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kruger national park

kruger national park south africa

The Kruger National Park is in north-east of South Africa and runs along the border of Mozambique in the east, Zimbabwe in the north, and the southern border is the Crocodile River.

The Park is an east drive from Jo'burg or we can arrange for you to fly in by private plane.

The park covers 20,000 square kilometers and is divided in 14 different ecozones, each supporting different wildlife. It is one of the main attractions of South Africa and it is considered the flagship of South African National Parks.

The park was established in 1898 by the South African President Paul Kruger as a protected area for wildlife and it opened its gate the general public in 1927 for the first time.  Today, it's home to South Africa's No. 1 ranked golf course - Leopard Creek - and is a spectacular place to combine golf and safari, with some truly spectacular places to stay, such as world famous Londolozi and the wonderful Lion Sands

For an overview of everything on offer in this magical country, please see South Africa

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4 day safari and 3 days in Cape Town

From £3,500 per room

Experience four days at the Lion Sands River Lodge in the private Sabi Sands Game Reserve before flying to Cape Town to spend three nights in a 5 star Victorian and Georgian hotel. More

 

7 nights of indulgent golf and safari

From £2,475 per person

Combine the best of the best with Leopard Creek South Africa’s No 1 golf course and Londolozi one of the top safari lodges in the Sabi Concession within the Kruger National Park. More

 

Seasons

  • Summer:  December – February
  • Winter:  June – August
  • Spring:  September – November
  • Autumn:  March - May

Weather and seasons

Contrary to the Cape, the rainy season is during the summer months, predominantly characterised by daytime thunder-storms and down-pours that pass quickly and usually dissipate at night. But temperatures can peak at 30+ degrees in the daytime which can be unpleasant unless in air-conditioned surroundings! Winter brings crisp, clear days and very chilly evenings – cosy fleece tops and jackets, beanies and scarves are an absolute must for the evening game drives!

Best time to travel and what to do

Both summer and winter months bring their own highlights to game viewing at Kruger National Park. In summer, the waterholes and rivers are full, attracting plenty of game and the bushveld is lush with growth, although its density can make game viewing a bit harder. Newborns make their appearance in early summer and birding is excellent as the migrating birds arrive.

However winter is our preferred season for game viewing with less dense vegetation to negotiate and better visibility to spot game. And with less rain, the wildlife tends to migrate to the available water sources in higher quantities. The daytime temperatures are also more bearable although the nights can be very cold!

Average temperatures (° celsius)

  • Summer:  Min = 18, Max = 34
  • Winter:  Min = 5, Max = 28

Getting here

Fly overnight from London to Jo'burg, followed by a 3 to 4 hour drive to the Park.

lion sands

lion sands


kruger national park, south africa    room per night from £320

This family-owned luxury lodge is situated in the private Sabi Sands Game Reserve adjacent to the famous Kruger National Park where old fences have been removed allowing animals to roam freely amongst the pristine and vast bushveld.

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londolozi

londolozi


kruger national park, south africa   

Londolozi was the first game reserve in the world to be awarded a Relais & Chateaux status for its exceptional accommodation, cuisine and service and is one of the original ground-breaking Private Game Reserves of the ecotourism industry in South Africa. Best time to go: July to Mid October.

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buhala lodge

buhala lodge


kruger national park, south africa   

A good quality, though not super luxurious, lodge in the Kruger National Park conveniently located close to Leopard Creek, one of the finest golf courses in the world and ranked No.1 in South Africa.

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