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Game Drives

Kruger's game drives are for guests who want to get closer to the wildlife side of nature and experience the Park's fauna up close. The following options are available:

Morning Drives

Morning drives leave a half hour before official gate opening times, which vary according to the time of year, which means you will be the only guests driving around at that time. The drives' duration is 3 to 3.5 hours and you will be able to watch the sunrise over unspoilt bush. On your morning drive you will be able to enjoy the tranquility of the Kruger National Park at Sunrise. You will be transported on one of our open vehicles from your camp of residence or entrance gate for an approximately three hour drive. An experienced guide will interpret the natural bush as well as offer further insight into the ways of the Kruger National Park. For more information, please inquire at the reservations office of the respective camp you are staying in.

Sunset Drives

These drives leave the camp before dusk and return after sunset lasting around three hours. Search for grazers in the cool afternoon and predators starting their nightly hunts. Sunset is a time when night animals emerge and a drive during this period is the perfect opportunity to witness the beauty of the bush as it changes from day to night. Learn about fauna and flora from our expert guides and return to camp with a spot-lit nightdrive.

Night Drives

The only way to see animals of the night, night drives depart at either 19:30 or 20:00 depending on the time of year and last for around two hours. Experienced guides drive the groups to spy on Kruger's nocturnal creatures and their secretive activities. For more information, please inquire at the reservations office of the respective camp you are staying in. It is also a wonderful opportunity to view our star filled sky away from city lights.

New Additional Drive Options

All the above drives for the camps will be available through the SANParks' central reservation system, as well as drives from the main gates. However an additional offering is an all-day-drive where, on request and availability at camp level, guests may hire the use of a vehicle and driver for the entire day. Trained officials take visitors to sections of the park that are usually inaccessible to tourists. This service can also be arranged from other camps at an additional fee.


GoPro video footage of some of the drives on offer in the Kruger National Park.

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