Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park
4.5
5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
About
Duration: More than 3 hours
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best?
This award is our highest recognition and is presented annually to those businesses that are the Best of the Best on Tripadvisor, those that earn excellent reviews from travellers and are ranked in the top 1% of properties worldwide.
Top ways to experience Kruger National Park
The area
Address
Reach out directly
Best nearby
Restaurants
1 within 5 kms
See what travellers are saying
  • Arvid L
    Saskatoon, Canada80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Safari time in Kruger
    Having selected a most knowledgeable safari guide, the two days of photo-safari excursions were excellent. The success of this endeavour is greatly dependent on the local guide. A hint, look for a guide with several years of experience. Should you find one named Bobby, you can expect a great time and a very positive experience finding many different animals in their natural habitat.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 5 March 2023
  • Titch-the-Witch
    Romanel, Switzerland325 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing wildlife in natural habitat
    This time, we started at the very north of the Park and wended our way south to Crocodile Bridge. Our first camp was Punda Maria (no electricity because of the load shedding and the generator wasn't working) then on to Mopane. Here we did a sunset drive before settling for the night in our bungalow. However, it was not a restful night as there were bats in our bungalow that kept walking over my face. I convinced one to move over to the door, which I opened to find another one waiting to come in! Next camp was Olifants, where we were supposed to do a night drive but this one was cancelled and replaced by a sunrise the following morning. Then on to Skukuza, where we managed to do a night drive. Here we lodged in a tent, which was obviously less comfortable than our previous bungalows as the WC was in a block sufficiently far away to get completely soaked on the way! (Rainy season, I know!) On to Crocodile Bridge, the only camp with no restaurant. We had a wonderful time in the park and loved the encounters with the animals. You never know what will appear around the next corner. Unfortunately, many of the tracks were closed because of the heavy rains so sometimes we had to make long detours. We self-drove in a rented car and, as mentioned, did several drives organised by the various camps. Some of the rangers were more interesting than others but all did their best to find us some amazing wildlife. I love this place and although there can be organisational problems, I would return tomorrow if I could!
    Visited March 2023
    Written 16 March 2023
  • George2812
    Athens, Greece511 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!!
    Amazing experience! Maybe the top in South Africa! You shall definitely do the Jeep game drives, all the three of the them( morning, evening, night). We saw many animals in their natural environment and was lovely. If I could, I would spent more days staying also in other camps.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 March 2023
  • SyedA95
    Karachi, Pakistan225 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kruger National Park is an addiction!
    I don’t have words to explain the thrill and buzz of watching so many different animals in their completely natural habitats be it a lion walking right next to your car or a leopard peacefully relaxing on a cliff far away. A must visit destination to experience wildlife in its original untouched form. I was very lucky to have encountered 4 out of The Big Five. The only regret I have that I spent only a days in this paradise, I was left craving for moreeeee.
    Visited June 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 May 2023
  • sawyerrj79
    Lehigh Acres, Florida119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Week get away
    This is a must self drive . You take our time and see lots of animals some are close to the road and a lot are at a distance so have a set of binoculars. They have places to stop and eat inside the park also.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 29 May 2023
  • Etoy Y
    South Africa1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place you must visit
    Having experienced Kruger National Park's wonders firsthand, I wholeheartedly recommend it. The diverse ecosystems and captivating Big Five sightings make for unforgettable game drives. Don't miss the stunning sunsets. Plus, the park's commitment to conservation adds to its appeal, making it a must-visit for all nature lovers.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Iris E
    334 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best place for wildlife sightings
    I visited Kruger NP with a local safari company & had one of the most amazing & memorable experiences. On my very first safari, on my very first sunset game drive, I witnessed a rare sighting...an actual lion kill! It's one thing to see a lion, but to actually see it hunt, attack, kill, then feast on its prey like what you see on National Geographic or Animal Planet...it was absolutely incredible! And I feel lucky to have witnessed such a rare sight. The next day, I was up at dawn ready for a full day of game drives, from 6am til 4pm. The drive started at my camp in Pretoriuskop, heading towards Skukuza, where I had breakfast, then to Afsaal, then back to Pretoriuskop. Kruger is one of the best places where you're almost guaranteed Big 5 sightings, as long as you stay long enough. Even though I only did a full day and sunset game drive, I was lucky enough to see 4 of the Big 5, all except the leopard! But I was even luckier to see a lion kill, as well as a couple of other rare sightings, such as African wild dogs, which are low in numbers. This is in addition to the many other wildlife I saw in Kruger NP. My short experience here at Kruger definitely makes me want to come back for more. Not only for the wildlife, but the staff at Mbombela Experience, the local safari company I booked with, was exceptional!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 15 August 2023
  • LizaGroenewald
    Orkney, South Africa152 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Come to Kruger and be Amazed!
    This is South-Africa's flagship park. You will find all of the wildlife your heart desires, and the bird watching opportunities are amazing! Remember this is a wildlife park, not a zoo, so you have to drive around and spend time in the veld to be able to see the animals. And the park is BIG! You will need some TIME!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Alessio M
    Verona, Italy457 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    beautiful park
    Beautiful park in south africa. If you are lucky you can see all big five, a two day trip is high raccomanded. Cost 23 euro pro person operation hour 6:00-18:00 the principal area is Skukuzuka with restaurant, hotel camping area, and shops, and fuel station. Only in the center with shop you can find mobile phone service. Sometimes electrical blackout are possible
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 October 2023
  • Tourist15656436140
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best week of my life .. ever!
    KNP was above and beyond our expectations. We saw everything we had hoped to see and more. Our driver and guide was amazing, his knowledge of the park was phenomenal. We still can't quite work out how he spotted the green Boomslang snake in a tiny hollow of a tree! It rained torrents on our first full day out but we just wrapped up in blankets and waterproof ponchos, laughed about it and carried on. It paid off: elephants, giraffes, rhino, zebras, impala, lions and a leopard.. heaven! Not forgetting the numerous beautiful birds. A huge and very special thank you KNP team, we hope to see you again one day
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 November 2023
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles2,760 reviews
Excellent
2,166
Very good
432
Average
105
Poor
33
Terrible
25

