4-Day Kruger NP Big 5 Budget Safari

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The highlights of this tour include:

  • Full day Safari in Kruger in open game viewing vehicle.
  • A short nature walk and sun downers
  • 3-hour Sunrise Kruger drive in open game viewing vehicle.
  • 3-hour Sunset Kruger drive in open game viewing vehicle.

A delightful, value-for-money budget Big 5 Safari experience

Take a walk on the wild side and join us on our signature Kruger Big 5 Safari Tour.

On this 4-day tour, you will be staying inside an actual game reserve, so the animal viewing never stops! Your base camp is located just outside the southernmost area of Kruger, by most known as one of the best areas for animal viewing.

You will experience the thrill of being on an authentic South African wildlife safari, observing the Big 5 (lion, leopard, Cape Buffalo, rhino and elephant) as well as a host of antelope, birdlife and amphibians. You will be inspired by an authentically African atmosphere in the largest game reserve in South Africa. Kruger National Park is larger than some small countries in Europe and is just less than two million hectares of conservation area.

 

Day 1

Your bus leaves Johannesburg at about 05h00 in the morning form the central Johannesburg area, from your hotel. Please check with our booking agents regarding suitable pick up locations. Airport pick-up is also possible on request. Enjoy the wonderful scenery as you make your way out of the city and through to the scenic Lowveld. After you have been checked in at the lodge, you can have a drink and look for animals from our large verandah. You have 3 options for the rest of the day:

  1. You will be collected at the lodge at about 15h30, have a sunset drive into Kruger National Park, followed by a traditional south African braai (barbeque) in a open-air boma area, followed by a night game drive. Arrival back at the lodge at about 22h00. Cost: ZAR 1500.00
  2. A 2-hour game drive in Marloth Game Reserve in the afternoon, after which you will return to the lodge. A traditional dinner will be provided along with a brief discussion about what will happen over the next few days. Cost: ZAR 300.00 for the game drive
  3. Stay at the lodge and spend time at leisure observing the surrounds. A traditional dinner will be provided along with a brief discussion about what will happen over the next few days. Cost: Included in package

 

Day 2

We start off day 2 with a snack and coffee early in the morning, then we spend a full day on safari in an open-air vehicle that enters the Kruger Park through the Crocodile Bridge Gate. The specially designed open-sided vehicles are driven by qualified guides which give you the best chance of spotting the various animals that live in this world-famous reserve. A small breakfast is provided on the vehicle in the morning and later on, we will stop at one of the restaurants in the park where you will be able to buy lunch. We then exit through the Malelane gate back to the lodge.

You can spend the rest of the day at leisure, viewing animals from the deck and surrounds, or explore the reserve on your own. Should you be interested in any additional activites, please speak reception for a list of possibilities.

We top the night off with a traditional braai (barbeque) at the lodge.

 

Day 3

You will receive a full breakfast in the morning and will have the option to take a self-guided hike in the Marloth Park Reserve or explore the area on your own OR you can also book an optional guided 3-hour bush walk in Kruger National Park. Please note that if you want to book the bush walk, this must be done at reception on the previous day.

  • Optional Guided Bush Walk – Cost is approx. ZAR 1000.00

Then in the afternoon, we will transfer you back at the gate to do the sunset safari with one of the Kruger Parks open-air vehicles. We will transfer you back to the lodge for dinner.

 

Day 4

We start off day 4 with a small snack before transfer to the Kruger gate, where you will board an open-air safari vehicle for a 2.5 to 3-hour Sunrise tour. This gives you the opportunity to see animals not usually seen during the day as well as the spectacular sunrise. Afterward, you will return to the lodge and given a cooked breakfast before preparing for departure.

You will be transferred from the lodge back to Johannesburg and dropped at your accommodation in the Johannesburg area, or OR Tambo International Airport.

This is the end of the tour

The tour will start in Johannesburg, confirm pick up upon booking.

The tour will end in Johannesburg, confirm drop off upon booking.

  • Light layered casual clothing with some warm clothes, e.g. a warm jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Swimwear in summer
  • Mosquito / Insect repellent
  • Camera / photographic equipment
  • Field Glasses (Binoculars)
  • Sun glasses
  • Cell Phone
  • Bottled water
  • Cash / Card
  • Umbrella in summer
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Prescription / chronic medication if applicable
  • Transfer to and from Johannesburg Airport.
  • 3 Nights accommodation in your chosen room type
  • Full day Safari in Kruger in open game viewing vehicle.
  • A short nature walk and sun downers
  • 3-hour Sunrise Kruger drive in open game viewing vehicle.
  • 3-hour Sunset Kruger drive in open game viewing vehicle.
  • 3 Dinners (Including Braai)
  • 3 Breakfasts
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Personal items
  • All activities listed as optional on the itinerary
  1. Cancellation charges less than 14 Days in advance: No refund
  2. Cancellation charges between 15-30 days in advance: 75% of full value plus R100 admin fee
  3. Cancellation charges between 31 - 60 days in advance: 50% of full value plus R100 admin fee
  4. Cancellation charges between 31 - 60 days in advance: Full refund minus 5% admin fee
  5. Changes in dates / transfer of ownership to be handled on a case to case basis.