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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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