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Transfer to Kruger National Park with an Afternoon Big Five Game Drive
You'll be picked up at O R Tambo or your hotel then leave Johannesburg by microbus with an experienced Kruger Park driver / guide. Travel east across the Highveld farmlands and down the valley towards Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga province. After a lunch stop, get your cameras ready and enter southern Kruger for the first exciting game drive. You will be driving through lightly wooded bush and you can expect to see antelope, giraffe and possibly elephant. Before sunset, travel the short distance to Sabie River Bush Lodge where we'll have an overnight stay. Book into a lodge room or en-suite safari tent with aircon and modern furnishings. Join other guests on the pool deck with a beer waiting for hippos to come out of the river to graze. Your guide will arrange a table in the Gecko Lapa Restaurant which serves a 3 course meal. WiFi is available so you can stay in touch with family and send your photos back home.
Full Day Game Viewing in Kruger Park with Open Safari Vehicle
Have an early start with a quick cup of coffee, board the safari vehicle then head into Kruger Park for your sunrise game drive. Travel through bushveld areas and probably along the river looking for Big Five species ( lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo). The Sabie River is a dominant feature of southern Kruger and travelling along the banks can be very exciting. After about 3 hours, stop at a camp such as Skukuza where your guide will provide breakfast packs then allow time to relax and photograph animals in the river. Continue on the mid-morning drive which includes any top sightings reported for the day plus some birdwatching. At around lunchtime, stop for refreshments at a picnic spot then continue with the afternoon drive which terminates back at your lodge. Time for a swim then enjoy sundowners on the deck overlooking the Sabie River with one of the best photo opportunities 'on safari in Africa'. Dinner in the alfresco restaurant will be a 3 course meal.
Two Morning Game Drives & a Sunset Drive with Spotlights
Have breakfast by 6.30 am, then pack up and say farewell to staff at Sabie River Bush Lodge. Set off for the morning game drive in search of animals drinking or Big Five species reported in area. Stop at Lower Sabie with a great view of hippos or crocs in the river and always a favorite photo spot. Continue on the late morning drive through open grasslands where it's easier to see smaller species. Arrive at Skukuza and book into a chalet with aircon and screens over the windows to prevent insects. Time to relax, have a swim or lunch at the deli cafe. At approximately 4:00 pm, board the national parks safari vehicle equipped with spotlights for a sunset drive and a chance to see predators or other nocturnal species such as hyena. Your guide will arrange dinner in the Cattle Baron Bistro where WiFi is available. Finally, walk back to your chalet under the starlit sky.
Sunrise Safari Drive - Return Transfer to Johannesburg or Nelspruit Airports
Depart from the camp for your final game drive, searching for those elusive animals such as leopards, often found in trees or rocky outcrops. For the bird lovers, it’s one of the best times of the day to listen to the different calls in the bush. Stop for breakfast and review your checklist, then exit the park to begin the homeward journey. Travel past orchards and forests to Nelspruit and back up to the Highveld. Arrive in Johannesburg at O.R Tambo Airport or nearby hotels by 4:00 pm.
Please allow 1.5 hours connecting time for local flights or 3 hours for international flights.
- Main Destination:
- Johannesburg (City)
- No accommodation (End of tour)
- Meals & Drinks:
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