The perennial Sabie River flows past Skukuza Camp in Kruger National Park, South Africa, instilling an atmosphere of relaxed serenity. The closest entrance gate to Skukuza Camp is at the Paul Kruger Gate, just 12 km (7.4 miles) west of Skukusa, Kruger National Park - South Africa.
Johannesburg is about a 5 hours drive from the Paul Kruger Gate. The new Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport is just 25km (15.5 miles) from Nelspruit and less than an hour's drive from the Paul Kruger Gate. Skukuza Airport also offers chartered flights
Transportation routes and times from JHB/PTA
By air: A one-hour flight from Johannesburg International Airport to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) on the Park periphery. There are daily flights between the 2 airports and bus shuttles between KMIA and Skukuza Camp or car hire from both the airport and the camp in Kruger National Park - South Africa. Private once off chartered aircraft wanting to land at Skukuza Airfield need to obtain prior permission from park management.
By road: The N12 from Johannesburg and the N4 from Pretoria take you on a 5-hour drive through Nelspruit to Skukuza. Paul Kruger Gate and Phabeni Gate are the 2 options for travel to Skukuza in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
A car hire facility is available at Skukuza Camp in Kruger National Park - South Africa. Access roads through the 8 gates into the Park are tarred, whereas tourist roads in the park are either tarred or are good gravel roads. The speed limit within the park is 50 km/h on tarred roads, 40 km/h on gravel roads and 20 km/h in Rest Camps.
Nearest other camps are Pretoriuskop (49 km), Lower Sabie (43 km) and Berg-en-Dal (72 km). There are a variety of tar and gravel roads in the Skukuza vicinity. There are local picnic sites at Tshokwane (northeast), Nkuhlu (east) and Afsaal (south).
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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, although visitors going on night-drives will require warm clothing.