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Kruger National Park: Full-Day Game Drive with Pickup

1. Kruger National Park: Full-Day Game Drive with Pickup

Keep an eye out for Africa's Big 5 as you explore the Kruger National Park in an open game-viewing vehicle. Join a full-day safari complete with pickup from your hotel or one of the park's gates and set out to discover South Africa's wildlife with the help of a local guide. Get an early start with a pickup from your accommodation or the gate of your choosing and make the most of your time in one of Africa's largest game reserves. Hop into an open vehicle and drive along the park's many roads in an area known to be rich in both plant and animal life. Your experienced safari guide will take you to some of the best places to see animals. Spot vast herds of herbivores and be on the lookout for the big cats that hunt them. Look for cheetahs, impalas, zebras, wildebeest, and the many other species that call this reserve home. A full day in the park also increases your chances of seeing Africa's Big 5, the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo. The area is also rich in birdlife, including the African fish eagle, the hornbill, the kingfisher, and many more. As you drive, learn about the park, its history, and the local inhabitants who used to call this area home. Enjoy 2 stops throughout the day, one for breakfast and one for lunch, savoring some of the hearty fare available at the park's many rest camps (cost not included). Your African safari experience comes to an end with a return journey to your pickup location. 

Kruger National Park: Full-Day Private Safari With Pickup

2. Kruger National Park: Full-Day Private Safari With Pickup

Get an early start to make the most of the best time of day for game viewing, as most wild animals start their search for food and water early. See the animals when they are more active in the cool, early mornings and before they wait out the midday heat under shady trees or in their burrows. Climb aboard an open safari vehicle and embark on a game drive through Kruger National Park. Search for the "Big 5" of Africa and other magnificent creatures in the wilderness, where 2 million hectares are home to a variety of animals, from lions to giraffes. Benefit from the convenience of hotel pickups from Lodges In Hazyview , or Kruger Gate Hotel, Or from Kruger, Phabeni or Numbi gates.

From Johannesburg: 3-Day Budget Kruger National Park Safari

3. From Johannesburg: 3-Day Budget Kruger National Park Safari

DAY 1: Johannesburg Hotel/Hostel or O.R. Tambo Airport pickup and drive to Tremisana Game Lodge. At 17h00, board the open Landcruiser for an exciting Sunset Drive. After dark, use spotlights to locate nocturnal animals. Dinner will be an unforgettable BUSH BBQ deep in the African bush. After dinner continue with the Night Drive and overnight in your tent at Campfire Academy. DAY 2: Guests and their luggage are collected at around 06h45 and taken to Tremisana for breakfast. After breakfast, drive to Orpen in Kruger. Your guide will show you the varied fauna and flora of this magnificent wildlife paradise. Enjoy a full day of bird-watching and game-viewing. Drive to Marc’s Camp for dinner and overnight. DAY 3: Early morning game walk with an armed guard to explore the many animals that inhabit Marc’s Treehouse Lodge. After breakfast, we travel to the Three Rondawels of the Blyde River Canyon. We return you to your Johannesburg hotel/hostel or O.R. Tambo Airport at around 17h00.

Marloth Park: Kruger National Park Safari Game Drives

4. Marloth Park: Kruger National Park Safari Game Drives

They will enjoy the sunrise in Kruger National Park. Clients will see many Impalas, Wildebeest, Zebras in their first minute of game drive. They will see many elephants and lions sleeping in the road in the early morning. They will experience the beautiful of savannah woodlands that is destroyed by elephants. The tour guide will interpret everything during game drive. Clients will see many hippopotamus and crocodiles. Cheetahs are likely to be spotted when entering Kruger through Crocodile Bridge gate. They will transported in an open safari vehicle that is very high and comfortable. After 3 hours in the morning, there will be time for breakfast. The half day drive will continue with safari until 12:00. Full day tour lunch time is 12:30 for 1 hour, then tour will end at 1600 Clients will be dropped back to same lodge.

