DEPART FROM: Johannesburg Ending at: Durban
Daily (Subject to Availability)
Approx. 4 Days
Kruger National Park
Subject to 2 passengers
Rates valid from 01 November 2015 to 31 October 2016
The Kruger Park Explorer Safari is a four day safari into Kruger Park, based at a luxury private Lodge with exiting 4×4 Game Drives plus visits to God’s Windows, potholes, Waterfalls and Pilgrim’s rest.
The amazing Kruger National Park offers you the chance to see the ‘Big 5’ in their natural habitat. The Kruger Park has long been renowned for the spectacular sightings of Africa’s most famous creatures and is one of the best places in Africa to see the enormous array of animals, large and small, that the continent has to offer.
On this Safari, transportation to and from Johannesburg is done in a luxury air – conditioned mini – bus. The drive to the park is via the Panorama Route and includes the sights of God’s Window, Pilgrim’s Rest, Graaskop and some magnificent Waterfalls.
It is also possible to fly to the Kruger Park as well as self drive.
We overnight at the 4 star Umbhaba Lodge (or similar) situated in Hazyview. The lodge consists of 30 en suit, all temperature controlled for your comfort and are surrounded by flowing waterfalls and lush subtropical gardens.
Lodge facilities include an a la carte restaurant, the safari – style Burn Out Bar and a quiet lounge. A crystal – clear rock pool amid sprawling lawns is a glorious invitation in the heat of a Lowveld day. Activities as Umbhaba Lodge include day and night safaris, helicopter excursions, hot air ballooning, fishing, hiking and horse riding.
Game drives are conducted in specially adapted, open 4×4 safari vehicles, maintained to the highest standards to ensure maximum comfort while driving in the Park.
Guides are highly trained professionals equipped with knowledge on virtually every living species in the Park. Years of experience have prepared them to deal with any situation.
Health & Clothing
Take precautions and consult with a medical doctor before embarking on your trip.
Use of insect replants is advised as risk can be reduced significantly.
South Africa’s climate is generally sunny and pleasant. Winters are usually mild, although snow falls on the mountain ranges of the Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State and Natal, an occasionally in lower – lying areas, when a brief cold spell can be expected throughout the country.
Required clothing: Lightweight cottons and linens and rainwear for summer. Warmer clothes are needed for winter only.
This safari can be done over 3, 4, 5 or even more days with guaranteed daily departures. Should you wish to prolong your stay on this safari, your additional day (s) will be similar to Day 2 in the itinerary.
We depart Johannesburg early and leave the bustle of the City behind us as we head towards Mpumalanga – The place where the sun rises. With fresh air and open fields around us, we sit back and relax as we head down the Escarpment to the ‘lowveld’.
We explore the Mpumalanga Panorama route, and along the way we visit some breathtaking views and spectacular scenery. We stroll back in time, down the historic main street of Pilgrim’s Rest. Ti takes us back to the days when dreamers and desperadoes from around the world converged on this little – known valley in a hectic scramble for the riches that lay beneath its grassy hillsides.
We stop at God’s Window, an overwhelmingly beautiful viewpoint with a 1000m drop into the ‘Lowveld’. En route we travel via Graskop and some magnificent waterfalls.
When choosing the self drive option, guests will be met upon arrival at the park by our safari guides and then the safari program commences on the first afternoon.
Upon arrival we check in to the 4 star Umbhaba Lodge (or similar). This up market Lodge, with its luxury en-suite rooms, will be our home for the next few days.
We have time to explore the Lodge before we embark on our first night Game Drive.
Our open 4×4 Game Drive vehicles are the perfect vantage point and will prove to make this an unforgettable experience. We arrive back in the camp when dinner is served and we have time to enjoy the magical sounds of the African night before retiring to our bungalows.
Day 2 & 3
Depart early at dawn for our morning game drive followed by breakfast.
Thereafter depart on a mid-morning game drive where we try to spot as many animals as possible. This is followed by a break for lunch when we stop at the lodge where we take time to have lunch (own expense).
We will embark on a afternoon Drive to see if we can spot some more of the magnificent creatures that roam this area. Our Game Drive vehicles are radio linked to other vehicles in the Park and therefore we have an advantage in tracking down the elusive “Big 5”.
We will return to our camp in time to enjoy dinner and talk about everything we experienced on this day.
Depart early at dawn for our early morning game drive followed by breakfast.
Thereafter we depart on a mid-morning game drive before we leave for the transfer to Johannesburg with a stop for lunch along the way.
We arrive in Johannesburg in the late afternoon.
A 13 seat air-conditioned Minibus is used for transfers to and from Kruger Park and custom built open safari vehicles are used for all game drives in Kruger Park.
What To Bring
Participants are advised to bring the following:
Insect repellant, flashlight, binoculars, camera, sun hat, sunscreen, warm clothing for open vehicle game drives, comfortable walking shoes, towels and pillow and sleeping bag (if required)
Malaria prophylaxis is strongly recommended for the safari.
All Game Drives with open 4×4 vehicles – Kruger National Park
Night Drive with open 4×4 vehicles – Kruger National Park
Nature walk in Private Reserve – Greater Kruger National Park
Kruger Explorer Safari 4 – Day Safari
Rate per Adult: ZAR 7750.00
Rate per Single Traveller: ZAR 9850.00
Rate per Child: ZAR 3875.00
Kruger Explorer 5 – Day Safari
Rate per Adult ZAR 9150.00
Rate per Single Traveller: ZAR 11 500.00
Rate per Child: ZAR 4575.00
Kruger Explorer 3 – Day Safari
Rate per Adult ZAR 6550.00
Rate per Single Traveller: ZAR 8200.00
Rate per Child: ZAR 3275.00
Kruger Explorer 3 – Day Self Drive Safari
Rate per Adult ZAR 4300.00
Rate per Single Traveller: ZAR 5780.00
Rate per Child: ZAR 2150.00
Kruger Explorer 4 – Day Self Drive Safari
Rate per Adult ZAR 6250.00
Rate per Single Traveller: ZAR 8350.00
Rate per Child: ZAR 3125.00
Kruger Explorer 5 – Day Self Drive Safari
Rate per Adult ZAR 7750.00
Rate per Single Traveller: ZAR 10 100.00
Rate per Child: ZAR 3875.00
Accommodation, breakfast, dinner, all game drives in 4×4 safari vehicles, night game drive, all entry fees to all areas stipulated in the itinerary, return road transfers from Johannesburg as well as a tour of the Mpumalanga Panorama Route.
Kruger Park Conservation Fees, lunch, drinks, items of a personal nature and services not mentioned in the program.
Kruger Park Conservation Fees are currently ZAR 192.00 / person / day.
Terms & Conditions
The following cancellation charges will apply:
More than 60 days before departure – 25% of tour price.
Between 31 – 59 days before departure – 50% of tour price.
Less than 30 days before departure – No refund.