Hello there, I wonder if anyone can help.
Myself and my wife are hoping (fingers crossed) to head over to SA this year to visit Kruger park. However I am getting confused with regards places to stay? Am I right thinking that there is both private hotels/lodges and government run ones (sanparks???) at the park?
Also are any of these actually in the Park or are they all on the outskirts? The ones on Expedia seem every expensive so what I was hoping to do was stay on the outskirts of the park and go in as much as we could. I seen there are rates on sanparks website for self catering cottages but im not sure if these are daily rates or weekly? And it doesn’t say how close to the park these are?
If you can stay outside the park and rent a car, can you drive though the park as much as you like for a set fee? Is this a daily cost (something about conservation fee?) or a weekly? or do you always have to go into the park with guided tours?
Is it also worth planning to stay in different areas of the park? Say a few days north and a few days south to see a variety of animals? Or can you just base yourself at one camp and drive as much as you can to see all the wildlife
And finally is it safe to drive from J'burg airport to the park or would people recommend a bus transfere. Although I ‘m from Scotland I have travelled a fair bit so im not completely useless :) but i understand its a long drive