Do you advise using only Rand while in and around Johannesburg/Kruger instead of the US dollar?
What do you think is the best/safest way to get from Johannesburg to Kruger, drive or flight to Nelspruit airport?
Is spending some time seeing Blyde River Canyon a good ideal?
Should we get more insurance on the rental car, just in case an animal decides to play with us?
Thanks so much, everyone's answers are very helpful in my research!
I want to go to park from Nelspruit. I booked hotel near Paul Kruger gate. I want to go from Melalane gate to kruger gate passing trough inside the park. Second day I want to drive the south part again . is this plan appropriate? thanks your feedbacks.
how can I find kruger natinal park road map ?
At what time do we have to be at the gate in Crocodile Bridge if we have to arrive at Olifants at 17:30?
We will be traveling in S.Africa with a rifle. Part of the time, we plan to be in KNP about 17 days. Will we be allowed to take the rifle with us in park or can you suggest somewhere outside of park that will store it?
we are booked into a bungalow in satara which is described as follows:
"BD2N (BUNGALOW): Air-conditioning &
ceiling fan, Barbeque Facilities, Kitchenette,
No Smoking, Wc and shower"
does this mean we have no fridge and no cooking utensils? because the description of the safari tent we booked in lower sabie says:
"LST2 (SAFARI TENT): 2 single beds, Ceiling
Fan, Fridge, Kitchenette, No additional
persons allowed, No Smoking, Utensils, Wc
to me it seems strange to give us a kitchenette but no fridge or utensils, but maybe if they're not detailed they're really not there? i'd appreciate any information from people who have used this kind of accommodation in the park!
thanks a lot.
If we don't make it to Punda Maria Gate in time to make it to the restcamp, is there a place outside gate that is close to park our rv/motorhome for the night?
In July we are traveling in rv/motor home without reservations for camp site. If all rv/motor home camp sites are occupied, are we allowed to come in rest camp gate and just park and sleep for the night? Thanks J.J.
Hi Everybody. I am planning to book a wilderness in Kruger next December? I shall be reaching Nelspruit airport and was thinking to use the shuttle bus company suggested by the Park internet page, but my question is: will I be able to reach the meeting point (camp in case I reach the night before trail starts) from the entrance gate or will I be stuck with no transport option?
We'll be staying at Kruger for 4 days, and want to know what is the best, middle priced lodge or camp for myself and my grown son, especially for viewing big game. Prefer a lodge where there's a restaurant and small grocery store. Do not really want to do all the cooking after a long day out in the bush. Is it possible to find such an accommodation at this late stage of the game? If not, what else might you suggest re accommodations. We'll be flying in from U.S. and spending some time also in Johannesburg.
Can one rent a sleeping bag in Kruger
Can game drives be booked at the time the accommodation is booked?
If not, how do I ensure I don't miss out on the sunset and/or night drive on the day I arrive?
Also, how early can one check into the camps? 12 noon?
Is good vegetarian food available at the Kruger National Park rest camps?
We are looking at staying 2 nights each at Letaba and Satara. Do you think its a good idea? We would be having our own car. Any help in planning our trip will be great as we are running out on available accommodations.
which is the best period/month to visit Kruger National Park South Africa for wildlife
we just a few days ago realised we can visit kruger after our trip to namibia, but haven't a clue how to go about it! we will be coming during the first week of october from jo'burg in a rented car. so now the questions begin:
do we need a 4X4?
is it possible to stay in one camp the whole time (we'll have 4-5 nights) and drive around every day, or should we plan a progression from south to north?
what camps do you recommend, and why? we will be looking at basic bungalows. will life be more peaceful in smaller camps, and if so, which are those?
i'm wondering if the way to manage is to buy things for breakfast and lunch, and eat supper at a cafe at the camp. is this how things are done? is there any chance in the universe that we two vegetarians will find what to eat?
and please tell me everything else that this newbie clearly needs to learn fast! i realise that we need to make up our minds and reserve accommodation soon or we'll be out of luck, so i need to push a rapid learning curve. i do realise that we can get maps and maybe a wildlife guide at the park itself, and that as well as self-drive we should take some guided trips and walks.
thank you very much for your help, it's much appreciated.
is there a bus we can get from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park. I am afraid to drive
Me and a friend are going to South Africa for the first time in March and one of the mail hightlights vill be Kruger. We've booked a tour and I'm wondering about the unwritten rules of tipping. Is it expected of you tip the guide/at the lodge? If so how much?
