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Kruger National Park: Full-Day Private Safari With Pickup

1. 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 pickup from a range of areas, including Hazyview, Skukuza, Pretoriuskop, Phabeni Gate, Orpen Gate, Crocodile Bridge Gate, Phalaborwa Gate, and Malelane Gate.

Kruger National Park Full-Day Safari

2. 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.

Hazyview: 2.5-Hour Sabie River Zip Line Experience

3. Hazyview: 2.5-Hour Sabie River Zip Line Experience

Experience the freedom of gliding over the beautiful forested valley along the Sabie River, next to Kruger National Park. Enjoy a fun activity for the whole family, suitable for all ages and skill levels. Meet at Perry’s Bridge Trading Post in Hazyview for a short briefing, before being transported to the start of the trail. Follow the zip line trail into the valley basin down sections of cable that vary in length from 70 to 230 meters. Stop along the way at 10 different elevated platforms to admire the stunning views of the forest floor below, keeping a look out for local wildlife. At the end of the trail, return to Perry’s Bridge where you'll find restaurants and shops at your service.

Kruger National Park Afternoon Safari

4. Kruger National Park Afternoon Safari

Highly experienced field guides are passionate about the bush, and they 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. A safari is also offered 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. This half day Safari is available to those who have limited time or who wish to visit the Kruger National Park in the afternoon. 

Marloth Park: Kruger National Park Safari Game Drives

5. 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 Johannesburg: 2-Day Safari into Kruger National Park

6. From Johannesburg: 2-Day Safari into Kruger National Park

Look for the legendary wildlife of South Africa on a thrilling 2-day safari in Kruger National Park. Day 1: Benefit from pickup at O. R. Tambo International Airport or your hotel in Johannesburg, and then travel via a panoramic route to Kruger National Park. Head to your accommodation which is based in Hazyview outside the Kruger National Park to freshen up before your 2 hour evening game drive. Look for majestic lions, leopards, and other big cats out for the hunt. Return to camp to enjoy dinner around the camp fire. Day 2: Wake early for a morning game drive when the animals are at their most active. Search for big cats heading home from their nighttime hunts, and hyenas scavenging for remains. Return to camp for breakfast and a last chance to encounter animals in the wild before the drive back to Johannesburg.

Kruger National Park Morning Safari

7. Kruger National Park Morning Safari

After pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Hazyview head to Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest game reserve, and one of the most respected in the world. Your highly experienced field guide will be passionate about the bush, and 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. Learn about the recorded presence of man, including bushman rock paintings and archaeological sites, which is conserved along with the Park’s natural assets. If time permits you will visit at least one of these amazing sites during your trip. From an Open Safari Vehicle 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. On request a safari in a closed, air-conditioned vehicle is also available. This is a pleasant and comfortable option especially in very hot weather, for older guests, and for families travelling with young children.

From Johannesburg: Kruger National Park 3-Day Safari

8. 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. Rest at camp and relax in your en-suite chalet. Enjoy drinks before dinner in the private restaurant. 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. Later, leave the lodge to look for wildlife until late in the afternoon. Stop at one of the restaurants inside the park to have some lunch, then continue tracking wildlife. In the evening, head back to the lodge to relax and start looking at the photos you've taken so far on the trip. 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. Arrive back at the airport for your onward flight or continue to your hotel.

Kruger National Park: Morning Safari

9. Kruger National Park: Morning Safari

After being picked up from your accommodation or one of the park gates, get ready to discover the extraordinary wilderness of Kruger National Park. You will be taken care of by professional guides and driven in high-quality private vehicles to experience the 2 000 000 hectares of the park up close and personal. Kruger National Park is home to 'The Big 5' and over 140 Mammal species, and there is no better way to discover this amazing wilderness than a guided safari tour along the 200km network of roads that run throughout the park. Your experienced guide will help ensure quality wildlife sightings, no matter the season. Make sure to dress for the weather, and stay refreshed with complimentary mineral water on the tour. Breakfast stops are available at Kruger rest camps where you can choose from a variety of delicious dishes. Discover the magic of Kruger in the morning with this half-day tour.

Hazyview: Blyde River Boat & Reptile Park Tour

10. Hazyview: Blyde River Boat & Reptile Park Tour

This tour starts off with a visit to the Kinyonga Reptile Park, a center for reptile-related research and public education, home to many species of snakes, frogs, and other interesting reptiles. At Kinyonga, you'll get to see and learn about reptiles, numerous amphibians and arachnids, many species of which are endangered in South Africa. After lunch, you'll board a boat on the Blydepoort Dam for a view of the mountains from the bottom of the Canyon. This 1.5-hour excursion in spectacular surroundings is not to be missed - you might spot some game on the riverbanks from the boat, and the occasional hippo or crocodile may come past for a closer look at the visitors!

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What people are saying about Mpumalanga

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 397 reviews

the safari was so good!! we had already seen all the big five by 11 o'clock, later we found a lion and a leopard in addition and many other exciting animals! our guide "pleasure" sometimes found animals (like rhinos and a lion) from a huge distance behind bushes, no idea how. unbelievable! he came to pick us up on time, was very friendly and above all he always gave us a lot of information and answered our questions. we had a wonderful, unforgettable and very successful day and would recommend this safari to everyone and book it again and again! thank you very much!

A combined birthday present for our children and grandchildren, ten persons in all. Their day went from saying ten hours would be too long to it should have been much longer. Their guide, Muzi was a star of the day with his extensive knowledge of all things bush, animal, bird was shared with the party keeping them enthralled. They were fortunate to see the big 5 as an added bonus. A huge plus to Dirk Tours for the exceptional service

Exceptional day! Jerry is a passionate guide, always smiling! He is committed to finding all the animals and allowing everyone beautiful viewpoints for photos. Our son had his best day: lions at sunrise, hippo, elephants, giraffes, croc, buffaloes, hyena....only missing the rhino but Jerry sent us back the gps point to see him the next day. Thank you for this amazing day! Floriane, Guillaume and Robin

We were booked with Kurt Safari on a private tour. Max was our guide, he was very knowledgeable and was detailed in his explanations of the wildlife. He went the extra mile to insure we could see the wildlife on our list. We highly recommend visiting Kruger National Park and why not spend a little extra and get a knowledgeable guide?

Very helpful Instructors. Felt safe at all times. Very exciting experience!