Kruger National Park Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Malaria

    Prior to my arrival I did my research regarding malaria pills. I asked my tour company as well and was told that Kruger is considered within the malaria zone and malaria pills are highly recommended....

  • 2. other animals

    There can be lots of animals on the road, and actually you will see lots of them, even if some are not really endangering you, they might damage your car if you crash into any. Here is an example of...

  • 3. elephants

    Do not let children tease elephants, these animals are wild animals, and plz keep distance with car. Do not follow elephants, always allow elephants right of way, drive off slowly if they get too...

  • 4. vehicles / traffic

    It's advisable to stay inside your vehicle. This sounds like a "common sense" thing to do, but too many people don't understand the dangers they put themselves in when they decide to leave their cars...

  • 5. hippo

    What I didn't realize before going to Kruger is that hippos kill more tourists than any other animal in Africa. People don't realize that they are dangerous and go right up to them to get a better...

  • 6. weather

    Even the professional drivers with 4WD Jeeps are not immune against getting stuck. (Ok the river was a little bigger than the one we got stuck in with the Caravan ...) As you can see, we are...

  • 7. lions

    Kruger National Park was awesome to be able to see animals in the wild. But DO stay in your car and roll up the window if you're getting close to some animals! They are WILD animals! =) And...

  • 8. Extinction is forever

    Poaching has become a HUGE problem here in Africa with the majority of the rhinos and elephants nearing extinction in less then 10 years at the rate they are...


    Day visitors are no longer allowed to take alcohol into the park, also not allowed to buy from shops within park, you may drink at restaurants. No alcohol...

  • 10. Don't hit the animals crossing the roads

    Within its boudaries, Kruger's animals wander freely. One of the consequences of this is that you frequently encounter animals standing in the middle of the...

  • 11. Bush Sense

    DO NOT under any circumstances, leave the vehicle that you are travelling in, while in unprotected areas of the park. Danger lurks around every corner.Wear...

  • 12. Park Etiquette

    Please remember you are visiting the animals home, respect their need for space, allow them right of way, be careful not to invade their peace and certainly...


    If you want to visit Kruger, you need a very expensive camera and loads of film and/or a big memory card. Here is the thing. Animals move! Boy, do they. They...


    Look cute don't they? Distructive thieves are what they are.There are several places in the park that allow you to get out of the car to observe things like...

  • 15. Booking Ahead: Don't Get Shafted With a Tour Group

    On one of our night drives, several of our fellow passengers were with a Canadian tour group. Their tour operator charged them $400 Canadian per person for the...

  • 16. Fill up with petrol!

    Fill up with petrol before you leave your campsite! There are petrol stations situated at various campsites throughout the park. It is easy to loose track of...

  • 17. Making Advanced Bookings

    This is South Africa’s premier park and is now getting a lot more press and attention. It is very popular during school holidays so book ahead during January...

  • 18. Beware at the Numbi Gate

    Apparently security at the Numbi Gate is a problem. I wondered why the park opened the Phabeni Gate so close to the north of the Numbi Gate. My question was...

  • 19. Beware of your garbage

    After having our barbecue inside the camp, by our lodge, we were «visited» by a hungry hyena mother, that browsed our garbage for an uncooked beef steak we...

  • 20. Litter!!

    Thankfully there is not much litter in the Kruger National park! PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE and do not drop any litter during your stay!The worst culprates are...

  • 21. Prohibited

    ROLLER SKATES, SKATEBOARDS, BICYCLES, MOTORBIKES, QUADBIKES these are prohibited anywhere in the park.

  • 22. Entrance gate times

    Please note that entrance gates close at specific times and you must be out or in your camp on time.

  • 23. Buffalos on the road

    Around and near water there will be lots of buffalos, they are in big herds and can weight 800kg, crashing into one will be very painful, so drive careful.

  • 24. Wildlife

    Beware that in the park you are food to the animals. Stay close to your car or safari vehicle. Leopards in particular are known to attack people.

  • 25. You are food!

    The first and most obvious one is not to get out of your car in areas other than designated ones. You are in the wild and in this world you are food!

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