Best of Kruger National Park

Best of Kruger National Park

  • 5 Days
  • From : Johannesburg
  • To : Johannesburg
  • Guided Tour
  • Guide : English
  • Minimum age : 10 Years Old

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South Africa is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Join our five-day tour and see its remarkably untamed wilderness and astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely through Kruger National Park, a massive unfenced game reserve. Get an insight of the Panorama Route and get amazed by the Blyde River Canyon. This trip will fill your senses and will leave great memories for the lifetime.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Kruger National Park: The largest game reserve in South Africa, home to a variety of different species of wild animals, including the Big Five: elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo.

Blyde River Canyon: One of the most spectacular canyons in the world with beautiful mountainous backdrops and panoramic views of the Mpumalanga province.

Graskop: At an altitude of 1,400 m above sea level lies this small scenic mining town on the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment. It is the ideal starting point from which to explore Mpumalanga’s highlights, such as Kruger National Park, Pilgrims Rest and the Blyde River Canyon.

What’s included?

TOUR GUIDE:

  • Operated with an English-speaking local guide during the Panorama route on day 3
  • Specialized wildlife ranger during the safari game drives on days 2, 4, 5

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 4 nights’ accommodation

MEALS:

  • 4 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners

TRANSPORT:

  • Arrival transfer from O.R. Tambo International Airport to Lodge in Hazyview
  • Departure transfer from the Lodge in Hazyview to O.R. Tambo International Airport
  • Open safari vehicle for game drives

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:

  • All entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary: 2 full-day game drives in open safari on days 2 and 4; entrance to Kruger National Park; Panorama Route on day 3 (includes the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Lisbon Falls, God’s Window (weather permitting), Graskop and Three Rondavels); half-day open safari on day 5

OTHER:

  • Meet & Greet at the airport OR Tambo International Airport on Day 1
  • Mineral water on all drives

Exclusions

  • Expenses of a personal nature, drinks, and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Lunches throughout the program
  • Gratuity for driver and guide
  • Personal travel, baggage, and medical insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
  • Optional tours International or domestic flight tickets and airport taxes or visa fees

Please note

  • On day 1, please make sure your flight lands at O.R. International Airport before 6:00 am, in order to catch the shuttle transfer to Hazyview on time. If already in Johannesburg, the pickup is done at your hotel advised during the booking process.
  • On day 5, the estimated time of arrival at the O.R. International Airport is at 5:00 pm. Please book your onward domestic flight after 7:00 pm or international flight after 8:00 pm.
  • Please note the breakfast (included) and lunch (not included) on Days 2 and 3 are packed meals.
  • Late check-out, early check-in, connecting or adjoining rooms at the hotel are all subject to availability and not guaranteed.
  • No refunds for unused services. Splitting the package is not allowed.
  • Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the contents of the tour without prior notice, including possible changes of hotels and/or itinerary.
  • It is compulsory to sign an indemnity form when entering South African National Parks. More information about the regulation and the parks can also be found on the official SANPARKS website: www.sanparks.org.
  • Parents travelling with children could now be requested to provide an unabridged birth certificate (including the details of the child’s father as well as the mother) of all travelling children. This applies even when both parents are travelling with their children. When children are travelling with guardians, these adults are required to produce affidavits from parents proving permission for the children to travel. The above applies to foreigners and South Africans travelling to or from South Africa as well as travellers in transit. Please note that the child must be the appropriate age (according to the stipulated accommodation) at the time of travel.
  • See your doctor for advice regarding vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis.
  • Electricity and plug standards are 220/240 volts at 50 cycles per second. A three-point round-pin adapter plug should be brought for your electrical appliances – such adapters are also available at major airports.

What do I need to bring?

Comfortable clothing is the most suitable for traveling to South Africa. For the game drives, couple of neutral-toned items will be useful, and a good pair of walking shoes is also advisable. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat, and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.

Accommodation options

Day 1-4 Hazyview:

Standard Hotel Category = Umbhaba Eco Lodge or similar or similar 3*

Cancellation Policy

  • Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.

