Kruger Park Sunrises and Sunsets

Sunset at Boulders Bush Lodge near Mopani in the Kruger National ParkSunset at Boulders Bush Lodge near Mopani
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Here is a gallery of some of our Kruger Park sunrises and sunsets that we, the authors of the Photographer's Guide to the Greater Kruger National Park, have captured on our many visits to the world-famous Kruger National Park. 

Keep in mind that a sunrise or sunset image doesn't have to have the sun in the frame - the sun can be below the horizon, behind clouds, behind a tree or animal. Sometimes the hint of colour in the sky makes for a more impressive image than with the bright sun in the frame.

View from Vurhami Bridge on the H4-2 near Crocodile Bridge camp in the Kruger National ParkSunset view from Vurhami Bridge on the H4-2 near Croc Bridge
Sunrise on H3 between Malelane and Skukuza in the Kruger National ParkSunrise on H3 between Malelane and Skukuza
View of Vurhami Creek from bridge on the H4-2 near Crocodile Bridge in the Kruger National ParkSunrise view of Vurhami Creek from bridge on the H4-2
Sunrise at Baobab Hill near Pafuri in the Northern Kruger National ParkSunrise at Baobab Hill near Pafuri
Sunrise at Biyamiti Weir on the S114 near Biyamiti  Bush Camp in the Kruger National ParkSunrise at Biyamiti Weir on the S114
Sunset from bungalow 9 in Olifants camp in the Kruger National ParkSunset from bungalow 9 in Olifants camp
Sable dam Sunset image taken while staying at Sable hide in the Kruger National ParkSable dam Sunset image taken while staying at Sable hide
Sunrise image taken on the H7 while staying at Tamboti tented camp in the Kruger National ParkSunrise image taken on the H7 while staying at Tamboti tented camp
Sunrise from Mathekenyane koppie near Skukuza in the Kruger National ParkSunrise from Mathekenyane koppie near Skukuza
Sunrise on the S90 near Balule in the Kruger National ParkSunrise on the S90 near Balule
Sunset from Mopani camp over Pioneer Dam in the Kruger National ParkSunset from Mopani camp over Pioneer Dam
Sunrise near Orpen rest camp in the Kruger National ParkSunrise near Orpen rest camp
Sunrise from Singo Camp in Makuya Park in the Greater Kruger National ParkSunrise from Singo Camp in Makuya Park
View of Mutale River from Mutale Falls Tented camp in Makuya Park in the Greater Kruger National ParkSunset view of Mutale River from Mutale Falls Tented camp in Makuya Park
Sunrise from Mathekenyane koppie in the Kruger National ParkSunset from Mathekenyane koppie
Sunrise at Bongani Mountain Lodge near Malelane in the Kruger National ParkSunrise at Bongani Mountain Lodge
Baobab Silhouette, a veld fire smoke filters the sun providing an unusual image in the Kruger National ParkBaobab Silhouette, a veld fire smoke filters the rising sun providing an unusual image
Selati Bridge sunrise image taken from inside Skukuza Camp in the Kruger National ParkSelati Bridge sunrise image taken from inside Skukuza Camp
Sunrise on the H7 near Orpen in the Kruger National ParkSunrise on the H7 near Orpen
Selati Bridge Sunrise image taken from Skukuza camp in the Kruger National ParkSelati Bridge Sunrise image taken from Skukuza camp

If you struggle to capture impressive sunrise and sunset images on your safaris then this eBook is for you! We have been visiting the Kruger Park for more than twenty years and finding the best spots for capturing the sunrise and sunset is not easy!

Many of the high viewpoints are bushy or are far away from the camps so you need to get creative with your sunrise and sunset photography! In this eBook we provide all our tips and techniques and show you how you can capture sunrise and sunset images not just from viewpoints, but from the camps and while on your game drives. 

Should you wish to get the eBook, click on the book cover above, then click 'Add to Cart' where you'll see a button called 'Add Promo Code'. Click on it then add the word K2K and the 33% discount will be automatically applied. This code is valid until the end of the month, so don't delay!

