9-Day Full Kruger Tours

Day 1: Hazyview

Meet your guide at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and enjoy a scenic 4 hour drive to a small town located just outside Kruger Park where you check in to our guest house in a gorgeous golf estate. That afternoon, you enjoy some time with African Elephants and learn about their plight on the African continent. In the evening, you will enjoy a good meal at a restaurant and cheers to the start of your African adventure

  • Private and comfortable guest house outside Kruger Park
  • Meals are not included

Day 2: Panorama Route

Your morning begins with a 90 minute drive to the top of the panorama route where you make your way down the ridge slowly enjoying sites like The Three Rondavels, Bourkes Luck Potholes and God’s Window. Along the way, besides the gorgeous views of the pine and eucalyptus plantations and waterfalls, traditional shopping abounds! Lunch will be enjoyed towards the bottom of the route at which point your guide returns you safely to our guest house where the only things left to do is to enjoy dinner and get ready for bed

  • Private and comfortable guest house outside Kruger Park
  • Breakfast box included, all other meals not included

Day 3: Kruger National Park

Your morning begins with a 10 minute drive to the national park and a full mornings game drive stopping for bathroom breaks, a stretch and lunch later on. Game drives will be conducted in a private vehicle with no other guests. Accommodation will be at one of the beautiful rest camps within the park itself. After an afternoon drive, your guide will get you back to the rest camp at gate closing time where you will enjoy dinner at the local restaurant before indulging in your first introduction to the bush night sounds at bedtime

  • Comfortable bungalow inside Kruger Park
  • Breakfast box included, all other meals are not included

Day 4: Kruger and Private Game Reserve

Up early, you and your guide explore Kruger a bit more before tucking in to some breakfast at the rest camp. From there, you will leave the national park and make your way through traditional heartland and arrive at a 12 400 acre, big 5 private game reserve, located along the central part of Kruger. Accommodation is at a shared game lodge in the middle of the reserve where the staff will treat you to dinner under the stars with your faces lit up by the fire light

  • Beautiful thatched cottages inside the reserve
  • Dinner is included

Day 5: Conservation Awareness

Up early, your guide takes you out of the reserve for breakfast before taking you to a rehabilitation centre. This is home to many animals that have either been permanently injured or poisoned and cannot be released back into the wild. The centre has won many awards and has been featured on National Geographic. From there, you head back to the game lodge for lunch, a well deserved snooze and then a late afternoon / early evening game drive followed by dinner in a traditional boma

  • Beautiful thatched cottages inside the reserve
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Days 6-8: PRIVATE Concession

Up early, you’ll go on a guided walk looking for cheetah before sitting down to a good breakfast. Your guide will then take you out of the reserve and head east to a private concession within Kruger called Klaserie. Enjoy 3 nights at a private lodge, completely exclusive to just yourself including your guide and chef. It is a very unique experience to be out in the middle of the African bush with lions calling and leopards leaving their tracks for you to follow. A morning and evening game activity will keep you on the edge of your seat

  • Private and exclusive game lodge inside Kruger Park
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 9: Departure

You leave Kruger Park and make your way to the airport in time for your next adventure or your journey home

  • Not included
  • Breakfast is included

Payment and Currency?

We accept all major credit cards and can organise EFT payments as well

It’s not required to bring thousands of dollars in cash into Africa. Facilities in Africa have improved dramatically in recent years, and it’s now possible to pay by Visa and Mastercard at most locations. Currency exchanges and ATMs are available at most airports

Best Time For Me to Go?

Summer

This is from December-March and the average daytime temperature peaks at around 34°C or 93°F. The area is very hot, often with amazing thunder showers! From mid-morning to mid-afternoon the animals often find cool spots making them difficult to spot. On the plus side, many antelope species have babies with them

Autumn

This is from March-June and the average daytime temperature peaks at around 29°C or 84°F. Rainfall is at its highest, vegetation is at its thickest and it is still hot, although cooler in the evenings. Antelope species are now rutting (mating rituals) for the breeding season which is fascinating to watch

Winter

This is June-September and the average daytime temperature peaks at around 25°C or 77°F. Great game viewing can be had all over southern Africa! Days are mild and pleasant and the evenings are chilly. The vegetation is less thick and the game viewing is at its best around the permanent water sources

Spring

This is September-December and the average daytime temperature peaks at around 29°C or 84°F. By far the best time to do one of our Kruger tours. Many migrant birds return and the game congregate around the sweet grasses and permanent water

Travel?

You can choose to drive to and from the airport with your guide which is included in the rate or you can choose to fly to either Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit, starting point for all the tours except the private safari where you can fly to Hoedspruit Airport. All tours, you can choose to fly to Johannesburg or Cape Town via Hoedspruit Airport at the end

This is perfect if you are not keen on the 4-7 hour drive from Johannesburg to the various starting points… Although, some have said their guides sparkling conversation skills and music choices are worth it (citation needed)

Health & Safety?

