4 Day Classic Kruger Park Safari - See Africa's Big 5

Includes:

  • Return transport from Johannesburg to Kruger Park by 7 seater air-conditioned microbus. Collection or drop off at Johannesburg or Nelspruit Airports depends on timing & is on request from our Sales Consultant.
  • Services of our specialist Kruger Park guide for 4 days.
  • Entrance into Kruger Park & daily conservation fee.
  • Total of 7 game drives usually by 9 seater open safari vehicle in Big 5 areas of Kruger Park.
  • One evening drive in Kruger Park by larger National Parks open safari vehicle using spotlights to see nocturnal species.
  • Optional afternoon bush walk instead of game drive.
  • 2 nights Sabie River Bush Lodge and 1 night chalet accommodation at a Main Camp (Skukuza) inside Kruger Park.
  • 2 meals per night stay served in the privatised Camp Restaurants . We use The Cattle Baron or Mugg & Bean restaurants & your guide will make arrangements.
  • Use of binoculars & maps on safari drives.
  • Guided bush walks can be arranged on selected  4 day or 5 day itineraries & this replaces 1 game drive -  ask Sales consultant about details & additional cost.

Currency used is South African Rand ( R ) or ZAR as shown on Forex.
2024 prices effective from 01 December 2023


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Excludes:

  • lunches, drinks, personal items & tips. Your guide will stop for lunch so allow approx ZAR 80.00 per person per day.


SPECIAL REQUESTS:

  • We are a small group Operator so if you have any Special Requests please ask your Sales Consultant.

PICK-UP:

In Johannesburg between 07h00 and 08h00 at O R Tambo Airport and hotels nearby recommended. Other areas such as Sandton or Rosebank on request. Please avoid Johannesburg City Centre, Lanseria Airport and Pretoria. Nelspruit Airport is from 12.00 - 12.30 or by arrangement.

DROP-OFF:

At O R Tambo International Airport or nearby hotels usually by 16.00. Please allow 1.5 hours connecting time for local flights or preferably 3.0 hours for International flights. Passengers staying at hotels in the northern suburbs are advised to use the Gautrain to Sandton or make arrangements for a transfer.


Chalet accommodation with air-con, insect screens, private shower & toilet. Triple share rooms can usually be arranged for families. Meals arranged by your guide in privatised Camp restaurants such as Cattle Baron, Mugg & Bean or Tindlovu.

Per person sharing twin room 2024 RATE:
ZAR 18 300
DBB
Per single room 2024 RATE:
ZAR 19 500
DBB
Per child under 12 yrs sharing 2024 RATE:
ZAR 9 150
DBB

Itinerary:

1st Day - Transfer to southern Kruger Park - afternoon game drive check into river lodge
Leave Johannesburg in an air-conditioned 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 Park 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 a short distance to Sabie River Bush Lodge where we stay overnight. Book into a lodge room or en suite safari tent with aircon and modern furnishings. Time to relax on the deck looking across the extensive Sabie River hoping to see some hippos or crocodile. Dinner or a barbeque in the Gecko Lapa Restaurant makes it a memorable stay.

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2nd Day - Full day safari in Kruger Park - 3 drives. Sundowner Deck Experience at river lodge
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 5 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 and allow time to relax and search for animals in the river. Continue on the mid-morning drive including any top sightings reported for the day. Around lunchtime stop for refresments 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 and listen to the hippos in the river.

3rd Day - Full morning game drive - check into Skukuza & sunset
After a quick coffee, head into Kruger for the first morning game drive searching for Big 5 species which can be found on most roads in southern Kruger. Stop at a Camp such as Lower Sabie for breakfast & your guide will decide on the best route for the mid-morning drive when you can expect general game such as antelope, zebra & giraffe. Around lunchtime, arrive at Skukuza & book into an aircon chalet with screens to prevent insects. Time to cool off at the pool & go to the deli for lunch. Later board the National Parks safari vehicle with spotlights for a sunset drive ( duration 3 hours ) to search for predators & other nocturnal species. After a memorable day on safari, join your guide for dinner in the Cattle Baron Bistro best known for its juicy steaks. WiFi will be available near the restaurant. Walk back to your chalet under the starlit sky.

4th Day - Last chance for Big 5 on the sunrise drive return transfer to Johannesburg
Depart from camp for your final game drive searching for those elusive animals such as leopard often found in trees or rocky outcrops. For the bird watchers it's one of the best times of the day when you can listen to the different calls in the bush. Breakfast and review the checklist, then leave the Park to begin your 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 16.00. Please allow 1.5 hours connecting time for local flights or 3.0 hours for International flights. Passengers staying at hotels in the northern suburbs are advised to use the Gautrain to Sandton or make arrangements for a transfer.

General Information

  • Refreshment / comfort stops will be planned every 2 to 3 hours during transfers. Please discuss the daily program with your guide.
  • Duration of each game drive is 2.5 to 3 hours. This itinerary includes at least 7 game drives including the sunset drive with National Parks.
  • It is advisable to take precautions against malaria especially during the rainy season from October to May . We recommend insect repellent & protective clothing in the evenings.
  • For Malaria Updates kindly visit https://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/tourism/malaria.php
  • Bring sunglasses, a small hat, swimsuit, a camera, torch, light casual clothes for daytime and warmer clothes for night drives. Remember there will be a chill factor travelling in the open safari vehicle especially from June to August.
  • A policy of "no smoking" and rotation of seats in the vehicle is recommended.
  • Gratuities to driver/guide, waiters and porters is not included.

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