Kruger National Park – Safari & Lower Sabie Restcamp (South Africa)

Categories: Travel reports, Africa, South Africa

We were especially looking forward to today, because it was the beginning of our 4-day safari through the Kruger National Park. Coming from Hazyview we drove with our rental car over the Paul Kruger Gate to the southern part of the national park and ended up staying at the Lower Sabie Restcamp.


Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is the largest wildlife refuge in South Africa,with a north-south area of about 350 kilometers and an area of about 20,000 square kilometers. The reserve was established in 1898 under President Paul Kruger as the “Sabie Game Reserve” for the protection of the wilderness. The park is home to 147 species of mammals, over 500 species of birds, 114 reptile species, 49 species of fish and 34 amphibian species.

A really good overview map of the Kruger National Park can be downloaded here.

Kruger National Park Map

A map of Kruger National Park

On a game drive in the southern part of the park

The detailed travel report to the Kruger National Park (Lower Sabie) will be delivered. But we have already uploaded the pictures. If there are any specific questions about the pictures or destination, please post a comment at the end of the post.

The Lower Sabie Restcamp

We stayed in May 2014 for a night at the Lower Sabie Restcamp, because we wanted to go all over the park. The camp is fenced. We had rented a small bungalow, i.e. we could park with our car right next to it. Over the terrace you entered the room, which was quite simple. There was air conditioning, a closet and an outdoor kitchen with seating. In the evening you can go to the restaurant or get some things in the shop. If you want to take advantage of the day in the park and want to start early, very well suited.

All travelogues from South Africa & Zimbabwe

All travel reports from our trip through South Africa and the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. South Africa Day 01 Travel planning for South Africa, Zambia & Zimbabwe (Africa) (Südafrika)
Day 02 Cape Town – The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (South Africa)
Day 03 Cape Town – The colourful district of Bo-Kaap (South Africa)
Day 04 Cape Town – Table Mountain, Signal Hill & the Noon Gun (South Africa)
Day 05 Cape Town – Hout Bay & Chapman’s Peak Drive (South Africa)
Day 06 Cape of Good Hope – The Southern Tip of Africa (South Africa)
Day 07 Muizenberg – The colorful beach houses & World of Birds (South Africa)
Day 08 Simons Town – The Penguins at Boulders Beach (South Africa)
Day 08 Cape Town – Swimming with sea lions in Hout Bay (South Africa)
Day 09 The Imhoff Farm – Riding on the beach of Noordhoek (South Africa)
Day 09 Betty’s Bay – The Penguin Colony at Stony Point (South Africa)
Day 10 Cape Agulhas & De Hoop Nature Reserve (South Africa)
Day 11 Garden Route – The Gondwana Game Reserve in Mossel Bay (South Africa)
Day 12 Gondwana Game Reserve – Safari & the Big Five (South Africa)
Day 13 Oudtshoorn – The Cango Wildlife Ranch (South Africa)
Day 14 Panorama Route – God’s Window & Blyde River Canyon (South Africa)
Day 15 Kruger National Park – Safari & Lower Sabie Restcamp (South Africa)
Day 16 Kruger National Park – Safari & Olifants Restcamp (South Africa)
Day 17 Kruger National Park – Safari & Shingwedzi Restcamp (South Africa)
Day 18 Kruger National Park – Safari & Punda Maria Gate (South Africa)
Day 19 Pretoria – Nelson Mandela Statue & Union Buildings (South Africa)
Day 19 Johannesburg – Tourist Attractions & Things to Do (South Africa)
Day 20 Victoria Falls – Arrival in the City of Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Day 20 Victoria Falls – The Waterfalls on the Zimbabwe Side (Zimbabwe)
Day 20 Victoria Falls – A boat trip on the Sambesi River (Zimbabwe)
Day 21 Victoria Falls – A helicopter tour over the waterfalls (Zimbabwe)
Day 21 Victoria Falls – The waterfalls on the Zambia side (Zambia)