We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Maps/route from JNB to kruger/ sightseeing???

San Diego...
Level Contributor
197 posts
7 reviews
Save Topic
Maps/route from JNB to kruger/ sightseeing???

Hello, we are now planning on flying into JNB, renting a car and driving to Kruger. We also want to drive through the escarpment area( canyons, water falls) is this a day trip from Kruger or should we drive from the airport.. See the canyon and stay in one of the small towns, then go to Kruger for 3 nights. We really only have 10 11 days total including travel time. So 7 nights in SA really.

Also, what is the most scenic route? Is it best to leisurely drive from JNB to the canyon? Or not so scenic?? Thanks o much of any input!!!

York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 posts
25 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Maps/route from JNB to kruger/ sightseeing???

Hi there - we hired a car direct from Joberg airport and did the drive in one day. The drive to the North gate was fine and easy going - allow 6 to 7 hours. When we drove back we left at orpen gate for the drive back to kruger - this took 4 hours and was incredibly scenic. If you have the choice, take this route!

We got a sat nav with the car which took us direct to our accommodation in Kruger no problem at all - I would recommend this. For use in kruger we bought the Globetrotter Travel Guide to kruger National park which came with a free and very detailed map which we used non-stop whilst there.

I have written a blog about car hire: tarajiblue.com/2012/… and about the drive from Joberg to Kruger tarajiblue.com/2012/… which you might find useful.

Enjoy - we fell in love with the place and will be returning soon

2. Re: Maps/route from JNB to kruger/ sightseeing???

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 18 June 2013, 15:12