Easily amongst the most popular wildlife destinations in the world, even the most critical of wildlife travellers cannot be disappointed with what Kruger offers as an eco-system with its sheer size, the wilderness, the bushveld and other vegetation, rivers and streams and unquestionably the wildlife.

There is always a question of how much time to spend – and the answer depends on what one seeks. It is possible to explore various parts of the park by splitting your stay within – there are some high quality secluded luxurious lodges which can add another dimension to the experience and equally well there are zones which may not be as popular due to limited sightings, but quite engaging if one just wants to feel the wilderness.

Being in the wilderness, does not mean being left in it, especially for the golfer and there is good golf in Kruger. There are 2 high quality choices near the park – The Leopard Creek Country Club and the Hans Merensky Golf Course. While the Leopard Creek Country Club has restricted entry and is accessible only if staying in certain lodges, the Hans Merensky is easily accessible and makes for an enchanting golfing experience.

BEST TIME TO GOLF IN KRUGER NATIONAL PARK: Kruger can be visited anytime in the year. It has two distinct seasons and you experience different things during this season making it a year round destination.  The winter months from May to October are considered the best months to visit Kruger as animals are easier to view during this time and the temperatures are pleasant & dry. The summer months from November to March are hot & wet. The rains change the landscape making it beautiful.

Type of Climate in Kruger National Park: Subtropical climate

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There are many things to do in Kruger. You can stay at rest camps or luxury lodges and take specialist guided tours, or game drives, walk down wilderness trails, self drive around the park & camp out in the wilderness.


GETTING THERE: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) at Nelspruit is the largest & main airport which has connections to the major metro cities in South Africa.

By Road: The distance from Johannesburg to the various gates of the Kruger National park is approximately 500 kms and the roads are in good condition.

CURRENCY: Rand (ZAR) | Avg Currency Value: 1 USD = 13 ZAR (Currency Converter)

VISA: Nationals of many countries do not require a visa to enter South Africa for stays of up to 90 days, 30 days or as specified for certain countries. We recommend that you check with your local South African Embassy/Consulate for more details.