12 Day Kruger National Park Self-Drive Itinerary

Limpopo road trip route plus itinerary and Kruger National Park safari

12 Day Kruger National Park Self-Drive Itinerary

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Road Trip Highlights



12 days

1485 km

  • See the Big Five at the Kruger National Park.
  • Go birding and see the unique species of birdlife in the Kruger National Park.
  • Indulge in the beautiful bushveld surroundings of the Kruger National Park.
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Alma is a South African travel blogger and writer. She hopes to inspire you with facts and fables about her adventures, road trips and international travel.


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Road Trip Map

Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1 Johannesburg via Mbombela (also known as Nelspruit) to Malelane Gate to enter Kruger National Park. Overnight at Berg en Dal Rest camp. 420 Malelane Gate
Day 2 Travel north via Skukuza to Satara Rest Camp and overnight. 164 Satara Rest Camp
Day 3 Satara Rest Camp to Phalaborwa Safari Park to meet friends and for an overnight stop. 120 Phalaborwa Safari Park
Day 4-5 Phalaborwa Safari Park to Letaba for two nights. 51 Letaba Rest Camp
Day 6-7 Letaba to Shingwedzi for two nights. 109 Shingwedzi Rest Camp
Day 8-11 Shingwedzi to Punda Maria for two nights. (This ended up as four nights at Shingwedzi and two nights at Punda Maria) 72 Punda Maria Rest Camp
Day 12 Say farewell to friends and continue north to exit at Parfuri gate and head back home to Johannesburg. 549 Parfuri Gate

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