Kruger National Park's seasonal gate hours will change tomorrow. From 01 April 2016, the entrance gates will open at 06:00 (April to September) instead of 05:30 (October to March) and will close at 18:00 (April, August & September) or at 17:30 (May, June, July). Kruger's camp gates will also change the gate hours. Instead of 05:30 (October, February, March; 04:30 from November to January), the gates to all camps managed by South African National Parks (SANParks) will open at 06:00 (April to September) and close at at 18:00 (April, August & September) or at 17:30 (May, June, July). During November, December, January and February all entrance and camp gates are closing at 18:30.
Late arrivals are only allowed in cases of emergency (proof and valid reason required) until 21:00 for guests with pre-booked accommodation at certain camps within 10km distance from the relevant gate. An extra late arrival fee will be charged which is payable at the gate. No late arrivals are allowed at Pafuri, Phalaborwa or Phabeni Gates or any other gates for camps more than 10km away. The late arrival fee for Skukuza camp is R500.