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.
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
|Per person sharing twin room||2018 RATE:
ZAR 13 940.00
|Per single room||2018 RATE:
ZAR 14 480.00
|Per child under 12 yrs sharing||2018 RATE:
ZAR 6 970.00
Leave Johannesburg in an air-conditioned microbus with an experienced Kruger Park driver / guide. Travel east across the Highveld farmlands and down the Valley to Nelspruit - capital of Mpumalanga province. After a lunch stop, get your cameras ready and enter southern Kruger National Park. Spend the afternoon on your first exciting game drive looking for antelope,giraffe and possibly elephant. Before sunset arrive at your Rest Camp and book into an air-conditioned chalet with private shower / toilet and screens over the windows to prevent insects. Your guide will arrange dinner in the privatised Camp restaurant then walk back to your chalet under the starlit sky.
Awaken before sunrise for an early morning game drive in search of the Big 5 ( lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo ). Stop at Lower Sabie if possible for breakfast and a great view of any hippos or crocodiles in the river. Continue on the next game drive travelling through the open grasslands so its easier to see smaller species. Return to your Rest Camp for a break during the heat of the day - time for lunch or a swim. Approximately 16.00 board the National Parks safari vehicle equipped with spotlights for a sunset drive ( duration 3 hours ) and a chance to see nocturnal species such as hyena or other predators. Your guide will collect you for dinner in the main camp restaurant and then return to your chalet for overnight.
Depart on another memorable early morning game drive heading north towards the open plains of central Kruger Park . Here you can expect to see herds of wildebeest with zebra and hopefully some predators. Enjoy a hearty breakfast at Satara followed by another game drive to the exit of Kruger Park. Travel to a Private Safari Lodge ( Mohlabetsi, Shiduli, Chisomo or KuSungula depending on availability ) and book into an en suite chalet / safari tent with aircon. After lunch in the gardens , relax or have a swim. Later board the open safari vehicle for an evening game drive stopping en route for "sundowners ". Return to the lodge for dinner usually served around a campfire & overnight listening to jackal or other nocturnal animals.
Join the armed ranger for an early morning game drive which may include a bush walk when you feel closer to nature. Freshen up before a delicious breakfast at the lodge then final photos in the African bush. Depart for a relaxing homeward journey through the farmlands and trout fishing areas near Dullstroom with a stop for refreshments. Arrive in Johannesburg at O R Tambo International Airport or nearby hotels by 16.30. 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.