Rules Of Kruger National Park

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Recently two tourists found themselves staring down an elephant bull in musth, while on a self-drive safari in the Kruger National Park. The elephant, deemed unusually aggressive by authorities, has been shot and kill after it charged their car, injuring one of the occupants. A video detailing the incident, taken by a tourist  who was in the car behind them, shows these tourists took unnecessary risk and behaved irresponsibly.
Here's what you should and should not do while on a self-drive safari - as well as the warning signs - and what to do should you find yourself in a similar, dangerous situation.

Kruger National Park Rules

  • Visitors must remain in their vehicles unless in a designated area.
  • Remember that no part of the body may protrude from a window or sunroof or any other part of the vehicle.
  • Vehicle doors should be closed at all times.
  • Stick to the speed limit! All general rules of the road apply within the Kruger National Park. The speed limit is 50 km/h on tar roads and 40 km/h on gravel roads.
  • You are not allowed to drive “off-road” or on roads with a “no entry” sign.
  • The feeding or disturbing of animals is a serious offence. 
  • A stringent noise restriction is enforced between 21:30 and 06:00. The use of cell phones is permitted only in camps,    gates and in cases of emergency.
  • The use of roller skates, skateboards, bicycles and motorbikes is prohibited.

Roadside assistance, toll free number 0800 030 666 (Vuswa).