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Entrance Gates

There are nine entrance gates to Kruger.

National access roads to all entrance gates are tarred. Since entrance and camp gates are closed at night (see operating hours below), allow sufficient travelling time to ensure timeous arrival at your camp.

Gate Telephone
Crocodile Bridge +27 (0)13 735 6012
Malelane +27 (0)13 735 6152
Numbi +27 (0)13 735 5133
Orpen +27 (0)13 735 0237/0238
Pafuri +27 (0)13 735 5574
Paul Kruger +27 (0)13 735 5107
Phabeni +27 (0)13 735 5890
Phalaborwa +27 (0)13 735 3547
Punda Maria +27 (0)13 735 6870

Distances & Directions from Johannesburg

Gate Driving Route Distance
Crocodile Bridge N4 via Witbank & Nelspruit to Komatipoort 475km
Malelane N4 via Witbank & Nelspruit to Malelane 428km
Numbi N4 to Nelspruit, R40 to White River, R538/R539 to Numbi 411km
Orpen N4 to Belfast, R540 to Lydenburg via Dullstroom, R36 and R531 to Orpen via Ohrigstad, JG Strijdom Tunnel and Klaserie 490km
Pafuri N1 to Louis Trichardt, on to Musina (Messina), but turn right at R525 600km
Paul Kruger N4 to Nelspruit, R40 to Hazyview, turn right to gate, or 460km
N4 to Belfast, R540 to Lydenburg via Dullstroom, R37 to Sabie, R536 to Hazyview, on to gate 470km
Phabeni N4 to Nelspruit, R40 to Hazyview, turn right to gate, or 430km
N4 to Belfast, R540 to Lydenburg via Dullstroom, R37 to Sabie, R536 to Hazyview, on to gate 440km
Phalaborwa N1 to Pietersburg (Polokwane), R71 to Phalaborwa via Tzaneen 490km
Punda Maria N1 to Louis Trichardt, R524 to Punda Maria 550km

Operating Hours

Gate Times Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Entrance Gates Open 05:30 05:30 05:30 06:00 06:00 06:00 06:00 06:00 06:00 05:30 05:30 05:30
Camp Gates Open 04:30 05:30 05:30 06:00 06:00 06:00 06:00 06:00 06:00 05:30 04:30 04:30
All Gates Close 18:30 18:30 18:00 18:00 17:30 17:30 17:30 18:00 18:00 18:00 18:30 18:30

Late Entry

Late arrivals are only allowed in cases of emergency (proof and valid reason required) until 21:00 for guests with pre-booked accommodation at certain camps within 10km distance from the relevant gate.

Latecomers at entrance gates will be refused entry, whilst offenders at rest camps will be warned and fined if they are repeat offenders.

Late entry escorts (at a fee) are available at the following gates for the camp in brackets only. This is only available until 21:00. Escorts depart every half hour until this time.

  • Paul Kruger (Skukuza)
  • Numbi (Pretoriuskop)
  • Malelane (Berg-en-Dal and Malelane)
  • Crocodile Bridge gate (Crocodile Bridge Camp)
  • Punda Maria gate (Punda Maria Camp)
  • Orpen gate (Orpen Camp)
  • No late admission at Phabeni, Phalaborwa and Pafuri

Gate Security will phone camp duty phone when there are guests and transport is arranged. If guests advise in advance, then trips can be better planned. Fee is currently R500 per vehicle.