4 Day Classic Kruger Park Safari

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.
  • 1 night Sabie River Bush Lodge and 2 nights chalet accommodation at a Main Camp 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.


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. Meals arranged by your guide in privatised Camp restaurants such as Cattle Baron, Mugg & Bean or Tindlovu.

Per person sharing twin room 2018 RATE:
ZAR 11 480.00
2019 RATE:
ZAR 12 400.00
DBB
Per single room 2018 RATE:
ZAR 11 930.00
2019 RATE:
ZAR 12 850.00
DBB
Per child under 12 yrs sharing 2018 RATE:
ZAR 5 740.00
2019 RATE:
ZAR 6 200.00
DBB

Itinerary:

1st Day
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 in the Gecko Lapa Restaurant or a barbeque near the deck makes it a memorable stay.

2nd Day
Enjoy breakfast at the lodge then enter Kruger Park for your morning game drive. Travel through bushveld areas and probably along a river looking for Big 5 species ( lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo ). Keep your camera ready for any animals crossing the road. Stop at a Camp or picnic spot for refreshments before continuing with the afternoon drive. Arrive at your Rest Camp and book into a chalet with air-con and screens over the windows to prevent insects. Your guide will arrange dinner in the privatised restaurant and tell you more about the animals you have seen.

3rd Day
Head out for an early morning game drive in search of lion and other big cats whilst its cool. 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, curio shopping 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 predators or other nocturnal species such as hyena. Your guide will collect you for dinner in the main camp restaurant and then walk back to your chalet under the starlit sky.

4th Day
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 its one of the best times of the day when you can listen to the different calls in the bush. Breakfast and review your 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 International 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

  • If Sabie River Bush Lodge is not avaiable, guests will stay 3 nights at Kruger Park Camps.
  • Refreshment / comfort stops will be planned every 2 - 3 hours during transfers. Please discuss the daily program with your guide.
  • Duration of each game drive is 2.5 to 3.0 hours. This itinerary includes 7 drives.
  • 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 . If you decide to use medication - Malarone tablets are the best for Kruger Park.
  • Bring sunglasses, a small hat, swimsuit, a camera, torch / flashlight, light casual clothes for daytime and a warmer clothes for night drives. Remember there will be a chill factor travelling in the open safari vehicle especially from June - 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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Duration 4 days / 3 nights
Number of Game Drives: 7
Evening game drive included: YES
Accommodation: Midrange chalet with restaurant meals

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