Public Roads of the Kruger National Park | Sand and Tar


Kruger Park RoadsThere are in excess of 3,000 kms of roads in the Kruger National Park. My project entailed driving every one of these and it took me more than 30 days. I covered more than 5,000 kms because of the need to “double back” to cover all drives and also the fact that I was not able to spend the time continuously in the Park. Visitors planning to drive around the Park should work on attaining an average speed of not more than 20kms per hour. It is also advisable to try to pick one or two camps and drive from these bases than try to stay in 5 different camps over 5 different nights.
The map shows tar roads in RED and sand or gravel roads in GREEN. In general the roads are of an excellent quality. Of course there are a few stretches where the corrugations in the gravel are a bit annoying but these are few and far between. The yellow dots are the camp and camping sites.
The vast majority of visitors stick to the tar roads and miss an enormous amount …my recommendation is get onto the sand roads, slow down and see much more. In general try to stay close to rivers.
In my write-ups for all the drives I have taken some trouble to record both the road names and numbers as well as marking most intersections using waypoints. Use the search box on any page to locate the drives you might be interested in exploring. Read the journey taken to record all this information

The list below includes the name, where there is one, and the number of the road. To read more about the roads and the rest camps please click the respective links.

Kruger Tar Roads

H11 … Kruger Gate Road
H12 … Skukuza - Tshokwane Link Road
H13-1 … Punda Gate Road
H1-2 … Tshokwane Road
S110 … Berg en dal Rest Camp Road
S1 … Doispane Road
H6 … Satara - N’wanetsi Road
S135 … Causeway Tar Road Loop
H1-4 … Satara - Olifants Road
H1-4 … Satara - Olifants Road
H3 … Malelane Road
H4-2 … Gomondwane Road
H4-1 … Lower Sabie - Skukuza Road
H1-6 … Olifants - Shingwedzi Road
H14 … Mopani - Phalaborwa Road
H10 … Lower Sabie - Tshokwane Road
H7 … Orpen - Satara Road
H8 … Olifants Rest Camp Road
H13-2 … Punda Maria Rest Camp Road
H1-9 … Pafuri Gate Road
H1-8 … Pafuri Rest Camp Road
H1-1 … Napi Road
H1-7 … Shingwedzi - Punda Maria Road

Kruger Gravel or Sand Roads

S66 ... Transport Dam Road
S59 … Mandadzidzi Road
S98 … Thulamila Road
S55 … Lamout Loop
S101 … Shipiriwiri Loop
S50 … Mooiplaas w/p Road
S95 … Matambeni Bird Hide
S69 … Nhlanganini Road
S70 … Nhlanganini Loop
S96 … Shilawuri Loop
S92 … Balule - Olifants Road
S91 … Balule Road
S12 … Girivana Road
S145 … Talamati Road
S86 … N’waswitsontso Loop
S129 … Mafotini Road
S22 … Shirimantanga Road
S23 ... Biyamiti Loop
S82 … Mativhlungu Road
S113 … Muhlamba Road
S102 … Mpondo Road
S139 … Biyamiti Bushveld Camp Road
S27 … Hippo Pool Road
S118 … Mlambane Road
S119 … James Road
S121 … Timfenheni Loop
S76 … Sabie Sand Loop
S14 … Fayi Loop
H2-2 … Voortrekker Road
S110 … Matjulu Loop
S120 … Steilberg Road
S114 … Renosterkoppies Road
S26 … Bume Road
S112 … Renosterkoppies Link
S21 … N’watimhiri Road
S25 … Crocodile River Road
H5 … Randspruit Road
S130 … Gomondwane Loop
S137 … Duke Road
S107 … Nhlanganzwane Dam Road
S28 … Nhlowa Road
S29 … Mlondozi Loop
S128 … Old Tshokwane Road
S122 … Muntshe Loop
S30 … Salitje Road
S10 … Shabeni Road
S7 … Mestel Dam Road
S4 … Spanplek Road
S3 … Albasini Road
S104 … Albasini Ruins Road
S65 … N’waswitshaka Waterhole Road
S42 … Narina Bird Hide Road
S83 … Marula Loop
S36 … Nhlanguleni Road
S84 … Manzimahle Loop
S85 … N’watindlopfu Road
S34 … Munywini Road
S33 … Vutomi Road
S140 … Mahlabyanini Road
S106 … Rabelais Dam Loop
S35 … Lindanda Road
S32 … Orpen Dam Loop
S37 … Trichardt Road
S100 … N’wanetsi River Road
S41 … Gudzani Road
S90 … Unknown
S93 … Unknown
S44 … Unknown
S46 … Unknown
S94 … Unknown
S62 … Unknown
S131 … Shivhulani Road
S51 … Sable Dam Road
S132 … Marhumbyeni Road
S133 … Jumbo Road
S141 … Shimuwini Camp Road
S136 … Boulders Camp Road
S142 … Shongololo Loop
S49 … Mooiplaas/wp - Nshawu No.1/wp Road
S143 … Tropic of Capricorn Loop
S144 … Nkokodzi N’wamba Pan Road
S134 … Shingwedzi Rest Camp Loop
S52 … Shingwedzi River Loop
S56 … Mphongolo Loop
S57 … Boyela Road
S58 … Dzundzwini Loop
S60 … Gumbandebvu Road
S61 … Klopperfontein Loop
S99 … Mahonie Loop
S64 … Nyala Road
S108 … Gayisenga Road
S126 … Sweni Road
S40 … Nsemani Road
S39 … Roodewal Road
S11 … Napi Loop
S127 … Mthomeni Road
S47 … Unknown
S48 … Tsendze Loop
S63 … Unknown
S79 … N’watimhiri Causeway Loop
S8 … Foley Dam Road
S89 … Ngotso Weir Road
S50 … Nshawu vlei - Dipene Road