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Uniquely fascinating, the wonders of the African Elephant

Uniquely fascinating, the wonders of the African Elephant There’s nothing quite like finding yourself observing a herd of African Elephants in close proximity during your Kruger safari. More often than not, you’ll be struck by an aura of tranquillity and inner stillness as you watch these giants make their way through the wilds. The largest …

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Elevating your Kruger safari experience with an easy room upgrade

Elevating your Kruger safari experience with an easy room upgrade We are hardwired to be budget-conscious, and there’s no doubt that this is generally a good thing.  However, when it comes to travel, the knee-jerk reaction to just clicking on the lowest accommodation rate can stand in the way of completely fulfilling your dreams of …

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Twilight at the Lapa Restaurant – an unforgettable African Dining experience

Twilight at the Lapa Restaurant – an unforgettable African Dining experience Wood smoke rises from the crackling central fire pit. Under the widespread branches of the giant trees of the Sabie riverine woodland, the tables are laid out and lit by lanterns. The grills are laden with cheesy rooster broodjies and favourite South African braai …

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Where to stay in Kruger National Park – Nkanyi Suite, luxury redefined at Kruger Gate Hotel

Where to stay in Kruger National Park – Nkanyi Suite, luxury redefined at Kruger Gate Hotel Enjoy your own special place in the Kruger wilderness with a stay at our luxurious Nkanyi Suite.  This unique Kruger Gate Hotel experience is ideal for small groups of family, friends or executives that can include up to 10 …

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Make a lasting impression with a unique 2024 Kruger-themed event

Make a lasting impression with a unique 2024 Kruger-themed event One of the key trends in event planning this year is to choose a distinctive location offering your attendees engaging experiences. Today’s corporate meetings are much more than mere gatherings. They are vital in-person platforms for meaningful connections and impactful interactions. You want to captivate …

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New flights between Cape Town and Kruger National Park

New flights between Cape Town and Kruger National Park From 2 April 2024, low-cost airline, Flysafair will introduce a new twice-weekly flight route between Cape Town International Airport and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA). This is fantastic news for inbound tourists, as well as locals planning their Kruger safari. The new Safair flights will operate …

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Thrilling Kruger family safaris during March school holidays

Thrilling Kruger family safaris during March school holidays Many safari-going families choose to avoid the December congestion in the Kruger Park and rather book their special adventure in the upcoming school holidays. There are several benefits to this, including the long weekend from 21 to 24 March and the Easter weekend over 29 to 1 …

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Travel in 2024: It’s bespoke, it’s alone, it’s tech driven but also so much more

Travel in 2024: It’s bespoke, it’s alone, it’s tech driven but also so much more By Anton Gillis, CEO of Kruger Gate Hotel Trends – on both a local and global scale – reveal a lot about the zeitgeist of the time. And while trends may be fluid, and sometimes even arbitrary, travel trends in …

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Songs of summer, best birding in the Kruger

Songs of summer, best birding in the Kruger The popularity of birdwatching across generations continues to surge globally. As people increasingly seek ways to connect with nature, birdwatching stands out as a contemplative, immersive and highly rewarding pastime. With a focus on unobtrusively observing wildlife in natural habitats, birdwatching perfectly aligns with the modern trend …

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From gourmet adventures to game drives – experiential travel experiences is where it’s at

From gourmet adventures to game drives – experiential travel experiences is where it’s at Post pandemic, there is a growing global demand for experiential travel opportunities that take travellers on dynamic journeys filled with culture, meaningful encounters and immersive, authentic adventures. This rise in experiential travel has been so impactful that from 2019 to the …

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Choosing a room type: Kruger Gate accommodation that’s best for families.

