Kruger National Park entrance fee

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

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Daily Conservation Fee

Valid from 1 November 2013 to 31 October 2014

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID):

R62 per person, per day
R31 per child , per day

SADC Nationals (with passport):

R124 per person, per day
R62 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors):

R248 per adult, per day
R124 per child, per day


Note: All Prices VAT inclusive and all tariffs in South African Rand
Tariffs subject to alteration without advance notice


Wild Card

Alternatively guests can purchase a Wild Card from the entrance gate which will, for a once off payment, give them access to the Kruger National Park for 365 days from date of purchase. The card comes in three variations for

  • Individual – guests over 18 years of age
  • Couple – two people over 18 years of age
  • Family – two adults and children under 18 years of age

Local residents have the choice of buying one of two variants of the Wild Card: the Bushveld Cluster card, which can be used in Kruger, Mapungubwe, Marakele and Golden Gate; or the All Clusters card that is valid for all national parks. Foreign nationals also have access to a wild card that works on the same principle, and is valid for all national parks.

Wild Card Pricing Structure

Read more about the Wildcard here.


Gate Hours

Gate TimesJanFebMar


Entrance Gates Open


05:30 5:30



06:00 06:00 06:00 06:00 05:30 05:30 05:30
Camp Gates Open


05:30 05:30



06:00 06:00 06:00 06:00 05:30 04:30 04:30
All Gates Close


18:30 18:00



17:30 17:30 18:00 18:00 18:00 18:30 18:30


Entrance Gates Telephone Numbers

Entrance Gate

Telephone Number

Crocodile Bridge Gate

+27 (0)13 735 6012


+27 (0)13 735 8919

Kruger Gate

+27 (0)13 735 5107

Malelane Gate

+27 (0)13 735 6152

Numbi Gate

+27 (0)13 735 5133

Orpen Gate

+27 (0)13 735 6355

Pafuri Gate

+27 (0)13 735 5574

Phabeni Gate

+27 (0)13 735 5890

Phalaborwa Gate +27 (0)13 735 6509
Punda Maria Gate

+27 (0)13 735 6870


Where to take a break...

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All the main rest camps have day visitor areas. There are also many picnic spots and other visitor get out points distributed throughout the park. At the picnic spots visitors can (for a nominal fee) hire gas skottels (outdoor elevated frying pans) to cook meals on. These pans are cleaned by the attending staff, thus meaning people don’t have to worry about carrying


There are so many creatures to see and sightings of rare species can be the highlight of your trip! Keep up to date with the movements of the wildlife in the Kruger National Park by consulting the sightings map at reception, it is updated daily!

5 Things To Seek

  1. The Big Five – Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion and Rhino.
  2. The Little Five – Buffalo Weaver, Elephant Shrew, Leopard Tortoise, Ant Lion and Rhino Beetle.
  3. Birding Big Six– Ground Hornbill, Kori Bustard, Lappet- faced Vulture, Martial Eagle, Pel’s Fishing Owl and Saddle-bill Stork.
  4. Five Trees – Baobab, Fever Tree, Knob Thorn, Marula, Mopane.
  5. Natural/Cultural Features – Letaba Elephant Museum, Jock of the Bushveld Route, Albasini Ruins, Masorini Ruins, Stevenson Hamilton Memorial Library, Thulamela.

Swimming Pools

Swimming pools for day visitors are available at Skukuza Day Visitor Site as well as at Letaba Day Visitor Site.