Day visitors to the Kruger National Park, take note of the daily quotas that will apply at entrance gates during the 2016 holiday season.

Quotas will apply from 15 December 2016 to 3 January 2017. Visitors are urged to make pre-bookings prior to their arrival.

Choose from three time slots

  • 05:30 to 07:30
  • 07:30 to 09:30
  • 09:30 onwards

Visitors will be able to book up to 80% of day visitor quota per gate via the SANParks Reservations Office and online. Pre-booked day visitors will get preference over non-booked day visitors at the gates.

Good to know

Pre-booked day visitors must ensure that they arrive within the time slots as per their reservation. Arriving outside the booked time slot, will be regarded as a non-booking and these visitors will thus not receive preference.

“For busy periods such as the festive season, we aim to better manage the volumes that we expect, as well as our visitors’ expectations. The three different time slots are aimed at improving the spread of vehicles and, as far as possible, prevent unnecessary waiting periods at the gates,” says SANParks Acting Head of Communications, William Mabasa.

“Please do not bring liquor with you because the alcohol ban on public areas in the park is a permanent rule which is enforced at all times. Other park rules must also be adhered to at all times whilst in the park with special emphasis on adherence to speed limit and no littering.”
– William Mabasa

Report offenders

Visitors can report any rule and regulation infringements to the Emergency Call Centre:

  • +27 (0)13 735 4325
  • +27 (0)13 735 0197
  • +27 (0)76 801 9679

Important information

  • Day visitor bookings are subject to a non-refundable booking fee of R38 per adult and R19 per child.
  • Day visitors who have pre-booked will still be required to pay conservation fees or use a valid Wild Card to enter the park at no cost. Conservation fees for SA residents: R76 per adult, R38 per child between ages 2-11. International guests R304 per adult, R152 per child.
  • Guests planning to use a Wild Card are requested to ensure membership is valid before arrival. This can best be done online by clicking here.
  • The number and profile of persons (adults and children) on the reservation and actual persons arriving should correspond.
  • All guests (drivers and passengers) will be required to identify themselves upon admission by producing a South African driver’s license, identity document or passport. Please ensure you are in possession of one of these documents.
  • Due to existing contractual arrangements with Open Safari Vehicles (OSVs), they are regarded as booked for all day visitor admissions.
  • Gate quotas will be applied and guests without bookings could be denied entry.
  • Guests are encouraged to continuously provide feedback on their experience to [email protected].
*Information supplied by SANParks