Frequently asked questions about Kruger National Park
It is a common sentiment among Kruger enthusiasts that the best time of year to visit the park is between the months of May to October. This is because the eastern region of Southern Africa receives most of its rainfall during our warmer Summer months (October to March). During the dry winter season, most of the vegetation dies back which allows for greater visibility, and consequently, better game viewing. Furthermore, the drier winter months force animals to congregate around available water sources.
Despite popular opinion, Kruger National Park is a year-round destination. The summer months bring migratory birds, wildflowers, reptiles, lush green vegetation, newly born animals, and tropical storms that dazzle the horizon with spectacular displays of thunder and lightning. It is our opinion that any month you choose to visit the park will undoubtedly create unexpected moments of joy and lasting safari memories. It's always a win-win.
South African Citizens and Residents (with ID):
R105 per adult, per day
R52 per child, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport):
R210 per adult, per day
R105 per child, per day
Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors):
R424 per adult, per day
R212 per child, per day
Summer Months (October - March)
All gates open: 05h30
Winter Months (April - September)
All gates open: 06h00
Summer (November - February)
All gates close: 18h30
Spring (March - April)
All gates close: 18h00
Autumn (August - September)
All gates close: 18h00
Winter (May - July)
All gates close: 17h30
Kruger National Park is home to a large biodiversity of birdlife. It is a hot spot for avitourists who flock in from around the world to come claim their next ‘lifer’. The park boasts over 550 bird species on its checklist and is a particularly good destination for large raptor sightings. If twitching is your thing, then Kruger should definitely feature on your bucket list of places to go.
The more you visit the park, the more a birdwatcher you will become. We can help you spot, identify, explain their behaviour, and photograph the colourful birds of Kruger National Park. Come join us on a day safari and claim a few more birds on your checklist.