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Afsaal Picnic Site

Afsaal Picnic Site

Afsaal Picnic Site is a popular picnic site situated on the H3 road between Skukuza and Malelane in the Kruger National Park


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The Kruger National Park’s Afsaal picnic spot, located at the junction of the H3 and H2-2, is situated quite centrally and is on the banks of the mostly dry Mthlowa River.

Afsaal is an Afrikaans word that means "a place to break the journey" and the recently upgraded picnic spot offers just that - toilet facilities, braai stands, a shop and you can buy food if you don’t fancy a picnic.

Wildlife at Afsaal is not as plentiful as other picnic spots in the park, but you could get to see Leopard, Vervet Monkey, Chacma Baboon, Bushbuck, Dwarf Mongoose, African Firefinch, Blue Waxbill, African Scops Owl, Crested Barbet, Greater Blue Eared Starling, Cape Glossy Starling, African Grey Hornbill, Southern Yellowbilled Hornbill and the Redbilled Hornbill.

Also be on lookout for a pack of Wild Dog, resident around the Voortrekker; and Lion, especially on the Biyimiti loop around the weir.

Map Directions


Vivtors Guide Booklet


Kruger Lowveld Head Office

Crossing Shopping Centre


+27 (0)13 755 1988