Code of Conduct
Your safety and enjoyment of the Kruger National Park are very important to us. To ensure a pleasant and successful trip, it is essential that you adhere strictly to the regulations which are intended for your protection and enjoyment.
Please read the green gate permit you will receive on entry and stick to the rules.
Rules and Other Useful Information
- Consolidated Rules of the Park
- New Rule on travelling through KNP to and from Mozambique
- Visitors must remain in their vehicles unless in a designated area.
Remember that no part of the body may protrude from a window or sunroof or any other part of the vehicle. Vehicle doors should be closed at all times.
- Stick to the speed limit! All general rules of the road apply within the Kruger National Park. The speed limit is 50 km/h on tar roads and 40 km/h on gravel roads. Please note that not all roads are accessible to caravans.
- Look at the gate times in your green gate permit. You must be inside the camp or out of the gate before these times. No travelling before or after these times are allowed. Gate times must be strictly adhered to and late comers may be subject to a fine.
- You are not allowed to drive “off-road” or on roads with a “no entry” sign.
- The feeding or disturbing of animals is a serious offence. Remember, animals see litter as food!
- Overnight visitors are only allowed to stay at a booked and recognised overnight facility and must report to reception before occupying accommodation or camping.
- All accommodation and camping sites may be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 10:00 on the day of departure.
- Vehicles of a carrying capacity exceeding 4 000kg, buses or any vehicles with more than 25 seats, are restricted to the tar roads.
- A stringent noise restriction is enforced between 21:30 and 06:00. The use of cell phones is permitted only in camps, gates and in cases of emergency.
- The use of roller skates, skateboards, bicycles and motorbikes is prohibited.
- The Kruger National Park is a malaria zone - we advise that all visitors adhere to their doctor’s instructions.
- Roadside assistance, toll free number 0800 030 666 (Vuswa).
- Rules and regulations are enforced under the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, 2003 (Act no. 57 of 2003) and transgression can result in a fine.
- To ensure that you see all the animals you want, have a look at the spotting board in the various receptions to track the latest game spotting.
24- Hour Emergency Call Centre No: (013) 735 4325
The Kruger National Park is also home to the Office of the State Veterinarian. Please assist them by obeying these rules:
No live animal (domestic or wild) may be brought into, or removed from the Kruger National Park. That is why NO PETS ARE ALLOWED here.
- No raw, wild-animal derived products such as meat, bones, organs and hides may be brought into or removed from the Kruger National Park.
- Raw meat and dairy products may be brought into the Kruger National Park for your own consumption. However, no raw products from cloven hoofed animals (milk or meat) will be allowed to leave the Kruger National Park through any of the official South African entrance gates unless it is still packaged in a sealed container identifiably market to confirm its South African origin, source or distributor.
- Commercially packaged fish and poultry are exempt from these restrictions.
- Fully processed curios are exempt from these restrictions.
Should you be unclear on any of these regulations or want more information, please contact:
The Office of the State Veterinarian at P O Box 12, Skukuza, 1350.
You can also phone (013) 735 5641 or fax (013) 735 5155 during office hours.
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Did You Know?
- On 31 May 1926 the National Parks Act was proclaimed and with it the merging of the Sabie and Shingwedzi Game Reserves into the Kruger National Park. The first motorists entered the park in 1927 for a fee of one pound.
KNP Emergency Hotline
- Report rule breakers and other incidents to KNP's Emergency Call Centre on 013 735 4325
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