There are 11 Kruger National Park gates. To get to the game reserve, you must enter through one of them.
Most of the gates are in the south-west of the park because this is the direction that most people are travelling from to get to the game reserve.
Do you know which is the best entrance for the camp you’re visiting? Look at the map just below. All the park gates and rest camps are marked on it.
The park is 350km (218 miles) in length and up to 80km (50 miles) at the widest point.
If you know which rest camp you’re visiting first, see which gate is closest or the best way in for the route you plan to take:
If you enter via the Giriyondo and Pafuri Border gates, you will have come from the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique which adjoins Kruger National Park. Of course, you’ll need your passport to get through either of these two gates!
Each of the gates has its own design, some of them quite distinct. Here is the Orpen Gate:
If you’re looking for accommodation near one of the Kruger National Park gates, there’s plenty to choose from for all budgets, many of which are just a stone’s throw away from one of the gates – from hostels to B&Bs and hotels to luxury resorts – you’re spoilt for choice.