Explore Skukuza Area from Paul Kruger to Phabeni Gate


Explore the area around Skukuza. With detailed descriptions and maps of game viewing routes between Paul Kruger and Phabeni Gates to Skukuza, Lower Sabie, as well as Satara and Tshokwane.
  • Pail Kruger monument. Hilton Barber

    Paul Kruger Gate

    Paul Kruger Gate is the closest entrance to Skukuza and the quickest way to get in and out of the Park from Kruger's “capital”. One is confronted by the

  • Phabeni Gate. Hilton Barber

    Phabeni Gate

    Phabeni Gate was built in 2002 to ease access to the Park for people travelling from Johannesburg or Pretoria via Hazyview. Its contemporary African

  • Photo of Giraffe family.

    Phabeni to Skukuza

    The two main options are to take the upper Sabie River Road (S3), a dirt road that tracks the Sabie River to Paul Kruger Gate, or the main tar road

  • Sunbird

    Sunbird. G Cooke

    Rhino Koppies Route

    Lake Panic and Skukuza Nursery are both accessed from the main road between Skukuza and Paul Kruger Gate (H11). Lake Panic apparently got its

  • Whitebacked vulture. Nigel Dennis

    Sabie Sands Loop

    Although there is usually heavy tourist traffic on this road, it is probably the best chance the visitor has of seeing lion and a variety of other game

  • Hippo and calf

    Hippo and calf. R Miller

    Skukuza to Lower Sabie

    There are two main routes between Skukuza and Lower Sabie. These are the Sabie River Road via Nkuhlu Picnic site (H41) which can get very busy during

  • Knobthorn tree

    Skukuza to Satara

    There are two main roads between Skukuza and Satara in the central grasslands. These are the main tar road via Tshokwane (H1-2) and the Nhlanguleni

  • Viewing deck at Skukuza. Brett Hilton-Barber

    The Skukuza Area

    Skukuza is the “capital” of Kruger and an excellent camp for the first-time visitor to get acquainted with the history of the Park and the scope of

  • Bat-eared fox. Nigel Dennis

    Tshokwane and Surrounds

    Tshokwane, a major stop on the Kruger Park savanna highway between north and south, has a picnic area, provision store and gift shop as well as

  • Pangolin

    Pangolin. Richard Miller

    Tshokwane to Lower Sabie

    There is one main route between Tshokwane and Lower Sabie which is the H10. There are many interesting deviations and viewpoints along the route

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