Choosing a room type: Kruger Gate accommodation that’s best for families. Kruger Gate Hotel, situated on the banks of the Sabie River and less than a minute’s drive from the Paul Kruger Gate offers families 4-star accommodation and a safe, comfortable base from which they can explore the game-rich southern region of South Africa’s greatest …

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Wildlife, culture, dining & accommodation near Paul Kruger gate

Wildlife, culture, dining & accommodation near Paul Kruger gate When one dreams of an African safari, the iconic Kruger National Park is undoubtedly at the top of the list. Kruger Gate Hotel is right on the border of this sprawling wilderness teeming with diverse animal and plant life. Staying with us gives you extraordinary access …

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Heritage in the heart of the Kruger National Park

Heritage in the heart of the Kruger National Park There is no shortage of things to celebrate when it comes to our country’s rich history, heritage, landmarks and culture. One aspect of our country’s culture and heritage that undoubtedly deserves recognition is Mzansi’s world-famous Kruger National Park. The park is an enchanting destination where international …

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A glimpse into the three travel trends that are set to shape 2024

A glimpse into the three travel trends that are set to shape 2024 The world of travel is one that never stays stagnant, and with each passing year travellers from all over the world seek out the thrill of new adventures inspired by evolving travel trends. Whether you’re booking a blissful vacation in far-reaching destinations …

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All the thrills of a world-class safari through the Paul Kruger Gate

All the thrills of a world-class safari through the Paul Kruger Gate With over 20 000 square kilometers of wilderness, the Kruger National Park spans the eastern regions of both the Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces. It is one of Africa’s largest game reserves, and access to it is through 10 gates operated by SANParks (South …

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A trip unlike any other – How to plan a multi-generational holiday

A trip unlike any other – How to plan a multi-generational holiday Three or even four generations on a scenic adventure, exploring coastlines, the bush or the open roads is a daydream for many. Multi-generational family trips first emerged as a major travel trend nine years ago when boomers began bringing their families along on …

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The Kruger’s amazing BFFs: Unravelling animal relationships

The Kruger’s amazing BFFs: Unravelling animal relationships Just like us, the extraordinary Kruger National Park animals get by with a little help from their friends! Home to 2,000 plant species, 500 different birds, and 147 species of mammals including the world-famous ‘Big 5’, the Kruger is home to a myriad of symbiotic relationships. With no …

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From moments to memories: How safari guides make the Kruger unforgettable

From moments to memories: How safari guides make the Kruger unforgettable Embarking on a safari game drive adventure in one of the best family destinations in South Africa, through the vast and untamed wilderness of Kruger National Park. Embarking on a safari game drive adventure in one of the best family destinations in South Africa, …

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Make the school holidays a roaring adventure

Make the school holidays a roaring adventure With the school holidays fast-approaching, parents may be on the lookout for the perfect destination to create cherished memories with their children. Make the school holidays a roaring adventure With the school holidays fast-approaching, parents may be on the lookout for the perfect destination to create cherished memories …

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Protecting Paradise

Protecting Paradise Biodiversity is the lifeblood of our planet, supporting all forms of life. From the air we breathe to the food we eat, ecosystems teeming with animals, plants, and microorganisms provide us with essential services. Biodiversity is the lifeblood of our planet, supporting all forms of life. From the air we breathe to the …

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Exploring the Natural Beauty of Kruger National Park in All Four Seasons

Exploring the Natural Beauty of Kruger National Park in All Four Seasons Kruger National Park is such an incredible year-round destination. There’s so much to experience and see—and it’s all up to you to decide when to go. You have the choice between two distinct seasons. The dry season from May to October, and the …

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Why the younger generation are increasingly drawn to places such as the Kruger National Park

Why the younger generation are increasingly drawn to places such as the Kruger National Park It’s that time of the year again, the summer holidays are fast approaching and with travel restrictions finally eased across the globe, wanderlust is in the air. But, this year, as people start to think about and plan their summer …

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Seven ways to do a digital detox when you stay in the Kruger National Park

Seven ways to do a digital detox when you stay in the Kruger National Park When you plan a safari or bush holiday and you book your Kruger National Park accommodation, it’s unlikely that you are picturing yourself scrolling through social media or watching Netflix. You are more likely imagining what it will be like …

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How to be a more responsible traveller in the Kruger National Park

How to be a more responsible traveller in the Kruger National Park For a number of years, tourism businesses have been making great strides to become more environmentally friendly, better for the communities in which they operate and cleaner and greener in general. While the industry is showing up in this regard, it should be …

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Kruger Gate Hotel charts new path, changes name and operates independently

Kruger Gate Hotel charts new path, changes name and operates independently Kruger Gate Hotel will no longer operate under the banner of an international affiliate from 1 September 2022 South Africa, Johannesburg – September 1, 2022: World renowned  Kruger Gate will, from 01 September, begin trading independently. This follows a rebranding and deflagging process which …

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