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4 Days Amazing Kruger National Park Safari

Big Five Kruger Safari

This sensational tour from Johannesburg will take you on a safe journey of sightseeing and wildlife adventures through the highlands of Mpumalanga to the world-renowned Kruger National Park, home to the greatest population of wildlife species in Africa. Here, you will be able to spot the "Big Five" in their natural habitat and also go on a night game drive with rangers from the park.

Highlights

  • Big Five safari
  • Night & sunset drives
  • Amarula Lapa winery visit
  • A visit to an elephant museum
  • A visit to Bourke’s Luck Potholes
  • 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • 1 brunch and 3 dinners
  • 3 nights' lodging

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4 activity days in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer included: OR Tambo International Airport

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Accommodation

On night 1, you will sleep at an accommodation chosen by Jobovic Safaris. You will spend your second night at Satara Restcamp. Meanwhile, for your last night, you will have an overnight stay at the main camp of Kruger National Park. However, please keep in mind that this accommodation plan is subject to the package you choose.

Program

Day 1

You will be picked up at O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) or your nearby lodge / hotel at 05:00. Afterward, you'll travel through Mpumalanga which is known as “the place where the sun rises”. It is a beautiful province with spectacular scenic and abundance of wildlife. You will stop en-route for breakfast on your way through Orichstad and Lydenburg to Three Rondawels.

After that, you will quickly book into your lodge in the Blyde River Canyon, the only green and the third largest canyon in the world, and have lunch. After lunch, you'll visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes, a series of natural geological formations that seem nearer to art than nature. At your return from the potholes, you will have dinner together.

Day 2

Breakfast will be served at 07:00. Then, you'll leave your lodge at 08:00 to travel via the Strydom Tunnel to Phalaborwa which is the home to the largest open cast mine in the world. Here, you will visit the Amarula Lapa, for the now world-famous liquor of Africa. Tastings can be done optionally. From here, you'll travel to Phalaborwa Gate and into Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa.

You will make your way to Letaba Rest Camp for lunch and visit the famous Elephant Museum. You will still try to spot more wildlife on your way to Satara, where you will have some dinner and an overnight stay. Here, you will do your first open vehicle night drive with rangers from the park.

Day 3

Today, you will leave as soon as the gates open and head straight into prime game viewing areas where you can have a chance to catch a glimpse of some of the amazing animals found here. You will enjoy breakfast in the open before making your way to one of the best sites in Kruger because of the great quantity of water and the sweet grass.

The site attracts large numbers of game which cannot be found anywhere else in the park. The area is abundant with cheetahs, lions, elephants, hippopotamuses, herds of buffalo, and many more animals. Here, you will have lunch and then make your way to the main camp of Kruger where you will go on an open vehicle sunset drive with rangers of the park. On your return, you will enjoy dinner.

Day 4

You will wake up at 05:00 and leave as soon as the gates open to make your way to Malelane Gate to exit the Kruger National Park. You will work your way to Schoemanskloof where you will have brunch. From here, you will go on to the urban wilds of Johannesburg where you will say your goodbyes at about 16:00 at O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) or your lodge / hotel nearby.

Included excursions

  • A visit to an elephant museum
  • A visit to Bourke’s Luck Potholes

Guides

Piet
Piet is a co-owner and tour leader at Jobovic Safaris.
Mariette
Mariette is a co-owner and tour leader at Jobovic Safaris.

Location

This holiday will start and end in Johannesburg and this safari will cover several spots in South Africa including Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Amarula Lapa winery in Phalaborwa, Kruger National Park, Elephant Museum, and Schoemanskloof.

Kruger National Park

With 18,989 square kilometers of conservation area, the Kruger National Park is South Africa’s largest and one of the world’s most famous game reserves. This home of the mighty Big Five has a wider selection of mammal species than any other destination in Africa.

Established in 1898 by Paul Kruger, this foremost wildlife sanctuary offers a safe haven for games away from hunters. The Kruger National Park is considered a must-see safari destination by many of its visitors. It boasts an extensive and varied ecosystem that offers many game viewing opportunities. Positioned in the attractive bushveld of the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, this park is an ideal place to look for lions, giraffes, rhinos, zebras, buffalos, and a whole lot more.

Within 8 hours’ drive from Johannesburg, this park attracts more than half a million visitors every year. The best way to experience the untamed African bush, as well as all the wonders and wildlife of Kruger National Park, is having an open vehicle safari when it's sunrise, afternoon, and evening in open safari vehicles. This is Big Five territory and you can be certain of great opportunities for game viewing and photography.

Food

On day 1, you will have breakfast and lunch at your own cost while dinner is included in the price. For your meals on day 2 and 3, there will be breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. On the last day, you will enjoy your brunch before departing back to Johannesburg. Jobovic Safaris always try to accommodate your dietary preferences. They do cater for vegetarians and also for halaal foods. Please let Jobovic Safaris know during your booking request of any preferences.

Note: Only breakfast and lunch on day 1 are not included in the price and the other meals mentioned are included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Hallal
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

While you are at Amarula Lapa, you can taste the now world-famous liquor of Africa.

What's included

  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 brunch, and 3 dinners
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Camping equipment (if you choose a camping / tent package)
  • Entrance fees
  • Night and sunset drives
  • Services of a qualified guide
  • Transport cost
  • Transports by safari truck or luxury micro-bus

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Optional activities
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB). Jobovic Safaris will pick you up at the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Airport: OR Tambo International Airport Airport transfer included: OR Tambo International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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