Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park

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Motorhoming in Johannesburg

Photo by Lukas Kaffer (wikimedia commons)Blyde River Canyon Photo by Lukas Kaffer (wikimedia commons)

Realistically, Johannesburg is probably where you will pick up your motorhome rental or campervan hire vehicle and head out.  This is a great area to explore and the most convenient place to fly into if you want to visit Kruger National Park.

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There are a good choice of campsites around Jo’burg, not in the city centre, but on the outskirts and surrounding areas such as Sandton or Pretoria.  If you are arriving late, or need to leave early, a great option is Airport En Route, Benoni, Gauteng, just ten minutes from the airport.  The site has some very good facilities which are clean and safe.

Top things to see and do

Top of the list has to be Kruger National Park.  If you’re taking things easy split the journey from Jo’burg in two and spend the night around Dullstroom and then head for the park.  There are lots of places to stay both in the park itself and on the outskirts at places such as Hazyview.  Staying in the park is a wonderful experience, don’t worry it’s perfectly safe.  The campsites are fenced and you have to arrive before they lock the gates at sunset, and you can’t leave again until sunrise, so there’s not much chance of getting attacked by anything bigger than a mosquito!  A self drive safari is possible in the park; the roads are tarmaced and well signposted.  If you don’t like the idea of driving yourself, the campsites will arrange guided safaris for you.  These safaris give you the opportunity to sit back and allow the knowledgeable guides to find the sometimes-illusive animals; you’ll also be able to go further into the park and off road, so there’s a better chance of an encounter of some kind.  The best times of day for a safari are always in the early morning or early evening when the weather is cooler.  When the sun is too hot, act like the animals and head for the shade at one of the rest stops or lodges and grab yourself a bite to eat and relax.  The Big Five are here, and also lots of smaller, but still as interesting animals,  get yourself a guidebook and there’s no doubt you will see some game.  

When you seen all there is to see of the animal kingdom you MUST do the Panorama Route, which features the absolutely beautiful Blyde River Canyon, the worlds green canyon at 25 km long.  You will also pass the Three Rondavels rock formation, Long Tom Pass, and the incredible look out point of God's Window.  Then there are the Sabie waterfalls, Lone Creek and the Mac-Mac Falls.

You could spend you whole motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday, here in the Mpumalanga region.  With all you need aboard, you can stop as long as you want, where you want, and really get a feel for one of the most beautiful and diverse areas of South Africa.

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