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Weather

Weather

The Kruger Park is an all year round destination, with each season bringing its own highlights. Whatever time you decide to safari in the Kruger National Park - you will not be disappointed!

Game viewing can be at its best during the dry winters months, however the wet summer season brings full waterholes, lush bushveld, many newborn wildlife and the summer migrant birds arrive.

The Kruger Park has a hot, sub-tropical climate and most of the year it is hot during the day (above 25 ° C).

 

Park Rules

Park Rules

Your safety and enjoyment of the Kruger National Park are very important to us. To ensure a pleasant and successful trip, it is essential that you adhere strictly to the regulations which are intended for your protection and enjoyment.

Flights to the Kruger

Flights to the Kruger

Here's a handy overview of how easy it is to fly to Kruger Park, showing the main departure centres and the three airports closest to the gates of the South and Central areas.

You also find out which airports best serve which rest camps in The Park

Money & Budget

Money & Budget

With the South African unit of currency, the Rand, offering favourable rates of exchange against the world's hard currencies, your South African holiday budget, even if modest, will go surprisingly far. You'll find your purchasing power on the up with your pounds, dollars and euros, and those items you think about twice back home will seem extremely inexpensive here. Five-star luxury is suddenly much more affordable. Check out the Big Mac Index when planning your holiday budget for South Africa.

 

Tipping

Tipping

Tips are an important thing to get right when traveling in Africa. For most porters, safari guides and drivers, tips make up a significant percentage of their salary. Over tipping is less of a problem than under tipping, especially given the economic stresses many working Africans are under to make ends meet, buy school uniforms, get decent medical care etc. Below you'll find some tipping guidelines to help you budget the right amount of money to bring on your trip.

What to Wear

What to Wear

Clothing

We're generally laid back in South Africa, so no need to haul out your best silks and diamonds when you head for our shores. Here's some clothing advice when in South Africa:

Drinking Water

Drinking Water

Drinking water in South Africa is quite safe when taken from the tap or faucet - in fact our tap water is said to be some of the safest and cleanest in the world.

Kruger National Park entrance fee

Kruger National Park entrance fee

There is a maximum threshold of visitors that can enter the park daily.

There is a maximum threshold of visitors that can enter the park daily. If this threshold is reached only visitors with pre-booked overnight accommodation will be permitted access. Such situations tend only to arise in extreme cases such as public holidays and long weekends.