Emergency & Important Numbers

Kruger National Park 24hr Emergency Call Centre013-735 4325, 076 801 9679
Kruger National Park Headquarters013-735 4000

Entry & Exit Formalities

Park entry for international visitors costs R328/164 per adult/child per day or for an overnight stay –SANParks' Wild Card applies. During school holidays park stays are limited to 10 days, and five days at any one rest camp (10 days if you’re camping).

Throughout the year authorities restrict the total number of visitors, so in the high season arrive early if you don’t have a booking. Bicycles and motorcycles are not permitted.

Entry Gates

Jan

Gates/camps open (am)

5.30/4.30

Gates & camps close (pm)

6.30

Feb

Gates/camps open (am)

5.30/5.30

Gates & camps close (pm)

6.30

Mar

Gates/camps open (am)

5.30/5.30

Gates & camps close (pm)

6

Apr

Gates/camps open (am)

6/6

Gates & camps close (pm)

6

May-Jul

Gates/camps open (am)

6/6

Gates & camps close (pm)

5.30

Aug & Sep

Gates/camps open (am)

6/6

Gates & camps close (pm)

6

Oct

Gates/camps open (am)

5.30/5.30

Gates & camps close (pm)

6

Nov & Dec

Gates/camps open (am)

5.30/4.30

Gates & camps close (pm)

6.30

Internet Access

Free wi-fi is limited to a handful of the restaurants at the rest camps, although the situation was in a state of flux at the time of writing – limited wi-fi was available only at Skukuza and there was an internet cafe at Berg-en-Dal at the time of writing. At some other camps, you may be able to purchase air-time, but this remains very much the exception rather than the rule.

Money

Payment by credit card is possible just about everywhere, including camp shops and restaurants. Only Skukuza and Letaba have ATMs that take international cards, but cards are accepted almost everywhere.

There are ‘mini-ATMs’ at rest-camp stores, but they only accept local cards, and withdrawals are limited to R800 (or less, depending on cash availability in the store till).

First National Bank At Skukuza Rest Camp, just inside the main gate.

Telephone

You can buy mobile air-time at all park shops. Most camps also have 3G mobile or cell-phone coverage, and the range extends out onto some of the surrounding areas and main roads.

Travel with Children

Kruger is very family friendly, and it is ideally set up for taking children with you on safari. The rest camps are all fenced, almost all have swimming pools and restaurants (with most offering special children’s meals), and several have play areas. Berg-en-dal, Letaba, Skukuza, Satara and Shingwedzi also have regular evening wildlife movies (usually Monday to Saturday evenings at 7pm) that are good for all ages, and Letaba has an interesting elephant museum. Camp shops, however, generally don’t stock nappies (diapers), processed baby food or formula, so bring these items with you.

Children under the age of 12 are not allowed on SANParks wildlife walks, and those under six are prohibited from the park's wildlife drives. Age of acceptance varies for both activities and accommodation at private lodges.

Accessible Travel

Facilities for travellers with disabilities are now available at all rest camps except Orpen. Tamboti Satellite Camp, near Orpen, has two accessible safari tents. The SANParks website (www.sanparks.org) has an excellent overview of facilities at each camp, and is worth investigating. Note that all accessible options have 'Z' in the room-class code, and bookings can only be made one month in advance.

Tourist Information