Budget Kruger Safari in an off-suite Hut For 3 Days

On a budget kruger safari in an off-suite hut or Cottage Tent package you will be surprised by the vastness of the Kruger National Park with its Big 5 and much more. The Drakensberg divides Mpumalanga into a westerly half consisting mainly of high-altitude grassland called the Highveld and an eastern half situated in low altitude subtropical Lowveld or Bushveld, mostly flat grassland areas. The southern half of the Kruger National Park forms part of the Lowveld whih is relatively flat with interspersed rocky outcrops.

Pre-bookable in your Kruger Safari is a visit to unforgettable Blyde River Canyon / Panorama route.

Your days will kick-off with delicious breakfasts, ended with three-course al fresco dinners and unlimited wine while meeting fellow travelers, exchange stories and pictures. AA camp fire will always be part of the evening scenes as well as unforgettable sounds of African Wildlife.

Accommodation on the Budget Kruger Safari is an Off-suite Hut or Cottage Tent

Budget Kruger National Park safari in a cottage tent

Accommodation in an off-suite hut or cottage tent as offered by Kruger Park Tours is the ultimate Safari experience. Image a true tent Safari as Livingstone did but with exceptional luxury. The hut / cottage tent is in a fixed space with beds, linen, towels, soap, small fridge, a fan and mosquito proofing on the doors and windows and ablutions are shared and serviced regularly.  Instead of a morning game drive you could option to visit attractions along the Panorama Route (not applicable to a 2 day Safari).

Vehicles used while on the Budget Kruger Safari Cottage Tent

A game drive is definitely worth going on specifically because it is in open yet safe 4 x 4 vehicles. It is an amazing and daunting experience knowing that you are out in the open in a game park.

12 seat safari bus
Kruger National Park safari Drive with Kruger Park Tours

Itinerary

Day 1: Coming from Johannesburg to the Budget Kruger Safari

The standard shuttle will depart promptly around 8h30 AM from Outlook Lodge in Johannesburg, for your Kruger Safari.

We can also transfer to/from other locations, at additional charge as follow:

Sandton, Rosebank and downtown Johannesburg at an additional ZAR 350 per person one way.

Ekurhuleni at an additional ZAR 250 per person one way.

For pick-up at Nelspruit Airport it wil be at 12h00 PM. Please do ensure that your local flight to Nelspruit Airport  lands at 11h30 AM and 9h00 AM for international flights so that you will be on time for pick-up.

You will go out on your first Game Drive (SANParks Sunset Drive) after settling into your accommodation. This sunset drive will reward you with spectacular African Night-life. SANParks’s rangers might return after the normal rest camp  closing times and other guests may join this drive.
(Children under 6 years of age are not permitted on open vehicle drives.)

A complimentary al fresco three course dinner with unlimited wine is included at our private camp within the Kruger National Park. Guests are welcome to bring additional or alternative drinks which is available at the Kruger National Park Shop.

Day 2: Full day in the Park

You will start early morning with tea or coffee with muffins and fruit before departing on the morning drive which takes approximately 3-4 hours. Departure time varies according to season. Our knowledgeable tour guide will take you on a journey of exploration with impressive viewings of the Big 5, other fauna and flora.
When you return from the morning drive brunch will be served at our budget Kruger Safari Park Camp. The afternoon you can leisure around, swim, visit the Museum, Kruger National Park Shop, take a walk around the camp, or just relax at the restaurant. The shop sells African curios, food items and drinks. 5 Things to seek at your Restcamp are the Fruit Bat, Thick–tailed Bush Baby, Warthog, Spotted Hyena and Purple–crested Lourie. The afternoon game drive again rewards you with highly experienced game ranger who informs clients of the history and background of the Kruger Park, animals, trees and plants encountered on the drive.

Dinner will be served and thereafter around the camp stories such as predator tension and competition between different species will be shared.  The stars in the night sky are amazing and so are the night sounds of animals.

Optional Panorama Route at ZAR 795

Pre-bookable. Places visited are Gods Window, Bourke’s Luck, Graskop Gorge and Three Rondavels (Blyde River Canyon). Meal/lunch stop on route (own expense). Alternatively, get finger snacks and afternoon Game Drive.

(Included: Light morning snacks, Full English Breakfast & Dinner)


Day 3: Kruger Park to Gauteng

Day 3 is the final day of your  budget kruger safari Tours Safari will include a morning game drive and this will be your last chance to see the Big 5 that might have eluded during days 1 and 2. We will return you to Johannesburg after breakfast. As the drive back takes 6 hours it is advised that guests sleep over in Johannesburg. You will arrive in Johannesburg between 17h00 PM and 18h00 PM. Please note that a local flight takes 2 hours for check in and 3 hours for international flights. Drop-off at Nelspruit Airport will be at 13h30 PM latest, please book flights accordingly.
(Included: Breakfast)

** Terms & Conditions Apply **

Included

• Professional drivers and guides are registered with FGASA  (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa)
• Meals are catered for depending on your dietary requirements
• All game drives in the Kruger National Park is done in open game drive vehicles
• SANParks sunset drive is for all guests over 6 years of age
• All entry fees and daily conservation levies are included in your package
• Accommodation as per chosen option
• Bottled mineral water during the day in the Kruger National Park
• Complimentary wine with dinner in the Kruger National Park

Excluded

• Meals not specified in itinerary
• Pick up and drop off in Johannesburg/Pretoria
• Guests are welcome to bring their own drinks to dinner, which can be purchased at the Kruger National Park Shop
• Items of a personal nature
• Gratuities

Notes

Kruger Park Tours Safaris first and foremost utilizes the facilities and accommodation situated inside the Kruger National Park.

Note this is not a private safari and thus it is very likely that other guests will join you on the game drives, air-conditioned mini bus as well as in the dining facility.

Also, note that the sunset game drive times are conducted by SANparks and their game rangers, in SANParks vehicles, subject to change and availability on the day. Again, most likely, other guests will join you on this game drive. Children under 6 years of age are not allowed on SANParks open game drive vehicles.

Yet, children are welcome on Kruger Park Tours Game drives and a bush walk. We do not offer babysitting and thus it is the responsibility of the parents to care for their children. Private game drives can be arranged at an extra charge.

You are reminded not to book flights leaving from OR Tambo Airport on the last day earlier than 20h00 (domestic) or 21h00 (international). We highly recommend that you rather stay over in Johannesburg on the last day of your Safari. Kruger Park Tours will not be held responsible for reimbursements of missed flight tickets.

Pick-up at Nelspruit Airport is at 12h00 pm. Check out is 2 hours on a local fight and 3 hours on international flights. Guests flying out of Nelspruit on the last day, should book flight to depart not earlier than 14h00 pm for local flights and 15h00 for international flights.

PRICE

For travel in 2018:

Safari: ZAR 6300 per person
Transfers: ZAR 1580 per person
Total: ZAR 7880 per person

For travel in 2019:

Safari: ZAR 6900 per person
Transfers: ZAR 1720 per person
Total: ZAR 8620 per person

No single supplement charges on our safaris!
We depart with a minimum of one person.

Hippo in water

We can also assist in booking the rest of your African holiday as well as day tours in Africa