Kruger National Park

The top of this granite kopje south of Skukuza has an uninterrupted panorama of the surrounding wilderness (best at sunset).

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Kruger National Park attractions

1. Transport Dam

5.19 MILES

This large water hole is where the famous YouTube video 'Battle at Kruger' (lions versus buffaloes versus croc) was filmed.

2. Nkuklu Picnic Spot

14.47 MILES

One of Kruger's designated picnic spots. Between Skukuza and Lower Sabie. It's in a wildlife-rich area (elephants in particular love the riverbed when it…

3. Sabi Sand Game Reserve

14.77 MILES

Within the borders of the large Sabi Sand Game Reserve are some of Southern Africa’s most luxurious safari lodges and the best wildlife watching on the…

4. Afsaal Picnic Spot

15.16 MILES

One of Kruger's designated picnic spots with decent shade. Between Malelane Gate and Skukuza.

5. Renosterpan

17.8 MILES

This waterhole north of Berg-en-dal usually lives up to its name (renoster is rhino in Afrikaans). Late afternoon is best.

6. Steilberg Loop

22.8 MILES

Located near Berg-en-dal, the steep S120 loop drive offers great views of the Malelane Mountain bushveld.

7. Sunset Dam

22.83 MILES

On the doorstep of Lower Sabie, the dam is often alive with birdlife, hippos, crocs and more. Given its proximity to the rest camp, it can get busy.

8. Mlondozi Picnic Area

24.12 MILES

One of Kruger's designated picnic spots. North of Lower Sabie, which means it can get crowded in peak season. Given how prolific wildlife is in the area,…