Location: South Africa
Event: Recent Crime at Numbi Gate entrance of Kruger National Park
Due to an increase in crime, to include the recent murder of a foreign tourist, the U.S. Missions in Mozambique and South Africa recommend that Numbi Gate at Kruger National Park be avoided. U.S. citizens are advised to use other gates in the area (Paul Kruger and Phabeni) when entering and leaving the park. Please remember to be situationally aware when traveling and make stops at designated areas, such as garages, and service stations. Be mindful that protests and road closures are frequent in the area. It is recommended that everyone contact their lodge or hotel before travel to understand current road and travel conditions. If you encounter issues, contact the police or your lodge.
Actions to Take:
- Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
- Review personal security plan.
- Monitor local media for updates on changing conditions.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444