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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. 

Hazyview: 2.5-Hour Sabie River Zip Line Experience

2. 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: Full-Day Private Safari With Pickup

3. 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.

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 Johannesburg: 3-Day Budget Kruger National Park Safari

5. 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.

From Hazyview: Kruger National Park Full-Day Safari

6. 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

7. 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.

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.

From Johannesburg: Kruger National Park 3-Day Safari

9. 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.

Johannesburg: Affordable 3 Day Kruger Park Safari

10. Johannesburg: Affordable 3 Day Kruger Park Safari

DAY 1: Johannesburg Hotel/Hostel or O.R. Tambo Airport pickup and drive to Tremisana Game Lodge where you have time to have a swim or quick rest in your airconditioned chalet. 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 an en suite air-conditioned chalet. DAY 2: Drive to the Orpen Gate of Kruger on a custom-built open-sided Game Viewer. You will have an opportunity to view game without intervening glass windows and also listen to and smell the denizens of the bush. We have regular stops at picnic spots, rest camps and places of interest. The Orpen-Satara-Nwanedzi region’s open plains attract large herds of zebra, giraffe and antelope, that, in turn, attract many predators. In fact this zone has the highest concentration of lions in Africa. Dinner and overnight at Masango. DAY 3: Early morning game walk with an armed guard to explore the many animals that inhabit Marc’s. After breakfast, we travel to the Three Rondawels of the Blyde River Canyon. We return you to your Johannesburg hotel/hostel or JNB airport at around 17h00.

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4.6
(476 reviews)

Absolutely recommendable! Every single person made our trip a perfect experience. The staff was very accommodating and friendly, it was fun to look at the smiling faces every morning. The food was super varied and delicious, especially the soups. The grounds were beautiful, like a little paradise and we were greeted directly by an elephant. You can watch the animals from the veranda while sitting on the swing. The safari with Luke and Marc was exceptional. We are more than satisfied!!! Translated with DeepL.com (free version)

Lovely full day experience getting to see the Kruger with an exceptional knowledgable guide who made extra effort for us to see as much as we possibly could. Thank you Mike

The drive to the park with Nic was phenomenal and very informing. The safari was great and we saw alot of animals. Mostly because of our great guide!

Our guide was really motivated to find all the animals of big five and the goal was achived within that one day.

Very great program, very nice safari guides and breathtaking nature! We can highly recommend the tour.