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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Johannesburg to Kruger National Park & Afternoon Game Drive

Johannesburg to Kruger National Park & Afternoon Game Drive

This Kruger budget safari departs daily from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. You need to be at the OR Tambo bus terminal by 6:30 am. We will send you full instructions when you book your safari. The shuttle departs no later than 7:00 am.

There will be a brief change-over of vehicles at Nelspruit, where you'll travel in a smaller vehicle to the lodge about one hour away.

The expected time of arrival at our lodge in Hazyview is around 11:30 pm.

After check-in, have time to relax and freshen up before boarding an open-sided 4×4 game drive vehicle for an exciting afternoon game drive in Kruger National Park, starting at 3:30 pm. The lodge is about 15–20 minutes' drive from the Phabeni Kruger Gate.

After your safari game drive, return to the lodge where you can unwind, have drinks on the deck at the bar and relax before dinner is served at 7:00 pm in the restaurant area.

Included: Transfer from Johannesburg, afternoon game drive, dinner

Excluded: All other meals (while in transit).

Main Destination:
Kruger National Park
Best Time To Visit May to September (Dry season)
High Season December to January and July to August
Best Weather Apr-May and Sep-Oct (Mild and little rain)

Wildlife in Kruger NP

ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraAbundant
HippoCommon
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HyenaCommon
White RhinoOccasional
LionOccasional
Black RhinoVery Rare
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Kruger Adventure Lodge
  • Budget lodge located just outside Kruger NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 2

Kruger National Park – Open Vehicle Game Drives

Kruger National Park – Open Vehicle Game Drives

This morning, you will enjoy coffee/tea and rusks before departing on a full day of game viewing in the Kruger National Park (Skukuza area). A packed breakfast is included. Game drives are in small groups in specially modified open-sided land cruisers.

The Skukuza area is rich in wildlife and the elevated height of the 4×4 open-sided vehicle makes for excellent viewing and photographic opportunities. You’ll enjoy lunch at one of the park’s restaurants (at your own account). After lunch, we will start the afternoon game drive in the Kruger National Park.

During these game drives, you’ll see a wide variety of wildlife and have plenty of photographic opportunities. After our tour, we’ll make our way back to our lodge or camp.

Main Destination:
Kruger National Park
Accommodation:
Kruger Adventure Lodge
  • Budget lodge located just outside Kruger NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Panorama Route Tour

Panorama Route Tour

Today you will go on a tour of the Panorama Route. You'll depart on this 8-hour scenic excursion just after a scrumptious full-course breakfast. Scenic stops along the Panorama Route include:
- God’s Window
- The Pinnacle
- Bourke’s Luck Potholes
- Blyde River Canyon
- Wonderview
- Three Rondawels
- Graskop & Pilgrim’s Rest
At least 1 of the following waterfalls: Lisbon Falls, Mac-Mac Falls, and Lone Creek Falls. (Depending on the time of year and rainfall.)
Have lunch at Harries pancakes at your own cost.

You will return to camp at around 4:00 pm.

Main Destination:
Panorama Route (Highlight)
Accommodation:
Kruger Adventure Lodge
  • Budget lodge located just outside Kruger NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 4

Last Day: Return to Johannesburg (Optional Morning Game Drive)

Last Day: Return to Johannesburg (Optional Morning Game Drive)

This is the last day of your African Kruger budget safari.  This morning, you'll have a choice between another morning game drive or relaxing at the lodge and enjoying the great facilities it offers. 

Should you choose to stay at the lodge, you can enjoy breakfast at the restaurant. If you join us on the morning safari, a picnic-style breakfast will be served at one of the picnic spots in the park.

The optional morning game drive  is approximately ZAR 1080.00 per person (payable at the lodge).

You will be picked up at the lodge (from reception) at about 11:00 am for your return to Johannesburg with the shuttle.

There will be a brief change-over into a larger shuttle, which will depart at 1:00 pm. Drop off at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport will be around 5:30 pm. Please do not book a flight for earlier than 7:30 pm to allow enough time for airport procedures.

This is the end of your Kruger National Park Safari.

• It is entirely optional and up to your own discretion.

Main Destination:
Kruger National Park
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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