Due to the Kruger National Park being fully booked during peak seasons, these closest hotels to Kruger Park are a great alternative, with easy access to the park. Accommodation in the Greater Kruger region covers a large area. This handy guide will show you what area each property is in, and which Kruger National Park Gate is the closest. Exact distances to the nearest Kruger Park Gate are specified where available.
Very few destinations in the world can compare to the Kruger Park game viewing experience. If you are staying in one of the accommodation options outside the Park, you can either choose to self-drive or go on a scheduled morning or afternoon game drive with an expert guide. Another great option is a private full day safari with your own open safari vehicle (max 10 people) and guide. Read more on Kruger Park Day Tours and Kruger Park Holiday Packages.
Accommodation near Kruger Park comes in various forms. The surrounding areas have exclusive use villas, hotels, guest houses and an assortment of safari lodges. While most properties are on a bed and breakfast basis, there are many with full self-catering facilities which are great for families. There are many safari and guest lodges in the Greater Kruger Area that have wildlife on their property. There are also extra activities available which include private bush walks and game drives plus guided game drives into Kruger National Park which allow for a more personal experience.
Visit an elephant sanctuary on the banks of Sabie River near Kruger Park where you can meet and greet the majestic African Elephant. Exchange trunk greetings, touch their rough skin and offer tasty treats. This elephant interaction in the Greater Kruger provides all the ingredients for an ultimate South African holiday. Witness the scenic Panoramic Route including Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes and other scenic splendours. Or participate in more adventurous pursuits, such as white water rafting, kayaking, hiking and hot air ballooning in the Hodespuruit area.