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.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the Lisbon Falls, Three Rondavels in the Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window. You’ll find the dramatic Lisbon Falls north of the little town of Graskop in Mpumalanga, just outside the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. It’s situated in a very rich waterfall area. The Lisbon Falls is named after the Portugese capital of Lisbon, which is also the name of a large farm in the area.

Your days will kick-off with delicious breakfasts, ended with three-course al fresco dinners and 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 Off-suite Hut or Cottage Tent

Budget Kruger Park tours 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 Game Drive with Kruger Park Tours


Day 1: Coming from Johannesburg to the Kruger National Park
Kruger Park Tours will pick you up in Johannesburg early morning.  On route you will be surprised by the changing landscape as from the Witbank area with its well cared for farm land. Keep your camera ready for all the memories on this scenic journey. We will stop for lunch (own expense) on route. Then you will have the opportunity to settle into your Cottage Tent.

Kruger Park Tours offer you your first Safari experience with a SANParks Sunset Drive where you will not only experience the perfect African Wildlife sunset but also the animals of the night.  Two things to take note of is that you will be accompanied by other guests and SANParks rangers have permission to return after the normal gate closing times.

(Children under 6 years of age are not permitted on open vehicle drives)

On your return from the sunset drive you will be served with a tree-course dinner, wine and under the stars if the weather permits it. You may also purchase additional drinks from the Kruger National Park Shop in Skukuza.

Day 2: Full day in the Park

When on Safaris, early mornings will be the status quo to award you with opportunities to again go on a game drive. Before you leave we will serve you coffee, tea, muffins and fruit. You are welcome to take additional snacks. Your game driver will share knowledge of animals as well as visiting the best sights for spotting animals. The drive will take 3 to 4 hours. When back in Skukuza you will enjoy a brunch.

The rest of the day you can spend in leisure around Skukuza that lies on the southern banks of the Sabie River. The camp is well foliaged and there are some lofty trees along the river’s edge.  Activities and facilities are diverse, such as swimming, visiting shops and museums. Keep you camera always ready because animals that might be just outside you Cottage Tent include the Fruit Bat, Thick–tailed Bush Baby, Warthog, Spotted Hyena, Purple–crested Lourie and many more.

Thereafter you will leave on a afternoon Kruger Park game drive. The ranger’s knowledge and first-hand experience will ensure the finest African Wildlife Safari viewings and you will learn of all aspects of the wilderness.

You, the game ranger, other guests will share African Wildlife Safari stories at the three-course dinner, wine and camp fire.

(Included: Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 3: Kruger Park to Gauteng

Before we leave for Johannesburg at about 11h00, you could again go on a last game drive and on your return we serve breakfast. The drive back take about 6 hours thus we advise guests to rather stay over in Johannesburg on this day to avoid the disappointment of missing a too early booked flight.

(Included: Breakfast)

Panorama Route (Optional Excursion)
This offer is only available on day two of your Kruger Park Tours Safari, at no extra charge. This activity however replaces the activities for the day and only available if you are staying 3 days or longer. The Kruger National Park Panorama Route is known for its cultural heritage and spectacular landscapes. Breakfast will be enjoyed in one of the small towns en-route (own expense). On offer is a vast array of exciting options such as the Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondavels, Lisbon Waterfalls and God’s Window. Ask our staff on safari, to co-ordinate this for you.

** Terms & Conditions Apply **


• 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


• 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


Kruger Park Tours Safaris first and foremost utilizes the facilities and accommodation situated inside the Kruger National Park. In rare cases and due to unavailability, Kruger Park Tours is forced to use outside accommodation.

Kruger Park Tours has permanent accommodation in a camp in Skukuza. The open game drive vehicles are based here as well. Multiple rest camps are available on request.

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 Safaris and a bush bumble (kiddies game drive) will be conducted after the normal game drive, specifically focused on kids. We do not offer babysitting and thus it is the responsibility of the parents to care for their children. Private family 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 19h00 (domestic) or 20h00 (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.

Guests flying out of Nelspruit on the last day, should note that depending on flight details, may not have enough time to see the Panorama Route. However, a special Panorama Route with private transport can be arranged, in advance and 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 reimbursements 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.


For travel in 2018:

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