Kruger National Park Camping Safari For 5 Days
Camping Kruger National Park Safari Accommodation
Your tent is equipped with an air conditioner, comfortable beds with linen, electric outlet and light. Ablutions are close by and cleaned daily. For an authentic camping experience, a stay in a Comfortable Bedded Tent is a must.
Travelling in our Vehicles to and within Camp Kruger Park
We transport you from Johannesburg and back in safe and luxury mini buses. Open but roofed 4 x 4 Safari vehicles offer the best possible game viewing experience while travelling with us in the Kruger National Park.
Day 1: Departing from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park is situated in Mpumalanga and established in 1898 for the protection of Lowveld African Wildlife, covering 20,000 square kilometers (7,700 sq mi).
Guests are collected from their accommodations in Johannesburg. The arranged professional pick-up driver will take guests to the shuttle pick-up point. We leave on your Kruger Camping Safari from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo bus terminal building in the early morning at a strict time (6:45 am) or later on (at 11am). A 4 to 5 hour drive takes us down the escarpment and to the scenic Lowveld area en-route to Kruger park. We will stop for lunch at your own expense on route.
Pick-up at Nelspruit Airport will be at 13h15 PM. Please do ensure that your local flight to Nelspruit Airport lands at 11h30 AM for local flights and 9h00 AM for international flights so that you will be on time for pick-up. Pick-up and drop-off at Skukuza Airport is included (as these flights match the safari times perfectly).
You will go out on your first Game Drive (SANParks Sunset Drive) after settling into your accommodation. Guests taking the 11 am shuttle will have a night drive. This sunset or night drive will reward you with spectacular African wildlife at night. 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.)
Our game ranger and host will pick you up at reception after the sunset game drive and before the night drive for dinner. A tasty complimentary dinner is included at the restaurant within the Kruger National Park. Guests are welcome to bring additional or alternative drinks to their accommodations, which is available at the Kruger National Park Shop.
Should guests arrive from the 11am shuttle, they will first have dinner before departing on the activity.
The restaurant has a liquor licence, so you cannot bring your own drinks there. Alcoholic beverages are sold at the restaurant (not included in the package price). The meals that are included in the itinerary are either buffets or set menus. Should the included meals not cover your dietary needs, you may order alternative meals (at your own expense).
Day 2, 3 and 4: Full day in the Park
Early morning drives leave well before dawn, yet the time you go on your game drive varies according to the seasons and camp gate opening times. You will be served with coffee, tea and rusks. It can be cool in the open-sided tour vehicle (some days depending on weather), even in summer. Take a jacket just in case it gets a bit chilly. In winter, rug up!
The start time of your morning drive will depend on rest camp gate opening times (as it differs throughout the year) and you may still be able to see nocturnal animals. April to September, the rest camp gates open at 6:00 am, November to January (4:30 am). February, March and October rest camp gates open at 5:30 am.
You may also choose to join a SANParks game ranger on a bush walk with as experienced game ranger once during a safari 5 days or longer.
This activity will depend on the availability, therefore the bush walk does not happen on a specific day.
Brunch will be ready on your return to the restaurant and thereafter you can relax within you interesting and diverse rest camp. There is also a large shop, cafeteria and museum.
After a midday siesta you can again join us for the afternoon game drive. You can camp Kruger Park and take a drink or snack to eat on game drives. The open sided vehicles offers you adventurous views of the African Wildlife.
Dinner will be served (catering for various diets). 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.
|Dinner Example: |
Guests are allocated R250 per person per night to choose a meal and drinks from the rest camp restaurant menu.
|Three course dinner on a set menu:Starters |
Tasty deep-fried white buttons, filled with a delicate, mixture of cheese, breadcrumbs, parsley & sherry. Served with our unique tartar sauce
Calamari Steak Strips
Soft & tender calamari steak strips, deep-fried to a golden hue & served with tartar sauce
Grilled East Coast Sole brushed with a choice of lemon or garlic butter sauce Served with savory rice
Sirloin steak seasoned & basted with our secret basting sauce & grilled to your satisfaction Served with a choice of rice, French fries or baby potatoes
Traditional favorite served with custard and cream or ice-cream.
An Optional Panorama Route excursion is included on one of the days.
Places visited are: Gods window, bourke’s luck, Wonder view, Three Rondavels and one of the amazing waterfalls on route (time dependent). Meal/lunch stop on route in Graskop (for your own expense). This excursion must be pre-booked with your safari and is availability dependent. For guests not wanting to take part in the Panorama route tour, can continue with the standard safari itinerary (afternoon game drive on the said day). Should you participate in this activity, you will start directly after your morning game drive, therefore missing your afternoon game drive.
(Included: Light morning snacks, Full English Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 5: Kruger Park to Gauteng
Rusks and coffee or tea is served early morning.
A sad stage on your Camp Kruger Park safari, is the last day. Yet we will still entertain you with a last early morning game drive, so you still have the opportunity to capture those animals not spotted as yet or to take even better photographs than the previous days.
We will return you to Johannesburg after Brunch. 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 international flights 3 hours. Drop-off at Nelspruit Airport will be at 13h30 PM latest, please book flights accordingly. Skukuza Airport drop-off according to flight time.
** Terms & Conditions Apply **
• Professional drivers and guides that are registered with FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa)
• Meals are catered for depending on your dietary requirements (please refer to the itinerary)
• All game drives in the Kruger National Park is done in open-sided game drive vehicles
• Pick up and drop off in Johannesburg
• 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
• Panorama Route tour
For travel from 1 March 2019:
Safari: ZAR 12500 per person sharing and ZAR 13500 per person single
Daily Shuttle: Included
We depart with a minimum of one person.