Things to do in Kruger National Park
Hire a car and drive your way around – it’s one of the few places in Africa where you can have an easy self-drive vacation. Particularly convenient for families – and those who want more independence.
Explore the human history. The San Bushmen have left their trace at over 170 sites, dating back between 1,500 and 3,000 years. The beautiful paintings are believed to depict scenes of hunting, as well as trances and spirit worlds. A good place to start is the walking trail near Bern-en-Dal.
Despite being protected in a huge national park, much of Kruger’s wildlife is still endangered. Support conservation efforts as a research volunteer – learning to track, monitor and identify wildlife, as well as setting up camera traps and recording behaviour – or even microchipping a rhino. Make this the focus of your trip – or just spend a day or two working alongside local teams.
Walk a Wilderness Trail with a guide to experience Kruger on foot. Each of the nine traila has a different theme and different attractions – including rhinos, birds or rock art. Trails take three nights and two days – and book up well in advance.