sleep under the South African stars. Would you prefer something with more structure? No problem. With a selection of cottages and bungalows ranging from 1 bedroom to multiple sleeping spaces, there's something to accommodate everyone. If you want to enjoy a little bit of luxury during your stay, check out one of the ten luxury lodges available. With the newly built Skukuza Safari Lodge, there are plenty of choices when you book to stay at Kruger National Park.
With so many different places to eat, you'll be able to refuel at one of the many restaurants within the park. Need to grab a snack on the go? You’ll find sandwiches, burgers and milk tarts at the picnic sites, or if you want to enjoy a sit-down meal with the family, you'll find many family-friendly and fine dining restaurants on-site, including buffet-style restaurants and outdoor barbecues. You won't be short of places to eat and drink in Kruger National Park.
Kruger National Park's dry season begins in May and ends in October, making these the best and most popular months to visit. The animals are easier to spot due to the low vegetation, and walking conditions are ideal. Although January is the warmest month, with temperatures averaging around 34°C, it is also the wettest month making it more difficult to spot animals in the park.
Some quick facts
- Time Difference
English, Afrikaans and Xhosa
South African Rand (ZAR)
- Flight Info
11+h flight time from UKJohannesburg (JNB)No direct flights.