Following the announcement by the Minister of Tourism that intra-provincial travel will now be open to residents of South Africa, South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced that Kruger National Park (KNP) will partially open some of its camps for accommodation as from 14 August 2020. Travellers are only permitted to overnight in their province of residence e.g. if they are from Limpopo, their booking must be for Kruger National Park Rest Camps located in Limpopo.
The following rest camps and accommodation facilities in Kruger National Park are in the Limpopo:
Pafuri Border Camp, Punda Maria Rest Camp, Sirheni Bushveld Camp, Shingwedzi Rest Camp, Bateleur Bushveld Camp, Mopani Rest Camp, Shipandani Overnight Hide, Tsendze Rustic Camp, Boulders Bush Lodge, Shimuwini Bushveld Camp, Sable Overnight Hide, Letaba Rest Camp and Olifants Rest Camp.
(Please note that Punda Maria Rest Camp, Shingwedzi Rest Camp and Letaba Rest Camp will reopen few days later on 20 August 2020).
The following rest camps and accommodation facilities in Kruger National Park are in the Mpumalanga:
Balule Rest Camp, Roodewal Bush Lodge, Satara Rest Camp, Tamboti Tented Camp, Talamati Bushveld Camp, Skukuza Rest Camp, Pretoriuskop Rest Camp, Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp, Malelane Rest Camp, Biyamiti Bushveld Camp, Lower Sabie Rest Camp and Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp.
(Please note that Satara Rest Camp and Pretoriuskop Rest Camp will reopen few days later on 17 August 2020).
The guidelines to adhere to during the intra-provincial overnight stay in Kruger National Park are as follows:
- Maintain social distancing by at least 2m at all times.
- Limitations on vehicle capacity and number of occupants will be firmly enforced upon entry at gates. The restriction is that occupants may not exceed more than 70% of capacity and we request visitors to adhere so they are not turned back at the gates.
- Guests visiting Kruger National Park must wear masks in the public areas as this is compulsory in South Africa; the driver of the vehicle must also ensure all passengers travelling with them adhere to this.