Kruger Park Game Viewing Routes


For the self-drive safari enthusiast visiting Kruger Park, this directory of game-viewing routes provides a detailed description of drive-times, stop-over points and picnic sites between the various Kruger Park camps and gates.
  • Albasini Ruins

    Albasini Road

    One of the main features on the S3 is Shabeni Mountain, the largest undisturbed rock face in Kruger Park. One of the most exciting drives in Kruger

  • Black rhino. R Miller

    Berg-en-Dal Loop

    The drive to Berg-en-Dal (S110) takes you into the granite koppie region of the south, where you will be surrounded by some of the oldest rocks in the

  • Giraffes lying in the grass. R Miller

    Biyamiti, Bume, Randspruit

    A more scenic alternative from Crocodile River Road is to drive towards Bume Road (S26). This region is defined by low hills with rough and sandy soil on

  • Bataleur.

    Crocodile Bridge Gate

    Crocodile Bridge Gate is the most eastern entrance to Kruger National Park. It is one of the hottest areas, going over 40 degrees C (104 degrees F) in

  • kingfisher taking off. R Miller

    Joburg Int to Kruger

    The drive from Johannesburg International Airport to Kruger National Park is 4 to 5 hours long, which can be seen as tiresome, but this is South Africa

  • Shingwedzi Camp. Brett Hilton-Barber

    Kanniedood Dam

    Kanniedood Dam is situated southeast from Shingwedzi Camp on the S50. This drive is one of the best in northern Kruger as it follows the Shingwedzi River

  • Ludu bull with oxpekers. G Cooke

    Letaba Routes

    Letaba is one of the most delightful camps in the Park. It offers spectacular views of the Letaba Rive, prolific bird life and a few tame bushbuck that

  • Wild dog close-up. G Cooke

    Lower Sabie Routes

    Lower Sabie Rest Camp is the perfect base from which to see game and birds in southern Kruger National Park. The camp overlooks Lower Sabie Dam

  • Sharpe's grysbok. R Cooke

    Mahogany Loop

    The Mahogany Loop is about 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) long and is named after the pod Mahogany tree which can be found throughout the area. On this route

  • Shirimantanga. Wilderness

    Malelane Gate Routes

    Entering Kruger National Park through Malelane Gate gives you a feeling that you stepping back in time. Behind you is South Africa's subtropical export

  • The Hstoric Masorini site. B Hilton-Barber

    Masorini to Mopane

    The Mopani Phalaborwa Road (H14) passes through Shikumba Mountain. This mountain used to be occupied by the same 19th century iron making communities

  • Wary buffalo. G Cooke

    Mopani Camp Routes

    Mopani is a recently built camp that has thatched buildings which blend into the bushveld surroundings. The only disadvantage is that Mopani is not

  • Leopards tussling. G Cooke

    Mphongolo Loop

    The Mpholongolo Loop is an imperative route to take if you are traveling between Shingwedzi and Punda Maria. The Mpholongolo Loop offers one of the best

  • Kudu female with calf. G Cooke

    Numbi Gate Routes

    Numbi Gate is one of the loveliest entrances to the Kruger Park because its higher altitude gives one a sweeping vista over the lowveld to the east and

  • African Hawk Eagle. G Cooke

    Nwatimhiri Road

    Nwatimhiri Road (S21) traverses along Nwatimhiri River past Siyalu Koppie (341m), and onto Nhlotini and the Nwatimhiri pans. Black and white Rhino

  • Nyala. G Cooke

    Nyala Drive

    Nyala Drive is to the right of the H1-8 (the main road between the Luvuvhu River and Punda Maria). There is a good chance of spotting Nyala, Eland, Kudu

  • Elephant. C Duplessis

    Olifants Routes

    Oliphants Camp offers the most breathtaking river views similar to that of Letaba. A delightful restaurant, cafe and verandah sit on top of a cliff and

  • Night Hunt. R Miller

    Orpen Gate Routes

    Lions abound once you have driven through Orpen Gate in Kruger National Park. The open grasslands that stretches through Satara and N'wanetsi is where

  • Sharpe's grysbok. R Cooke

    Pafuri Gate Routes

    Pafuri is easily accessible from Johannesburg (about 6 and a half hours), but Punda Maria gate is the usual option for visitors coming from the south

  • Phabeni Gate at the Kruger National Park.

    Phabeni / Paul Kruger

    Phabeni Gate is the best way to get into Skukuza from Gauteng. Phabeni Gate was constructed in 2002 to ease entrance into the Park for people coming from

  • Sable Ram. G Cooke

    Phalaborwa Gate

    Phalaborwa Gate offers an interesting landscape; granite stands forms a series of kloppies that have been used as navigational landmarks for centuries

  • Francolin. G Cooke


    Pretoriuskop is the oldest camp in Kruger National Park, and the only one that contains non-indigenous plants. The nice temperatures of Pretoriuskop

  • Elephants

    Punda Maria and Pafuri

    The far north of Kruger is indeed a unique place due to its geological features. Punda Maria is the most accessible entrance to the Pafuri area of the

  • Glossy starling. R Miller

    Red Rocks Loop

    This route traces the Shingwedzi River into the Mopane woodlands. It can also be reached through the main road to Mopane which runs parallel to the

  • Two young lions

    Satara Routes

    Satara offers good Lion viewing due to its abundance of game and water. Sightings of Lion are likely on any of the roads that lead to the camp

  • Giraffe. R Cooke

    Shingwedzi Routes

    Shingwedzi provides a rugged, bushveld atmosphere. It is situated close to 3 major rivers. This camp offers panoramic views over the floodplains of

  • Leopard with prey. G Cooke

    Skukuza and Surrounds

    Skukuza is the capital and biggest camp of Kruger National Park. Skukuza is perfect for the first time visitor to Kruger Park; at Skukuza you can learn

  • White lion. Hilton-Barber

    Timbavati Road

    This is one of the best routes in the Park. Get to see the famous White Lion of Kruger drinking at the Leeubron waterhole or keep an eye out for the

  • Elephants at sunset waterhole. Hilto-Barber

    Voortrekker Road

    The Voortrekker Road (H2-2) descends from the mountainous Pretoriuskop sourveld into the rolling hills of mixed bushwillow woodland. If you want to get

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