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Our Kruger budget safaris include collection and return to Johannesburg central hotels as well as a stop at the Blyde River Canyon for a postcard-picture of this amazing country! Safari expeditions in to Kruger Park are performed on fully equipped 4x4 safari vehicles to give our guests the best possible view and flexibility while traversing the african jungle.
Don't settle for anything less!! We recommend at least 3 days in the Kruger (1 full day) to make your trip worth while. The drive from Johannesburg is 5-6 hours on paved roads.
- Collection from your hotel in Johannesburg
- Stop at the Blyde River Canyon for an amazing view
- Late afternoon/night safari game drive on first day
- Bush Braai at Marula Tree Boma
- Morning Walk or Morning Game Drive on last day
- Full Day game drive in Kruger National Park
- Safaris conducted in 4x4 open safari vehicles
Driver & Safari Guide
Breakfast & Dinner Daily
Min 1 passenger
Shuttle & Open Safari Vehicles
Kruger Safari Itinerary:
Day 1 - Depart Johannesburg / Afternoon game drive
We collect our clients from all hotels, guesthouses, private homes or the airport. We drive in an air-conditioned vehicle via the Highveld farmlands to the picturesque Lowveld and Tremisana Lodge. You may rest in your air-conditioned chalet, have a quick refreshing dip in the pool, unwind at the bar or relax in the beautiful gardens. At around 17h00 we board the open Landcruiser for an exciting Big Five Sunset Drive. Your qualified guide will facilitate your first thrilling opportunity to experience the varied African fauna and flora. Watch the magnificent African sunset, and after darkness falls, use powerful spotlights to locate nocturnal animals. Dinner will be a BUSH BRAAI at the Marula Tree Boma deep in the bush.
Day 2 - Full Day in Kruger National Park
Drive to the Orpen Gate of Kruger Park. Your custom-built open-sided vehicle allows for a total wildlife experience – you will not only have time to view game, but also to listen to and smell the African bush and its denizens. The absence of windows and elevated position allow for excellent photographic opportunities. The Orpen/Satara region has the greatest concentration of animals in the whole of Kruger Park. Sightings of the Big Five are guaranteed. You will have a great day of game-viewing and bird-watching in this truly outstanding wildlife paradise.
Day 3 - Morning Game Drive / Return to Johannesburg
Enjoy an early morning Sunrise Drive on the open Landcruiser. After a hearty breakfast, there is an opportunity to purchase some memorabilia from our shop and take your last photos of the lush luxuriant gardens at Tremisana. We then drive to the awesome Blyde River Canyon and view the Three Rondawels. We return to Gauteng in the late afternoon. Airport dropoff by arrangement.
4 Day Tour also includes:
- 4 hour BIG FIVE BUSH WALK WITH ARMED RANGERS
- 3 hour GAME DRIVE at TSHUKUDU BIG 5 RESERVE
5 Day Tour also includes:
- 4 HOUR BIG FIVE BUSH WALK with ARMED RANGERS
- 3 HOUR GAME DRIVE on TSHUKUDU Big 5 Reserve
- MOHOLOHOLO REHABILITATION CENTRE
- CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST and Game Drive ON BALULE RESERVE
Best time to visit Kruger Park
Kruger is great year round, though many would say that the winter season is best (May to October), becuase the vegetation is thinner during the period, which means you have a better chance of spotting small and elusive animals like leopards.
What to Wear
Light, cotton clothing in light tones. These work best in a hot climate. Avoid white shirts as they show dirt easily and are more visible to animals.
Ladies - If you are staying at a private lodge, you can pack one smart set of clothing, but informal for the most part. We reccommend packing a support bra for game drives as they sometime get a little rough
It is a good idea to pack a few long sleeved shirts and a pair of long trousers as evenings can get a bit chilly and they keep mosquitos at bay.
Winter can get chilly in the morning, especially on morning game drives. Take a lightweight waterproof jacket. Shorts and t-shirt will be most comfortable around mid day. The secret is to wear several layers that you can take off as it gets hotter.
Take a good pair of hiking shoes or trainers. Heavy duty hiking boots are not needed unless you are going on a walking safari. A pair of sandals might be good for walking around the pool and lodge.
The African Sun can be quite harsh on the skin on a very hot day. You should try and take a wide brim hat to shade your eyes and the back of your neck
What to pack
- PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT
- SWIMMING GEAR
- CASH FOR LUNCHES, DRINKS AND SOUVENIRS
- INSECT REPELLANT