15 days in Kroonstad, Kruger National Park & Graskop Itinerary

15 days in Kroonstad, Kruger National Park & Graskop Itinerary

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15 days in Kroonstad, Kruger National Park & Graskop Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  2​h
1
Kroonstad
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Graskop
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Kroonstad

Kroonstad ©
Kroonstad is the third-largest city of the Free State province of South Africa and lies two hours drive from Gauteng.Kroonstad was established in 1855 by the Irish pioneer Joseph Orpen, and was the first city founded after the independence of the Orange Free State. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stroll through Willem Pretorius Game Reserve. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Boskoppie Lion Farm & Private Game Reserve and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Boer War Concentration Camp Cemetery.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kroonstad holiday tool .

Johannesburg to Kroonstad is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Kroonstad

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Willem Pretorius Game Reserve
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8
nights
Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Explore Kruger National Park's surroundings by going to Big Boabab (in Gravelotte) and Phalaborwa (Amarula Lapa & Qualito Craft Distillery). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 8th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site, and get great views at Nkumbe View Site.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip builder app .

Explore your travel options from Kroonstad to Kruger National Park with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kruger National Park when traveling from Kroonstad in May, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Graskop.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Phalaborwa, Big Boabab, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©

5
nights
Graskop

Graskop ©
Developed as a campsite for gold miners, Graskop has been transformed into a gateway point for exploring the area's many natural attractions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lone Creek Falls (in Sabie) and Dullstroom (Anvil Ale Brewery & Dullstroom Bird of Prey & Rehabilitation Centre). There's still lots to do: cruise along Panorama Route, go for a walk through Graskop Gorge Lift Company, admire the sheer force of Lisbon Falls, and make a trip to Pilgrims Rest.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Graskop attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Kruger National Park to Graskop takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. May in Graskop sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Graskop

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Mpumalanga, Dullstroom, Sabie, Bourkes' Luck Potholes, Ponieskrantz
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Panorama Route ©
Panorama Route
Bourkes' Luck Potholes ©
Bourkes' Luck Potholes
God's Window ©
God's Window

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