Top Attractions in Kruger National Park
What travellers are saying
- My sister and her husband took us into Kruger National Park for dive to see the animals. We drove ourselves. We were fortunate to spot the lions, elephants, monkeys, Zebras, buffalos and many more. It was just a nice experience. Definitely to be repeated.Written 21 December 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We had a marvelous time on our three day Wolhuter walk in Kruger National Park. There were only four of us in the camp and we had a great time. While our walks did not yield any close encounters, it was still well worth the experience being able to walk thru Kruger.
Our guides were excellent and so full of interesting information. The food in the camp was always wonderful and plentiful. If you have a chance to do the Wolhuter walk, do it!!!Written 27 January 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The Tshokwane Picnic Site within the Kruger National Park is one of those iconic picnic sites you just have to visit. It is located close to the Skukuza Rest Camp and is easily accessible. The site includes a curio shop, a small restaurant and a beautiful veranda built around a big tree in the middle. When we visited we decided to grab something to eat from the restaurant and I was lucky enough to get the last Kudu Pie which was very tasty, though I recommend they prepare more venison pies as it is always a hit with visitors. When you visit you are also able to rent a "skottel-braai" (a concave metal dish heated by gas fire) which you can use to make breakfast - always a fun experience! To top it all off, the ablutions were nice and clean and the staff were friendly. Just keep an eye out for the monkeys and birds, as they are quick to grab something off your table when you're not looking!Written 23 February 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- What an amazing time at Napi Wilderness Trail! The tents are in a beautiful setting next to a river bed. Tents are very spacious and the en-suite bathroom an absolute bonus.
The camp is spotless and very well maintained.
Our rangers Raymond and Saul was great and very knowledgeable. Our cook Johan made delicious meals
We were very pleasantly surprised with the high standards at Napi Wilderness Trail - the staff as well as camp surroundingsWritten 28 April 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Another awesome walk. Olifants camp was being renovated so walked and drove from unfenced honorary rangers camp. Brilliant tracking, good birding, excellent ranger skills. Aaron and absalom and shadrack really went out of their way to make us safe and comfortable. Always worth it.Written 12 October 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- SWENI WALKING TRAIL
We were a group of eight friends, from Pretoria, who had the privilege to do
the Sweni Walking Trail from 4 to 7 August 2021.
Our stay at Sweni and walking the trail, was a life changing experience. The
knowledge communicated and displayed by the ranges, David and Rhulani made
the experience even more unforgettable. The rangers had the capability of
assessing each members physical capability and adapted the walking pace and
rest stops accordingly.
Our highlight during the walking trail was being so close to wild life, but
never feeling threatened under the control of David and Rhulani.
James, the cook, who had limited facilities available, amazed us with hearty
and tasty food. The daily freshly baked bread was high on demand by all.
James, thank you for your warm and friendly smile when presenting your food.
Thank you to Sanparks and your professional staff, for making such an
exceptional excursion available to everyone to enjoy.Written 22 August 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- It was the first time I hiked in the Kruger. Our guide made sure we enjoyed every hike even when we didn't see many animals. His knowledge of the area, the animals and the spoor kept us captivated throughout the hikes. I especially enjoyed the dinosaur fossils. It is a pity the park doesn't do more to educate the guides about the fossils. What they know is what they heard from previous guides and some of the information is not 100% correct. The guide took it upon himself to piece together a backbone of a dinosaur by fitting some fossils together like a puzzle. This helps to identify the fossils in the veld as they look like rocks. I believe the fossil field has much treasure to uncover if the park management only has the will to get in touch with universities to explore the area.
The huts were clean and tidy and food really, really good.
The fence around the camping site was damaged by elephants when I was there and I don't know if it has been fixed yet. I was scary to know any animal could enter the camp without hindrance.Written 3 September 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We have just got back from the Bushman's Trail at the temporary Orpen Dam location, and it was easily the best thing we have ever done in KNP. The location right on the water is unparalleled, and meant that even on down-times between walks we had outstanding game viewing. This included crocs, hippos, huge herds of elephants, spotted hyenas, fish eagles, saddle-billed storks and heaps more bird life. At night we would fall asleep listening to hippos, lions, hyenas, and apparently even leopard one night, although I was asleep by then.
