Discover the South West from Numbi Gate to Skukuza, Malelane, Berg-en-Dal and Crocodile Bridge

Discover South West Kruger Park, from Numbi Gate to Skukuza, Malelane, Berg-en-Dal and Crocodile Bridge, as well as Pretoriuskop and Biyamiti. With detailed descriptions and maps of game viewing routes.

At Malelane Gate

Zebras grazing.

Zebras grazing. G Cooke

The granite koppies adorned with large-leaved rock figs and bushwillows, and the valleys graced by jackal-berries, magic guarries and tambotis...
two main options of getting from Malelane to Skukuza are on the tar road (H3) via Afsaal or along the dust road (S114) via Biyamiti Weir...

Malelane Skukuza via Biyamiti

Baboon with three young

Baboon with three young. G Cooke

The first few kilometres of the S114 follows the Crocodile River between Malelane Gate and the Timfenheni Loop (S121) turn-off. There are often impala...
There are two ways to get to Berg-en-Dal from Malelane. The most direct way is via the tar road section of the S110, while the longer route is is to...

Malelane to Crocodile Bridge

Prowling cheetah

Prowling cheetah. G Cooke

There are usually lots of impala along the Crocodile River Road (S25) and therefore a chance of seeing cheetah and other predators which prey on this...

Matjulu Loop

Vervet Monkey and Infant

Vervet Monkey and Infant.G Cooke

Matjulu in Shangaan is a colloquial description for the place of the Zulus, and got its name during the Swazi occupation of the lowveld in the 19th...
The first visitors to Kruger came through Numbi a year after the Park was opened to tourists in 1926. A grand total of three cars was recorded in 1927...
The most direct route from Numbi to Skukuza is along the Napi Road (H1-1). A slightly longer route is via the Albasini Road (S3) (see page 149) and...

Pretoriuskop Area

Wildebeest and stork

Wildebeest and stork. G Cooke

One of the dominant features on this road (S7) is Shabeni Mountain (759m), the biggest undisturbed rock face in the Park. One of the most dramatic drives...
The most direct way from Pretoriuskop to Malelane is via the Voortrekker Road (H2-2). The longer route is to take the Napi Road (H1-1) to the main...
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