The Kruger National Park is approximately 2 million hectares, established in 1898 with the major interest of protecting the wildlife of the South African Low Veld. Kruger National Park today is unrivaled in wildlife diversity and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.
The Kruger National Park attracts very many tourists from all over the world and can be explored on a Self Drive tour or joining any of the various Kruger Park Tours. Many tours and travel companies can give you a good price for a private guided safari to explore Kruger National Park. You can also hire vehicles from the same tour companies for self-drive tours in Kruger national park, and around South Africa.
The infrastructures such as roads, waterholes, hides, picnic sites, lodges, and rest camps spread through this park to ensure the tourists’ maximum exposure to the fauna and flora this remarkable reserve offers.
Accommodation in Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park offers accommodation in rest camps, bush lodges and bush camps which are fenced and closed at night. You can check on Kruger Park Map to find locations of these accommodation units. Kruger National Parks offer accommodation ranging from budget camps/lodges to Mid-range/deluxe and high end/luxury accommodation facilities. All accommodation units are serviced daily and bedding, towels, and soap are provided. Most of the units have either air-conditioning or fans. They offer services at the International level. Furthermore, Kruger National park also has a number of private game lodges.
Still, further, all the main Rest-camps in Kruger National Park have electricity, a first-aid center, a shop, barbecue, and communal kitchen facilities, laundry tubs, restaurant, and/or self-service cafeteria, public telephones and petrol station. Skukuza Rest-camp has a resident doctor, post office, and banking facilities. Swimming pools for resident guests are only at Pretoriuskop, Berg-en-Dal, Shingwedzi, and Mopani.
Game Viewing in Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park is home to a very high concentration of the Big Five (Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopards, Rhinos, and Lion). And South Africa is very fortunate to have the largest variety of animals in the world.
Health Tips around Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park falls within a malaria-infected area and the necessary precautions have to be taken. Please consult your doctor/chemist before traveling to Kruger National park in South Africa.
Conservation Fees and Regulations
Tourists to Kruger national Park pay a conservation fee valid for 24hrs in the park (Every day). The conservation fees are payable at the entrance gates and offices. Tourists to the park have to adhere to the Park’s Regulations and obtain an Exit Permit when departing.
Kruger National Park Climate
The climate is subtropical with hot summers and warm, dry winters. Summer rains fall between October and March.
Average Temperatures are as below:
Spring (Sept – Nov): Daily Max 30°C; Daily Min 16°C
Summer (Dec – Feb): Daily Max 32°C; Daily Min 20°C
Autumn (March-May): Daily Max 29°C; Daily Min 16°C
Winter (June – Aug): Daily Max 26°C; Daily Min 9°C