Vaccinations

In Africa, things change constantly. As such, so do rules and regulations. Make sure you ask your doctor about vaccinations before coming to Africa and make sure you specify which countries you will be visiting

Malaria

We have written a comprehensive blog post about malaria to keep you in the know. Please click Malaria Info for more info

Snakes

There are many snake species found in Africa, only 10 of which are regarded as deadly. You may be lucky enough to see them living their daily lives out in the bush… Please be aware though that these creatures are very scared of humans and if left alone, pose very little threat to you. If ever one gets too close for comfort, never lash out, that is what we are here for

Ticks

Ticks are often seen in the summer months hanging off grass stems looking for a tasty animal to latch onto. We do encounter them on walks occasionally and suggest you bring insect repellent and wear long pants and boots on our walks

Connectivity?

Most of the lodges that we stay at have got WiFi access, some may be slower than others (hey, it is the bush now)

If you would like to use a mobile phone while on safari and do not want to pay more than the actual safari itself on international roaming then we would suggest using a local sim card… They are very cheap and airtime and data is equally inexpensive. Your guide can take you to a local shop to buy one, but bear in mind:

  • Make sure you know the size of the sim card your phone uses
  • Make sure you have unlocked your phone as some phones do not allow other sim cards to be loaded

Food and Drink?

Food and drink play a huge role on our Kruger tours. On an African safari, they often find the lasting blend between old-world tradition and modern culinary influence. The sense of wilderness isn’t interrupted as you dine beneath the stars, a fire crackling and nocturnal animals calling and moving around. Menus are unique, blending local ingredients – sometimes those you won’t find served anywhere else in the world – with an international focus, perfectly delivered. Each lodge will also have a well stocked bar or we will purchase our own drinks, so in short, you will be well looked after

Hygiene?

Sometimes it’s hard to picture. You’re heading deep into the bush, a hundred miles from a tarred road or town. There’s going to be no running water. You’re going to be far from a borehole and just can’t imagine how you have a wash. And a shower? In such remote wilderness? Rest assured that each lodge has clean water and varied amenities depending on the accommodation, but all will have a hot shower / bath and a clean, flushing toilet

  • Book your own international flights to get to South Africa
  • Our Kruger tours start and end in Johannesburg or an airport around Kruger Park
  • All accommodations are very comfortable with en-suite bathrooms. Luxury accommodation can be provided if you would prefer
  • All dietary requirements can be accommodated
  • All game viewing activities are guided. Both the national park and private concessions are home to 147 species of big game including lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino and 517 species of birds
  • No singles can be accommodated on this tour unfortunately
  • This safari is family friendly and we accept children from the age of 2 years

Day by Day

Day 1: Hazyview

Meet your guide at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and enjoy a scenic 4 hour drive to a small town located just outside Kruger Park where you check in to our guest house in a gorgeous golf estate. That afternoon, you enjoy some time with African Elephants and learn about their plight on the African continent. In the evening, you will enjoy a good meal at a restaurant and cheers to the start of your African adventure

  • Private and comfortable guest house outside Kruger Park
  • Meals are not included

Day 2: Panorama Route

Your morning begins with a 90 minute drive to the top of the panorama route where you make your way down the ridge slowly enjoying sites like The Three Rondavels, Bourkes Luck Potholes and God’s Window. Along the way, besides the gorgeous views of the pine and eucalyptus plantations and waterfalls, traditional shopping abounds! Lunch will be enjoyed towards the bottom of the route at which point your guide returns you safely to our guest house where the only things left to do is to enjoy dinner and get ready for bed

  • Private and comfortable guest house outside Kruger Park
  • Breakfast box included, all other meals not included

Day 3: Kruger National Park

Your morning begins with a 10 minute drive to the national park and a full mornings game drive stopping for bathroom breaks, a stretch and lunch later on. Game drives will be conducted in a private vehicle with no other guests. Accommodation will be at one of the beautiful rest camps within the park itself. After an afternoon drive, your guide will get you back to the rest camp at gate closing time where you will enjoy dinner at the local restaurant before indulging in your first introduction to the bush night sounds at bedtime

  • Comfortable bungalow inside Kruger Park
  • Breakfast box included, all other meals are not included

Day 4: Kruger and Private Game Reserve

Up early, you and your guide explore Kruger a bit more before tucking in to some breakfast at the rest camp. From there, you will leave the national park and make your way through traditional heartland and arrive at a 12 400 acre, big 5 private game reserve, located along the central part of Kruger. Accommodation is at a shared game lodge in the middle of the reserve where the staff will treat you to dinner under the stars with your faces lit up by the fire light

  • Beautiful thatched cottages inside the reserve
  • Dinner is included

Day 5: Conservation Awareness

Up early, your guide takes you out of the reserve for breakfast before taking you to a rehabilitation centre. This is home to many animals that have either been permanently injured or poisoned and cannot be released back into the wild. The centre has won many awards and has been featured on National Geographic. From there, you head back to the game lodge for lunch, a well deserved snooze and then a late afternoon / early evening game drive followed by dinner in a traditional boma

  • Beautiful thatched cottages inside the reserve
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Days 6-8: PRIVATE Concession

Up early, you’ll go on a guided walk looking for cheetah before sitting down to a good breakfast. Your guide will then take you out of the reserve and head east to a private concession within Kruger called Klaserie. Enjoy 3 nights at a private lodge, completely exclusive to just yourself including your guide and chef. It is a very unique experience to be out in the middle of the African bush with lions calling and leopards leaving their tracks for you to follow. A morning and evening game activity will keep you on the edge of your seat

  • Private and exclusive game lodge inside Kruger Park
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 9: Departure

You leave Kruger Park and make your way to the airport in time for your next adventure or your journey home

  • Not included
  • Breakfast is included
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FAQ's

Payment and Currency?

