Skukuza Restcamp in the Kruger National Park

Skukuza Restcamp in the Kruger Park is one of a dozen Restcamps in the Kruger National Park. "Restcamps" are larger camps with shops, restaurants and offices. They normally also have other facilities like pools etc.

Skukuza is located on the banks of the Sabie River, which also flows southwards to pass Lower Sabie camp. Skukuza Restcamp is the largest of all the camps in the Kruger National Park and the administrative centre of the park. It has a sizable shop, a library, several restaurants, will soon have a hotel and it also has many campsites and all kinds of self catering accommodation.

Unlike most of the other camps in the park, Skukuza has a bustling atmosphere with many tourists coming and going. International tourists make up a large proportion of the tourists visiting the Kruger Park and out of season, they may even reach 50% of the total, making it quite a cosmopolitan experience to visit Kruger when the South African schools are open.

Although Skukuza is what many South Africans will call overcrowded, the animals around Skukuza are not fazed by this. Thee Skukuza area is rich in wildlife and sightings of lions, leopards and other animals are frequent. Skukuza also has a great golf club where you may easily find an elephant or another animal between yourself and the hole!

Large Conferences can be held here, with all the paraphernalia like overhead projectors etc. available. Enquire at the reservations link below.

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

For Sanparks online reservationsClick Here

We recommend the following trip to the immediate surroundings of Skukuza Camp.

Distance 119 km.

Drive Time without stop = 3 Hrs 07 minutes

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From Skukuza, follow the road to the golf course and the plant nursery, then on to Lake Panic Hide. This is a real fantastic hide where there seems to be happening something every moment. Beautiful bird pictures can be taken here. Animals we have seen here are hippos, crocodiles, elephants, bushbuck and nyala. Spend time here to wait and see.

From Lake Panic (the story goes that the name was given after huge rains that fell before the dam wall was properly set and the staff feared a breakage of the wall, but luckily it held), carry on to the H11 and right into it, then left onto the S1 and further on onto the S65 towards the Nwaswitsaka Waterhole, where you may spend some time watching and waiting before moving on and turning right into the H1-1 towards the Transport Dam where you may again watch and wait some time .

From Transport Dam, go back to the H1-1, turn right onto the H3, left onto the S112, then, cross the H5 onto the S21 where you find the Nhlotini and Nwatimhiri waterholes where you also may spend some time. Upon reaching the H4-1, turn left and up to the Nkuhlu Picnic Site where you may sit next to the Sabie river to enjoy something to eat or drink.

From Nkuhlu Picnic Site, follow the H4-1 to the H12, over the bridge and then left on the H1-2 and then again right onto the S83, the Marula loop to Skukuza or you can follow one of many roads around this area. To get an idea of what is available, you will need to get an overview of what the Park offers. For that, get our new E-Book we tell you about below.


In order to help people to get a global picture of the Kruger Park, 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"