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Self-driving the Kruger National Park - 3 routes worth exploring

Planning a Kruger National Park self-drive safari but don’t know where to start? Here are a few routes worth taking, giving you the best chance to witness the wealth of wildlife which inhabits this wild region of South Africa.

Crocodile River Road (S25)


55 kilometres

About this route

This route joins the Crocodile Bridge rest camp and the Berg-en-Dal rest camp. If you’re looking to see elephants, this route will provide you with an excellent opportunity to witness them. Other wildlife that you may spot include lion, White rhino, waterbuck and kudu.

How to get there

If you’re travelling from Crocodile Bridge, take the H4-2 north for just under 2 kilometres before making a left turn onto Crocodile River Road (S25).

Alternatively, if you’re travelling from Berg-en-Dal, journey out of the S110 for approximately 10 kilometres and make a left turn onto the H3. Travel for another 2 kilometres and turn right onto the S114, which will eventually become the Crocodile River Road (S25).

Skukuza rest camp to Lower Sabie rest camp (H41)


43 kilometres

About this route

This is one of the most travelled routes in the Kruger National Park, and with good reason. This route follows the Sabie River, and travellers can often see elephants and large numbers of impala, hippo, crocodile and sometimes leopard can be spotted in the late evening.

How to get there

If you’re travelling from the Skukuza rest camp, head towards the four-way-stop and make a left onto the H41. If you’re coming from the Lower Sabie rest camp, make a right at the t-junction.

Orpen rest camp to Satara rest camp (H7)


45 kilometres

About this route

This route will provide you with spectacular views of the Kruger National Park’s open grass plains, stretching for miles. You’ll also have the opportunity to see wildlife such as wildebeest, zebra, giraffe and warthog.

How to get there

If you’re driving from the Orpen rest camp, drive straight along the gate to the H7. If you’re travelling from the Satara rest camp, drive to the the t-junction and take a right turn. Head south on the H1-3 for about 2 kilometres before turning right onto the H7.

If you’re looking to explore these routes, you’ll be happy to know that 4x4 hire South Africa is cheap and easy. Contact us today and we’ll find a vehicle to suit your needs.

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