We accept all major credit cards and can organise EFT payments as well

It’s not required to bring thousands of dollars in cash into Africa. Facilities in Africa have improved dramatically in recent years, and it’s now possible to pay by Visa and Mastercard at most locations. Currency exchanges and ATMs are available at most airports

Best Time For Me to Go?

Summer

This is from December-March and the average daytime temperature peaks at around 34°C or 93°F. The area is very hot, often with amazing thunder showers! From mid-morning to mid-afternoon the animals often find cool spots making them difficult to spot. On the plus side, many antelope species have babies with them

Autumn

This is from March-June and the average daytime temperature peaks at around 29°C or 84°F. Rainfall is at its highest, vegetation is at its thickest and it is still hot, although cooler in the evenings. Antelope species are now rutting (mating rituals) for the breeding season which is fascinating to watch

Winter

This is June-September and the average daytime temperature peaks at around 25°C or 77°F. Great game viewing can be had all over southern Africa! Days are mild and pleasant and the evenings are chilly. The vegetation is less thick and the game viewing is at its best around the permanent water sources

Spring

This is September-December and the average daytime temperature peaks at around 29°C or 84°F. By far the best time to do one of our Kruger tours. Many migrant birds return and the game congregate around the sweet grasses and permanent water

Travel?

You can choose to drive to and from the airport with your guide which is included in the rate or you can choose to fly to either Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit, starting point for all the tours except the private safari where you can fly to Hoedspruit Airport. All tours, you can choose to fly to Johannesburg or Cape Town via Hoedspruit Airport at the end

This is perfect if you are not keen on the 4-7 hour drive from Johannesburg to the various starting points… Although, some have said their guides sparkling conversation skills and music choices are worth it (citation needed)

Health & Safety?

Vaccinations

In Africa, things change constantly. As such, so do rules and regulations. Make sure you ask your doctor about vaccinations before coming to Africa and make sure you specify which countries you will be visiting

Malaria

We have written a comprehensive blog post about malaria to keep you in the know. Please click Malaria Info for more info

Snakes

There are many snake species found in Africa, only 10 of which are regarded as deadly. You may be lucky enough to see them living their daily lives out in the bush… Please be aware though that these creatures are very scared of humans and if left alone, pose very little threat to you. If ever one gets too close for comfort, never lash out, that is what we are here for

Ticks

Ticks are often seen in the summer months hanging off grass stems looking for a tasty animal to latch onto. We do encounter them on walks occasionally and suggest you bring insect repellent and wear long pants and boots on our walks

Connectivity?

Most of the lodges that we stay at have got WiFi access, some may be slower than others (hey, it is the bush now)

If you would like to use a mobile phone while on safari and do not want to pay more than the actual safari itself on international roaming then we would suggest using a local sim card… They are very cheap and airtime and data is equally inexpensive. Your guide can take you to a local shop to buy one, but bear in mind:

  • Make sure you know the size of the sim card your phone uses
  • Make sure you have unlocked your phone as some phones do not allow other sim cards to be loaded

Food and Drink?

Food and drink play a huge role on our Kruger tours. On an African safari, they often find the lasting blend between old-world tradition and modern culinary influence. The sense of wilderness isn’t interrupted as you dine beneath the stars, a fire crackling and nocturnal animals calling and moving around. Menus are unique, blending local ingredients – sometimes those you won’t find served anywhere else in the world – with an international focus, perfectly delivered. Each lodge will also have a well stocked bar or we will purchase our own drinks, so in short, you will be well looked after

Hygiene?

Sometimes it’s hard to picture. You’re heading deep into the bush, a hundred miles from a tarred road or town. There’s going to be no running water. You’re going to be far from a borehole and just can’t imagine how you have a wash. And a shower? In such remote wilderness? Rest assured that each lodge has clean water and varied amenities depending on the accommodation, but all will have a hot shower / bath and a clean, flushing toilet

Key Info
  • Book your own international flights to get to South Africa
  • Our Kruger tours start and end in Johannesburg or an airport around Kruger Park
  • All accommodations are very comfortable with en-suite bathrooms. Luxury accommodation can be provided if you would prefer
  • All dietary requirements can be accommodated
  • All game viewing activities are guided. Both the national park and private concessions are home to 147 species of big game including lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino and 517 species of birds
  • No singles can be accommodated on this tour unfortunately
  • This safari is family friendly and we accept children from the age of 2 years
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