Kruger Park Game Viewing Routes

© Roger de la Harpe
Elephant in traffic jam near Lower Sabie Camp in Kruger National Park.
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.

Drive from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park

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...more

Kruger Park - Albasini Road (S3)

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...more

Kruger Park - Berg en Dal Loop (S110)

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...more

Kruger Park - Biyamiti (S114), Bume (S26) and Randspruit (H5) Roads

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...more

Kruger Park - 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...more

Kruger Park - Kanniedood Dam (S50)

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...more

Kruger Park - Letaba Game Viewing 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...more

Kruger Park - Lower Sabie Game Viewing 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...more

Kruger Park - Mahogany Loop (S99)

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...more

Kruger Park - Malelane Gate Game Viewing 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...more

Kruger Park - Masorini to Mopane Camp (H14)

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

Kruger Park - Mopani Camp Game Viewing 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...more

Kruger Park - Mphongolo Loop (S56)

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...more

Kruger Park - Numbi Gate Game Viewing 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...more

Kruger Park - Nwatimhiri Road (S21)

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

Kruger Park - Nyala Drive (S64)

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...more

Kruger Park - Olifants Game Viewing 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...more

Kruger Park - Orpen Gate Game Viewing 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...more

Kruger Park - Pafuri Gate Game Viewing 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...more

Kruger Park - Phabeni and Paul Kruger Gates

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...more

Kruger Park - Phalaborwa Gate Game Viewing Routes

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

Kruger Park - Pretoriuskop and Surrounds

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

Kruger Park - Punda Maria and Pafuri Gates

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...more

Kruger Park - Red Rocks Loop (S52)

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...more

Kruger Park - Satara Game Viewing 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...more

Kruger Park - Shingwedzi Game Viewing Routes

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

Kruger Park - 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...more

Kruger Park - The Timbavati Road (S39)

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...more

Kruger Park - Voortrekker Road (H2 - 2)

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