Join Safari with Us on this unforgettable safari in beautiful South Africa. This safari will take you to Kruger National Park which is one of the largest game reserves in Africa and home to the big five and other wildlife. On this safari, you will enjoy comfortable accommodations, awesome game drives, and more. If you want to experience an unforgettable safari in Africa, then this holiday is for you.
Day 1: Johannesburg to Kruger
This Kruger budget safari departs daily from Johannesburg O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB). You need to be at the O.R. Tambo bus terminal by 6:30 a.m. You will be sent full instructions when you book your safari. The shuttle departs no later than 7:45 a.m. You will travel east passing picturesque landscapes and farmlands en route to your lodge near Kruger. There are two 15-minute comfort stops en route.
You will also be able to buy snacks and refreshments during these comfort stops. Expected time of arrival in Hazyview is about 1:00 p.m. The lodge driver will meet you at the drop off point and transfer you to the lodge. This is a quick five to 10-minute drive.
After check-in, you will have time relax and freshen up before boarding an open-sided Landcruiser for an exciting two to two and a half hour sunset game drive in Kruger National Park. The lodge is about 15 to 20 minutes drive from the Phabeni Kruger Gate. After your safari game drive, you will return to the lodge where you can unwind, have drinks, and relax.
Day 2: Kruger National Park
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 expense.
After lunch, you will start the afternoon game drive in Kruger National Park. During these game drives, you’ll see a wide variety of wildlife and have plenty of photographic opportunities. After the tour, you’ll make your way back to your lodge or camp.
Day 3: Panorama Route
Today you will go on a tour of the Panorama Route. You will depart for this eight-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 and Pilgrim’s Rest, At least one of the following waterfalls: Lisbon Falls, Mac-Mac Falls, and Lone Creek Falls.
The stop at the waterfalls depends on the time of the year and rainfall. You will have lunch at Harries pancakes at your own expense. You will return to camp at about 4:00 p.m.
Day 4: Return to Johannesburg
This is the last day of your African Kruger budget safari. You will have for coffee, tea and, rusks before departing on an early morning sunrise game drive. A packed breakfast will be provided. This route also takes you to the shuttle pick up point at the Skukuza rest camp. After your sunrise game drive, you will return to Johannesburg with the overland shuttle. You will be dropped off at Johannesburg O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) at about 5:30 p.m. This is the end of your Kruger budget safari.
This safari will take place in Kruger National Park, South Africa. The Kruger National Park is located in the low veld in the north eastern region of South Africa and spans across two provinces – the Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces. It is not only the largest national game reserve in South Africa, it is also the most prestigious and impressive. This world-renowned park occupies an area of around two million hectares or 20,000 square kilometers and is home to a large variety of fauna and flora.
The Kruger Park boasts the richest assortment of life forms in Southern Africa and as such offers one of the best safari and game viewing experiences possible. The park is about 360 kilometers long from north to south and about 65 kilometers wide from east to west and about the same size as Wales. The Kruger was formally proclaimed a national park in 1926 and today it forms part of the Great Limpopo Frontier Park.
This massive peace park links the Kruger with the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe and with the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique. Zimbabwe lies to the North and Mozambique to the East of the Kruger Park. The Kruger Park is famous for its abundant wildlife and it is also a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques. Several rivers flow through the Kruger in an easterly direction, including the Sabie, Olifants, Crocodile, Letaba, Luvuvhu and Limpopo Rivers. It is about four and a half hours drive from Johannesburg to the southern part of the Kruger.
Cost $700USD per person.
Arrival by airplane
Please book your flight to arrive at O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Safari with Us will pick you up from the airport.