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Kruger Picnic Spots and Lookouts


Kruger National Park Picnic and Lookout Spots

If you’re exploring the Kruger National Park on a self-drive safari, a few well-timed stops are essential to stretch your legs, enjoy the glorious bushveld views and grab a bite to eat. At least 17 picnic sites are dotted throughout Kruger, and the main rest camps provide designated picnics areas for day trippers. Some picnic sites even offer gas “skottels” (frying pans) for a small fee, which the attendant cleans after your departure.

South Kruger Picnic Spots and Lookouts

Picnic Sites and Lookouts Closest Main Camps Closest Ablutions
Albasini Ruins and Picnic Site Pretoriuskop Phabeni Gate 500m
Gardenia Hide Berg-en-Dal Afsaal Tea Room 24km
Hippo Pool Crocodile Bridge Crocodile Bridge 8km
Tshokwane Tea Room and Picnic Site Satara / Lower Sabie / Skukuza On-site
Skukuza Day Visitor Centre Skukuza On-site
Stevenson Hamilton Memorial Tablets Skukuza Skukuza 14km
Nthandanyathi Hide Lower Sabie / Crocodile Bridge Lower Sabie 15km
Kruger Tablets Skukuza Tshokwane 13km
Lake Panic Hide Skukuza Skukuza 5km
Mathekenyane Lookout Skukuza Skukuza 11km
Nkuhlu Tea Room, Shop and Picnic Site Skukuza / Lower Sabie On-site
Nkumbe Lookout Lower Sabie Tshokwane Tea Room 8km
Mlondozi Dam Lower Sabie Lower Sabie 17km

Central Kruger Picnic Spots and Lookouts

Picnic Sites and Lookouts Closest Main Camps Closest Ablutions
Bobbejaankrans Lookout Orpen / Satara Orpen 23km Satara 24km
Longwe Lookout Letaba Letaba 18km
Makhadzi Museum and Picnic Site Letaba / Mopani On-site
Masorini Ruins and Picnic Site Letaba / Phalaborwa Gate On-site
Matambeni Hide Letaba Letaba 14km
Mbavala Day Visitor Centre Letaba On-site
Sweni Hide Satara Nwanetsi Picnic Site
Nhlanguleni Picnic Site Talamati / Orpen / Satara Tshokwane 26km
Nwamanzi Lookout Olifants Olifants 9km
Nwanetsi Picnic Site and Lookout Platform Satara On-site
Nyawutsi Hide Shingwedzi Shingwedzi 38km
Orpen Dam Satara / Lower Sabie / Skukuza Tshokwane 7km
Ratel Pan Hide Satara / Olifants Timbavati Picnic Site 2km
Sable Dam Hide Phalaborwa Gate / Letaba On-site
Muzandzeni Picnic Site Talamati / Satara Satara 33km

North Kruger Picnic Spots and Lookouts

Picnic Sites and Lookouts Closest Main Camps Closest Ablutions
Babalala Picnic Site Shingwedzi / Punda Maria / Sirheni On-site
Crook’s Corner 3 Countries Axis Pafuri / Punda Maria Pafuri Picnic Site
Kanniedood Hide Shingwedzi Shingwedzi 7km
Mooiplaas Picnic Site Mopani Mopani 7km
Pafuri Picnic Site Punda Maria On-site
Pioneer Dam Hide Mopani Mopani 7km
Punda Maria Day Centre Punda Maria On-site
Shipandani Hide Mopani On-site
Tshanga Lookout Bateleur Shingwedzi 38km

Swimming Pools for Day Visitors to Kruger

Skukuza Day Visitor Site and Letaba Day Visitor Site have well-maintained swimming pools to take a cooling dip - perfect for day trippers with kids.

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