The Gates Coming In And Going Out Of The Kruger National Park Info/Times/Distances

Kruger National Parks Gates & Access PointsThere are 9 gates in the Kruger National Park where the public can access the 3000 kilometers of road within the Kruger. There are also 2 access points into the Limpopo National Park (Into Mozambique). Below you will find all the information regarding gate times: opening and closing; distances from each Kruger rest camp to the gates, an approximate driving time, pictures of the gates and distances to major cities in South Africa. Please note that you get fined on a 10 minute period for getting to the gate after closing time and the fines are very heavy, so please ensure you have enough time to get from your location to the gate, whether it is in a camp or an exit gate out of the Kruger Park. Read the journey taken to record all this information

All Kruger Park Exit/Entrance Gate Opening & Closing Times

Kruger Park gate timesBelow is a table of all the closing times and opening times for the gates and access points throughout the year. Below this table you will find the camp opening and closing times (The gates at the camps). Please note that these times apply to all the camps in the Kruger Park, whether its a Rest Camp, a Bush Camp, a Private Lodge or a Tented Camp. As mentioned above, heavy fines are given to anyone who is late arriving at a gate (Whether its the Gate to Biyamiti Bushveld Camp or the Paul Kruger Gate), so please adhere to these times and make sure you have enough time to reach your destination.

Entry Gate Times    
Months Opening Times Closing Times
January 5:30am 6:30pm
February 5:30am 6:30pm
March 5:30am 6:00pm
April 6:00am 6:00pm
May 6:00am 5:30pm
June 6:00am 5:30pm
July 6:00am 5:30pm
August 6:00am 6:00pm
September 6:00am 6:00pm
October 5:30am 6:00pm
November 5:30am 6:30pm
December 5:30am 6:30pm
Camp Gate Times    
Months Opening Times Closing Times
January 4:30am 6:30pm
February 5:30am 6:30pm
March 5:30am 6:00pm
April 6:00am 6:00pm
May 6:00am 5:30pm
June 6:00am 5:30pm
July 6:00am 5:30pm
August 6:00am 6:00pm
September 6:00am 6:00pm
October 5:30am 6:00pm
November 4:30am 6:30pm
December 4:30am 6:30pm
Access Points To Mozambique Times    
Gates (All year round) Opening Times Closing Times
Pafuri Point Of Entry 8:00am 4:00pm
Giriyondo Point Of Entry 8:00am 3:00pm

 

Distances From South African Cities To The Kruger National Park Entry Gates

City Croc Bridge Malelane Numbi Orpen Pafuri Paul Kruger Phabeni Phalaborwa Punda
Cape Town 1865kms 1833kms 1788kms 1941kms 2012kms 1868kms 1826kms 1922kms 1986kms
Durban 815kms 778kms 763kms 881kms 1198kms 808kms 766kms 1098kms 1172kms
Johannesburg 463kms 426kms 405kms 529kms 620kms 456kms 414kms 520kms 594kms
Port Elizabeth 1542kms 1505kms 1495kms 1613kms 1685kms 1540kms 1498kms 1595kms 1659kms
Pretoria 430kms 393kms 378kms 496kms 563kms 423kms 381kms 476kms 537kms

 

Kruger National Park Gate Profiles Distances & Images

Crocodile Bridge Entrance Gate

Crocodile bridge entrance gateThe Crocodile Bridge entrance gate to the Kruger National Park is situated at the Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp and can be extremely busy most of the year. In the school holidays and over long weekends, expect to wait a few hours unless you get there 45 minutes before the gate opening time. The Crocodile Bridge Gate is approximately 9 kilometers from the town of Komatipoort. Below is a list of distances between the Crocodile Bridge Gate and other areas within the Kruger National Park.

Malelane Entrance Gate

Malelane gate kruger national parkThe Malelane entrance gate into the Kruger National Park is the southern most gate in the Kruger and sees a lot of traffic. Its 426 kilometers from Johannesburg and is very close to the Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp and Malelane Private Camp.

Numbi Entrance Gate

Numbi entrance gateThe Numbi Gate in the Southern part of the Kruger National Park is the closest gate to Nelspruit and other major cities in South Africa and is only 9 kilometers or so from the Pretoriuskop Rest Camp. Below is a list of distances to other areas in the Kruger National Park from the Numbi Gate.

Orpen Entrance Gate

Info Coming Soon, in the mean time please note the distances below:

Pafuri Entrance Gate

Pafuri entrance gate Kruger National ParkThe Pafuri gate which enters the Kruger National Park is the furthest north gate in the Kruger Park. It is also by far the quietist gate in the park in terms of people entering and leaving. The staff at the gate are by far the friendliest in the Kruger National Park and by far the most helpful. The Pafuri gate is 149 kilometers from Musina. The Pafuri Gate is approximately 9 kilometers from the private Outpost Lodge. Below is a list of distances from the Pafuri Gate to other places in the Kruger National Park.

Paul Kruger Entrance Gate

Paul Kruger Gate Kruger National ParkThe Paul Kruger Gate, also known just as the Kruger Gate, is named after the 5th president of South Africa who reigned from 1883 - 1900. He played a trivial role in helping conserve and protect the area now known as the Kruger National Park (Formerly the Sabie Game Reserve). This gate receives the most traffic out of any gate in the Kruger due to it's close proximity to Skukuza.

Phabeni Entrance Gate

Phabeni Gate Kruger National ParkThe Phabeni Gate is the closest gate to the town of Hazyview, and Pretoriuskop and Skukuza can be accessed from here as they are fairly close. This is my favourite gate in the Southern section of the Kruger because of the great roads, namely the S1, S3 and S65.

Phalaborwa Entrance Gate

Info Coming Soon, in the mean time please note the distances below:

Punda Maria Entrance Gate

Punda Maria Gate DistancesThe Punda Maria entrance gate is very close to the Punda Maria rest camp, just a mere 9 kilometers. It is situated in a lovely scenic area and is 164 kilometers from Makhado. Below you will find a list of the distances from the Punda Maria Gate to other areas within the Kruger National Park.