Where is Kruger National Park located, a question often asked if you’re planning or thinking about going on an animal safari holiday. The Kruger National Park game reserve is found in South Africa, the country at the southern tip of the African continent.
The Kruger location is at the very top right corner of South Africa and borders the countries of Zimbabwe and Mozambique. It’s also situated very close to landlocked Eswatini (formerly Swaziland).
You can find Kruger National Park marked in green on the map below. Major cities are also marked.
Kruger National Park spreads across two South African provinces; the very northern province of Limpopo and Mpumalanga just below it.
Here is a more detailed map showing where Kruger National Park is in relation to local towns:
If you’re travelling to Kruger National Park from Johannesburg (the biggest city in South Africa and the major international air hub), the park is about 400km (250 miles) to the east. It’ll take about 4.5 hours of driving to travel that far, excluding any breaks.
If you’re going to drive this distance, the main national highways that you’d use are the N12 and the N4. There are a couple of toll gates on the route though.
Thinking of flying instead? There are charter flights to Kruger National Park which take you to the doorstep of the game reserve.
There are also a couple of charter flights which take you to one of the few airstrips in the park. You’ll need to be met by a shuttle service though if you fly to one of those and they’re normally organised through your accommodation, typically a private game reserve in these cases.
Regular commercial flights land at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport on the outskirts of Nelspruit, which is about 60km (37 miles) from Malelane Gate, the nearest Kruger National Park gate.