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So, you’re thinking about going to the Kruger National Park this festive season? Apart from spending time deep within the raw African bushveld, there are a few Kruger Park activities you and the family can enjoy to welcome the new year in African style! This article looks at four festive season happenings to enjoy in the Kruger National Park during the 2018/2019 festive season…


  • Christmas Eve Sleep-Out
    There are Kruger Park camps that offer wilderness sleep-outs, where you and the family will be escorted to remote raised wooden platforms for a night spent under the stars. Don’t worry, your guides will be armed at all times – and might even cook your dinner over an open fire! Why not spend Christmas Eve on one of these life-changing Kruger Park sleepouts?

  • Christmas Day Picnic
    The coolest way to spend Christmas Day in the Kruger National Park? With a family picnic! Speak to your safari guides or accommodation management about planning a festive picnic in the heart of the African bush. There are many quiet, safe viewing points throughout the Kruger Park where you’ll be able to celebrate Christmas in the warm summer sun!
  • Boxing Day Safari Walk
    Certain Kruger Park camps offer the option to go on walking safaris or driven safaris. Since most people prefer the latter, why not celebrate Boxing Day 2018 with an exhilarating safari walk? You’ll be accompanied by armed Kruger Park guides, who will take you through the bushy wilderness sharing interesting information about African wildlife along the way.

  • Old Year’s Eve Game Watching
    Unless you want every predator in the Kruger Park bushveld to descent upon your camp site, we’d recommend keeping loud music to a minimum on Old Year’s Eve. For this reason, why not keep things totally quiet and allow the wildlife to migrate naturally around your camp site. This way you get to spend Old Year’s Eve looking at animals of all variety as they go about their nocturnal business.
  • New Year’s Day Drive
    Don’t get us wrong – we’re not suggesting you go for any old drive on New Year’s Day! On the contrary – why not celebrate the dawning of a new year, full of opportunity and potential, with a captivating private New Year’s Day safari drive? You might need to arrange this with your camp in advance, so get in early to avoid disappointment!


Southern Circle Tours & Safaris is a South African inbound tour operator with offices in Durban and Cape Town, able to book life-changing safari tours throughout South African and the African continent. We plan many tours to and from the Kruger National Park, so find out more about these on our Kruger National Park tours page! We look forward to facilitating your African dream vacation…