The Kruger National Park spans over 2 million hectares. It’s an expansive piece of land that boasts a diversity of life forms, both animal and plant, as well as cultural and archaeological history that dates centuries back. Taking a trip to the Kruger Park offers bush and wildlife enthusiasts a spectacular experience, one of the best to be found in Africa!
There are many different activities you can keep yourself occupied with on a trip to the Kruger National Park. We’ll take you through a few of these in this article, as well as accommodation options across the park which include a broad variety from private lodges to bungalows, safari tents and more.
Things to do in the Kruger National Park
The Kruger Park wilderness trails are a fantastic way to experience the African bush, and see the plant species and wildlife on foot. Taking a wilderness trail is an experience like no other, and one that you will remember for years to come. Staying in a rustic camp, with nobody else but your party, where no one trail is the same is priceless.
Whilst wilderness trails are an amazing experience, they’re not for the less active, however a guided walk provides a similar, albeit shorter experience. You’ll be accompanied by armed rangers who will share their knowledge of the surroundings, as you explore the landscape on either an early morning, or afternoon trot.
Mountain Bike Trails
Yes, you heard us right! Mountain bike trails are available from Olifants camp in the Kruger National Park. You’ll be taken out to the trail in an open top game vehicle - bikes, snacks, refreshments and backpacks are all supplied for your convenience.
If walking through the bush, or biking, is not quite your idea of a relaxing breakaway, then game drives must be for you. Take a trip to the park and book a morning, sunset or night time drive to get up close and personal with the fauna, flora and animals, along with an experienced guide to teach you more about it all.
Birding is both a wonderfully challenging and relaxing pastime! Wherever you go in the world, you’ll be able to spot, record and enjoy the beauty of this creature. The Kruger National Park has hundreds of bird species to spot and enjoy, over 500 specific to the Kruger Park to be exact.
Accommodation Options at the Kruger National Park
You’ll be spoilt for choice at the Kruger Park with many different accommodation options, including:
Sites available for both caravans and tents, with power available and some sites with designated boundaries and individual water taps per space.
Huts are small, single room units which include communal kitchen and ablution facilities.
These tents are permanent structures in the park, built onto platforms. Certain ones are communal kitchen and ablutions, whilst others are more fully equipped with luxury trimmings.
Single room units which include a bathroom, and some with a kitchenette and kitchen equipment, make bungalows the ideal spot for a couple or friends.
Cottages are a step up from the bungalow, offering accommodation in the Kruger Park with living room, bathroom and kitchen - a lovely relaxing spot to come back to after your daily activities. These come available for 2 or for families.
Private lodges abound in the Kruger Park area, each with their own detail and luxury trimmings.
Whatever adventure you are seeking in the Kruger National Park, you can explore the main rest camps and their activities here.