One of the popular places to visit in Port Elizabeth (Gqerberha) is the Kragga Kamma Game Park. This game park is home to a host of wildlife. If you are thinking about going here is everything you need to know to enjoy your trip to Kragga Kamma Game Park.
Kragga Kamma Game Park is located in the suburb of Kragga Kamma its very easy find to and can be found just off the Kragga Kamma road. There is lots of signage so you won’t get lost and as we stayed in Lorraine, it took us about 15 minutes to get there.
Things to do at Kragga Kamma Game Park
Kragga Kamma Game Park has a variety of activities that you can try out.
Self-guided game drive
The park offers both guided and self-guided game drives through the park. There are two-hour guided tours available from the park. So if you would like a more in-depth and knowledge-driven experience you can try that. You will however need to book these in advance.
As the roads are pretty well maintained, there isn’t much need for a 4×4. And therefore you can comfortably do a self-guided game drive in any vehicle. In this way, you are able to enjoy the park at your own pace.
At the entrance of the park, you are provided with a map that shows you the lay of the land. And from this, you can then plan your route accordingly.
As the animals are roaming free, you must make sure that you adhere to the speed limits carefully.
Since the game park does boast lots of animals, you have to keep special attention to be able to spot them. Some of the animals which you may see on your visit include the white rhino, lion, buffalo, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, and many species of game.
All in all, it should take you a few hours to go around the entire game park. (Around three hours, depending on how often you stop for pictures).
There are designated lookout points where you are able to stop and view the animals. In particular, the lions are kept in a big enclosure and there are two ways of viewing them. You can either stop at the lookout point or you can drive around the track to try to get a glimpse.
The Monkey Walk can be found in the restaurant area just next to the Bush Cafe. You can only access the monkey walk through a suspension bridge that takes you into the forest via a circular walkway.
As the name suggests, when you take a stroll on the monkey walk you can expect to see the vervet monkeys, however, there is no guarantee as it all depends on the day.
In addition, if you are one of the lucky people, you may be able to spot a cheetah or two laying below the walkway.
If you don’t get to see any of these animals, the Monkey Walkway is still a great way to enjoy the forest and take in the beautiful scenery.
If you walk along the Treetop Boardwalk which is located in the park, you will have ample opportunity to see various species of birds. In total, there are over two hundred species of birds that have been discovered and some of the most common include the fish eagle and the sparrow hawks as well as the Knysna Loerie.
So if you are an avid bird watcher, you will definitely be spending hours trying to spot as many species as you can.
At the Kragga Kamma Game Park, you will find the Bush Cafe. The cafe offers an array of dishes including burgers, sandwiches, and breakfast meals.
There are also cakes and pies which can be purchased at the cafe as well as refreshments.
In addition, you will find gifts stocked at the cafe which you can purchase as memorabilia of your visit to the park.
The Bush Cafe also hosts various events and functions so you can even book out the cafe for your special event.
Kragga Kamma Game Park Accommodation
The park also offers accommodation in the form of cabins, lodges, and chalets to suit different budgets. The prices for the various accommodation choices vary and all entrance fees are included in the price. Some options cater to couples whilst others cater to families of up to eight guests.
Kragga Kamma has even introduced a new residential estate within the park.
Self-drive Entrance Fees:
Adults – R120.00 per person
Children – R60.00 per person (3 years to 17 years)
Children below 3 years – Free
Guided Game drive Fees:
R350.00 per person (+- 2-hour game drive)
The park also offers loyalty cards for families and couples which affords cardholders unlimited entries to the park for an entire year. You have to make an application through the park for the loyalty card.
Kragga Kamma Game park Contact details
Kragga Kamma Road, Theescombe, Gqeberha
041 379 4195
Monday – Sunday 08:00 am to 18:00 pm
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* Please note that all prices and contact information are correct at time of publication. Please check the venues websites as prices may change without notice. *