Helpful information

Ways to maximise your stay.

Check In / Out Times

Check in times: 14H00 till 18H00, Check in’s arriving later than 19H00 will not be accommodated.

Check out by 10h00 latest.


Closest airports

Kruger International  – 110km – Get Directions
OR Tambo International  – 440km – Get Directions

The Kruger Park

Kruger’s Crocodile Bridge Gate is just 10 mins drive from Bucklers.

Visitors to the South African National Parks pay a conservation levy for each day spent in the park. Only by visitors contributing to conservation, can funds be raised to help conserve the parks natural and cultural heritage.

Please see the following link to Sanparks website for up to date fees.

A loyalty card may be your best option should you wish to spend several days in the park, please see here (insert link) for the “wildcard” program

Advanced Bookings For Day Visits To Kruger National Park can also be made: Tel: +2712-426-9111

Entry times:

1 Oct – 31 Mar: 05H30
1 Apr – 30 Sept: 06H00

Entrance fees are paid to support the running costs of conserving the reserve. For the latest fees please click here.

Prebooking can be arranged for an additional amount – we suggest this for peak season to ensure entry into the park as there is a limit on how many vehicles will be permitted entry on a daily basis. Please click here for further details.

Should you be spending several days in Kruger click here to see if you should purchase a “wild card”, granting unlimited entry into the South African National Parks for the next year.

Malaria risk – while Malaria is a real risk in Africa, Bucklers is considered a low risk area. We suggest speaking to your local doctor beforehand to seek advice, as well as using bug spray for peace of mind.

Out and About

The Kruger Park-Crocodile Bridge Gate just 10mins away.

Komatipoort… Restaurants, Bars, Shops, Banks, etc.

Golf… Komatipoort, Skukuza (Kruger Park).

Tiger Fishing… on the Komati River.

Mozambique… Lunch by the beach and the markets of Maputo. Lebombo border post is just 15mins away (Visa required except SA Passports).

Swaziland… the border is less than an hour’s drive with its craft markets & the Nqwenya glass factory.

Nelspruit… Shopping & Movies at Riverside Mall with the casino next door. The Panorama… Blyde River Canyon all in a days drive.


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