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The central and southern sectors of the Kruger National Park are the most popular areas and consequently have the greatest number of visitors.

This is due to the fact that they are the most accessible sectors and because the variety and quality of habitat makes for some of the best game-viewing in the park.

Self-driving in Kruger National ParkThe Sabie River is one of the defining features of this area of the park, and if you are lucky enough to spot a leopard whilst in the park, it is quite likely to be in this area. Access to the southern sector can be by car, using one of the five gates (all of which are within easy striking range of Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport), or by light aircraft into Skukuza airstrip.

Some of the biggest and best-equipped restcamps are to be found in the southern sector, along with several private, luxury concessions.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Southern & Central Sectors Kruger National Park

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Southern & Central Sectors Kruger National Park, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Accommodation choices for Southern & Central Sectors Kruger National Park

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Southern & Central Sectors Kruger National Park. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Skukuza Restcamp, Southern Sector - Kruger National Park

      Skukuza Restcamp


      Skukuza Restcamp is perfect for those wishing to self drive in the Kruger National Park and has some excellent wildlife in the vicinity.

    • Bungalow 2 bed best views BBD2V, Olifants Restcamp, Central Sector, Kruger National Park

      Olifants Restcamp


      Olifants Restcamp is situated in the Central Kruger on cliffs overlooking the Olifants River. The camp has all the amenities required including an on-site shop and restaurant.

    • Berg-en-Dal Restcamp, Southern Sector, Kruger National Park

      Berg-en-Dal Restcamp


      This is a SANpark restcamp that is located in the far south of Kruger. The area is good for giraffe, rhino, wild dog and elephant are especially frequent sightings.