The Camping Accommodation while on a Kruger Safari
Tents are equipped with beds, linen, pillows, duvets, a fan and ablutions. You will not be shut behind brick and glass but be thrilled in a tent on Safari. Drift off to sleep to the sounds of the night in the African Wildlife. You will be in for a wonderful surprise if your idea of staying in a tent means having to rough it.
Vehicles used when on a Camping Kruger Safari Package
During all your drives with us you will travel safe and in luxury. On our open 4 x 4 vehicles, the ranger’s knowledge and first-hand experience will ensure the ultimate Kruger Park Wildlife Safari experience.
Day 1: Johannesburg to Kruger National Park
We collect guests early morning in Johannesburg for the 6 hour travel to the Kruger National Park. On route you will be surprised by the scenes. The Highveld section of your journey starts in eMalahleni, which means ‘Place of Coal’ – a name symbolic to the town’s historical and current status as the coal mining capital of the province. You will pass the farming and industrial town of Middelburg, heading East, the route takes travelers through the mystical, mist-shrouded trout, cattle and sheep farming areas of Belfast and Machadodorp. On route we will we stop for lunch (own expense).
After settling into your Dome Tent and exploring Skukuza, you will join us for a SANParks Sunset Drive. The excitement all starts when you climb onto the 4 x 4 vehicle for your first game drive and the ranger explains the rules of an open safari vehicle. You will be accompanied by other quests because this is not a private game drive.
(Children under 6 years of age are not permitted on open vehicle drives)
A three-course dinner will await you at your return. We add some wine, camp fire stories and at your absolute pleasure will be all the night sounds only found on an African Safari.
Day 2: Full Day in the Kruger National Park
The next day you will leave on an early morning game drive that will take 3 to 4 hours. Before you leave we will offer you tea, coffee, muffins and fruit which will be followed by great Big 5 and other animal sightings. When you returned you will be served a brunch.
The next hours you can explore Skukuza. Your afternoons will be typically consist of spotting monkeys and warthog living in the camp and trying to identify as many different species of birds as possible. When you go around the camp, you might be seeing Mongoose, Snakes, Skinks, Millipedes, Birds, Monkeys. When scanning the Sabie River next restaurant you will be looking at crocodile and hippo. You could also spend time in the pool.
All the above is followed with the afternoon Kruger Park Game drive. We conduct all our game drives in specially adapted 4×4 open game drive vehicles to allow our guests the best possible vantage point.
Again, a three-course dinner will await you at your return. We add some wine, camp fire stories and at your absolute pleasure will be all the night sounds only found on an African Safari.
(Included: Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 3: Leaving Kruger Park
Sadly, this day you will return to Johannesburg. However, you have yet another chance to see all the beauty of African Wildlife on a morning game drive followed by breakfast. So capture all those animals that eluded you so far. The drive back takes at least 6 hours and guests are advised to sleep over in Johannesburg on this night to avoid missing flights back home.
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 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
• 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
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.
For travel in 2018:
Safari: ZAR 4910 per person
Transfers: ZAR 1580 per person
Total: ZAR 6490 per person
No single supplement charges on our safaris!
We depart with a minimum of one person.