Kruger National Park Travel Guide – Essential Safari Information

Get your trip off to the right start with tips from our Kruger National Park travel guide. Don’t leave home before you’ve seen it!

Lilac-breasted rollerPark Attractions

Apart from wildlife, there are lots of tourist attractions in Kruger Park. They range from flora and museums to traditional dancing and a unique golf course where your average spectator isn’t a person!


Kruger National Park is in a malaria area. Malaria shouldn’t stop you from going to the park, but it is a risk. Get malaria aware. This is vital Kruger National Park information.


BuckThere are two Kruger cams in the park. Watch animals drinking at waterholes as they come and go. One wildlife cam is at Satara Rest Camp and the other is at Orpen Rest Camp.

Car Hire

The only place to hire a car within Kruger National Park is at the Avis office in Skukuza Rest Camp. Many people rent a car before they travel to the park from either Johannesburg O. R. Tambo International Airport or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport outside Nelspruit.

Flying to Kruger Park

You can fly directly into the park on charter flights only, although there are a couple of nearby airports to fly to on commercial airlines. Get the low down on flights to Kruger National Park.

For an overview of what the best option for getting to the park is for you, including driving, flying, getting a shuttle bus or a combination of all three, see our getting to Kruger National Park section.

Taking Pictures

We’ve put together some useful tips about taking general photos in Kruger National Park. There are plenty of chances to get some great shots and you won’t need a big fancy camera to do so!

If you’d like to see the kinds of animals that you could see and take pictures of in Kruger National Park, we’ve made an image gallery covering:

  • Mammals (including babies!)
  • Birds
  • Reptiles

Park Rangers

Kruger Park rangers look after the park’s ecosystems, count the number of animals, catch poachers, take people on tours and tell terrific stories!


Considering having your wedding in a game reserve? What a unique experience it would be! Kruger National Park caters for all your needs when it comes to weddings.

Day Visitors

Are you just passing by the area and can only spend one day in Kruger National Park? We’ve put together some ideas for day visitors that’ll help you get the most out of a short safari.

Trip Reports

We’ve also written a trip report with insights into a 4 day safari experience of the park in December and a second trip report about a 7 day safari in April.