As the number one safari destination in South Africa, Kruger is all about wildlife. Here among the mopane and acacia trees, you’ll find the coveted Big Five, where lions stalk their prey, leopards snooze in the trees, buffalo spar in the grasses, rhinos grunt and elephants roam the plains. Around the same size as the country of Wales, Kruger is made up of Kruger National Park proper, and its surrounding game reserves, all of which are privately owned. With no fences between the reserves, wildlife is free to come and go as it pleases, and sightings are possible everywhere. For your best chances, join a guided 4X4 game drive. Early morning or late afternoon is best, when the animals are more active in the cooler temperatures.
Popular Tailor-made Kruger Holidays
As the flagship national park in South Africa, Kruger offers a vast array of accommodation and safari options. With so much to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to begin, which is where our Experts can help. Based on their first-hand experiences, our Experts have created a range of South Africa holidays that include a visit to Kruger, as well as flights, accommodation, transport and experiences all included. These Journeys can also be tailor-made to be the exact experience you want, so whether you want to swap around the order of the itinerary, change your hotel or add a tour, our Experts can help you make it happen.
Kruger Holiday Types
Whether you want to get out and enjoy nature, set off on a safari, indulge in the local wine scene, or all three, our Kruger holidays can offer this and a whole lot more. Be inspired by our Kruger holiday types below or chat to one of our Travel Experts about building your perfect trip.
More About Kruger
Currency: South African rand
Language: English, Afrikaans
Getting there: Flights to Kruger are available from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. The region is serviced by three airports including Phalaborwa Airport in the north, Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport in the central area and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in the south.
Visas: British Citizens visiting for business or tourism do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days.
Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required – the majority of the game parks are malaria free.
Top 3 Tips for a Safari in Kruger
- Set out early before the sunrise
- Bring binoculars
- Try a mix of Jeep, boat and walking safaris
When to Go to Kruger
Kruger is a fantastic destination to visit year-round, with each season offering a unique experience. Typically speaking, the best time to go on a game drive is during the dry winter months of May to October. The wet summer season from November to April brings humid days with rain, however this is a fantastic time to see the park at its greenest with full waterholes, newborn wildlife and migrating birds. For more advice on when to visit, talk to one our Experts today.
Why Book Your Kruger Holiday With Flight Centre
Kruger Journeys Holidays: Our range of tailor-made Kruger holidays called Journeys include all the best bits you expect from a trip – flights, accommodation and transfers – not to mention some great tours and experiences.
Local knowledge: Flight Centre has stores located throughout South Africa, giving us access to local insider knowledge and up-to-the-minute travel information.
Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.
Flight Centre concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance service: When you book a holiday to Kruger from our range of tailor-made Journeys, you’ll also enjoy access to our inclusive concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.