About the KNP

Paul Kruger Bust - Kruger National Park

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. It is one of the largest national parks in the world, covering an area of nearly 2 million hectares (19 455 km²) and extends 360 km from North to South and 65 km from East to West.
The Kruger National Park is home to an impressive number of species: 147 mammals, 507 birds, 114 reptiles, 34 amphibians, 49 fish and 336 trees. This is the land of boabobs, fever trees, knob thorns, marula and mopane and is home to the BIG 5.
Few guests pass its gates today without experiencing a true emotional tie to Mother Earth as it once was a true conservation showcase.
These days the Kruger National Park is not only a park of animals, but a park for the people, where visitors can find peace and tranquillity from the urban jungle that constitutes most of our busy lives.

Accommodation in the KNP

The Climate of the Kruger National Park

Crocodile Bridge (near the South gate Kruger National Park)
  • The Kruger National Park is great all year round.
  • The climate of the Kruger National Park is subtropical. The rainy season is from September until May.
  • Many people prefer the winter months from May to August. Temperatures are then very pleasant with warm days and chilly nights. The vegetation is sparser and animals are drawn to waterholes to drink every morning and evening, making game viewing easier in the Kruger National Park.
  • Spring is from August to October and is possibly the best of all seasons. The migrant birds return and vegetation is still not overgrown and the animals congregate near permanent water sources. Spring is seen as a time of growth in the Kruger National Park, renewal, of life (both plant and animal) being born.
  • Summer is from November to March and the Kruger National Park is then very hot and humid with temperatures often soaring above 38 °C (100 °F); and sometimes with evening thunder showers. On hot days the animals are more active during the early mornings and late afternoons.
  • Autumn (Fall) is from March to May when rainfall is at its highest and temperatures still high in the Kruger National Park. The vegetation is at its thickest, but many of the antelope species are in their rut season, which makes fascinating viewing as males battle over territories.

Please note that the Kruger National Park is in a Malaria Area, although the risk is usually low and seasonal. Please consult a Medical Doctor before embarking on your trip and go to doh.gov.za/malaria.php for more information.

Kruger Park Restcamps