Destination

Kruger National Park Holidays

Experience the true Africa

Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa and is, without doubt, one of the world’s greatest safari destinations. With a high chance of seeing the Big Five – African elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and Cape buffalo – in their natural environment, Kruger offers unparalleled beauty and awe-inspiring landscapes; from mountainous backdrops and open savannah to riverbanks, undulating hills and tropical forests.

You'll create memories to last a lifetime when you stay in a small but luxurious lodge in the heart of the park. During the ultimate safari, you'll explore the ruggedly beautiful wilderness with your eyes peeled as you look out for the Big Five and many more magnificent species including antelope, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, hippo, hyena, African wild dog and more than 500 species of bird. As night falls you'll return to the comforts of your lodge to enjoy a traditional safari sundowner – a zesty gin and tonic, Dawa (vodka, sugar, lime, honey and crushed ice) or scotch and soda over ice

Why stop there? See more of South Africa during your trip by starting in Cape Town before taking a luxurious train journey to Pretoria and combining with the Cape Winelands and Johannesburg before rounding off your once-in-a-lifetime holiday at Kruger National Park. Or, take a leisurely self-drive trip through the stunning countryside for a unique perspective at your own pace. Your options are limitless – call one of our Destination Specialists and we'll tailor make your perfect itinerary, just for you.  

Destination Highlights
  • Spotting the Big Five and many more species on a game drive
  • Staying in luxurious safari lodges
  • Taking a hot air balloon safari for a new perspective
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +2 hours
  • Currency ZAR - South African rand
  • Visa Information British citizens do not need to obtain a visa for South Africa for stays of up to 90 days. Strict entrance policies apply for passengers traveling with children under the age of 18.
  • Language English is widely spoken
  • Flight Time Approx 11 hours; Accessible from Johannesburg by road. South African Airways & British Airways offer a direct flight to Johannesburg from London Heathrow.
  • Health Information Special vaccines are required for travel to Kruger National Park.

Top Tips from our Experts

Steph

Destination Specialist

“Like an adventure? Be sure to book your stay within the Lion Sands Game Reserve. Pre-book a night in one of their exclusive tree houses and spend a night under the stars.”

Verity

General Manager

“On safari, make sure everyone has their own pair of binoculars – it really is a necessity.”

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

“Taking a walking safari is one of the most exciting experiences – nothing will ever compare to the thrill of seeing the animals outside the safety of your safari vehicle.”

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

Kruger National Park

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Protea Hotel Kruger Gate
Swimming pool

Lion Sands River Lodge

Kruger National Park

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Guide Price

£2,879 pp

Lion Sands River Lodge
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Jock Safari Lodge

Kruger National Park

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Guide Price

£1,989 pp

Jock Safari Lodge
Leopard in South Africa

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Kruger National Park

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Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Types of Kruger National Park holidays

Lions Head and Cape Town

Kruger National Park Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Kruger National Park is a year-round destination. The best time to visit for safaris is during winter, from May to September, when game is easier to spot. The summer months from November to February are great for migratory birdwatching and seeing the arrival of new-born animals. 

Yes, you have a very good chance of seeing the Big Five – elephants, lions, buffalos, leopards and rhinos – in the Kruger National Park, depending on which game reserve you stay in. There is said to be a pride of at least 25 lions here, while the elusive leopard may be more difficult to spot. 

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