​User Reviews – Kruger NP

Sort By: Date Most Helpful 11-20 of 63 Reviews
kittykat23uk   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2011 Reviewed: May 6, 2012

Email kittykat23uk  |  20-35 years of age

Overall rating
4/5

I would not say Kruger is particularly beautiful, it's very scrubby which makes the prolific wildlife often difficult to see. Perhaps the North is more scenic. Bush vibe hindered by tar raods and the self drive aspect, but this also makes the park very economical to visit. Saw some good birds, especially around Berg En Dal.

laurent Museau   –  
France FR
Visited: March 2012 Reviewed: May 8, 2012

50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating
4/5

Two visits 2004-2009 I enjoyed

Tommy   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2011 Reviewed: May 22, 2012

under20 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
4/5

Kruger is an excellent place to view the bush from your car. Obviously, this takes away from the authenticity and vibe of the experience and is comparable to Yellowstone National Park in the U.S. However, Kruger is a great place to view game (although you often have to train your eyes for hours on the bush to see anything) and to get a quick taste of South African wildlife. Birding is somewhat difficult because you will be confined to roads.

Matt D.   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: April 2009 Reviewed: Jun 1, 2012

Email Matt D.  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
4/5

A great place to view game, but as it's a national park there are many regulations that don't allow one to see everything.

alex_griffiths   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: January 2010 Reviewed: Aug 3, 2012

20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating
4/5

Kruger National Park is massive, beautiful and diverse. The accommodation can be anything from a tent to a 5* resort. The Game lodges like Lion Sands allow you to see and learn about the animals but the Kruger gives you the respect for just how rare some of the animals are and how lucky you were to see them.

Drew C Visited: April 2007 Reviewed: Aug 9, 2012

Overall rating
4/5

Kruger is amazing but you're stuck to the roads. For a more entrenched experience, try visiting Sabi Sands.

Stefano   –  
Italy IT
Visited: November 2014 Reviewed: Apr 16, 2015

50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating
4/5

Huge and majestic, with a variety of landscapes and vegetation and abundant wildlife. A very popular destination, so you are seldom alone close to dams, wells or open savana. It is better where vegetation is thicker, or in the less accessible north section, but the chance of spotting animals is limited. Accomodations are for all sakes and pockets

Jennifer Parker Visited: July 2012 Reviewed: Apr 17, 2015

The Big Five in Abundance and so much more!
Overall rating
4/5

From the moment we drove into Kruger National Park with WildWings Safari, we encountered wildlife. As we crossed the bridge in the entrance, there was a herd of elephants in the dry riverbed below. We turned around the first bend and came upon a herd of impala. We all oohed and aaahed and Simon, our guide, patiently paused while we took some photographs. After that, he told us it would be the last time we stopped for impala because they are such a common sight, we won't need to. Simon was right about that! Next, we came upon a leopard in a tree who was actually eating another leopard. Simon informed us he'd never seen that before, though he'd heard that it happens upon occasion when territory becomes an issue. Over the course of the next five days, we saw rhinos, lions, cape buffalo, kudu, zebra, giraffe, mongoose, hyena, hippos, crocs, monkeys and baboons. The only animals we wished we'd seen that we didn't were cheetahs and pangolin. It was spectacular to see everything in its natural habitat, and though we certainly saw other vehicles, there was not a sense of crowds. We stayed at Kruger in Skukuza Rest Camp right in the park. Down the way, we walked to listen to the hippos every evening and enjoyed camp meals each morning and night. One of the most memorable parts of the trip was greeting the fuchsia sun each morning with the giraffes and seeing it set tangerine against the acacia trees at dusk. Because we were in Kruger in July, it was cool and dry. The animals were fairly easy to find, but of course, there probably weren't as many as the wet season. Over all, it was a spectacular trip and I'd go back in a heartbeat.

Amy Visited: July 2014 Reviewed: Apr 20, 2015

Overall rating
4/5

We had a great experience in Kruger, especially due to our oustanding guide, Simon. We stayed in the rondavels in Skukuza, which were very clean and comfortable. Skukuza camp has everything you need and is very pleasant.

Brendon White Visited: August 2011 Reviewed: May 18, 2015

Kruger - The rewarding NP
Overall rating
4/5

The Kruger National Park is unlike any other park I have ever been to. Having been to many National Parks, Nature Reserves and Game Farms throughout Southern Africa my idea of the ‘bush’ consists of long, dusty roads that rattle your car apart (Which has happened to me on several occasions), ablution blocks that consist of a whole in the ground for you to do your business and a bucket full of holes to be used as a shower if anything! These for me all make up part of the overall experience, which is why I was so surprised to find tarred roads, supermarkets and fully equipped ablution blocks (you can even do your laundry there!) in the Kruger NP and for those willing to spend a little extra there is luxury accommodation to be enjoyed. At first I wasn’t sure if I liked this about the park because this meant that every guy and his dog (Pets aren’t allowed) could drive through in their tiny little car causing traffic jams at every sighting of a lion or leopard or any other members of the ‘BIG 5’. However that is exactly what is so great about the park; it is one of the very few places you can drive though by yourself and see the ‘BIG 5’ on your first day. I often hear people talking about Kruger and boasting about how early in the day they had seen the entire big 5. That’s just the ‘BIG 5’ that everyone has built a hype around, the park offers way more of just about anything, being a birder the Kruger is a great place to see over 550 species of birds thanks to the large diversity of habitat, it is hard to leave the park without a photo of the beautiful Bateleur or Lilac-breatsted Roller. Overall I was able to overlook the traffic jams and commercial traits because the park always delivers.

Average User Rating

  • 4.7/5
  • Wildlife
  • Scenery
  • Bush Vibe
  • Birding

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star 238
  • 4 star 63
  • 3 star 10
  • 2 star 0
  • 1 star 1
Write a User Review