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Most visitors to South Africa are exempt from visa requirements and will be given an entry permit upon arrival for between 30 and 90 days. For further details, please Click HERE for visa information pertaining to your country of citizenship.
If you are travelling with children, please read the SA Government Advisory.
Letter of invitation
If you require a letter of invitation to travel to South Africa, we can provide this for you. Please email email@example.com with your request.
Health & Vaccinations
Malaria: The Kruger National Park is designated as a malaria area and it is advisable to take malaria prophylaxy for the duration of your visit to the Lowveld. Please consult with your medical practitioner for advice on malaria and relevant vaccinations. A medical practitioner is available within the Skukuza Rest Camp, as well as a pharmacy. Please note that the nearest private hospital is the Kiaat Private Hospital, which is located in Nelspruit (approx. 2 hours drive from Skukuza).
Skukuza normally receives rain during mid-summer (approx 353 mm of rain per year). The lowest rainfall occurs in June (0 mm). The average midday temperatures range from 24.5°C in July to 31.7°C in January. The region is the coldest during July when the temperature drops to 8.7°C on average during the night.
During the 2019 African Conference for Linear Infrastructure and Ecology (ACLIE), the temperatures should be pleasant during the day (upper 20°C) and in the evenings (around 13-17 °C). It is advisable to bring a fleece / jacket and a warm hat for early morning game drives – although these can be purchased at the onsite store.
Skukuza Airport (SZK) is the closest airport to Skukuza camp and the conference venue and is only a 10 minute road transfer away. We strongly recommend you book flights to Skukuza as a first option. The Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP) is NOT in the Kruger Park and is situated approx 1 ½ hours away from Skukuza Camp. Only book flights to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport (MQP) if all flights to Skukuza Airport (SZK) are fully booked.
Travel By Car
Cars can be hired at the airport in Johannesburg (OR Tambo International) to drive to Skukuza rest camp. The distance is 450 km and the driving time approximately 6 to 8 hours. Toll fees are payable on the N4 when driving from Johannesburg to Skukuza. Please enter the Kruger National Park at the Kruger Gate, at least 30 min before gate closing time to ensure that you arrive at Skukuza rest camp between the opening and closing times.
Car rental can be booked via the conference organisers for delivery at either the Skukuza Airport, Skukuza Rest Camp, or Nelspruit Airport. For these rentals please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Road transfers are offered on days prior to the start of the main conference and departure time is normally at approximately 10am from and to the venue. If a group booking of 4 people or more is made, a private transfer time can be arranged. The current transfer rate is R1800 per person one way.
A seat/s can be booked on group a transfer for yourself and/or your family/colleagues.
- Maximum Passengers: 8 Adults/Children
- Approx. Travel Time: 6 hours
- Vehicle Type: Mercedes Vito or similar (van)
- Rate: R1800.00 Per Person one way
A minimum of 4 passengers is required per departure time in order to secure a group transfer vehicle. You will have the option of paying a surcharge (for the empty seats) should there be less than 4 passengers booked on a particular transfer. We will contact you should this need arise.
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 10 km distance from the relevant gate. Al ate arrival fee will be charged and is payable at the gate. No late arrivals are allowed at Pafuri, Phalaborwa or Phabeni gates or any other gates for camps more than 10 km away. The late arrival fee for Skukuza camp is R500, valid from 1 November 2015.
Information on opening and closing times of all gates is available on the SANPARKS website: https://www.sanparks.org/.
Kruger Daily Conservation Fees
The South African National Parks charges a DAILY conservation fee.
- Please note that non-delegates (people that have not paid the registration fee for the conference) have to pay the daily conferences fees. This could be partners/spouses/Children or other family members.
- Please click on this link for more information on conservation fees and the obtaining a wild card for family/friends to reduce conservation fee costs