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Kruger National Park

Facilities

See each specific camp for full facility details.

The Skukuza Indigenous Plant Nursery

The nursery continues to cultivate only indigenous plants and more over, mainly endemic plants to the Kruger National Park and surrounds. For R25.00 visitors can walk away with a broad selection of Lowveld species of both trees and scrubs. With the exception of cycads, all seed is collected in the Park and sent to the nursery for drying and cultivation. It also has satellite nurseries in Pretoriuskop, Malelane Gate and Letaba.

Visiting Times:
During weekends and Public Holidays, the nursery is run by the Lowveld Honorary Rangers. During these times the nursery will be open from 08:00 to 16:00 and closed for lunch from 12:00 to 13:00.

  • Monday - Friday: 07:00 - 16:00
  • Open on public holidays including New Years Day
  • Closed on Christmas Day

Conference Facilities

Conference facilities of varying capacity are available from the following camps: Berg-en-Dal, Shingwedzi and Skukuza (2 venues - one next to Stevenson Hamilton Memorial Library and one next to the Doctors quarters). Bateleur and Letaba have smaller facilities suitable small groups.

For details of conference capacity and facilities, inquire with camps concerned or through the following contact numbers:

Tel: +27 12 426 5025 and fax: +27 12 426 5488

Weddings

South African National Parks have over the years, played host to many weddings and special family events. With unique surroundings, tranquil settings, superb facilities and enthusiastically helpful staff, let us turn your marriage into a memory that will stand the test of time!

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Picnic Sites

See the detailed Kruger Park map (for sale at gates and shops) for the location of picnic sites. Toilets and barbecue facilities (Cadac gas braai) are provided at all sites, while some have a tuck shop where snacks, soft drinks and wood may be purchased. Enquire at your restcamp for further details about picnic sites in the vicinity. (Please click here for a detailed list of picnic sites in the KNP)

Restaurants

SANParks embarked on a Commercialization as a Conservation strategy in 2001. This included the outsourcing of existing restaurants in order to improve efficiencies, and attract capital investments and expertise from the private sector. All of the park's main rest camps have restaurant facilities (Orpen and Crocodile Bridge has only take-away facilities for light lunches). The Bushveld and Satellite Camps have no restaurant facilities.

Shops

All of the park's main rest camps have retail facilities for both curios and basic provisions (the Bushveld and Satellite Camps have no restaurant or shop facilities). The larger camps have a better selection of stock. These shops used to be run internally by SANParks, but in 2001 it was decided to outsource the function to an organisation specializing in the retail industry. After a thorough tendering process, the contract was awarded to Tiger's Eye.

Swimming Pools

There are swimming pools at the following camps: Berg-en-Dal, Lower Sabie, Mopani, Pretoriuskop, Shingwedzi , Orpen, Satara and Skukuza (2 pools). These pools are for camp residents only. There is an additional pool for day visitors at the Skukuza Day Visitor Area.

Banks/ATM Facilities

Besides a bank (only open Monday to Friday and Saturday morning) at Skukuza and an ATM at Skukuza and Letaba, no cash withdrawal facilities are available in the Park.

Wi-Fi internet reception/internet café facility

Filling Stations

Petrol and diesel are available at all major camps. Petrol stations at Kruger accept legitimate petrol/fuel/garage/ cards or cash as a form of payment for any fuel purchase. Credit or debit cards are not accepted for payment at fillings stations.

Hospitals

Clinix Phalaborwa Private Hospital:
Tel: +27 (0)15 101 3000/3059
Website: http://www.clinix.co.za/
Address: 86 Grosvenor Crescent, Phalaborwa, 1390
GPS Coordinates: 23° 52' 28.64" S; 29° 30' 44.72" E

Other Facilities

Please see each of the individual camp websites for information on additional facilities.


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Did You Know?

  • There is ample evidence that prehistoric man, Homo erectus, roamed the area between 500 000 and 100 000 years ago.

KNP Emergency Hotline

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

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