Pick up your Avis car hired at Skukuza Camp, your gateway to Kruger National Park. What makes this place so special is the opportunity to view the legendary Big Five, plus other incredible wildlife only native to Africa. Your Avis car rental will take you there.
Plan your journey from Skukuza Camp
Africa’s renowned Kruger National Park is just a 20-minute drive from Skukuza Camp via Kruger Gate – Skukuza Road. Spanning the border between South Africa and Mozambique, this is where you could see the famous Big Five: lion, buffalo, elephant, rhinoceros and leopard. Renowned as arguably the best wildlife-spotting destination in the world, this is one place you can’t miss when visiting Africa.
Show up early at a watering hole and you’ll be endlessly entertained by the wildlife. You could see an antelope with her family, or a hippo lurking beneath the water’s surface. You might also spot zebras or giraffes roaming the area.
You can also opt to drive the dusty roads of Kruger National Park, taking your time and pausing for roadblocks – typically herds of antelope.
This huge conservation area may be most famous for its wildlife, but the area also boasts incredible landscapes of grasslands and woodlands. Sunsets here are a truly unforgettable experience. Kruger National Park is also well equipped to meet the needs of travellers. Park rangers are always readily available to answer your questions, while there is no shortage of pit stops for refreshments.
See the wildlife and landscapes that make Africa famous with your own eyes at Kruger National Park.
Beyond Kruger National Park
After spending some time at Kruger National Park, take to the open road in your Avis rental and visit artistic hubs and more incredible landscapes just a short drive away.
Barberton was once a town overflowing with entrepreneurs coming here with hopes of making a profit from gold mining. Just an hour’s drive from Kruger National Park, via the N4 and R38, you can travel back in time to the gold rush era at Barberton. While there are still commercial mines in the area, you can also experience what it was like to live here at the industry’s peak. Grab a hardhat and torch to tour the Agnes mines, or even try some gold panning. Visitors can also take the heritage walk around the area, which includes an old cemetery and majestic views of the Makhonjwa mountains.
Graskop is a 45-minute drive from Kruger National Park via R535. Here you can easily access the gorgeous Drakensberg mountain range and the Blyde River Canyon. For unrivalled views of the area, stop at God’s Window viewpoint. Graskop is also a great place to try traditional food, like pancakes stuffed with mincemeat. If you’d like to do some shopping, there are many vendors selling everything from wooden sculptures and pecan nuts, to African-themed souvenirs.
White River is around a 35-minute drive from Kruger National Park (via R538). This creative community is a place where artists congregate, with many finding inspiration in the surrounding Lowveld area. The small town’s scenery is one of the main attractions and it’s easy to spend an afternoon in one of the sidewalk cafes, or listening to some live music. While you’re here, head to the Casterbridge Centre, where you’ll find unlimited fine dining options and chocolatiers.
Come to Kruger National Park for jaw-dropping wildlife, and embark on a road trip across the surrounding region for a truly unique South African experience. With an Avis car hired at Skukuza Camp, all you have to do is buckle up and drive.