Kruger self-drive itineraries
There are so many different ways to experience the wilderness in the Kruger region, and one of the most famous is self-driving. Exploring the habitats of Kruger in your own vehicle is one of the great African experiences and will create memories that last a lifetime…!
Kruger National Park hosts over 3,500km of self-driving roads and is home to 12 main rest camps and many smaller campsites, all managed by a government agency called SANParks. These rest camps offer a variety of accommodation, typically at the budget end of the cost scale.
But as with many things Kruger, this variety of options can be a little daunting, so we’ve put this series of itineraries and tips together and we hope they will inspire you and provide a helping hand in finding the perfect Kruger National Park experience depending on the time you have available and your interests. We’ve also referenced some of our favourite game drives in each area, which can be found in the Routes section of the KrugerExplorer App.
All of the itineraries are suggested only – they can be reversed, changed or adapted as part of a wider trip depending on availability in each of the rest camps, but they should give you some good ideas to start your planning. Click on the options below depending on the length of your stay.
Check availability & pricing
We’d love to help you book one of the above or a similar itinerary and make your dream Kruger experience come to life! We’ve made it really simple for you too… Just fill in the details in this form, hit submit, and we’ll get back to you with availability and prices as soon as possible!
Booking your accommodation through the KrugerExplorer Website means we earn a small commission and is greatly appreciated, but please rest assured that it won’t make your booking more expensive. Instead, it actually helps us give you access to the best prices and offers we can find, as well as helping to support the KrugerExplorer App and our social media activities!
All of the itineraries are suggested only – they can be reversed, changed or adapted as part of a wider trip depending on availability in each of the rest camps, but they are a great start point.
All enquiries for SANParks accommodation within Kruger National Park are handled by the wonderful team at our excellent and carefully selected partner Safari.com. They will be able to check availability, help with adjusting an itinerary depending on availability and get your reservation confirmed.
Their team can also help with booking SANParks accommodation at any other National Park within South Africa too – just let them know!