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Kruger Self-Drive – Second Edition

Kruger Self-Drive – Second Edition

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Kruger Self-Drive, Routes, Roads and Ratings is not only the first comprehensive guide to all roads in Kruger National Park, but also suggests routes to drive from every camp. The book rates every single road in Kruger according to the probability of predator and antelope sightings, scenic beauty and birding opportunities. The road descriptions feature a write-up of the vegetation, game viewing opportunities and history where applicable, as well as images taken on that specific road. The final section features the most common mammals, reptiles, birds and trees found in the Park. In addition, the book boasts detailed maps featuring the roads and routes of the Kruger National Park. 

The revised and updated second edition features brand new maps, all new photographs and updated text.

Key Features                                        

  • Comprehensive guide to all roads and routes of the Park
  • Maps of each route and road for easy navigation
  • Quick-find guide to most common mammals, birds, reptiles and trees in the Park
  • Concise geographical information 
  • Practical format and size with a soft cover for easy use in a vehicle during game drives
  • Illustrated by photographs taken from a vehicle on regular tourist roads 
  • Distance table between camps and entrance gates
  • Map of the entire Park
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Reasons to upgrade

The second edition of Kruger Self-Drive has many improvements over the first edition, including new images, new maps, more comprehensive bird and animal lists, updated road information, etc.

Detailed maps

The Van den Bergs have created the maps from scratch, with updated information, ecozones and more.

Every road has a star rating applied to it to make navigation through the Kruger easier.

Updated waterhole status

This is the most up to date Kruger map when it comes to waterholes. Closed water holes are indicated in grey, and open waterholes in blue.

Brand New Images

The second edition features all new images, all taken on the road discussed. Almost all the images have been updated.

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Value add to a Kruger trip

Excellent book that really added value to our Kruger holiday. Two suggested improvements for the next version: (1) the A3 size is beautiful as a coffee table book but not as practical in a car; consider A4 option with rugged binding. (2) ensure the detail mentioned in a given road section is indicated on the map that accompanies the section. Currently snippets from the larger map is used that does not always display the level of detail discussed in the text. Despite these suggestions, it remains a great book that I would happily recommend.

South Africa South Africa

It's brilliant!

It's brilliant. It will certainly enhance a visit to Kruger. I can highly recommend it. Just two requests for the 3rd edition would be to show the main camps on the Geology Map page 241 and the EcoZone map on page 242. Thank you for such a wonderful publication.

Ingrid M.
South Africa South Africa

Kruger Self-Drive — Second Edition

It’s a very nice and well thought out book. It’s not only a drive guide but has amazing information to accompany the maps It has taken our drives which we do regularly to another level. It will be our guide on our upcoming trip to the north and the fever tree forest. Congratulations on a fabulous publication.

Mark R.
South Africa South Africa


Our drives were amazing, we used it for Tamboti, Skukuza, Pretoriuskop and Crocodile Bridge. The photos in this book are such special shots and it took us on some amazing sightings where we were the only vehicles in sight. Also, this checklist is AMAZING! We can't wait for our next trip to explore some more. New bucketlist: Travel every route in this book.

Melanie M.
South Africa South Africa
HPH Publishing Kruger Self-Drive – Second Edition Review

Very informative

This book will definitely make our future visits to Kruger more pleasant. Great info

Ruan J.
South Africa South Africa

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