Safari Road Trip: 1 Week in the Kruger National Park

7 Night itinerary for a Kruger self-drive safari

Safari Road Trip: 1 Week in the Kruger National Park

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Road Trip Highlights

South Africa

4x4

7 days

1100 km

  • Explore the world-renowned Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga
  • Seeing a pack of spotted hyenas.
  • Encountering a large herd of elephants at the Sabie Dam.
  • An incredible sighting of two large rhinos.
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Travel Taale RTE profile picture | Photo credits: Travel Taale Sam & Stephanie TaaleNetherlands FlagNetherlands

We are Sam & Stephanie Taale - yep, the name of our blog does not have a typo, it's our last name. We're Dutch and currently living in Scotland. While we met each other over 13 years ago in South Africa we have both left a piece of our heart there and try to go back as often as we can.

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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1 Arrived in Johannesburg and drove to Malelane Satellite Camp for a 1 night stay. 396 Malelane Satellite Camp
Day 2 Drove to Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp for a 1 night stay. 56 Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp
Day 3 Drove to Maroela Camp for a 1 night stay. 173 Maroela Camp
Day 4 Drove to Balule Satellite Camp for a 1 night stay. 85 Balule Satellite Camp
Day 5 Drove to Tsendze Rustic Camp for a 1 night stay. 89 Tsendze Rustic Camp
Day 6 Drove to Lower Sabie Rest Camp for a 1 night stay. 207 Lower Sabie Rest Camp
Day 7 Drove to Malelane Satellite Camp for a 1 night stay. Drove out of the park the following day and completed the road trip. 94 Malelane Satellite Camp

Photo Gallery

Elephants near a 4X4 vehicle in Kruger National Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Travel Taale
Two giraffe in the Kruger National Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Travel Taale
Lion crossing a road in the Kruger National Park, SOuth Africa | Photo credits: Travel Taale
Elephant calf in the Kruger National Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Travel Taale
Bull elephant in the Kruger National Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Travel Taale
Spotted hyenas in the Kruger National Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Travel Taale
Elephants near a 4X4 vehicle in Kruger National Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Travel Taale
Two giraffe in the Kruger National Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Travel Taale
Lion crossing a road in the Kruger National Park, SOuth Africa | Photo credits: Travel Taale
Elephant calf in the Kruger National Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Travel Taale
Bull elephant in the Kruger National Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Travel Taale
Spotted hyenas in the Kruger National Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Travel Taale

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