If you do not choose pick-up, you can start the experience at any of the places below.

OR Tambo International Airport

1 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, Johannesburg 1632, Gauteng, ZA

 

Day 1 :  ARRIVAL JOHANNESBURG – HAZYVIEW (405 km – 4.5 h)

Early in the morning, at 6:00 am, you will be picked up from the O.R. Tambo International Airport or nearby airport hotels. Meet and greet by our tour representative who will assist you with the transfer in a shared coach towards Hazyview, the Gateway to the Kruger National Park. The route takes us from the Johannesburg Highveld through the picturesque valleys of the Mpumalanga Lowveld. We arrive at the lodge in Hazyview approximately at 12:00 pm. Check-in to your lodge and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Hazyview is a small farming town and is renowned for its banana industry. It is known as the gateway to the Kruger National Park and is ideally situated to explore the Panorama Route. Golfers find many beautiful golf courses in the area. You can choose between many activities available at the lodge, from hot air ballooning, quad biking, to river rafting and superb hiking trails. Enjoy dinner there before settling down for your first night in Africa.

Overnight in Hazyview

Day 2 :  KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

A spellbinding experience awaits you this morning. Head out to explore Kruger National Park, often thought of as the world’s largest wildlife zoo. Wake up early in the morning, before sunrise and jump into a safari jeep with a specialized wildlife ranger-guided and drive over to Kruger Park for your very first safari experience. You will start driving visiting various water holes, lookout points & rivers. You will have your breakfast packed by the lodge at a local rest camp/picnic venue, after which thrilling game drive continues and, like completing a wildlife bingo, you will try to spot all of Africa’s highly sought-after Big Five: elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo. You will make two stops during the day, one for breakfast (packed breakfast by the lodge; included) and another for lunch (not included), at different rest camps throughout the safari. That way you will be able to take advantage of your time in the game reserve to the fullest and make sure you don’t miss any animal you were longing to see in its natural habitat. You will be driven back to the lodge in the late afternoon, at around 4:00 pm. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at leisure until dinner is served. 

Overnight in Hazyview.

Day 3 :  HAZYVIEW – PANORAMA ROUTE – HAZYVIEW

Rise and shine for another African morning in the wilderness. Enjoy your breakfast at the lodge and at around 9:00 am get ready for the departure towards the famous Panorama Route. You will visit the world’s third-largest canyon – the Blyde River Canyon – as well as the Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, found in the Blyde River, and a small town called Graskop, where we will have lunch (not included) and do some souvenir shopping. We also visit the breath-taking God’s Window, as well as Lisbon falls. You will be back to the lodge at about 5:00 pm for some leisure time, a swim, and time to rest after the past few exciting days, before dinner.

Overnight in Hazyview.

Day 4 :  KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Wake up early in the morning, before sunrise, for another African wilderness. Jump into the open safari jeep, and together with your ranger drive towards Kruger National Park. Today you will have an opportunity to see different areas of the Kruger Park. The guide will focus on finding different wildlife that might have alluded you on the previous safaris. You will visit various water holes, lookout points, rivers, and have our pre-packed breakfasts at a local picnic venue. After that, we will visit bird hides and look for the mighty Big 5 again. You will again have a two-stop during the safari, one for breakfast (packed by the lodge; included) and one for lunch (not included). You return to the lodge approximately at 4:00 pm for a swim, relaxing and catching up on the last few days of pictures and experiences until the dinner.

Overnight in Hazyview.

Day 5 :  HAZYVIEW – DEPART JOHANNESBURG (405 km – 4.5 h)

Rise and shine early I the morning for your last safari experience. You will be entering the park as the sun rises. You will have another breakfast with the packs supplied by the lodge and continue the safari until 11:00 am when you will be returning back to the lodge for check-out. You will be departing back to O.R. Tambo International Airport or nearby airport hotels, with the arrival time approximately at 5:00 pm. (We recommend you to book your onward domestic flights after 7:00 pm and returning international flight after 8:00 pm).