Night Drive Open Vehicle Kruger National Park

Take a night drive within the Kruger National Park and experience the nocturnal wildlife not seen by many

What To Expect

Take part in the nocturnal activities of Kruger's secretive creatures.

In that time you'll be driven around the park in an open-sided safari vehicle. It will be the only vehicle on the road after dark!

It's quite amazing and sometimes daunting to think about the reality of the situation - one 4x4 vehicle in the midst of a park bigger than some countries with wild animals lurking in the darkness out there!

It's not possible to drive yourself around the park at night and because the vehicle you're in is the only one on the road, you'll come across an unusual array of animals which have settled, undisturbed, in the middle of the road.

The game drives here are part of what is known as the "Southern Circle" which has a reputation for good lion-spotting. Several prides operate in this area, each with its own distinct hunting techniques and behavior patterns.

On night drives, a Kruger Park game ranger drives you around and provides very interesting commentary about the vegetation and animals that you come across.

The ranger will help identify any animal that you see. You'll come across a good selection of nocturnal animals during the drive, such as nightjars, servals, African wild cats, springhares and owls.
What you actually see depends on the vegetation in the particular part of the park that you're in and what crosses your path at the time.

You won't just see nocturnal animals on a night drive though. You could see any type of animal.

Cancellation Policy

No cancellation is posible


Entrance fees are not charged with this activity.

Wildcard holder are not able to use the card for discount

Warm blanket


What to bring

Some warm clothing

Mosquito repellent

Snacks and drinks for the drive

Binoculars and camera

Additional Information

No alcoholic drinks are allowed on the night drive

Children under the age of 6 are not permitted to take part in these activity for their own safety

No pickup in Marloth Park , you are required to use your own transport to Crocodile bridge gate in order to meet the drive