From Hazyview: Kruger National Park Full-Day Safari

5. From Hazyview: Kruger National Park Full-Day Safari

Begin your full-day Kruger Park game drive with a convenient early-morning pickup from your accommodation in Hazyview. Board a luxury safari vehicle and set out for the park's Phabeni Gate. Enter the park as the sun begins to rise and the temperatures are still cool. The animals are more active in the early morning hours, making this an ideal time to spot kudus, impala, lions, wildebeest, zebras, elephants, and other wildlife. Stop for breakfast (cost not included), enjoying around one hour of free time to fuel up for the day ahead. Then, hop back aboard your open safari vehicle and continue exploring the African bush. Benefit from the knowledge of your experienced guide. Learn interesting facts about the area and its history and marvel as they use their keen eye to spot animals you may otherwise have missed. Take another break, stopping to enjoy lunch at your own cost before heading back into the bush. Go off the beaten track, traveling along secluded roads to go in search of cheetahs, African wild dogs, and other elusive animals not often seen on game drives. Throughout your full-day tour, you'll also have the opportunity to purchase curios and other mementos of your experience as you stop at picnic spots and rest stops along the way. Your African bush adventure comes to an end with a convenient return transfer to your accommodation in Hazyview.

Hazyview: Private Full-Day Kruger Safari

6. Hazyview: Private Full-Day Kruger Safari

Your day will begin as you are picked up at Hazyview from where you will head for the Kruger National Park. Throughout your experience, you will have exclusive use of the vehicle for you and your group only. The first session of your safari is roughly 3 hours long, and will involve you seeing and learning about the animals and plant life. Following your first morning safari, you will enjoy a breakfast stop of about 45 minutes. Once your breakfast break is complete, you will continue your safari, exploring the Kruger Park Rivers and mountain areas. You will also of course discover many other animals for a further 3 hours. Following this exploration there will be another break for 1 hour during which you can purchase lunch. Following lunch, you will be taken back to your hotel while enjoy the last sightings of the park along the way.

From Johannesburg: Kruger National Park 3-Day Safari

7. From Johannesburg: Kruger National Park 3-Day Safari

Get back to nature in Kruger National Park and look for wild animals by open safari vehicle by day and at night. Day 1: Depart Johannesburg and drive by air-conditioned microbus through the Elands Valley to Nelspruit. Marvel at the citrus farms along the way. Then, enter Kruger National Park in time for lunch. Spend the afternoon on a game drive looking for elephants, giraffes, and antelopes in their natural environment. Overnight Accommodation at Tembo Guest Lodge Hazyview Day 2: Wake at dawn to listen to the birds before going in search of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo). Enjoy a hearty breakfast, then continue to a waterhole to see hippos, crocodiles, and birds before returning to your camp for a nap or afternoon swim. Have Lunch at Skukuza Camp on the banks of Sabie River before embarking on a n afternoon game drive to finish up where you left off. Later head out to your accommodation in Hazy View. The Accommodation place is called Tembo Guest Lodge Day 3: Depart on an early morning game drive looking for elusive species lurking in the bush. Get some time to shop before your homeward journey. Enjoy amazing views of the farmlands of Schoemans Kloof and stop for lunch in Highveld. Get dropped back at the hotel or Johannesburg airport. The drop off time will be 5 pm.

Kruger National Park Full-Day Safari

8. Kruger National Park Full-Day Safari

The highly experienced field guides will share their knowledge of the 147 species of mammals, more than 500 species of birds and 336 species of trees which make this 2 million hectare space their home. The recorded presence of man – including bushman rock paintings and archaeological sites, are conserved along with the Park’s natural assets. If time permits, at least one of these will be included in the trip.  From an open safari vehicle, you can smell the dust and the sun-warmed grass, listen to the cicadas and the cry of the fish eagles and enjoy the heat of an African day. However, you are also able to choose a safari in a closed, air-conditioned vehicle. This is a pleasant and comfortable option especially in very hot weather, for older guests and for families travelling with young children.

