Find the Best Birding Spots in Kruger National Park


  • An Overview

    The best birding drives in Kruger Park are usually on roads that traverse a diversity of habitats and include stretches of riverine forest

  • Crocodile Bridge to Lower Sabi

    The Nhlowa Road crosses the open plains between Crocodile Bridge and the Lebombo. Because coastal and escarpment birds frequently occur along the nearby Crocodile

  • Engelhard Dam

    The Engelhard Dam dust road is a satisfying day's birding for relatively little driving if one is based at Letaba Camp. The birding is varied because of

  • Kanniedood Dam

    Kanniedood is the core of the Shingwedzi birding experience and is best driven at dusk or dawn. This permanent water source attracts a great variety of waterbirds

  • Lower Sabie Road

    Many of Kruger's larger raptors can be seen along the Sabie, a favoured hunting ground for Wahlberg's Eagle, which nests along the river during its summer visits

  • Lower Sabie to Tshokwane

    This drive through the south-eastern sweetveld is usually one of the best game-viewing routes in Kruger. From Lower Sabie Camp the road crosses the Sabie River

  • Luvuvhu River Drive

    There is no birding drive like this elsewhere in South Africa. Northern Kruger has unique birding because it is the southernmost frontier for a range of tropical

  • Mahonie Loop

    Mahonie Loop, a 25km circular drive around Punda Maria camp is one of the most rewarding birding drives in the Park for those after rare sightings

  • Malelane to Berg-en-Dal

    The Malelane and Berg-en-Dal area has a high diversity of birds. The best birding in this southernmost part of Kruger is in the Matjulu River catchment area

  • Napi and Doispane Roads

    The Napi Road links Numbi Gate in the south-western foothills to Skukuza and The Doispane Road between Phabeni and Skukuza goes through a variety of habitats.

  • Satara to Lebombo

    Satara is vulture territory as it is situated in the prime predator hunting grounds of central Kruger and a rich source of food for all animals in the Park