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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.

From Johannesburg: Kruger National Park 3-Day Safari

2. 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 Full-Day Safari

3. 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 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. 

Kruger National Park: Morning Safari

5. 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.

Kruger National Park Morning Safari

6. 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.

Kruger National Park: 3-Hour Walking Safari

7. Kruger National Park: 3-Hour Walking Safari

The walk itself is a relaxed 3-hour excursion to enjoy the air and peaceful surroundings of the wilderness. Customers will be transported from the gate in a safari vehicle to a predetermined location where the walk will take place deep in the park.  Take an opportunity to learn to identify animal tracks. Learn from your guides as they use their knowledge of the bush to track animals such as rhinos, elephants and lions — they’ll explain all about the natural wonders and fascinating facts about the African bush.  See, feel and touch the plants, including trees and flowers. Learn about the medicinal uses and other facts about the plants found in Kruger and how previous generations depended on them for survival. After a full 3 hours of walking, learning and exchanging of information the guides will take you back to the gate for your transfer back to their hotel.

From Johannesburg: 2-Day Safari into Kruger National Park

8. 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: Justicia Village Visit & Safari Tour

9. Kruger National Park: Justicia Village Visit & Safari Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Hazyview and head to Justicia Village, where you will meet the Muchongolo dance team and be invited to participate in traditional dance. The next stop will be to a traditional healer, where you'll learn medicinal uses of many plans and fortune-telling through the reading of bones. Head then to the preschools and meet the children of Happy Homes and Tshuxekani.  Proceed to a restaurant to indulge in local cuisine. The last stop will be at a craft center, where you can support local artists and artisans. The tour then continues to Kruger National Park for a safari. Learn about the history, plants, and animal life as your professional and high-qualified guide takes you on a game-safari. The day ends with a drop-off at your hotel in Hazyview.

From Hoedspruit: Kruger National Park Safari with Transfer

10. From Hoedspruit: Kruger National Park Safari with Transfer

The full day Kruger safari starts from Hoedspruit town and brings you to Orpen entrance gate. Your well experienced nature guide will immediately start to point out wildlife to you, while explaining how it all inter-connect with each other. Journey through the park in a specialized open safari vehicle, offering elevated & 180 degrees views of the changing environment. Kruger Park boast more than 140 mammal, 500 bird and countless reptile and insect species, with a chance of spotting one of the famous Big5 animals also. Most of the day will be spend discovering the natural beauty of the park and regular restroom breaks will be made in designated safe areas. A lunchtime break will give you the chance to reflect back on the morning sightings. The afternoon drive gives one the opportunity to find those animals that you missed earlier, or to capture that special moment with your camera. This is a full day excursion departing in the early morning and you will be returning in the late afternoon.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 147 reviews

We are more than happy to have done this safari. We made a detailed assessment of the morning safari, which is why I'm keeping it a little shorter now. In our opinion, it is also possible to only do two morning safaris, because we were unlucky enough to see almost no animals in the midday heat. Nevertheless, we do not regret having taken part in this experience and would do it again at any time. Our guide Heyn had sooo much experience and knowledge that he was able to convey to us that we could really take a lot with us. In addition to all the great animals, we really did see the Big Seven and are more than happy that luck was on our side. Thank you Heyn for this experience.

What a great experience! We had the same guide two days in a row and what can I say, we are absolutely thrilled! Our guide not only had a lot of specialist knowledge, he could even imitate almost all animals and we are sure that this is why we were so lucky to see a lion twice. They had long since left the road and disappeared into the tall grass, and his lure call made you cross the road again. In addition, we were really lucky to see the Big Seven on the 1 1/2 day safari with him! And many more frolicking, impressive animals! The name of our guide was: Heyn. Thank you Heyn for the great and unforgettable experience!

We really enjoyed our safari morning drive. We got to spot a number of animals and overall was an awesome experience. Our game driver Edward was amazing and made the whole experience worth while for us. One could definitely tell this is something he enjoys. We loved every moment of the game drive. Thanks to Carol for her services.

We were super satisfied, our guide Didi was super nice and was able to provide us with all the knowledge about all the animals in the park. We saw a lot of animals up close. A day we will never forget. We can recommend it to everyone!

It was really great! Our guide Gavin was very knowledgeable and also really tried to explore all the places where we could see the animals. Great experience