​User Reviews – Kruger NP

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Lidia   –  
Ireland IE
Visited: March 2020 Reviewed: Apr 9, 2020

Email Lidia  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
3/5

Wildlife was hard to spot at times

Alan Bishop Visited: October 2017 Reviewed: Nov 22, 2017

Email Alan Bishop  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
3/5

South Africa's game parks are not known for scenic beauty and that's not why you go. There is a lot of wildlife and although we saw herds of elephant, we did not see any predators at all. Unless the animals are close to the roads, you don't see them and being such a vast area, we did not see much variety. We only stayed in the south of the park at Berg-en-dal and the centre and north may be different.

thewildlifephotographer   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: December 2015 Reviewed: Apr 26, 2016

Email thewildlifephotographer  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating
3/5

Kruger is fantastic for wildlife but becoming too crowded and hectic to enjoy the experience. It's a good place to visit for first-timers but tick it off your list and head somewhere more adventurous next time.

ianh3000   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2015 Reviewed: Dec 13, 2015

Email ianh3000

A bit lacking in atmosphere.
Overall rating
3/5

Staying in one of the larger lodges with lots of other people around & driving on tarmac roads a fair amount of the time with a number of private vehicles on the roads then I did think the actual safari experience was a bit lacking. (Private concessions & smaller lodges would be completely different). You do get close to the animals - closer than in a lot of places as they are used to the vehicles so it really depends what you go for. Having only spent a couple of days in one area then again it would make sense to go to different areas for slightly different experiences (although obviously if you drive down the same road an hour later you might see different things). Guides & vehicles are good. Weather wasn't particularly good when I was there - so this probably tempers the review !

Hilary Knowles   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: July 2011 Reviewed: May 21, 2012

50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
3/5

Overpopulated by tourists with so few restrictions on numbers at any one site. No off road drives. Not able to get up close and personal to game as at Idube

Jette NL Visited: January 2012 Reviewed: Apr 6, 2012

Overall rating
3/5

too big and yet too many roads with too many people

Emiel de Lange   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: April 2010 Reviewed: Apr 5, 2012

Email Emiel de Lange  |  under20 years of age

Overall rating
3/5

Huge diversity and great viewing, but some areas are tourist traps.

Fad   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: April 2011 Reviewed: Dec 9, 2011

Email Fad  |  35-50 years of age

Overall rating
3/5

Huge park with much variation. Lots to see if you are in the right part at the right time and a lot of camps to choose from or tour between.

Yamada Clan   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: October 2011 Reviewed: Dec 6, 2011

35-50 years of age

Satisfying
Overall rating
3/5

Nice park, but can be very crowded in the south part. If you want more tranquility go half way or up north. Because of the asfalt roads you might have some trouble getting the real bush feeling, even if you do the gravel roads. Even these are easy traveling with any car. But overall still a must visit when you are in Africa. Don't bother doing the safari tours, you can do it all by your self in your own car. Spend your money on safaris in private game reserves.

Airboat Afrika   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: May 2011 Reviewed: Oct 16, 2011

35-50 years of age

Overall rating
3/5

Kruger has its lovers and haters, but it is the most awesome self-drive wildlife destination due to its sheer size and variety. Though you do have to put up with lots of regulations, and plenty other road users. Not all of them mechanized...

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