Self-Drive Kruger Magic - 5 Days

self drive Kruger
self drive Kruger
self drive Kruger
self drive Kruger
self drive Kruger
self drive Kruger

Kruger is one of Travel Africas favourite game reserves and has provided us with countless memorable wildlife sightings. Self-drive in the park is our preferred safari style as it allows flexibility and freedom, especially if travelling with a family, to tailor your game drives to suit you. Staying in the heart of the park at the National Park rest camps will bring you close to all the action and leave you feeling that Kruger is Magic!

Choose between two accommodation grades - Standard or Upgrade. Alternatively mix and match accommodation from each grade to create your perfect holiday. Interactive itineraries for each accommodation grade can be viewed below.

For more information about self-drive travel please see self-drive safaris in southern Africa.

Spend 4 nights in one of the very best wildlife destinations in the world - enjoy the wonders of Kruger National Park at your own pace!
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Detailed itinerary

Travel distance: Approximately 560kms, good roads and national park roads.

One of the finest nature reserves in Africa, the Kruger is a vast wilderness of thorn trees, prolific game and sub-tropical heat. It is home not only to The Big Seven - elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, cheetah and wild dog, but also to an abundance of smaller, equally fascinating animals and birdlife. The size of Wales or Israel this amazing wildlife paradise contains a vast array of habitats that attract different animals and birdlife in different seasons. Your time in Kruger is spent on early morning and afternoon game drives, choosing your route based on what has been seen in the area. Alternatively park yourself at one of the many waterholes and see what comes along … huge herds of elephant or buffalo needing an afternoon drink or mud bath, or if you are lucky a pride of lions needing water after devouring a kill!

Stay at:

  • Lower Sabie Rest Camp, Southern Kruger, Self-Catering Bungalow or similar for 2 nights
  • Satara Rest Camp, Central Kruger, Self Catering Bungalow or similar for 2 nights
  • (Distance between the two camps is approximately 100kms, national park roads)


  • Lower Sabie Rest Camp, Southern Kruger, Self-Catering Bungalow or similar for 2 nights
  • Elephant Plains Private Game Lodge, Sabi Sand Reserve or similar (includes full board and morning and evening game drives) for 2 nights - for lodge details plus ideas for other Kruger safari lodges Travel Africa can tempt you with please see Deluxe Kruger (Luxury Safari Lodges).

Read our blog A day in the life of a self-drive safari to get a sense of what a self-drive safari can involve.

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