Which gate is best for Kruger National Park?

Phabeni Gate in Kruger National Park is the best way to get into Skukuza when driving from Johannesburg. Phabeni Gate was constructed in 2002 to ease entrance into the Park.

Can you self-drive in Kruger National Park?

Once the Entrance and Camp Gates are open you can Self-Drive throughout the Park on designated Routes and Roads. All the roads are either tarred or gravel and you may never drive your vehicle off-road to get closer to the animals.

Are there crocodiles in Kruger National Park?

The Nile crocodile found in Kruger National Park is the largest species of crocodile in Africa and the second-largest species in the world. Only the salt water crocodile is bigger. You’re likely to see some giant crocodiles in the park if you’re observant.

Are there elephants in Marloth Park?

Geography. On the bank of the Crocodile River between Malelane and Komatipoort on the N4 national highway, Marloth Park is a wildlife sanctuary and holiday town. It boasts four of the “Big Five” with the exception of elephant.

How many entrances are there in Kruger National Park?

10 entrance gates
The Kruger National Park has 10 entrance gates: Crocodile Bridge, Malelane, Numbi, Phabeni, Paul Kruger, Orpen, Phalaborwa, Punda Maria, Pafuri and Giriyondo.

Which Kruger gate is closest to Johannesburg?

Malelane Gate
Malelane Gate to Kruger Park is on the southern border of the game reserve. It’s the closest park entrance gate from Johannesburg – South Africa’s biggest city and home to its largest international airport.

Do I need a 4×4 for Kruger?

The roads in Kruger are very good, the vast majority are sealed with only a few gravel roads over fairly short distances. No off-road driving is permitted, so a 4WD is not necessary for any self-drive Kruger safari. A better option is a hire car that is comfortable to drive for long periods of time.

Do you need to take malaria tablets for Kruger Park?

Regardless of the time of year, visitors on a Kruger safari holiday should take anti-malaria tablets and take the same precautions to prevent being bitten.

Why are crocodiles dying in the Olifants River?

The levels of chemical contaminants in the water column and sediments of the Olifants River in the KNP are not above levels capable of causing crocodile deaths on their own.

How many crocodiles are there in Kruger National Park?

Most recent estimates (2010-2011) of the numbers of mammals:

Animals Numbers
Blue wildebeest 6 400 – 13 100
Tsessebe 220
Impala 132 300 – 176 400
Crocodile 4420

Are there lions in Marloth Park?

There has been countless sighting of the five lions that decided to make the small town of Marloth Park in Mpumalanga their temporary home. The Kruger National Park earlier confirmed that the big cats escaped the park and are roaming around the area.

Does Marloth Park Have lions?

These lions have been part of a pride that has been roaming the park since November. MTPA team coordinator Chris Hobkirk and Marloth Park resident and volunteer Mark de Beer. There have been numerous sightings of them around the park.