Currency used is South African Rand ( R ) or ZAR as shown on Forex.
2024 prices effective from 01 December 2023
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.
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
|Per single room||2024 RATE:
ZAR 19 500
|Per child under 12 yrs sharing||2024 RATE:
ZAR 9 150
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.
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.