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Marakele National Park Times

The gate times of both the entry points and the camp gates are the same throughout the park and change 3 times a year. Knowing the camp times can be useful when planning your self-drive safari and they are important to take note of, as you don’t want to be locked out.

The gate times are as follows:

Gate Times

Jan

Feb Mar

April

May June Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Entrance Gates Open

05:30

05:30 05:30

06:00

06:00

06:00 06:00 06:00 06:00 05:30 05:30 05:30
Camp Gates Open

04:30

05:30 05:30

06:00

06:00

06:00 06:00 06:00 06:00 05:30 04:30 04:30
All Gates Close

18:30

18:30 18:00

18:00

17:30

17:30 17:30 18:00 18:00 18:00 18:30 18:30
  Entrance Gates Open Camp Gates Open All Gates Close

Jan

05:30

04:30

18:30

Feb

05:30

05:30

18:30

Mar

05:30

05:30

18:30

April

06:00

06:00

18:30

May

06:00
06:00

17:30

June

06:00
06:00

17:30

July

05:30

06:00

17:30

Aug

06:00
06:00

18:00

Sep

06:00
06:00

18:00

Oct

05:30

05:30

18:00

Nov

05:30

04:30

18:00

Dec

05:30

04:30

18:30

 
 

Due to the day time temperatures, many guests choose to embark on early morning safaris as well as late afternoon game drives. These are the best times of the day to see wildlife. Once the sun rises and the day heats up, most animals tend to head for shaded areas and will stay out of sight until the late afternoon.