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The Best Gates to Use When Travelling to the Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park welcomes visitors. There are plenty of picnic places, rest stations, and day visitor areas. At the entry gates, a map shows all of these stops. Before your vacation, plan how much you can travel and see in a day.

The park has tight speed restrictions and large distances between locations. Know the opening and closing hours of gates and which picnic spot or waterhole you’ll visit. Each park gate offers different amenities. Game viewing highlights vary by gate, so prepare beforehand.

How to Get to the Kruger National Park

There are three main ways to reach the Kruger National Park namely:

  •  By plane to Johannesburg, followed by an almost four-hour drive to the park
  •  By domestic flight from Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga airport, followed by an hour’s drive
  •  By internal aircraft from Johannesburg to Skukuza directly

Which Gates to Use When Travelling to the Kruger

Before embarking on your trip, take note of the following opening and closing times of the Kruger National Park Gates:

  • Nov-Jan 05:30 – 18:30
  • Feb 05:30 – 18:30
  • Mar & Oct 05:30 – 18:00
  • Apr 06:00 – 17:30
  • May-July 06:00 – 17:30
  • Aug-Sept 06:00 – 18:00

There are 10 entrance gates at the Kruger National Park. The best gates to use when travelling to the Kruger National Park are the Paul Kruger, Malelane, and Phabeni Gates.

  • Paul Kruger Gate: The Paul Kruger Gate is the nearest entry point to Skukuza from Kruger’s capital.
  • Malelane Gate: The Malelane Gate is the only camp on the Kruger National Park’s southern border, with fewer people than the other major camps, it makes for a more personal wilderness experience.
  • Phabeni Gate: Built in 2002, the Phabeni Gate, with its modern indigenous inspired rondavels, allows travellers from Johannesburg or Pretoria via Hazyview to easily access the Kruger.

Where to Stay

Discover a unique Kruger Safari Experience at the Kruger Gate Hotel. The Kruger Gate Hotel is situated just beyond the Paul Kruger Gate, overlooking the breathtaking Sabie River. Enjoy all of the conveniences of a luxurious 4-star hotel at the Kruger Gate Hotel. Elegant lodging options vary from Deluxe to Family rooms, Luxury suites, and our Nkanyi presidential suite.

Where to Find Us

Find us on the banks of the Sabi River, a stone throw away from the Kruger National Park’s Paul Kruger Gate, R536 in Skukuza, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

We encourage our guests to use the Paul Kruger, Malelane, and Phabeni Gates to access and leave the park.

Directions to the Kruger Gate Hotel:

Book Your Stay

Book accommodation close to the Paul Kruger Gate at the Kruger Gate Hotel, where you’re sure to experience the best of what the Kruger has to offer