Kruger National Park & Beyond Holidays

Covering an area the size of Wales, Kruger National Park has all of Africa’s iconic species - elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and zebra, along with a supporting cast of 138 other mammals and more than 500 bird varieties.

Our selection of lodges comprise those within Kruger National Park, alternative options just outside the park in Hazyview or White River as well as beyond Kruger in the Waterberg Region.

In Kruger National Park itself our featured accommodation varies from good value informal lodges to exclusive properties with every conceivable luxury. All include three meals a day and many have African ‘bomas’ (a traditional outdoor dining experience). All offer two game drives per day, which are usually before breakfast and again later in the afternoon, although exact times can vary. Game drives are in open top four-wheel drive vehicles usually with just six guests per vehicle and an experienced knowledgeable ranger. There may also be the option of bush walks or walking safaris. Some lodges do not accept children and those that do may insist you pay extra for a private game drive if your children are under 7. Most lodges have no fences, so wildlife can be found within the grounds. All lodges insist you are escorted by a member of staff after dark.

For those keen to keep costs down, consider staying just outside Kruger in either Hazyview or White River, which also give easy access to small towns in the area. Prices include breakfast but not game drives; however, these can easily be added on.

Beyond Kruger National Park, wildlife adventures continue in the Waterberg Region. Vast, peaceful and startlingly beautiful, this is a unique wilderness area yet to be fully discovered. Its mountain gorges, clear streams and undulating bushveld hills are rich in indigenous flora and fauna - including the Big Five.

If memorable safari adventures aren’t enough to pique your interest, take a trip to the colossal Blyde River Canyon, one of South Africa’s scenic wonders known for its rust-coloured sandstone cliffs and craggy butresses. Its most famous viewpoints are God’s Window and the Three Rondavels. Other area attractions include the awesome moonscape of Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the charming gold rush town of Pilgrim’s Rest.

    Why visit Kruger National Park & Beyond?
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Exciting game drives
  • Impressive variety of wildlife
  • Big Five game
  • Wonderful game lodges


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Essential facts about Kruger National Park & Beyond
Local Time

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Currency

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Travel information

Most people fly to either Nelspruit (Mpumalanga) for the southern properties or Hoedspruit for the northern part of the Park. Skukuza airport also gives excellent access to Kruger, particularly the Sabi Sands region. Both Nelspruit and Hoedspruit are an hour’s flight from Johannesburg.

Best time to go

Kruger has a sub-tropical climate and is a year round destination as each season brings its own highlights. Game viewing can be at its best during the dry winter months (May-September), however the wet summer season (October-April) brings full waterholes, lush bushveld, lots of newborn wildlife and also heralds the arrival of migrant birds.

Travelling with children

Parents travelling with children into or out of South Africa may be asked to show the child’s unabridged full birth certificate, and where only one parent is accompanying, parental or legal consent for the child to travel (eg an affidavit from the other parent, a court order or – if applicable – a death certificate). You should travel with these documents in case you’re asked to provide them. There are other requirements for children travelling unaccompanied or with adults who are not their parents. For more information, contact the South African High Commission www.southafricahouseuk.com or the South African Department of Home Affairs www.dha.gov.za.