A popular entry point into Kruger National Park, the southernmost section is wider than the rest of the park and has 2 main rivers - the Sabie and the Crocodile. Visitors can enjoy not only regular sightings of the Big 5 but a diverse range of other wildlife, like the endangered African wild dog, the much-adored white rhino, and a few of the Kruger’s rare antelope.
A popular entry point into Kruger National Park, the southernmost section is wider than the rest of the park and has 2 main rivers - the Sabie and the Crocodile. The southern part of the park features a sweet grassveld attracting lots of grazers, while the southwest is known to be the most mountainous part of Kruger and gets the most rainfall. Visitors can enjoy not only regular sightings of the Big 5 but a diverse range of other wildlife, too. This part of the Kruger is home to the endangered African wild dog and the white rhino. The southwestern part of the Kruger is the only part where the grey rhebok is found.
Go on a game drive in search of some of the Kruger's rarest antelope.
Spot stunning riverine bird species like the Purple-crested Turaco, African Green Pigeon, and African Fish Eagle.
Seek out a white rhino around Pretoriuskop, Mbyamiti River, and south of Lower Sabie.
Stop at a few of the historical sites to take brag-worthy pictures of stunning landscapes.
Discover bushman paintings and diverse plantlife on foot on a wilderness trail.
Cross various eco-zones on an eco-trail with a professional guide during the dry season.
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Best time to go to Kruger South
The best time to visit Kruger South is in the winter months, between May and August, when sparser vegetation allows for easier wildlife viewing. From November onwards the summer migrant birds arrive, along with plenty of mammalian newborns. The peak green season comes with a malaria risk, however, and it’s best to consult a medical practitioner for advice if planning on visiting during this time.
Featured Kruger South stays
Abangane Guest Lodge
An exclusive luxury lodge set in the tranquil surroundings of Hazyview