5-Day Kruger Big 5 and Panorama Route Tour

from R10695 pp

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See the Big 5, Canyons and Waterfalls

Country: South Africa

Join us for a an authentic 5-Day South African experience which includes a Kruger National Park Big 5 Safari and a fully day Panorama Route Tour! See the best of Kruger National Park, as well as the Blyde River Canyon, God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes, Lisbon and Berlin Falls. Go on unforgettable game drives: Because of the well-trained guides, we are proud to offer an 80% Big 5 success rate on safaris. All guides are FGASA (Filed Guides Association of SA) registered.

You will experience the thrill of being on safari, observing the Big 5 (lion, leopard, Cape Buffalo, rhino and elephant) as well as a host of antelope, birdlife and amphibians, and 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.

This tour takes place in the central region of Kruger National Park, and your base will be a lodge just outside Hazyview.

Our tour offers:

  • Transfer to and from Johannesburg Airport.
  • 4 Nights accommodation, in a private en-suite room or luxury safari tent
  • 2 Full days of Safari in Kruger in open game viewing vehicle.
  • A guided morning bush walk
  • Sunrise Kruger game drives
  • Sunset Kruger game drives
  • Full Day Tour of the Panorama Route
  • Breakfast and Dinner included

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Pricing & Details

Tour Details:

Departure Days: Daily
Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights
From / To: Johannesburg to Johannesburg
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included. Lunch on own account.
Countries: South Africa

Package Price (En-Suite Private Room OR Luxury Ensuite Safari Tent):

Per Person Sharing: R10695
Per Person Private / Not Sharing: R11500

Includes:

- Accommodation (En-suite rooms, air-conditioned / heater, tea / coffee facilities, DSTV, quality bedding, African décor)
- Breakfast and Dinner
- 2 Full Day Safari’s
- Guided Panorama Tour
- Entrance fees
- Packed breakfast for full day safari
- Tea/coffee and rusks before full day safari

Excludes:

- Lunch
- Gratuities

Full Itinerary

Day 1

This Kruger budget safari departs daily from Johannesburg OR Tambo airport. You need to be at the OR Tambo bus terminal by 7.30 a.m. The shuttle departs no later than 7.45 a.m. You will be heading East, passing picturesque landscapes and farmlands on route to your lodge near Kruger.

There are two 15-minute stops en-route. You will also be able to buy snacks and refreshments during these comfort stops. ETA in Hazyview is around 1 p.m. The lodge driver will meet you at the drop off point and transfer you to the lodge. This will be a quick 5 to 10 minute drive.

After check in, you will have time relax and freshen up before boarding an open-sided landcruiser for an exciting 2 to 2.5 hour sunset game drive in Kruger National Park. The lodge is about 15 to 20 minutes’ drive from the Phabeni Kruger Gate. After your safari game drive, you will return to the lodge where you can unwind, have drinks, relax, followed by dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2

This morning you will enjoy coffee/tea and rusks before departing on full day of game viewing in the Kruger National Park (Skukuza area). A packed breakfast is included. Game drives will be in small groups in specially modified open-sided land cruisers.

The Skukuza area is rich in wildlife and the elevated height of the 4×4 open-sided vehicle makes for excellent viewing and photographic opportunities. You will enjoy lunch at one of the park’s restaurants (own account). After lunch, you will start the afternoon game drive in the Kruger National Park.

During these game drives, you will see a wide variety of wildlife and have plenty of photographic opportunities. After the tour, you will make your way to back to your lodge or camp, followed by dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3

From Hazyview, the tour begins as it climbs towards the town of Graskop and the southernmost point of the Blyde River Canyon. The Panorama Tour encompasses some spectacular scenery, with breathtaking views of the Blyde River Canyon and out over the endless Lowveld beyond. We take guests along the edge of the escarpment, to look out points that offer magnificent views, including Gods Window, Wonder view and the Three Rondawels.

Along the route we visit the famous Bourkes Luck Potholes ¨C deep cylindrical cavities formed by thousands of years of water erosion at the confluence of the Blyde and Treur Rivers
At lunch time the tour will stop back in Graskop so that guests can have lunch at a restaurant and if time permits, can spend a while browsing in local shops or along the pavements. Street vendors sell an amazing variety of goods ¨C from nuts and fruit to beaded necklaces and carved wooden animals. Near Graskop, where numerous waterfalls tumble down the mountains, we will visit the beautiful Berlin Falls and Lisbon Falls on the way back to Hazyview.

Day 4

This morning you will enjoy coffee/tea and rusks before departing on full day of game viewing in the Kruger National Park (Skukuza area). A packed breakfast is included. Game drives will be in small groups in specially modified open-sided land cruisers.

The Skukuza area is rich in wildlife and the elevated height of the 4×4 open-sided vehicle makes for excellent viewing and photographic opportunities. You will enjoy lunch at one of the park’s restaurants (own account). After lunch, you will start the afternoon game drive in the Kruger National Park.

During these game drives, you will see a wide variety of wildlife and have plenty of photographic opportunities. After the tour, you will make your way to back to your lodge or camp, followed by a Traditional African Music and Dance show around open fire at the Bush Boma, during Dinner.

Day 5

This is the last day of your African Kruger Safari. You will be transferred to the Kruger National Park at 06:00am after enjoying a cup of tea/coffee and rusks at the Lodge.

Game Walk – 06:30am – 08:30am
Guests are taken to interesting places in the surrounding wilderness areas adjacent to most of the camps. The walk itself is relaxed and experienced and armed guides use their knowledge of the bush to explain natural wonders.

Trained field guides with backup rifles take groups of up to 8 people out into the bush for a few hours. They track rhino, elephant and lion on foot and learn and observe fascinating facts about the African bush.

Guests should wear:
- comfortable walking shoes or boots,
- clothing applicable to the prevailing weather conditions and
- bring their own cameras and/or binoculars.

Please note: No children under 13 allowed on the game walk.

After your game walk you will be transferred back to the Lodge where you will have some time to relax and enjoy a hearty breakfast before making your way back to Johannesburg @ 12:00pm. You should arrive back in Johannesburg by 17h00pm.

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