Explore Kruger National Park unguided on your terms. Spend the day driving through Kruger Park and spotting wildlife along the way.
You don’t have to stay within the Kruger National Park to experience its full bounty of wild animals.
Self-drive day excursions into this wilderness wonderland are an easy feat and will guarantee a variety of large game sightings, from elephants and buffalos to lions and leopards.
There are also plenty of bird species to see, ranging from the categories of eagles to hornbills, goshawks to kingfishers. All you need is a keen eye and a pair of good binoculars (or a great lens).
The roads that cut through this national park are tarred and well-marked, making it easy to navigate. You won’t be needing a 4x4, and you can expect to see just as much from a sedan, as you would a Land Rover.
You can also make pit stops at the various Kruger Park rest camps for a bite to eat and to stretch your legs. One main factor to keep in mind is that you should aim to embark on your trips as early as you can when the sun is not too fierce, and the animals are most active.
The gates of the Kruger camps open between 4:30 am in summer, and 6:00 am in winter. You’ll want to have made the most of your time and be out before the gates close for the day, around 5:30 pm in winter or 6:30 pm in summer.