Crocodile Bridge Restcamp in the Kruger National Park

Crocodile Bridge Restcamp in the Kruger Park is one of twelve Restcamps in the Kruger National Park. "Restcamps" are larger camps with shops, restaurants, offices, and other amenities that tourists can use and enjoy.

Crocodile Bridge is located next to the Crocodile Bridge Gate into the park. This sometimes caused a bit of a problem with the noise created by the traffic into and out of the park, but the gate have been moved away some distance, so that problem has been solved.

Being quite a smallish camp, Crocodile Bridge has a good, peaceful atmosphere with several species quite tame and visiting the camp often, like warthog and bushbuck. Take care not to approach these animals directly, they may seem tame, but they are still wild and sometimes also moody like ourselves.

The Crocodile Bridge area is known for Cheetah, Lion, Wild Dog, Rhino, and all the other smaller animals. .

Most of Crocodile Bridge Restcamp's Bungalows are situated facing the Crocodile River, while the campsites are placed next to the fence on the Park side. There are also a few safari tents at various places in the camp. This camp has a very good atmosphere - peaceful and laid-back. Perfect for visiting the game-rich area next to the crocodile river.

For game drives, walks, bush breakfast and bush braais, enquire at the Crocodile Bridge reception office when you book into the Camp.

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We recommend the following trip to the immediate surroundings of Crocodile Bridge Camp.

Distance 98km.

Drive Time without stop = 2 hours 36 minutes

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From Crocodile Bridge, proceed to the Gezantombi Dam where you may find a wide variety of animals and birds, like lions, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos and the usual bunch of other animals. Early viewing here will be to your benefit, as well as spending some time here.

Then on to Lower Sabie Camp for breakfast or a drink on the deck with the beautiful view and a visit to the Sunset Dam before going south again.

Sunset Dam is quite near Lower Sabie Restcamp and one can normally see hippos and a large number of birds here. With the hippo population getting too big, there;s sometimes hard competition between the bulls and sometimes one can see a dead hippo being eaten by the crocodiles in the dam.

From sunset, return to the south by tar and turn left onto the S28, which is also a very good gameviewing drive. On this road we are going to visit the Nhlambanyathi Bird Hide, Duke Waterhole and the remains of the Nhlanganzwane Dam.

The S28 normally produce good Rhino sightings, while it is also the roaming area of Duke, the old tusker who inherited the name of the waterhole that it likes to frequent. At a time, Duke carried the biggest ivory, but apparently he got tired of the weight and broke off first the one tusk and some weeks later the other one as well, so if you see him, take good photos to publish on the Sanparks forums, since he is very famous amongst Kruger Park junkies.


In order to help people to get to know the Kruger Park better, we wrote a book containing large pictures, short descriptions, GPS Coordinates and travel times of more than 300 waypoints like camps, picnic spots, waterholes, dams, viewpoints and other interesting points along all of the public roads of the Kruger Park

The book is written in the form of a 20-day tour, taking the reader on a virtual tour through the park, giving the reader a rare graphical oversight over the park. Use the many GPS Coordinates to enjoy a pre-visit to the different places on Google Earth to make your virtual tour even more fun!

Although it is possible to follow the routes in 20 days, few people have the time available to travel all the routes described in the book, therefore it will be a good idea to download the book and do the virtual tour and then, after that experience, to design your visit to the Park as well as the trips and places you want to see and experience. more"