Kruger Park Scheduled Full day Safari Drive from Hoedspruit

9. Kruger Park Scheduled Full day Safari Drive from Hoedspruit

Your full-day (eight to nine-hour) safari drive into the Kruger National Park will begin before sunrise, with pickup from any hotel or address in the vicinity of Hoedspruit in one of our open safari vehicles, giving you a higher vantage point and a perfect panoramic view of the animals. Your guide will use their professional skills and knowledge to assist you in looking for and finding the park's most famous animals, as well as explaining some natural phenomena. Stopping at various lookout points, waterholes, and rivers will increase your chances of seeing as much of the park's fauna and flora as well as the spectacular scenery of various areas of the park. You will have lunch at one of the rest camps, where you can stretch your legs, do some souvenir shopping and take in the surrounds. To make the best of the experience, you should wear comfortable clothing in neutral colours to blend in with the natural surroundings and bring along sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen to protect yourself from the African sun. And don’t forget your camera! All that remains then in making it a never-to-forget-experience, is to follow your guide's instructions, keep a safe distance from the animals and refrain from feeding or teasing them, in order not to disrupt the natural balance of this magnificent ecosystem. i You will be picked up from your specified location in or near Hoedspruit between 05:30 and 06:00 to enter the Kruger National Park at Orpen Gate, geared and ready for a safe and respectful wildlife viewing experience. During the morning drive you will explore the diverse regions near Orpen, known for its savannah grasslands and abundant wildlife – hopefully including some nocturnal animals and big cats. During the following mid-morning game drive you will visit several more waterholes to find more sightings until you stop for lunch (for your own account) at a rest camp from about 13:00 to 14:00 All the Kruger rest camps offer a mix of local and international cuisines to be relished. After lunch, you will continue on an afternoon game drive until about 15h00 to make your way back to Orpen Gate to exit the park. You will be safely dropped off at your chosen location in or near Hoedspruit around 4 pm Included Qualified guide: All of our guides are FGASA (Field Guides Association of South Africa) certified, ensuring you receive expert commentary and insights into the park's flora and

Johannesburg: 4-Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari

10. Johannesburg: 4-Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari

Day One: Start your tour with pickup from all hotels, guesthouses, and private homes in Gauteng, as well as from Johannesburg Airport. Travel via the Highveld farmlands to the picturesque subtropical Lowveld and on to Tremisana Game Lodge in the Balule Section of the Kruger Park. After a short break, during which you may unwind at the bar, have a swim or relax in the tropical gardens, then board the open Landcruiser for a 4-hour Sunset Drive. Your guide will show you various animals and birds. After dark, use spotlights to locate nocturnal species. Dinner will be a Bush Braai in a Marula Tree Boma deep in the African bush. Spend the night in comfortable airconditioned en suite thatch-roofed chalets. Day Two: Awaken at sunrise for an exhilarating day of unforgettable bush life. Drive to a remote venue, where you’ll enjoy a 4-hour “walk in the wild.” Your experienced field guides will lead you through the bush at a pace you can handle in search of the Big Five. The thrill of following Africa’s large animals until you are close enough to take a decent photo will remain with you forever. Adrenalin surges will be acute, notwithstanding the fact that your rangers are adequately armed in case of danger. Return to Tremisana for brunch. Later you may sleep in your air-conditioned chalet or swim in the pool. Visit the game viewing Hide overlooking Tremisana Dam. Lunch will be served at 1:30 PM. At 3:30 PM, enjoy a 4-hour Sundowner Game Drive. On the game drive, your rangers will be in radio contact, so as to keep us informed of the movements of the game. Return to Tremisana at around 7:30 PM. Day Three: Travel to the Orpen Gate of Kruger Park, where you’ll board your open Gameviewer. The absence of windows and the elevated vantage position allow for excellent photographic opportunities. You will have an amazing chance not only to view game, but also to listen to and smell the African bush and its denizens. There will be regular stops at picnic spots, rest camps, and places of interest. Your experienced ranger will show you many animals and birds that frequent this wildlife paradise. The Orpen-Satara-Nwanedzi regions boast open plains and support large herds of zebra, giraffe, and antelope that attract numerous predators. In fact, the zones you’ll visit have the highest concentration of lions in Africa. Day Four: Enjoy an early morning Sunrise Drive on the Open Landcruiser. After a hearty breakfast, there will be time to purchase some memorabilia from the shop and take your last photos of the luxuriant lush gardens at Tremisana. Then, drive to the awesome Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon. Return to Gauteng in the late afternoon. Airport drop-off is available by arrangement.

Kruger National Park

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4.5
(29 reviews)

A great experience and the guides really made an effort to track down animals. Of the Big Five, we did not see any buffalos or rhinos in the park. Our guide did a great job with the lions, eventually found them! An experience to never forget!

Very well organised and exceeded my expectations in all areas. Caroline at Katekani lodge is a treasure. The game drives and bush walks were amazing and I would highly recommend this activity.

Our Guide Sipho was kind and gave us a beautiful tour with rich information on all animals and some fun facts. On time Managed to find exactly what we said we are interested on RECOMMENDED!

Bradley was an amazing guide. He was always looking for new animals for us to see and made every effort for us to spot the Big 5, which we did! Highly recommend.

We really enjoyed the company of the guide. He was in a great mood! Very knowledgeable and fun.