Best of Kruger National Park
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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).