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One of the world’s greatest wildlife-watching destinations, the Kruger National Park is a must do for all. The 19,485 square kilometer park is home to the “Big 5” game (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and Cape buffalo), as well as 137 other species of mammals and over 500 varieties of birds.

On the Drifters 5-day Kruger Park tour, you will spend your time in the Mpumalanga area, known for its lush indigenous forests, plunging waterfalls and towering escarpments. You will enjoy time in the park and on a private reserve, unfenced to the Kruger.

Should you wish to explore more of South Africa, Drifters offers an incredible 18-day tour through South Africa or consider the Drakensberg Private Group tour, taking in the spectacular scenery, diverse cultures and abundant wildlife.

Experience what Southern Africa has to offer.


The best time to visit the Kruger National Park is during the dry season, between April and September, when the temperatures are most pleasant. Game viewing is easier during the winter dry months, as the grasses are low and bushes and trees are not as dense. However, travelling during the wet summer months, you will see the park filled with newborns, making it a predator’s paradise. The summer months are also excellent for birders, with many migratory birds returning.


The below are some of the amazing highlights that are included on the Drifters 5-day Kruger Park tour:

  • Historical Towns
  • Private Game Reserves
  • “Big Five” game exploring
  • Open vehicle game drives
  • Night game drives
  • Panorama route drive
  • Blyde River Canyon
  • 3 Rondawels
  • Bourke’s Luck Potholes
  • God’s Window
  • Kruger National Park


  1. Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in Africa.
  2. The reserve has 21 rest camps, 2 private lodge concessions and 15 private safari lodges.
  3. There are 9 different guided wilderness trails in the park, run by SANParks.
  4. It is the oldest park in South Africa, proclaimed in 1898 as Sabie Game Reserve.
  5. The Kruger Park is home to the “Big 5” as well as the lesser known “Little 5”.


Herewith a recommended guide of what to bring along:

For walking, hiking and safaris

  • Sport Shoes / Sneakers/ Sandals
  • Hat/ Sun cream/ Water bottle
  • Smaller day pack/ Camera/ Binoculars
  • Books (Birds, Mammals, personal reading books, Optional)

For general travelling (to keep you entertained on the longer drives)

  • Personal iPod/ Personal Reading Books/ A deck of cards or something similar
  • Battery chargers for your personal devices (iPods, iPads, E-Readers, Handy’s etc.)
  • Our vehicles are well equipped with charging facilities while driving. A Two-pin charger is perfect.

General Accessories

  • Mosquito Net (Optional)
  • Malaria Prophylaxis (please inquire from your general Doctor at home)
  • Money (Sundry expenses, gratuities)
  • Headlamp / Flashlight / Batteries
  • Sleeping Bag & Small Pillow

Experience what Southern Africa has to offer.

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