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Kruger National Park

Outdoor Activities

Take a Walk on the Wild Side...

The Kruger National Park offers its visitors up close and personal nature experiences with a variety of activities. Whether it is driving, biking, hiking or walking that you want to do, Kruger has something for you.

Experienced, professional and armed guides act as trail leaders and interpret the natural surroundings at regular intervals, to make the most of your guided activity. So, if you want more than self drive game viewing, Go Activities! Go Wild!

***Lonely Bull Back Packing Trail ***

The Lonely Bull Trail is a primitive Back Packing Trail which starts from Shimuwini Camp and is conducted in the large wilderness area between the Letaba low water bridge and the Mingerhout dam along the Letaba River. The trail stretches over 4 days and three nights, with departures every Wednesday and Sunday between 1 February and 31 October.

Wilderness Trails

Overnight Wilderness Trails allow adventurous visitors a close, personal encounter with nature by traversing large areas of unspoiled wilderness on foot. Guests spend three nights in one of the 7 Wilderness Camps in the Park, under the guidance of armed and experienced trail rangers.

Park & Ride

Hop in and ride - it's as simple as that! Guests at Kruger now have the opportunity to make use of the "Park and Ride Scheme" where you can get to see the Big 5 - currently only available in the Marula Region - Numbi, Phabeni and Kruger gates.

Mopani Sunset Drive

Why not enjoy a sunset drive along the banks of the Pioneer Dam in Mopani...

Adventure Trails (4X4 Trails)

Please note:

The 4x4 adventure trails are currently closed due to damage caused by the heavy rain. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Get off the beaten track and traverse territories previously unknown. It’s more than just seeing animals; it is a unique opportunity to access parts of the park that are rarely explored.

Mphongolo Back Packing Trail

The Mphongolo Trail is a primitive Backpacking Trail which starts from Shingwedzi Camp and is conducted in the large wilderness area between the Shingwedzi and Mphongolo rivers. The trail stretches over 4 days and three nights, with departures every Wednesday and Sunday between 1 February - 30 November.

Olifants River Back Packing Trail

For the more adventurous, the Olifants River Back Pack Trail starts from Olifants Camp, stretches over 4 days and 3 nights and covers approximately 42 km. The trail is designed on a “take in, take out” basis and strictly adheres to a “no trace camping” ethic.

Malopeni Eco-Trail

The Malopeni Overnight Eco Trail is a guided one night motorised adventure trail which travels along management roads in the area to the north-east of Phalaborwa Gate up to the Letaba River. The route allows the adventure tourist exclusive access to remote areas which are not frequented by many vehicles and bring the true eco-tourist close to the realities of the African bush.

Lebombo Overland Eco Trail

The Lebombo Eco Trail is a 5-day (4-night) outdoor adventure which spans the length of the Kruger National Park. Called the “wilderness experience on wheels”, the Overland Trail follows the eastern boundary of the Kruger National Park along the Lebombo hills from the extreme South to the extreme North. Experienced, professional guides act as trail leaders and will interpret the various eco-zones the trail crosses, at regular intervals.

Great Limpopo Park Transfrontier Trails

Parque Nacional do Limpopo is truly the perfect setting for an adventure without boundaries. Together, Moçambique’s Parque Nacional do Limpopo, South Africa’s Kruger National Park and Zimbabwe’s Gonarezhou National Park form the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, covering a total of 3.3 million hectares - one of the largest wilderness conservation areas in the world.

Guided Walks

Daily early morning and afternoon guided walks are available from most camps. Up to eight guests are taken to interesting places in the surrounding wilderness areas adjacent to most of the camps. The walk itself is relaxed and experienced and armed guides use their knowledge of the bush to explain natural wonders.

Game Drives

Take part in the nocturnal activities of Kruger’s secretive creatures by going on a game drive! This is your opportunity to search for game outside normal gate opening times.

Bush Braais

This unforgettable bush braai experience is not to be missed. A game drive leads you to an open area filled with burning lanterns and fires where, whilst listening to the sounds of the bushveld and the distant animals calling, the food is grilled on open fires.

Mountain Bike Trails

Cyclists now have the opportunity to combine their cycling skills with a wilderness experience at Olifants Camp. Mountain bike trails offered are designed to bring cyclists closer to nature than the more usual Kruger game drive experience.

Golf

The Skukuza Golf Course is a magnificent 9-hole (18 tee) golf course on the outskirts of Skukuza Rest Camp. Since the course is not fenced in, interesting spectators are a common sight. The course is designed for all levels of golfers.

Weddings

South African National Parks have over the years, played host to many weddings and special family events. With unique surroundings, tranquil settings, superb facilities and enthusiastically helpful staff, let us turn your marriage into a memory that will stand the test of time!

Contact Details

Community Levy

A community levy of 1% will be added to the cost of all accommodation and activity reservations arriving on or after the 1st of June 2012.

Adventure Trails Bookings:

  • Madlabantu on (013) 735 5128 at Pretoriuskop
  • Mananga on (013) 735 6306 at Satara

Wilderness Trails and Lebombo Overland Eco Trail Bookings

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Did You Know?

  • Cultural artifacts of Stone Age man have been found for the period 100 000 to 30 000 years ago.

KNP Emergency Hotline

  • Report rule breakers and other incidents to KNP's Emergency Call Centre on 013 735 4325

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