Travel with Kruger Park Tours on this Kruger Safari in a Hut 3 Day package and be stunned by the Big 5 on open vehicle game drives. Participate in a SANParks drive to be thrilled by the spectacular African Wildlife sunset and surprising activities of animals at night.

Included in your Safari is a visit to unforgettable Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve (or Motlatse Canyon Provincial Nature Reserve), situated in the Drakensberg escarpment region of eastern Mpumalanga, South Africa. The reserve protects the Blyde River Canyon, including sections of the Ohrigstad and Blyde Rivers and the geological formations around Bourke’s Luck Potholes, where the Treur River tumbles into the Blyde below. Southwards of the canyon, the reserve follows the escarpment, to include the Devil’s and God’s Window, the latter a popular viewpoint to the lowveld at the reserve’s southern extremity. With us you will visit Lisbon Falls, Three Rondavels in the Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window. Start the day with tantalizing breakfasts and end the day with three-course dinners, al fresco style while sharing the finest of wines around the camp fire. You will go to bed surrounded by the perfect noises of African Wildlife.

Accommodation on a Kruger Safari in a Hut

Accommodation of the Kruger Safari in a Hut include en-suite 3-Star round hut chalets with beds, linen, towels and soap. Chalets have a small fridge, air conditioning and mosquito proofing on the doors and windows. You have the option of visiting select attractions along the Panorama Route instead of joining the morning game drive (not applicable to 2 day safari). Wedged in between the Highlands Meander and the Kruger National Park is The Panorama Route with perfect views and natural wonders, namely God’s Window, the world’s third largest and biggest green canyon (Blyde River Canyon) as well as the impressive Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondawels.

Vehicles used on a Kruger Safari in a Hut

We will fetch you from the airport, take you to the Kruger National Park and safely return you to the airport in a 12 seat bus. The most spectacular African Wildlife experience is facilitated in open safari vehicles.

12 seat safari bus
Kruger Game Drive with Kruger Park Tours

Itinerary


Day 1: Gauteng to Kruger National Park

We leave on your Kruger Safari from Johannesburg in the early morning, a 4 to 5 hour drive will amaze you when entering Witbank when driving through well cared for farm land. Just before you enter Nelspruit, keep you camera ready for the unforgettable scenic wonders. We will stop for lunch at your own expense.
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 Wildlife night-life. SANParks’s rangers might return after the normal gate 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 wine is included at our private camp within Skukuza. Guests are welcome to bring additional or alternative drinks which is available at the Kruger National Park Shop.

Day 2: Full day in the Kruger National 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 Skukuza Camp. The afternoon you can leisure around, swim, visit Skukuza 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. The restaurant looks down on the Sabie River. Historical sites in the camp are the dogs’ cemetery, bell tower, old pontoon bridge, train bridge, Selati Rail Museum and Campbell Hut Museum. The Stevenson-Hamilton Memorial Library is open to the public. 5 Things to seek at Skukuza 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 guides 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.

(Included: Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 3: Kruger Park to Gauteng
Day 3 is the final day of your Kruger Park 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.
(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 **

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. 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.

PRICE

For travel in 2017:

Kruger Safari: ZAR 7295 per person
Transfers: ZAR 1475 per person
Total: ZAR 8770 per person

For travel in 2018:

Kruger Safari: ZAR 7810 per person
Transfers: ZAR 1580 per person
Total: ZAR 9390 per person



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

Kruger Safari in a Hut

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