Kruger Park FAQ's
1. What is the best time of year to visit The Kruger National Park?
The best time to visit the Kruger Park is from late July to early October. This is the back-end of winter and the dry season, so the vegetation is less dense resulting in better game viewing. The cooler day time temperatures result in more animal activity which means more photographic and game spotting opportunities.
2. What clothes should I wear on safari?
Keep it simple. Stick to earth tones, all the guides and staff do and it blends naturally with the surroundings. Think outdoor clothing and you'll be fine. Dinners are relaxed too regardless of the lodge, for more info see our guide to what to wear on safari.
3. How many game drives can I expect?
At the four and five star lodges you can expect two privately guided game drives a day. The first will leave early in the morning, typically at around 5:30 to 6:00 am and the second later in the afternoon, around 3:30 pm. The open top 4x4 vehicles will have a guide and tracker as well as blankets for those cold mornings and an assortment of snacks and drinks.
As a pro tip don't sit in the very back seat unless you want the wind from the drive in your face all the time, which can be rather cold in the early morning and evening.
4. How big is The Kruger National Park?
The Kruger Park is 20,720 square kilometres which is roughly the same size as Wales or Israel. It is the largest game reserve in South Africa and one of the world's biggest wildlife sanctuaries.
5. Is The Kruger Park Safe?
As long as you listen to the guides and stick to the rules of the lodges the Kruger Park is safe. Don't be like the numpty tourist who got out the vehicle to take close up pictures of the lion and ended up as lunch. It is the wild after all.
The lodges and camps are fenced off to prevent wildlife coming in so no danger there, but don't get out the game vehicle unannounced or think of going for a morning jog - I've seen that happen, ridiculous!
If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to get in touch.