Susan K
New York City, NY789 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had a wonderful day in the reserve. It has paved roads but that does not distrake from the wonders you see in the park. Try to stay at the open window seats for best views of the animals. Take a jacket as the early mornings could be cool but bu afternoon in February is was very warrm.
Written 29 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sophie R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We loved our time in the kruger park. Been there now 4 times with our own car and also wirh a guide. Both absolutely worth it.
Written 30 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sailorof29
Edinburgh, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This is by far the best place I've been to. The Kruger National Park is beautiful ! I have always been to South Africa but I have never visited this Park. It was a very nice journey.
Written 11 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

JanZ999
Den Bosch, The Netherlands28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Driving around in Kruger National Park is amazing. We saw the Big 5 and lots of other great animals. We slept at Lower Sabie Park and had a tent next to the river. Absolutely magnificent to see the hippo’s in the water. We have also seen al lot of beuatiful birds.
Written 7 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

uk family
Heybridge, UK125 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This was non our first safari but that is the best for the animals we saw. It is very well arranged and has great facilities. If we went again we would go further north.
Written 3 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Richard G
Thunder Bay, Canada57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
A beautiful place with all the animals you would want to see on a safari.

The place has different terrains throughout that makes it interesting.

A nice feeling to know that these animals are preserved in this protected area.

Written 30 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

mark s
Exeter, UK44 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Too commercialised and too big , so the chances of seeing lions and leopards are slim.
If you do manage to spot one of the big five everyone else in their own vehicles would be there and trust me they won't just take a pic and move,🤬 you will have to wait and take your chance.
It should be just ranger vehicles who will be organised and respectful but because if you stay in the park hotels they can take their own vehicles and this is where it's chaos, money , greed and selfishness.
Go to a private reserve !!.
Written 7 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TartanSoul
Barrie, Canada131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Kruger is a world-class National Park with an amazing amount and diversity of animals. The facilities are fantastic and there are many options for each budget. The park is well signed and well maintained. It is arguably the premiere game park in the world and is a must visit. It should be on all bucket lists.
Written 5 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Edith M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
In only a few hours we saw the big 4 and the next days we added the last one🙏. We are so greatfull!!!
Written 5 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jean Marc P
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Always amazed by the beauty of the park. We visit regularly as we moved near the park for retirement. Will never get bored of the beauty of nature. Best times for viewing are early(and I mean early!) and after 4 pm. Open your eyes and enjoy...
Written 25 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 1,723
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Kruger National Park (Nelspruit) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Kruger National Park

According to Tripadvisor travellers, these are the best ways to experience Kruger National Park: