3 Day Kruger and Sabi Sand Combo (1 Night Kruger / 1 Night Lodge)

Enjoy a Kruger Safari accommodated in an en-suite chalet for one night and in a Sabi Sand luxury lodge for the next on this 3-day Kruger Park and Sabi Sand Safari. Experienced game rangers take you on exhilarating game drives and bush walks to explore the untamed wilderness of Kruger National Park and Sabi Sand Game Reserve, where Africa’s Big Five and a diversity of other wildlife are encountered close by. On this ultimate African safari experience, guests are treated to warm hospitality in truly African style.

Accommodation on a Kruger and Sabi Sand Combo

Kruger Park Safari in a Hut
Kruger Park Safari and Sabi Sand Luxury Lodge

Vehicles you will be Travelling in

You will be picked up in a comfortable and safe mini bus from Johannesburg and returned as such as well. On Safari you will have the best view to spot the Big 5 in 4 x 4 open but roofed vehicle in Kruger and open-air vehicle in Sabi Sand (depending on the lodge it may be open-sided or open-air vehicles used for game drives).

Luxury Tented Camp Game Drives - African Safari Guests filming lions at a Private Game Reserve
12 seat safari bus

Itinerary for the 3 Day Kruger and Sabi Sand Combo Safari

Day 1: Johannesburg to Kruger Park

Please note that the night you will sleep in Sabi Sand will varies according to lodge availability. 

Lodge options will range between Umkumbe Safari Lodge, Nkorho Bush Lodge, Elephant Plains Game Lodge, Tydon Bush Camp, Idube Game Lodge, Arathusa Safari Lodge, Inyati Game Lodge or Notten’s Bush Camp.

There is no optional Panorama route tour available on the 3-day safari option, due to timing. Special arrangements can be made, however subject to replace other activities, however at no extra charge.

Start the day early on this intimate small group safari (less than 10 people) from booked accommodations in Johannesburg (the arranged professional pick-up driver will take guests to the shuttle pick-up point).

The included shuttle from Johannesburg to Kruger Park leaves at 6:45 am ONLY from the OR Tambo bus terminal behind the Intercontinental Hotel.

Alternatively, we do collect from Nelspruit airport at 13:15 pm and Skukuza Airport (at any time). This provides flexibility to get to the safari.

A scenic drive with fantastic photographic opportunities takes us though the escarpment and the lowveld to the Kruger National Park (when taking the shuttle service from Johannesburg). We advise guests to buy take-out meals at the standard road stop (for their own account).

Your guide will transfer you from Skukuza to the Sabi Sand Luxury Lodge.

The afternoon drives continue after dark and dinner is afterwards.

Overnight at your Sabi Sand Luxury Lodge.

Day 2: Kruger Park and Sabi Sand Game Drives
The day starts with an early wake-up call between 5h00 and 5h30. Tea, coffee and muffins are enjoyed before leaving at first light. While seeing big game is always breathtakingly impressive, there are many other species as well as birds. Halfway through the Sabi Sand game drive, there’s a stop for hot drinks and snacks, before returning to the lodge at around 9 am for a full breakfast.

After breakfast and a short rest break, and you will be transferred back to Kruger Park to overnight.

Your afternoon Kruger Game Drive starts at approximately 15:00 pm.

Animal sightings are not guaranteed, however the chances to spot all of the big 5 on our safaris is very good!

Delicious dinner (catering for various diets) is included after the afternoon game drive on a set R250 per person (available at the rest camp restaurant).  This dinner is already included in the safari prices (to already include the tip as well).

Any meals of your choice can be made from the menu at the restaurant. Should your meal be more than the set amount, then these costs will be for your own account.

Exchange stories of Africa and listen to the sounds of the immense wilderness around you.

Overnight in Kruger park.

Day 3: Kruger to Johannesburg
The day starts early (after the game rangers or hosts’ wake-up call). 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.

Enjoy coffee or tea with rusks. The morning game drive is the last chance to spot the big 5, offering guests the opportunity to explore spectacular wild Africa, to spot a vast array of interesting wildlife.

After the morning game drive, brunch is a full English breakfast buffet.

Guests are dropped off at Skukuza Airport according to their flight time, at Nelspruit airport strictly 13h15pm and in Johannesburg between 17:00 and 18:00 pm.

** Terms & Conditions Apply **

  • By road option includes transfers to and from Johannesburg, Skukuza Airport or Nelspruit Airport.
  • Accommodation in Air conditioned rooms.
  • A guide who will be especially assigned to your small group of up to 10, to assist you throughout your safari.
  • Breakfasts and dinners.
  • Sabi Sand and Kruger Park Safari drives in open game viewing vehicles.
  • All other activities (as per the itinerary).
  • The optional scenic Panorama route on day 2.



ZAR 12000 per person sharing and ZAR 13000 per person single

Shuttles included

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