As indicated on the Malaria map, the Kruger Park falls within the high risk area for Malaria, which reaches south to Sodwana Bay, and north into Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The risk of contracting Malaria varies, however, although care is advised, precautionary measures such as mosquito nets and periodic fumigation of the accommodation units are also undertaken by the Park. For more information, please consult our Malaria information page.
One of the best regions for spotting rare birds, Kruger’s north region is an unusual ecological mix of sandy flood plains and riverine forests. Removed from the more popular and bustling areas of the Park, this is a haven for the rarer animals, seldom spotted in other areas, such as wild dog and Natal red hare. This map covers the routes and sights that range from Shingwedzi up to Punda Maria and then into the northernmost reaches, where the Parfuri Lodge is bordered by the Limpopo River.
The more arid northern region of the Park is covered by the mopane shrub and is traversed by the Letaba and Olifants rivers, in which over half the Park’s hippo population reside. The map for this area extends from the Phalaborwa gate up to Bateleur and Shingwedzi and encompasses the Mopani and Letaba restcamps, where elephants can be spotted on the banks of the Great Letaba River. Worthwhile excursions include the Nyawutsi and Kanniedood Bird Hides, and the Masorini Archaeological Site.
Kruger Park’s large central region spans nearly 30% of the reserve’s territory and supports a vast amount of game. Home to the ever-popular Satara, this area is made up of mostly grassy plains like zebra, wildebeest and antelope, which attract an array of predators. This map details the areas and routes surrounding Satara, Letaba, Olifants and Phalaborwa, indicating both main and secondary roads, as well as various points of interest.
The central section of the Kruger Park is most popular with tourists as it is densely populated by lions and hyenas. Other predators found here, because of the abundance of grazing animals found feeding on the sweet grasses of the plains, are cheetahs and leopards. Use our map, which indicates the main roads as well as the smaller, secondary roads that surround Skukuza, Satara and Orpen, to plan your drives for the day.
The southern region of the Kruger is defined by the shapes of smooth granite koppies, rare trees like the Cape chestnut, coral and fever-berry, and the prevalence of White Rhino. This map covers the southern area of Kruger, detailing the main roads and secondary routes around Skukuza, Lower Sabie, Crocodile Bridge, Malelane, Berg-en-Dal and Pretoriuskop.
A comprehensive overview of the entire Kruger National Park, this map covers the 19,485 square kilometres of the reserve, denoting all 24 restcamps and numerous private lodges and outlining the major routes and principal rivers that run through the park. Also indicated are the various attractions and major points of interest: check the legend for corresponding information about picnic spots, lookout points, private camps and no-access roads.
This map highlights the routes from Johannesburg to six of the Kruger National Park's entrance gates on the western side; Phalaborwa, Orpen, Paul Kruger, Phabeni, Numbi, or Malelane. The route along the N4/N12 from Johannesburg is about 4 hours long, travelling through some of the scenic farmlands in the Limpopo/Mpumalanga provinces. Keep in mind that Park gates close at 17h30, and the speed limit in the park is 50km/hour, so be sure that you have ample time to reach your camp once inside the Park.