15 Day Road Trip in the Kruger National Park

Kruger 2016: New park, new birds, new friends

15 Day Road Trip in the Kruger National Park

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Road Trip Highlights

South Africa

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15 days

1500 km

  • Behold the diverse birdlife of Kruger National Park.
  • Encounter elephants throughout the Kruger National Park’s roads.
  • Witness the geological wonder of Bourke’s Luck Potholes.
  • Experience the tranquility of birding and an afternoon picnic at Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden.
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Alex Strazar Profile Pic Alex StrazarSlovenia FlagSlovenia

For over 25 years, Alex has been a passionate self-driving traveler. Who specializes in travel, exploration, and sharing his experiences with people from all over the world.

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Toyota Land Cruiser Double Cab Bushcamper

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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1-2 Drive to Louis Trichardt from OR Tambo International Airport for a 2 night stay. 433 Igababa Cottage
Day 3-4 Drive into the Kruger National Park for a 2 night stay at Punda Maria Rest Camp. 142 Punda Maria Rest Camp
Day 5-7 Drive to Shingwedzi Rest Camp for a 3 night stay. 72 Shingwedzi Rest Camp
Day 8-9 Drive to Shimuwini Bushveld Camp for a 2 night stay. 92 Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
Day 10-12 Drive to Olifants Rest Camp for a 3 night stay. 84 Olifants Rest Camp
Day 13 Drive to Blyde for a 1 night stay. 251 Thaba Tsweni Lodge
Day 14-15 Drive to Johannesburg for a 1 night stay. Went birding at Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens before late night flight home. 394 Woodpecker's Inn

Photo Gallery

Herd of zebras in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Elephant in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Herd of zebras in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Elephant in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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