"Planning a Kruger trip? A new guide by pro photographers holds the key to good pictures. 

Learn from the folks who spent 517 days in the park and make your photos sing!" 

- Romi Boom, Editor of Wildcard Magazine, South Africa

Landscape image taken at Bongani Lodge in the Greater Kruger National ParkSunset image taken at Bongani Lodge
Drakensberg mountains near Orpen in the Kruger National ParkDrakensberg mountains at sunset near Orpen
Sunset view over Crocodile River image taken from Rio Vista Lodge in Malelane near the Kruger National ParkSunset view over Crocodile River image taken from Rio Vista Lodge
Sunrise on S114 in the Kruger National ParkSunrise on S114
Sunrise behind Baobab on H1-8 near Pafuri in the Kruger National ParkSunrise behind Baobab on H1-8 near Pafuri
Sunset over the Sabie River image taken from the Sabie Low Level Bridge in the South of the Kruger National ParkSunset over the Sabie River image taken from the Low Level Bridge
Lanner Gorge sunrise image taken on a guided safari in Pafuri area in the Kruger National ParkLanner Gorge sunrise image taken in Pafuri area
Sunset near Orpen rest camp in the Kruger National ParkSunset near Orpen rest camp
Sun setting behind Lower Sabie camp in the Kruger National parkSun setting behind Lower Sabie camp
Sunrise image taken on the main road between Orpen and Satara in the Kruger National ParkSunrise image taken on the main road between Orpen and Satara
Legogote Mountain image taken from the H1-1 near Numbi Gate in the Kruger National ParkLegogote Mountain taken from the H1-1 near Numbi Gate
Sunrise from Lower Sabie Low level bridge in the Kruger National ParkSunrise from Lower Sabie Low level bridge
Baobab tree at Sunrise on the H1-8 in the Kruger National ParkBaobab tree at Sunrise on the H1-8
Sunset at Olifants Low Level Bridge near Balule in the Kruger National ParkSunset at Olifants Low Level Bridge near Balule
Sunrise on the H1-2 Nwaswitsonto Bridge near Skukuza in the Kruger National ParkSunrise on the H1-2 Nwaswitsonto Bridge near Skukuza
Sunrise on H7 near Orpen in the Kruger National ParkSunrise on H7 near Orpen
Sunset at Boulders Bush Lodge near Mopani in the Kruger National parkSunset at Boulders Bush Lodge near Mopani
Sunrise over the Sabie River on the H12 Bridge near Skukuza in the Kruger National ParkSunrise over the Sabie River on the H12 Bridge near Skukuza
Baobab Silhouette near Pafuri in the Kruger National ParkBaobab Silhouette at sunset near Pafuri
Sunrise on S114 between Malelane and Skukuza in the Kruger National ParkSunrise on S114 between Malelane and Skukuza

The majority of these Kruger Park sunrises and sunset  photographs were captured on self-drive safaris, on normal tourist roads, when we were on our vacations, which are anything from a few days over a long weekend, to annual holidays of 14-17 days duration.

Should you wish to get the eBook, click on the book cover above, then click 'Add to Cart' where you'll see a button called 'Add Promo Code' - click on it then add the word K2K and the 33% discount will be automatically applied. This code is valid until the end of the month, so don't delay!

"...the majority of images are really impressive, each chosen for a practical reason, sometimes annotated to stress a point.

The authors clearly know what they are doing. For decades they have mapped their sightings, and in explaining how they achieved their images, they’re sharing invaluable tips on understanding wildlife behavior, reading the signs and getting yourself in the best position for the shot. 
There is a phenomenal wealth of information here; real substance."

