Our Budget Kruger Safaris provides the right balance between activities and time spent on safari to see an amazing variety of wildlife that the Kruger National Park has to offer.
One of Africa’s most famous national parks, there are 147 mammal species found in Kruger, more than any other wildlife reserve in Africa! Of these the Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant) are of course included.
On this safari we include open vehicle drives, a sunset drive and a walk. This safari gives you a complete African wildlife experience. Prepare to be amazed.
DAY 1: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
We depart from Johannesburg between 06h00 – 08h00 to allow for various collection points. Our route takes us through the wide open spaces of the Highveld, down the escarpment and through the scenic Lowveld area. We stop for lunch en-route (own expense) and reach the Kruger National Park and Pretoriuskop Rest Camp in the afternoon.
After settling in to our accommodations (twin bed chalets with en suite bathrooms), you go out on your first game drive which is a SAN PARKS sunset drive. A sunset drive affords you the opportunity to see nocturnal animals that are more active at night and the Park’s rangers are allowed to return after the normal gate closing times. Note that these drives take place in one of the Kruger Park’s vehicles with a Park’s ranger. This is not a private game drive and there may be other guests on this drive. (Children under 6 years of age are not permitted on open vehicle drives.)
Dinner is a three course meal, served al fresco at our private camp within Pretoriuskop. Wine is served with dinner but guests are welcome to bring along additional / alternative drinks which can be purchased at the shop.
We are able to pick you up from Nelspruit if you fly into Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. Pick up times are between 12h30 and 13h30.
Arrange with your consultant if your flight arrives later than the scheduled pick up time. Extra charges will apply for late arrivals.
Please note: Our budget safari makes use of 2 bed safari tents.
Skukuza Camp may be used as an alternative due to potential availability issues at Pretoriuskop You will be informed if this is the case.
DAYS 2, 3, 4, 5: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Safaris are all about early mornings, getting out there and seeing animals! After an early wake-up call (the time varies according to the seasons and park gate opening times) we have tea or coffee & rusks (dried biscuits to be dunked in your drink!) We then set off on the morning safari which will take approximately 3-4 hours. Your guide has an intimate knowledge of the park, which contributes a great deal towards brilliant sightings!
On returning to Pretoriuskop, breakfast/brunch will be ready at our camp. You then have time to enjoy a swim, catch up on some sleep, visit the park shop which includes African curios, general food items and drinks or take a walk around the camp. Pretoriuskop is also a bird watcher’s paradise! Be sure to bring along your binoculars!
After a siesta we set off on the afternoon game drive. We conduct all our game drives in specially adapted 4×4 open game drive vehicles to allow our guests the best possible vantage point.
We share safari stories at the camp fire under the stars after a scrumptious dinner served at our camp.
We include a SAN Parks Bush walk for all our guests spending 5 days or more with us. These walks are also conducted by a Parks ranger and there may be other guests joining this activity. (Children under 12 years of age are not permitted on bush walks). The Bush walk takes place very early in the morning & you will not be joining our morning game drive on this day. A Bush walk allows guests to really get close to nature! Although you may encounter some animals, you should note that the purpose of such a walk is not game viewing, but rather exploring other aspects of nature. Please remember to pack comfortable walking shoes.
We offer an optional, full day excursion to visit select attractions along the Panorama Route on all our Kruger Safaris of 3 days or longer. We visit attractions such as the Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondavels, Lisbon Waterfalls and God’s Window. We return to Pretoriuskop in the early evening. This excursion is available free of charge, replaces the morning and afternoon drive and will be coordinated by our staff while you are on safari with us. (Kindly note that this excursion is not available on the first or last day of you Safari due to time constraints)
LAST DAY: DEPARTURE
The sun rises over our final day in the Park and we have one last chance to find the animals that have eluded us thus far. After breakfast we return to Johannesburg. The drive back takes at least 6 hours and guests are advised to sleep over in Johannesburg on this night.
If you want to fly out of Nelspruit and not travel all the way back to Johannesburg with us, we can drop you off at the airport between 12h30 and 13h30. For transfers out of these scheduled times, consult with your consultant. Extra charges may apply.
We will stop over in one of the towns on our way back to Johannesburg and afford you the opportunity to enjoy lunch and a cup of coffee.
- Accommodation in 2-bed huts with communal bathrooms
- Breakfast/brunch and dinner
- Entrance and conservation fees
- Professional Guides (FGASA registered)
- Bottled Mineral Water
- Meals not specified in itinerary
- Items of a personal nature
Rates are Per Person and no single supplement is charged for solo travelers
|3 Days / 2 Nights||ZAR 5,885.00||ZAR 6,300.00|
|4 Days / 3 Nights||ZAR 8,240.00||ZAR 8,820.00|
|5 Days / 4 Nights||ZAR 10,230.00||ZAR 10,950.00|
|6 Days / 5 Nights||ZAR 12,700.00||ZAR 13,590.00|
|Transfer JHB ORT Airport to Outlook Lodge Lakefield||ZAR 160.00||ZAR 180.00|
|Shuttle JNB to Skukuza to JNB||ZAR 1,475.00||ZAR 1,580.00|
|Shuttle JNB to Skukuza to KMIA||ZAR 1,105.00||ZAR 1,190.00|
|Shuttle KMIA to Skukuza to KMIA||ZAR 735.00||ZAR 790.00|
|Shuttle KMIA to Skukuza to JNB||ZAR 1,105.00||ZAR 1,190.00|
|Shuttle JNB to Skukuza to GK to JHB||ZAR 1,945.00||ZAR 2,090.00|
|Shuttle KMIA to Skukuza to GK to KMIA||ZAR 1,475.00||ZAR 1,580.00|
|Shuttle JNB to GK to JNB||ZAR 1,945.00||ZAR 2,090.00|
|Shuttle JNB to GK to KMIA||ZAR 1,480.00|
|Shuttle KMIA to GK to KMIA||ZAR 1,050.00|