We are thinking about visiting next Sept but are wondering if it's too cold that time of year. also we plan to stop for a week in Cape Town first...
Do all service stations in the park sell low sulphur diesel
If two adults and one child spend two nights in Kruger national park, how much does the family all parks wild card save me?
We are planning to go to Kruger In September for 2 nights on a self drive basis staying at Skukuza & Orpen Gate Camps. We have a 1 year old. Is the Park Infant friendly? Are there any guided tours for hire where in they allow Infants? Please suggest.
A few mates and I were keen to visit Kruger over the long weekend 8-11th August 2013. We were planning on camping, bringing our own tents. The website says everything is fully booked. Is this really case? Thanks.
We are planning a trip to kruger from the US with family of 5 (23,21 and 17 year old boys) any suggestions and will the weather be too rainy?
Which 2 camps should I choose as we plan on 4 nights in Kruger?
what is the best route to see Kruger in 5-7 days ?
Could someone clarify details of wild card entry into the park? We are a family of 4, husband, wife and two boys aged 18 and 15 years. I read that the family card would be applicable for a couple and 5 kids below 18. One of our boys is 18, so how can we apply? Which is the most economical card that would be suitable for us? We are Indian Nationals and plan to visit Kruger national park. We do not have plans of visiting any other major sanctuary or park, but may if we find something along the way. Do you think it makes sense to buy a wild card for entry?Thank you for your time,
yet more questions. The idea is to start our 4-week (August) SA adventure in the Kruger area, probably staying in Hazyview, but how long do we need? there seem to be an awful lot of places to visit in the region. Can we do several in a day or to really enjoy them should we just do one place as a day trip (Sabie Sand Reserve, Pilgrim's rest, Graskop, God's Wondow, The Falls route, Bourke's Luck, Blyde River Canyon, Sudwala and Eco caves)?
How many dasy should we reckon on visiting Kruger Park?
Should we opt for a guided day tour (someone recomended doing a guided night tour as it's something special)?
Is it worth paying the extra money to stay in the park for a few nights?
I have found vastly different prices for self catering accomodation (mainly through safari now) ranging from R350 to over R1,000 which means maybe we could afford a few nights in the park?
A major thankyou to all those who take the time to answer all our questions!!!
I have been reading up on Kruger, and have become more confused with all the choices!
We are planning to travel in late January or early February. Seeing as we won't be driving, it looks like our best bet would be to book through a tour company in J'berg?
These are my questions:
1) are there other ways of doing the park than with a tour company?
2) does anyone have recommendations for a good one to use?
3) can we be booked into any of the types of accommodation on the park using the tour company?
4) are they costly?
1) I am rather confused about what the different accommodation styles offer. Are the camps essentially self-catered?
2) I keep reading that first timers should stay at the private reserves for a better experience. are the costs significantly different?
3) is it a little late to be trying to book accommodation now?
Where to go
1) I am thinking of staying for about 3-4 days, which areas should I focus on?
2) How many areas can I reasonably expect to cover?
I know I have thrown up lots of questions here. I have tonnes more! Any assistance with any of them would be greatly helpful and appreciated! :)
My wife and I are planning our trip to South Africa for this Dec 25 through January 17. Possibly flying into Cape town and out of Johanesburg.
We are seriously debating whether it is worth visiting Kruger National Park January 10 through 15th or so. Specifically, we've been told by a travel agent we won't see much wildlife that time of year due to the rainy season, so it is not worth going to Kruger.
Has anyone been to Kruger in January? And did you see any wildlife? To be clear, even if we saw just a few of the big animals over the 3 to 5 day visit to Kruger it would be worthwhile for me. If it is highly unlikely to see any of the big game in January then we'll probably skip it.
Any advice from firsthand experience would be appreciated.