Directions

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Travel routes and times from central Gauteng are listed below. Travel by road requires entry through one of Kruger National Park's gates.

By Air:
• Skukuza Airport (SZK), located in the Kruger National Park Southern area, is the closest airport. There are daily scheduled flights between Skukuza Airport and OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town.
• Private once-off chartered aircraft wanting to land at Skukuza Airfield need to obtain prior permission from Park Management.

By Road - Paul Kruger Gate:
• Take the N4 to Nelspruit.
• Then take the R40 to Hazyview via White River.
• From Hazyview, take the R536 to the gate. Allow between 5 to 6 hours for the trip to the gate.
• Skukuza Rest Camp is 12 km away from the gate. Allow about 30 minutes for the drive to the camp.

By Road - Phabeni Gate:
• Take the N4 to Nelspruit.
• Then take the R40 to Hazyview via White River.
• From Hazyview, take the R536 to the gate.
• Phabeni Gate is approximately 10 km from Hazyview. Allow between 5 to 6 hours for the trip to the gate.
• Skukuza Rest Camp is 39 km from the gate. Allow about 1 and ¾ of an hour for the drive to the camp.
GPS: -24.9954000 (latitude), 31.5928700 (longitude)

Recommended game drives from this camp:
1. On the H3 from Skukuza, take the H1-1 right towards Pretoriuskop. The S66 dirt road leads to the Variogram or takes the S11 further on past the Napi Rocks. At Pretoriuskop, exit the H1 on the S14 and keep left, joining the H2-2 (Voortrekker Road), which leads past Jock's Birthplace back to the H3. At the H3 junction, you can either turn left, back towards Skukuza, or turn right, and continue to Malelane Gate.
2. Take the H4-1 east, and follow the road to the right, passing the Nkhulu picnic spot. Continue on the H4-1 until you reach the S21, which you will take past the Mhlupheka, Nwatimhiri and Renosterkoppies waterholes, and Bushman Paintings. The road rejoins the H3, which leads back to Skukuza.