Safari holidays to Kruger offer the quintessential African experience, the chance see the legendary ‘big 5’ and soak up the silence of the African wilderness. Few experiences will top the first time you come face to face with an Elephant or hear a Big Cat roar. With the wide the variety of accommodation on offer, holidays to Kruger National Park are available for every budget and interest.

The Kruger National park is an area managed by the South African National Parks, accommodation within Kruger National Park is limited to simpler rest stops. Many visitors choose to stay in hotels close to the park entrance and take day trips, or self drive into Kruger. This offers an excellent value for money safari with high changes of seeing the ‘big 5’ and an unforgettable African wilderness experience.

The Greater Kruger Park incorporates the large area of land on the Western edge of the park which consists mainly of privately owed game reserves, generally there are no fences between the private land and Kruger and the reserves are given over to conservation. The private reserves are home to top end safari lodges which offer every imaginable comfort and convenience. Game drives are lead by highly trained rangers and trackers who have exceptional knowledge of the wildlife in the area. Additionally on private game reserves the Vehicles are permitted to drive off road if tracking one of the ‘big 5’. Driving off road dramatically increases your chances of spotting more elusive wildlife and often allows you to get much closer to the animals than would otherwise be possible.

Neighbouring Kruger to the west, in Mapumalanga, is the Lowveld escarpment, which offers breathtaking scenery and small historical gold rush towns. Highlights include the Blyde River Canyon, God’s window viewpoint, numerous scenic mountain passes and the quaint museum town of Pilgrims Rest. Other towns in the area such as Hazyview and White River make an excellent base to explore the area and to take day trips into Kruger National Park.


Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect Kruger National Park holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.
Total results: 20
Sort by:

Where to go in South-africa

South Africa travel information

  • Time zone: +2 GMT
  • Flight time: 11-12 hours
  • Recommended airlines: Emirates, British Airways, KLM, Qatar Airways
  • Currency: South African Rand
  • Tipping guideline: 10-15%
  • Health considerations: There is a risk of malaria in certain areas of South Africa, including the Kruger National Park. However, transmission occurs typically between the months of September and May only. In June, July and August, the risk is considered to be very low. There is a low to very low risk of malaria in the rest of South Africa throughout the year.There is no risk of yellow fever in South Africa, however, yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Pretoria, Cape Town, and Bloemfontein
  • Population: 61,020,221
  • National languages: 11 official languages including English, Afrikaans, isiZulu, and Xhosa
  • Electricity and plugs: Type C, D, M, N, 230V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: You don't need a visa for South Africa if you have a British passport - for a maximum of 90 days

Would you like to speak to an Kruger National Park expert?

Contact our Travel Specialists for a bespoke quote or some first-hand knowledge.

Call our Kruger National Park team on

Monday - Friday: 9am - 7:30pm

Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm 

The Inspiring Difference

Personal to you

  • We get to know you personally
  • Tailor-made holidays that are unique to you
  • Enhancing your escape with personal touches

Experts in luxury

  • Expert Travel Specialists with first-hand knowledge
  • Only the best premium travel experiences
  • Handpicked selection of world-class luxury resorts

Always here

  • Speak to us any time with 24-hour support
  • Premium concierge service
  • Personal relationships with our passionate team

Extensive experience

  • Nearly 50 years of bespoke luxury travel
  • Strong Relationships with industry partners
  • Diverse portfolio and exclusive experiences
ATOL Protected ABTA Protected IATA Protected Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Trust Pilot
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Trust Pilot

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office check

Stay in Touch

Subscribe to our inspiring newsletter to hear about exciting offers, trending destinations and unparalleled experiences