- Craig Rix, Editor,Travel Africa Magazine, UK

Sunrise over the Letaba river image taken from the high level bridge near Letaba in the Kruger National ParkSunrise over the Letaba river image taken from the high level bridge near Letaba
Letaba River Sunset image taken from the high level bridge near Letaba in the Kruger National ParkLetaba River Sunset taken from the high level bridge near Letaba
Sunrise on S3 near Phabeni Gate in the Kruger National ParkSunrise on S3 near Phabeni Gate
Mutlumuvi and Sand River Confluence H1-2 near Skukuza in the Kruger National ParkMutlumuvi and Sand River Confluence at sunrise from the bridge on the H1-2 near Skukuza
Sunrise on the H7 between Satara and Orpen in the Kruger National ParkSunrise on the H7 between Satara and Orpen
Sunrise at Boulders Safari lodge near the Kruger National ParkSunrise at Boulders Safari lodge
View from Malelane High level bridge in the Kruger National ParkView from Malelane High level bridge
Sunset at Makalali image taken on a guided game drive in the Greater Kruger National ParkSunset at Makalali image taken on a guided game drive
Sunset behind Lower Sabie camp image taken from the low level bridge overlooking the Sabie River in the Kruger National ParkSunset behind Lower Sabie camp image taken from the low level bridge overlooking the Sabie River
Sunset over Letaba River image taken from the high level bridge in the Kruger National ParkSunset over Letaba River image taken from the high level bridge
Sunset at Boulders Safari Lodge just off the N4 near Malelane Gate when exploring the Kruger National ParkSunset at Boulders Safari Lodge just off the N4 near Malelane Gate
View of Luvuvhu River image taken from Worlds view in Makuya Park in the Greater Kruger National ParkSunrise view of Luvuvhu River - image taken from Worlds view in Makuya Park
Sunset image taken on Shabeni Koppie S10 on a guided game drive in the Kruger National ParkSunset image taken on Shabeni Koppie S10 on a guided game drive
Sunset taken from Olifants Camp in the Kruger National ParkSunset taken from Olifants Camp
Sunset over Pioneer Dam at Mopani Camp in the Kruger National ParkSunset over Pioneer Dam at Mopani Camp
Sunrise on the H7 image taken while staying at Tamboti Tented camp in the Kruger National ParkSunrise on the H7 image taken while staying at Tamboti Tented camp
Sunrise from Shingwedzi High Level Bridge in the Kruger National ParkSunrise from Shingwedzi High Level Bridge
Baobab Sunrise on the H1-8 on your way to Pafuri in the Northern Kruger National ParkBaobab Sunrise on the H1-8 on your way to Pafuri
Sunrise over the Sabie River on the H12 near Skukuza in the Kruger National ParkSunrise over the Sabie River on the H12 near Skukuza
Sunrise over Sabie River at Paul Kruger Gate in the Kruger National parkSunrise over Sabie River at Paul Kruger Gate
Sunrise on H1-8 Baobab Hill in the Kruger National ParkSunrise on H1-8 Baobab Hill

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"This is an indispensable guide to getting the best out of Kruger, camera in hand or not!”

Caroline Webb, Associate Editor, Getaway Magazine, South Africa

Baobab sunrise on the H1-8 between Punda Maria and Pafuri in the Kruger National ParkBaobab sunrise on the H1-8 between Punda Maria and Pafuri
Sunset at Mtshawu Dam image taken on a guided safari in the Kruger National ParkSunset at Mtshawu Dam
Sunset at Boulders Bush Lodge near Mopani in the Kruger National ParkSunset at Boulders Bush Lodge near Mopani
Baobab sunrise near Punda Maria in the Kruger National ParkBaobab sunrise near Punda Maria

BirdLife SA used the above sequence of baobab sunrise images for their August 2020 TV ad campaign... 

Sunrise at Crocodile bridge in the Southern Kruger National ParkSunrise at Crocodile bridge
Sunset captured through one of the fever tree forests in Pafuri while on a walking safari.Sunset captured through one of the fever tree forests in Pafuri while on a walking safari.

Africa rhythm quote - Giraffe silhouette - Kruger National Park

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