2 Days Crawl Leopard Safari in South Africa

2 Days Crawl Leopard Safari in South Africa

  • Old Vic Travellers Inn, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa

The Big Five South Africa Safaris

Join this amazing safari and start your days stretching with the Big Five. Seek and admire around 140 mammals and take a serious game spotting the wildlife diversity. During this safari, you will also visit Nelpruit's beautiful locations through entertaining excursions to God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and the most awesome canyon, the world’s third largest and only growing canyon, the Blyde Canyon. Experience the South African lowveld like never before.

Highlights

  • Game drives to see the Big Five
  • Daily game drives to see 140 species of animals
  • Daily game drives in the Drakensberg Mountain and the Lisbon Falls
  • Game drives in the Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Blyde Canyon
  • Enjoy the true South African braai in Kruger National Park
  • Daily brunch and dinner
  • 1 night accommodation
  • 2 activity days
  • English
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During this safari, you will stay in a shared room the Old Vic Traveller's Inn. The inn has 12 bedrooms, all tastefully furnished in true South African style. Relax in your own private bedroom after an exciting day discovering the bush, town, and around.

With all the creature comforts that you would expect to find the suites are furnished tastefully with earthy tones and add a typical South African family home feel to it. Be it a sundowner on the sundeck overlooking the nature reserve, splash in the pool after a day in the wilderness of Kruger, or explore the local sights that abound us.

Nothing completes your adventurous day better than a home cooked meal. At night, take off to a peaceful nights sleep in one of the comfortable en-suite rooms, a self-catering cottage that snuggles perfectly into the garden, or a bed in the en-suite dorm.

Day 1

This amazing tour begins with you leaving Nelspruit at 05:00 when the birds are awakening. You will arrive at Kruger in time to catch some or hopefully all of the 140 mammals as well as the Big Five stretching and preparing for the new day.

After some serious game spotting, you will have a break for a well-deserved hearty brunch at one of Kruger’s beautiful picnic spots. With your delicious brunch completed, you will make your way whilst spotting more animals to the world renowned Kruger Camp, which is a camp in the park. Upon arrival, you will have a well-deserved catnap in the comfortable bungalow.

Once refreshed, you will head out on a three-hour evening game drive hosted by one of Kruger’s knowledgeable rangers. On return, nothing beats a true South African braai creating the perfect ambiance under African skies.

Day 2

You will awaken to the call of the animals as they too begin another day. Your mission is to seek those animals that were unable to mark off on your game viewing list during day one, with a three-hour game drive ending at the exit gate of Kruger.

Then, head toward the Small Drakensberg Mountain range leaving the animals images in your minds and cameras as you welcome the stunning sights of God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and the most awesome canyon, the world’s third largest and only growing canyon, the Blyde Canyon.

Once you have experienced these stunning sights, you will dine at Harrie’s Pancakes, where they are famous for their truly delicious and wide selection of delectable pancakes. Sufficiently indulged, you will take a leisurely drive arriving back in Nelspruit in the late afternoon.

About the Big Five

In the greater Kruger National Park, spotting all of the big five, lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino, in one or two days is possible but cannot be guaranteed. Due to the vastness of Kruger, it is impossible to predict in advance what animals you will find on your safari.

This is part of the excitement and adventure of looking for wildlife in their natural environment. Also, in your quest to view the big five, be sure not to miss out on the many other interesting animals, birds, plants, insects, and reptiles to be found.

Your guide will consult with you about your interests and what you most wish to see. This will help determine what approach to take. If the big five is what you want to see, your hosts will make every effort to try and find them.

If you are interested in birds, your hosts will take you to some of the best birding spots in Kruger. If your passion is photography, your hosts will create ample opportunity for this and put together a fantastic photographic safari for you.

This safari includes visits to the Kruger National Park, God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and the Blyde Canyon.

This safari will take place at the Old Vic Traveller's Inn in Nelspruit, South Africa. South Africa is a large and diverse country and home to approximately 40 million people. South Africa is the only country in the world with an entire floral kingdom, the Cape fynbos, within it’s boundaries.

It is flanked by the Indian Ocean on the east and the Atlantic on the west. It is bordered by Namibia to the north-west, Botswana and Zimbabwe to the north, and by Mozambique to the north-east.

Old Vic Traveller's Inn is situated in the quaint, leafy upbeat city of Nelspruit, Mpumalanga in South Africa. Nelspruit is ideally positioned allowing easy and affordable access to Kruger National Park, beautiful Swaziland, and the inviting vibrant seas of Mozambique.

Kruger National Park is 60 kilometers from Old Vic, a mere stone's throw as one is transformed from city life to the dusty roads, thick bush, the Big Five, and many more creatures that make Kruger National Park an unforgettable experience.

The closest supermarket is approximately three kilometers away. There are also many restaurants which are a five-minute drive away.

Nearby places

  • Kruger National Park, 60 kilometers
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Mountain walking / trekking
  • Spa nearby
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance

This safari includes three daily healthy meals. Throughout the safari, you will enjoy a hearty brunch at one of Kruger’s beautiful picnic spots, a South African braai, and a dinner at Harrie’s Pancakes, famous for their truly delicious and wide selection of delectable pancakes.

Discover Nelspruit and Kruger National Park

Nelspruit boasts the worlds oldest caves such as the Sudwala Caves. You can also choose to explore the Kruger National Park. The Kruger National Park is huge (over 220 miles from North to South) and it is impossible to see it all in one trip.

To the West of the Kruger Park are a number of large private game reserves that share an un-fenced border with the Kruger Park. Together the whole reserve is called the Greater Kruger National Park and it spans more than two million hectares of pristine wilderness.

During this safari, you can book a massage or body treatment for an additional cost. The following massages are available at the Kruger Flexi Tours salon:

Aromatherapy

  • Full body massage - 324 ZAR
  • Back massage - 189 ZAR

Massage and hot stone therapies

  • Full body - 306 ZAR
  • Back massage - 171 ZAR
  • Full body hot stone - 340 ZAR
  • Back hot stone - 207 ZAR
  • 1 night accommodation
  • 1 hearty brunch picnic
  • 1 South African braai
  • 1 dinner at Harrie’s Pancakes
  • Entrance fees and local transportation
  • Excursion to Drakensberg Mountain
  • Visit to Lisbon Falls and Kruger National Park
  • Tour to the Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Blyde Canyon
  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Spa treatments

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Kruger Flexi Tours can pick you up for an additional cost of approximately 350 ZAR per journey.

The cost is payable directly to Kruger Flexi Tours before arrival. Kindly provide your exact flight details including flight number, and Kruger Flexi Tours will confirm the arrangements. Alternatively, you can take the Airport Taxi bus for 350 ZAR per one or two people one way.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.