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Kruger Safari holidays provide the ultimate game viewing experience. Known as one of the largest game reserves in Africa, prepare to cast your eyes upon unparalleled beauty and awe-inspiring landscapes; from mountainous backdrops and open savannah to riverbanks, undulating hills, glades of Fever Trees and plenty of wildlife.

The Kruger is a wilderness just waiting to be explored, drive through the dusty savannah, admiring the riverine forest as you look for Africa’s big 5 - elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and Cape buffalo – in their natural environment. See vast herds of impala and zebra as they congregate around a waterhole, venture past giraffes as they browse in the sun and prepare for every hair to stand on end as you watch a pride of lions, resting in the shade as their cubs play amongst the lofty outcrops. Every moment on a Kruger Safari holiday is filled with adventure, excitement and lots of unexpected surprises.

The ultimate safari experience

When it comes to a once in a lifetime safari experience Kruger Safari Holidays has it all and to top it off, why not enjoy it in style? With accommodation options that go beyond simple lodges, you can soak up all the action and adventure this location has to offer with the added luxury of a high-end safari lodge equipped with private pool and decking that looks out across the Savannah. After an enjoyably busy day on game drives, relax with a glass of fine wine and amazing food amongst natural surroundings.

Why stop there? See more of South Africa during your trip and include a city break in Johannesburg to enjoy a melting pot of art, history and culture or head to Cape Town and drive the Garden Route for a refreshing change in scenery. Your options are limitless, call one of our Destination Specialists and we'll tailor-make your perfect itinerary, just for you.

Destination Highlights

  • Drive through Greater Kruger on a sunrise or sunset safari and prepare to be spellbound as you encounter wild animals such as lions, elephants and giraffes in their natural habitat.
  • Home to over 350 different species of bird, cruise the waters of the great Olifants River on a ‘Kambaku’ houseboat and see how many birds you can spot.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of the stars above. Far from the city lights, you’ll enjoy some of the best stargazing in South Africa.
  • Stay in a luxury safari lodge at Sabi sands, one of South Africa’s most prestigious game reserves.

Great sample itineraries


We’ve created an inspiring selection of itineraries that can be included in your Kruger Safari holiday package. With so many Kruger Safari tours to choose from almost anything is possible, give our Destination Specialists a call to discuss all your options.

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Cape Town To Port Elizabeth Garden Route Tour

  • 4 Days
  • Guide Price £999 PP
Discover the unrivalled natural wonders of South Africa and enjoy the hidden gems of the world-famous Garden Route as you...
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Adventure holidays
Whale Watching

Cape Town And Winelands Tour

  • 7 Days
  • Guide Price £2,499 PP
South Africa is known for its enviable natural beauty; magnificent mountains, incredible beaches, lush forests and sweeping vineyards. Our Discover...
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Multi centre holidays
Lion in Kruger National Park

South Africa Luxury Safari Tour

  • 15 Days
  • Guide Price £4,599 PP
It’s easy to see why South Africa is one of our most popular destinations on the African continent. This fascinating...
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Couples Holidays
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South Africa Wildlife Tour

  • 8 Days
  • Guide Price £2,599 PP
This extensive tour offers you breath-taking scenery and wildlife along with cultural experiences, as you journey between Johannesburg and Durban. Breathe...
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Escorted tours holidays

Our favorite hotels


There are a wide variety of luxurious Kruger lodges to choose from. Below we’ve listed some of our favourite places to stay on Kruger Safari Holidays. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like then we'd be more than happy to help.

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate
Kruger National Park

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

Set among the trees on the banks of the Sabi River, just 100 metres from  world-renowned Kruger National Park, the...
H&J Rating
Guide Price £1,199
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Bedroom
Kruger National Park

Jock Safari Lodge

This award-winning lodge is located inside Kruger National Park and offers stunning views across, what many regard as, the best...
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Guide Price £2,199
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Explore Kruger National Park

Time Zone

GMT +2 hours

Flight Time

Approx 11 hours; Accessible from Johannesburg by road. South African Airways & British Airways offer a direct flight to Johannesburg from London Heathrow.

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

Health Info

Special vaccines are required for travel to Kruger National Park.

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Book a sun rise hot air balloon ride over Kruger, a beautiful way to start your day.

Best time to visit Kruger National Park

The Greater Kruger is a great place to visit all year round, however, the dry season between April and October is usually the best time for a safari. The later you visit in the dry season, the better your chances of seeing wildlife, the bush becomes drier and animals seek out water holes so viewing is easier.

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  • Average Weather

Average Weather in January

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Kruger National Park
27° C
93 mm

Average Weather in February

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26° C
93 mm

Average Weather in March

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25° C
68 mm

Average Weather in April

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23° C
37 mm

Average Weather in May

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20° C
14 mm

Average Weather in June

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16° C
11 mm

Average Weather in July

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17° C
12 mm

Average Weather in August

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18° C
9 mm

Average Weather in September

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21° C
26 mm

Average Weather in October

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23° C
43 mm

Average Weather in November

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24° C
66 mm

Average Weather in December

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Kruger National Park
26° C
94 mm
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Birdwatchers will love the Roberts Birds app, a very handy tool to help you keep track of every bird you see and identify any new sightings.

Steph
Destination Specialist
Verity, General Manager

Don’t forget to take a good pair of binoculars with you so you can get an even closer look at Kruger’s incredible wildlife. Roof prism binoculars are best as they are small, compact and let in plenty of light.

Verity
General Manager
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.”

Nick
Senior Destination Manager

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