4 Day Affordable Kruger National Park Safari Cottage Tent

Our 4 Day Budget Kruger National Park Safari in a Cottage Tent will offer you an array of African Wildlife experiences. Make sure to bring along enough space to save all the sensational images you will be taking on your visit. The animals in the Kruger National Park will surprise you with every encounter. From the shy Stick Insect at night on the tree outside your tent to the majestic Big 5.  Come and experience it for yourself because that is the only way.  You will see all the classical African Big Game, including elephant, black and white rhino, hippopotamus, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, warthog and many antelope species because there are 145 mammal species in the Kruger Park.

You will also be served breakfast, three-course dinners with wine and camp fire evenings where you will have the opportunity to mingle with fellow guests. Skukuza camp offers you the Sabie River where elephants sometimes congregate. The stretch right opposite Skukuza is the home to a number of hippos. The trees along the river are home to very loud Baboons, while the piercing calls of Galagos are heard at dawn and dusk. Fruit Bats are easily seen under the verges of some thatched roofs. Some of these have been fitted with radio transmitters to study their feeding patterns.

You could also visit the Panorama Route when you option to exchange a morning game drive. This route in Mpumalanga is well known for its cultural heritage as well as its dramatic scenery. You will visit the Lisbon Falls, Three Rondavels in the Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window.

Accommodation when on a Affordable Kruger National Park Safari in Cottage Tent

Kruger Park tours in a cottage tent

If you look at the pictures of the cottage tent you will see that you will spoiled with a patio, beds, linen, towels, soap,  small fridge, a fan and mosquito proofing on the doors and windows. Ablutions are shared and cleaned daily. This is the perfect way to experience a Safari. You will get a taste of what the early explorers endured except you will have far more luxury.

Vehicles as part of the Kruger National Park Safari

Game viewing in the Kruger National Park is a wonderful experience especially in a safe but open 4 x 4 vehicle. You will also be safely transported from Johannesburg to the National Kruger Park and back in an air conditioned mini bus.

Kruger Game Drive with Kruger Park Tours
12 seat safari bus

Itinerary

Day 1: From Johannesburg to Kruger National Park  
We will fetch you early to start you African Wildlife Safari. In a few kilometers you will be out of the busy city and the landscape will start to change into mesmerizing landscapes. Past Witbank or eMalahleni to Nelspruit is a 6 hour drive. Kruger Park Tours will take you through the Highveld with its wide open spaces. We will stop for lunch at your own expense and end in Skukuza in the Kruger National Park.

Afrter settling into your Safari Cottage Tent, you will be taken on your first SANParks Sunset Drive. Other guest might join you and the game drivers might return after the gates close. All the excitement starts when you climb into the open 4 x 4 vehicle and the ranger explains the rules of game viewing. These guidelines are in place to enhance your game viewing experience and to ensure your safety.

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

After the exciting first African Wildlife Safari game viewing you will sit down to a perfect three-course dinner with complimentary wine. You can add own drinks purchased from the Kruger National Park Shop in Skukuza.


Day 2 & 3: Full day in the Kruger National Park

Large carnivores include lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and spotted hyena but there are also many smaller equally enticing species. These animals get up early in the morning and you will leave on a game drive early. But we will first serve you tea, coffee, muffin and fruit. The game drive takes 3 to 4 hours.

Once back in Skukuza, brunch will be served after which you will have time to relax around in Skukuza. Skukuza is a shortened word for Sikhukhuza in Tsonga language, meaning new broom. Skukuza was given by the local Tsonga people as a nickname for James Stevenson-Hamilton who was seen as ‘a new broom’, cleaning up poaching in the Kruger National Park. Activities and facilities in Skukuza are diverse and sophisticated like a little city but the animals and plants found both within the camp and in the surrounding areas are exceptional.

After an afternoon rest, you will again be awarded the opportunity to see African Wildlife on the afternoon Kruger National Park game drive.  Experience the majestical Kruger Park from our specially adapted 4×4 Safari vehicles. On this open vehicle you have a great chance to spot some of the creatures in this world renowned reserve.

On your return you will have a three-course dinner, wine, camp fire, African Wildlife Safari stories and go to sleep in your Cottage Tent.

(Included: Breakfast & Dinner)


Day 4: Kruger Park to Gauteng

On your final day of your Kruger National Park Safari, you will start with last Safari game drive. This is when you will bid farewell to the Big 5. After breakfast we start the 6 hour return to Johannesburg. We recommend that you rather stay over on this night in Johannesburg to avoid missing your 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 **

Included

• Professional drivers and guides that 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

Safari: ZAR 8240 per person
Transfers: ZAR 1475 per person
Total: ZAR 9715 per person

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

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