The trail walks themselves were perfectly pitched for the physical abilities of our group. Guides Orris and Jackdory were incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and we could not have asked for better guides. Even during the parts of the trail walks when there was not much game to be seen, they were full of information about plants, birds, reptiles, and insects, ensuring there was never a dull moment.
Elson the cook produced excellent food from his small portable kitchen, and went out of his way to accommodate a vegetarian guest in our party.
Overall this was an exceptional experience that I would strongly recommend.Written 4 October 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The Lonely Bull trail was fantastic!
Our guides (Vusi and Houston) were incredible, they had good stories to share, and were knowledgeable on everything we came across.
We had incredible sightings and even had a swim in the Lethaba river.
We were able to collect fresh drinking water all along the route (which was a concern of mine before we went) but we had no problems or shortages.
Sleeping the river beds was a treat on it's own, surrounded by nature and peace it brought.
Overall fantastic experience being submerged in the wild and so isolated from other people. We had the immense fortune of even seeing a lion attempting to hunt a buffalo.
The best vacation of my life.Written 11 July 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Huge thank you to Donovan and Rapid, our two trails guides. These guys were incredibly professional and fun at the same time. We were very impressed with how they took the "zero impact" policy very seriously, and I can honestly say that we left no trace behind, and we never saw any sign or trace of anyone before us! It was such a privilege to spend time in nature in this way. We were totally bummed on the last day to realize our hike was over. Next time we will book back-to-back and go for six nights!Written 7 July 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The newly revamped Nkuhlu Picnic Spot has something for everyone. There is a small restaurant, a curio shop with a good range of items, a nice layout with more than enough shade overlooking the Sabie River and you can even rent a "skottel-braai" (a concave metal dish heated by gas fire) on which you can make breakfast, which is what we did. There is something special about making a breakfast in the bushveld, which I can highly recommend you give a try, and what I really liked was if you bring an urn or kettle with you to make some coffee or tea to enjoy with your breakfast, the restaurant will fill it with boiling water free of charge. Nkuhlu is conveniently located on the main road between the Lower Sabie and Skukuza Rest Camps which is normally a hotspot for awesome wildlife sightings and there are numerous shaded parking spots, making this the ideal stop en-route to or from one of these camps.Written 15 March 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Pulled in here for a quick break on a hot afternoon and saw our first croc basking on a sandbank. Plenty of parking and a small drop down to the seating and picnic area. Very small cafe and shop selling hot drinks in paper cups and postcards, that's about it. Small but a great place to see crocs.Written 21 June 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This is a good place for an interesting break and a sandwich (bring your own) and is worth the stop on the way out - but on the way in we have always been too keen see to animals to spend time here! Interesting history which is well presented particularly with the current mining at Phalaborwa just outside the KNP gate .Written 10 March 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- stop for an hour, climb up to the lookout point and watch the birds and crocs from shade. Loos and seatingWritten 11 November 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- I definitely recommend Phuza Moya Private Game Reserve to any traveller. The facilities are clean and the staff is very friendly.Written 8 January 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frequently Asked Questions about Kruger National Park
- The top attractions to visit in Kruger National Park are:
- Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
- Wolhuter Wilderness Trail
- Tshokwane Picnic Site
- Napi Wilderness Trail
- Olifants Wilderness Trail
- The best outdoor activities in Kruger National Park according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
- Inn Africa Tours & Safaris
- Idube Game Reserve
- Wolhuter Wilderness Trail
- Olifants Wilderness Trail
- The best day trips from Kruger National Park according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Kruger National Park - Private full day Safari trip.
- Full-Day Blyde River Canyon Tour from Nelspruit, Whiteriver or Hazyview
- Full Day Panorama Guided Tour from Hazyview
- Full-Day Panorama and Blyde River Canyon Guided Tour from Nelspruit
- Kruger National Park Guided Day Tour including Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off