5 Day Kruger National Park Safari
Day 1: Gauteng – Kruger Park
We depart from Johannesburg between 06h30 – 08h00 to
allow for various collection points. Our route takes us
through the wide open spaces of the Highveld, down the
escarpment and through the scenic Lowveld area.
We stop for lunch en-route (own expense) and reach the
Kruger National Park and Skukuza Rest Camp in the afternoon.
After settling in to our accommodations, we head out on
our first game drive! We conduct all our game drives in
specially adapted 4x4 open game drive vehicles to allow our
guests the best possible vantage point. On our return, we
have some time to visit the Park’s shop, go for a walk &
just familiarizing ourselves with our surroundings.
Dinner is a two course meal, served al fresco at our
private camp. Wine is served with dinner but guests are
welcome to bring along additional / alternative drinks which
can be purchased at the shop. Dinner included
Day 2, 3 & 4: Full day in the Park
Safaris are all about early mornings, getting out there
and seeing animals! After an early wake-up call (the time
varies according to the seasons and park gate opening times)
we have tea or coffee & rusks (dried biscuits to be dunked
in your drink!) We then set off on the morning safari which
will take approximately 3-4 hours. Your guide has an
intimate knowledge of the park, which contributes a great
deal towards brilliant sightings!
On returning to Skukuza, breakfast/brunch will be ready
at our camp. You then have time to enjoy a swim, visit the
Skukuza museum, catch up on some sleep, visit the park shop
which includes African curios, general food items and
drinks, take a walk around the camp, or simply relax at the
viewing platform in front of the restaurant, which overlooks
the Sabie River. Skukuza is also a bird watcher’s paradise!
Be sure to bring along your binoculars!
All our safaris include a SAN PARKS sunset drive. Note
that these drives take place in one of the Kruger Park’s
vehicles with a Park’s ranger. This is not a private game
drive and there may be other guests on this drive. (Children
under 6 years of age are not permitted on open vehicle
A sunset drive affords you the opportunity to see
nocturnal animals that are more active at night and the
Park’s rangers are allowed to return after the normal gate
On the day that you do not have the Sunset drive, we will
head out in our own open game drive vehicle. By now you will
already have seen quite a lot and we will go in search of
the ones that have eluded us thus far!
We include a SAN Parks Bush walk for all our guests
spending 5 days or more with us. These walks are also
conducted by a Parks ranger and there may be other guests
joining this activity. (Children under 12 years of age are
not permitted on bush walks).
A Bush walk allows guests to really get close to nature!
Although you may encounter some animals, you should note
that the purpose of such a walk is not game viewing, but
rather exploring other aspects of nature. Please remember to
pack comfortable walking shoes.
We share safari stories at the camp fire under the stars
after a scrumptious dinner served at our camp. Breakfast and
Day 5: Kruger – Panorama Route – Johannesburg
This morning we sadly have to leave the Park. We still
have one more chance for game viewing from our closed, air
conditioned tour vehicle as we leave the park. The drive out
of the park should take around 1 ½ to 2 hours.
The final highlight of our safaris is exploring the
renowned Panorama Route! Attractions visited include the
Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondavels, Lisbon Waterfalls and
Pilgrims Rest. We stop en-route for lunch (own expense).
The drive back to Johannesburg takes at least 6 hours and
guests are advised to sleep over in Johannesburg on this
night. Breakfast included
3 Safari Accommodation Options are available:
Cost:- From USD1400 per
person (No single Person Supplement!)
Accommodation is in en-suite chalets with beds, linen,
towels & soap. These chalets have a small fridge, air
conditioning and mosquito proofing on the doors & windows.
Cost:- From USD1240 per
person (No single Person Supplement!)
Accommodation is in fixed safari tents with beds, linen,
towels & soap. Ablutions are shared and serviced very
regularly. These tents have a small fridge, a fan and
mosquito proofing on the doors & windows.
From USD1050 per person (No single Person Supplement!)
Spacious cottage tent equipped with beds, mattresses,
sleeping bags & pillows for all Camping guests (Skukuza
only). Ablutions are shared and serviced very regularly.
Guests must bring their own towels and soap.
• Transport for the duration of your safari
• Pick up
and drop off in Johannesburg/Pretoria
drivers / guides (FGASA registered & Field Guides
Association of Southern Africa)
• Meals as specified per
• All day drives in the Kruger National Park in
an open game drive vehicle
• All day/night drives in the
• All entry fees and daily conservation levies
• Accommodation as per chosen option
• Bottled mineral
water during the day in the Kruger National Park
glass of wine with evening meals in the Kruger National Park
• Select Panorama Route attractions on the last day
• Meals not specified in itinerary
• Guests are welcome
to bring their own drinks to dinner in the Kruger Park,
which can be purchased at the Park's shop
• All drinks in
the Sabi Sand
• Items of a personal nature
On our safaris, we make use of facilities and
accommodation situated inside the Kruger National Park and
do not stay outside the Kruger, unless forced to do so
because of availability.
We have a permanent camp in Skukuza, which is also where
our open game drive vehicles are based. Safaris with
accommodation in multiple rest camps are available on
It is important to note that this is not a private safari
and more than likely there will be other guests joining you
on the game drive vehicles, air-conditioned mini bus
transfer vehicles as well as in the dining facility.
Please note that sunset game drive times are subject to
change and availability on the day. These drives are
conducted by SAN PARKS, by one of their rangers and in one
of their vehicles. There will most likely be other guests on
this drive. Children under 6 years of age are not allowed on
SAN Parks open game drive vehicles.
Although we welcome children on our safaris, we reserve
the right not to allow younger children on our normal game
drives. This will be entirely up to the guide's discretion
and will be in order to ensure a pleasurable game drive for
all our guests (including the parents). Should this be the
case, a bush bumble (kiddies game drive) will be conducted
after the normal game drive, especially for the kids. We do
not offer babysitting and as such one of the parents will
have to stay behind to watch the children. Private game
drives for families can be arranged at an extra charge.
Guests flying out of OR Tambo Airport on the last day are
reminded to not book any flights earlier than 19h00
(domestic) or 20h00 (international) in order to give us
enough time to get you to the airport. We recommend that you
rather stay over in Johannesburg if possible. Since we
cannot guarantee our arrival time in Johannesburg on the
last day we will not be held responsible for re-imbursements
of flight tickets, should we arrive later than expected.
Guests flying out of Nelspruit on the last day may,
depending on their flight details, not have enough time to
see the Panorama Route. Private transfers for guests with
early flights can be arranged in advance at an extra charge.