Crocodile Bridge Camp is a small rest camp, situated on the bank of the Crocodile River in the south-eastern corner of the Kruger National Park, South Africa. It is an hour's drive from Swaziland and 25km (15.5 miles) from the Mozambican border.
The area around Crocodile Bridge Camp is flat and scattered with Marula Trees along the Crocodile River. The camp overlooks kilometres of farmland. The Crocodile Bridge Gate on the north bank of the river is only 13km (8 miles) from the town of Komatipoort, 12km (7.4 miles) from the Mozambican Border, and 77km (47.8 miles) from Skukuza Rest Camp.
Situated on the southern boundary of the Kruger National Park, South Africa, Crocodile Bridge Camp can be combined with destinations as diverse as Maputo on the Indian Ocean (100km (62 miles) to the east), or the mountain kingdom of Swaziland (just an hour's drive away).
Visitors who prefer the Malelane Gate will travel 56km (34.8 miles) along gravel roads parallel to the Crocodile Bridge. The closest Rest Camps are Lower Sabie, 31km (19.2 miles) and Berg-en-Dal, 65km (40.3 miles). The new Kruger Mpumalanga Airport is just 25km (15.5 miles) from Nelspruit. Skukuza Airport services chartered flights.
Travel routes and times from Johannesburg/Pretoria:
Crocodile Bridge Gate:Take the N4 to Nelspruit, head through Nelspriut to Malelane and on to Komatipoort (about 110 km). Then turn left onto the R571 just after Komatipoort and head on to the gate. Allow between 5 to 6 hours for the trip to the gate. Crocodile Bridge Main Rest Camp is right at the gate.
Read more about game viewing routes around Crocodile Bridge
Kruger National Park, South Africa is in a summer rainfall area. Such precipitation is usually convectional and can result in heavy downpours. The summer months (October to April) are hot and often balmy. Winters are warm and mild, however visitors going on suggested itineraries and night-drives will require warm clothing.
The camp is situated in Knob Thorn/Marula savannah on basalt soils. Other prominent trees include the Round Leafed Teak. The grass is sweet and this attracts many grazing species. Immediately west is a zone of Delagoa Thorn thicket on ecca shale soil. Here prevalent trees include the delagoa thorn and the magic guarri. The grass is still sweet, but shorter. To the east of camp is the Lebombo mountain range, where the vegetation differs again.