Kruger National Park Prices for Entry, Accommodation and Activities

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Kruger National Park Prices 2023

Kruger National Park prices are an essential part of planning your safari.  Types of Kruger National Park costs to consider include:

  • Entry
  • Accommodation
  • Car hire
  • Activities, e.g. game drive tours, 4×4 trails, bush braais, hiking trails, golf, etc.
  • Food, i.e. self-catering, eating out.
  • Petrol

The cost of Kruger National Park accommodation, activities, and entry are questions we get asked a lot, so we’ve put a price summary together to help with your Kruger safari budget.

Kruger Park entry fees – a ticket price must be paid for every day you intend to spend in the game reserve.

There are so many attractions at Kruger National Park, and it is large enough to accommodate you and all your loved ones.

Kruger National Park Prices/Entry Fees 2023

Visitor Price per person per day
Adult Child (2-11 years)
South African citizen/resident R115 R57
Southern African Development Community (SADC) citizen* R230 R115
Foreigners R460 R230

Kruger National Park prices – day visitors

Day visitors who make bookings also need to pay an additional R50 per adult and R25 per child. 

Wild Cards

Wild Card gives you unlimited access to a range of parks, which may be better value.

Visitor Wild Card Individual Couple Family (2 adults, up to 5 kids under 18)
South African citizen/resident, SADC citizen* SANParks Cluster R760 R1,230 R1,475
South African citizen/resident, SADC citizen* All Parks Cluster R790 R1,300 R1,590
Foreigners All Parks Cluster R3,575 R5,585 R6,685

Kruger National Park prices – accommodation

Kruger National Park offers a variety of accommodations catering to every traveler. The cost will vary depending on the standard of lodging you choose.

Guests can endure camping or stay in caravans, rent cottages, or luxury and exclusive private game lodges. 

Accommodation type Prices from
Camp Site R285
Hut R455
Safari Tent R687
Overnight Hide R1,015
Bungalow R1,089
Cottage R1,459
Skukuza Safari Lodge R1,961
Guest House R6,268

Kruger National Park Accommodation & Camping Tariffs

Main Camps:

  • Berg-en-Dal (with satellite Malelane)
  • Crocodile Bridge
  • Letaba
  • Lower Sabie
  • Maroela
  • Mopani
  • Olifants
  • Orpen (with satellites Maroela and Tamboti)
  • Pretoriuskop
  • Punda Maria
  • Satara (with satellite Balule)
  • Shingwedzi
  • Skukuza
  • Tamboti

Bushveld Camps

  • Bateleur
  • Biyamiti
  • Shimuwini
  • Sirheni
  • Talamati

Bush Lodges

  • Boulders
  • Roodewal

Kruger National Park prices – activities

There is a big array of activities on offer at Kruger National Park.

Activity Prices from
4×4 trails R1,691 per vehicle
Wilderness trails R10,570 per two-bed hut
Backpacking trails R3,277 per person
Mountain bike trail R920 per adult
Morning walk R687 per adult
Riverwalk R402 per adult
Afternoon walk R402 per adult
Sunrise drive R402 adult, R201 child
Sunset drive R402 adult, R201 child
Night drive R307 adult, R153 child

Kruger National Park Game Drive Prices

Game drives at Kruger National Park give visitors an excellent opportunity to observe animals in the wild. The cost varies depending on the company and vehicle availability.

Popular times to set out on a game drive are sunrise, mid-morning, sunset, and night.

Visitors may opt for a self-drive safari, but we advise going with an experienced guide who knows where to find beasts in the wild.

Some safari adventure packages will include the cost of game drives.

Kruger National Park Prices

Kruger National Park Safari Costs

Kruger National Park Safari is an adventure of a lifetime. There are several things you need to consider while on a Kruger safari. The cost of the Kruger National Park safari depends on your choice of accommodation, game viewing vehicles, duration, chosen activities, and excursions.

Generally, A 3-day basic package costs about $400, while a full-blown safari with all the perks, can cost up to $7,900.

Kruger National Park Membership Pricing & Clusters

Below are the updated prices from 1 November 2021 until 31 October 2023.

Clusters Individual (Any 1 PAX) Couple (Any 2 PAX) Family (up to 7 – max 2 adults)
All Parks Cluster
Access to 80+ Parks and Reserves around Southern Africa.
R755.00 R1,245.00 R1,520.00
SANParks Cluster
Access to all 21 of SANParks National Parks in South Africa
R725.00 R1,175.00 R1,410.00
Msinsi Cluster
Entry to all 6 of Msinsi’s Resorts and Reserves near Durban and Pietermaritzburg
R655.00 R1,070.00 R1,270.00
EKZN Wildlife Cluster
Access to 25 of KZN Wildlife’s Parks and Reserves in KwaZulu-Natal
R690.00 R1,110.00 R1,330.00
CapeNature cluster
Access to 24 of Cape Nature’s Parks and Reserves in the Western Cape
R655.00 R1,070.00 R1,280.00
Swaziland’s Big Game Parks Cluster
Entry to Big Game Parks of Swaziland’s 3 Parks in Swaziland
R540.00 R885.00 R1,085.00
International All Parks Cluster
Access to 80+ Parks and Reserves around Southern Africa.
R3,420.00 R5,345.00 R6,395.00

A child is anyone who is under 18 at the time of Membership Purchase.

Kruger National Park Wild Card Prices

Become a wild card member by paying a once-off yearly. Their prices, apply until 31 October 2023, are –

Visitor Wild Card Individual Couple Family (2 adults, up to 5 children under 18)
South African citizen/resident, SADC citizen* SANParks Cluster R725 R1,175 R1,410
South African citizen/resident, SADC citizen* All Parks Cluster R755 R1,245 R1,520
Foreigners All Parks Cluster R3,420 R5,345 R6,395

Kruger National Park Gate Times

Entrance Gates Opening Times:

  • Oct-Mar: 05:30 am
  • Apr – Sep: 06:00 am

Camp Gates Opening Times:

  • Oct: 05:30 am
  • Nov – Jan: 04:30 am
  • Feb – Mar: 05:30 am
  • Apr – Sep: 06:00 am

All Gates Closing Times:

  • Aug – Oct: 6:00 pm
  • Nov – Feb: 6:30 pm
  • Mar – Apr: 6:00 pm
  • May – Jul: 5:30 pm

Kruger National Park Lodges

To find the best lodges in Kruger National Park, please visit their official website at  

Also, visit Gold Reef City Theme Park and uShaka Marine World to make your trip more memorable.

Kruger National Park Bookings

Bookings can be done in several ways. These include –

SANParks’ real-time online bookings system official website

Browse available accommodation @

You can also mail a reservation request to or create an account at in a few steps, build an itinerary, and book and pay online.

To book via phone, reach Central Reservations in Pretoria at +27 (0)12 428 9111 or mobile: at +27 (0)82 233 9111.

Kruger National Park Contact Details

Emergency Hotline – Report rule breakers and incidents to KNP’s Emergency Call Centre on 013 735 4325.

Entrance Gate Telephone Number
Crocodile Bridge Gate +27 (0)13 735 6012
Giriyondo +27 (0)13 735 8919
Kruger Gate +27 (0)13 735 5107
Malelane Gate +27 (0)13 735 6152
Numbi Gate +27 (0)13 735 5133
Orpen Gate +27 (0)13 735 6355
Pafuri Gate +27 (0)13 735 5574
Phabeni Gate +27 (0)13 735 5890
Phalaborwa Gate +27 (0)13 735 6509
Punda Maria Gate +27 (0)13 735 6870


That concludes our run-down of the park.

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