How to Get the Most for Your
Kruger National Park Entrance Fee
Considering the impressive array of wildlife you can see there, the Kruger National Park entrance fee is a mere pittance. During our visit a few weeks ago with Discover Corps, admission to the park for adult international visitors was 280 ZAR (around $20 US), with children under 12 just 140 ZAR.
Kruger played a huge role in my life changing experience in South Africa back in 2000, when I spent a wondrous week exploring both public and private portions of this world-famous game reserve. But this time around, traveling as part of a tour group with a busy itinerary focused on immersive wildlife conservation activities, we only had one full day to explore the park.
Lilac Breasted Roller in an Acacia Tree
I’ll admit that I was concerned going in. How could one 12-hour drive through Kruger National Park‘s 7,500 square miles possibly measure up against the memorable week that had such a huge impact on my life and career? Confined to a 15-person passenger van, how much wildlife could we possibly see in such a short time?
As it turns out, I shouldn’t have worried. We saw nearly 50 different species during our eventful day in the park, including two Leopards, a half-dozen Lions, 14 Giraffes, and too many Elephants, Zebras, Baboons, Birds and Cape Buffalos to count.
Here’s a look at some of our favorite wildlife sightings, plus a few tips for getting the most out of your Kruger National Park entrance fee…