Plan your day trip to the Kruger National Park

Posted on 15 June 2020 By Anita Froneman

SANParks reopened to the public on Monday, 8 June under Level 3 restrictions, and eager animal lovers didn’t waste a minute to make their way back to the beloved bush.

Read: Sightings from first day back in Kruger

When planning your self-drive outing to the Kruger National Park, it’s important to know the rules, regulations and expert tips on how to get the best out of your day.

Don’t forget to book ahead to get into the park.

Guests are advised to book in advance to ensure entry, as strict quotas will apply. Strict vehicle capacity limitations also apply. ‘Self-drive will be limited to households only and not individuals from different households in one vehicle. The number of people per vehicle should not exceed 70% of vehicle capacity,’ SANParks say on their website.

Take a look at vehicle specifics:

Also read: Controversy over vehicle capacity regulations 

Some shops are open under strict regulations, while others remain closed until further notice:

Lower Sabie Rest Camp
Crocodile Bridge

Closed until further notice:
Punda Maria

All restaurants are open to provide take-away service, but Berg-en-Dal restaurant remains closed until further notice.

Gates open and closing times will be strictly enforced:


For day visit entry and exit forms, view here. For the complete guide of rules and regulations for Level 3, view here.

Guests are urged to report rule breakers and other incidents to KNP’s Emergency Call Centre on 013 735 4325.

Also read:

Rare white lion sighted at Orpen waterhole

Pictures: Getaway gallery/Pixabay


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