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For Schools/Educators

Local school groups may gain free day access to the park if they attend an educational programme at Letaba's Elephant Hall. Bookings are taken for every day of the week except Sundays. Numbers are strictly limited during school holidays.

Programmes can be tailored to the needs of your school and can be offered in Afrikaans, English and Tsonga. Other languages may be available on request.

You will need to organise your own transport to Letaba and provide your own refreshments. We do not have an overnight facility for school groups. If you wish to stay overnight you must make arrangements to book standard tourist accommodation.

We allow up to 120 learners and 6 accompanying adults to attend for free. Any additional visitors will each need to pay the standard conservation fee at the entry gate

Please book well in advance:

  • People & Conservation Department
    Letaba Rest Camp
    Kruger National Park
    Private Bag X402
    Skukuza 1350
  • Tel: 013 735 6664
    Fax: 013 735 6662

Before calling, please make sure you have the following information available:

  • Information about your school
  • Number of learners you wish to bring to the park
  • Number of accompanying adults
  • What language would you like us to conduct the programme in?
  • Grade/s of learners
  • Are you teaching any relevant topics at school (e.g. biology, environment etc.)?
  • Does your community suffer from any environmental problems (e.g. bush fires, erosion, littering, pollution etc.)?
  • Are there any specific topics you would like us to cover (e.g. biodiversity, ecology, elephants)?
  • Date you wish to attend (with alternative dates in case we are fully-booked on that day)
  • The entry gate you will be using to come into the park (Phalaborwa is the closest to us)

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Did You Know?

  • The park was first proclaimed in 1898 as the Sabie Game Reserve by the then president of the Transvaal Republic, Paul Kruger. He first proposed the need to protect the animals of the Lowveld in 1884, but his revolutionary vision took another 12 years to be realised when the area between the Sabie and Crocodile Rivers was set aside for restricted hunting.

KNP Emergency Hotline

  • Report rule breakers and other incidents to KNP's Emergency Call Centre on 013 735 4325



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