Kruger National Park Travel Information
The Kruger National Park covers more than 20 000 km2 of some of Africa’s most sought after wilderness. It has been in existence for over a century and is a prime example of nature conservation at its finest. It is undoubtedly the premier tourist attraction in Southern Africa.
The Kruger Park is home to the Big Five in the animal kingdom and hosts a wide range of fauna and flora too. The iconic Baobab tree to the thorny Acacia tress are found in abundance. Visitors to the park are asked to ensure that Park regulations are adhered to for their own safety.
Kruger National Park Camp and Gate Hours
Camp and Gate entrances are closed after dark so please ensure that you have allowed sufficient travelling time to arrive at your rest camp before the stipulated closing time.
- The speed limit in the park is 50kph on tar and 40kph on gravel.
- Malaria treatment is essential prior to visiting the park.
- Do not litter, it is a hazard to the animals and is an offence.
- There are no television sets in the Park so that visitors can enjoy their surroundings, tourists that bring their own may not disturb other visitors to the park.
Entry Requirements for Kruger National Park
There is a maximum entry of visitors that can enter the park daily. If the maximum threshold is reached only visitors who have pre-booked overnight accommodation will be permitted.
Advanced Bookings for day visits to the Kruger National Park have also been re-introduced.
Kruger National Park Currency
South African currency is the South African rand (ZAR)
Card services such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club are also accepted.
Foreign currency exchanges can be made at most banks and Bureaux de Changes.
Taxes and Refunds Within Kruger National Park
All goods and services have a 14% Value added tax (VAT) included. In order to reclaim VAT on purchases the total value of purchases must be over R250,00. Visitors are able to reclaim VAT at their departure, providing they have all their necessary receipts.
What To Wear for Kruger National Park
- Light cotton clothing in light neutral tones, These light fabrics are best suited for the hot climate
- T-shirts and shorts avoid white, as they display dirt very easily and make you highly visible to the animals. Avoid other colours such as red, black and blue, these colours attract animals and flies attention.
- Long sleeve shirt and trousers especially for their chilly evenings, it also serves as a good repellent for mosquitoes and insects.
- Lightweight waterproof jacket
- Good quality pair of trainers or hiking shoes
- A wide brimmed hat, sunscreen & sunglasses.
Languages Spoken in Kruger National Park
Health Services In Kruger National Park
Clinix Phalaborwa Private Hospital:
Tel: +27 (0)15 101 3000/3059
Address: 86 Grosvenor Crescent, Phalaborwa, 1390
GPS Coordinates: 23° 52' 28.64" S; 29° 30' 44.72" E
Banking Hours in Kruger National Park
Normal banking hours are weekdays between 09:00 - 15:30 and Saturdays 09:00 - 11:00.
Foreign currency can be exchanged at most banks and Bureaux de Changes.
Useful Numbers For Tourist In Kruger National Park
SANParks - +27 12 428 9111
Police - 10111
Fire Brigade - 10177
Ambulance - 10177
24- Hour Emergency Call Centre No: +27 13 735 4325