3 Days Famous Kruger Park Budget Safari in South Africa

African Safari in Kruger National Park

Join this exciting Kruger National Park budget safari! The tour departs Johannesburg daily in the early mornings and includes an afternoon safari on day one. Enjoy a full day open vehicle safari on day two and a morning open vehicle safari on day three, then return to Johannesburg. Kurt Safari uses the best quality guides, vehicles, and accommodation just outside the Kruger National Park. They ensure maximum amount of safari time and the tour is really full of great safaris, with your professional rangers.

Overview

  • Vaccines needed: See your doctor regarding vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis
  • Children policy: Children under 8 years old are welcome to join a private safari, but not the shared safari.
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: Zebra, giraffe, Big Five
  • Starting point and ending point: starts and ends in Johannesburg

Highlights

  • Professional and qualified guides
  • Game drives at Kruger National Park
  • Two breakfasts, dinners, and mineral water
  • Conservation levies and entry fees
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • 2 nights accommodation

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Accommodation

Program

Day 1: Departure to Hazyview, next to the Kruger National Park and Afternoon Safari

You will depart Johannesburg from the O R Tambo bus terminal, at 07:15 a.m. You make your way to Hazyview, it is a shared transfer, and is about four to five hours long drive. After you have settled in at your lodge, you will depart at 02:30 p.m. for the afternoon safari, returning back to the lodge in time for dinner and an early night before a very early start the next day.

The lodge has a swimming pool and cash bar, great meals, and safe, comfortable accommodation. It is just 15 minutes away from the Phabeni gate and the Numbi gate of the Kruger National Park, one of the park's best wildlife areas. The afternoon safari is conducted in an open safari vehicle, so a warm jacket is required in the winter months.

Day 2: Full Safari in an open safari vehicle in the Kruger National Park

You will depart the lodge at around 5 a.m. in the morning before gate opening times. You will take with breakfast packs from the lodge with you and after a few hours will stop at a rest camp to enjoy a breakfast. Thereafter, you will continue the safari, and explore different areas of the park, rivers, dams, and the bushveld areas, different periods of the year will mean different areas covered, as wildlife sightings change with the seasons.

Again, you will stop for lunch. This is at own expense. There is great variety at the rest camps. Next, you will make your way to the lodge, arriving at around 4 p.m., this means a long day exploring he great Kruger looking for the big 5 but not missing the many mammals and great bird life and natural beauty. With your great safari vehicles and an experienced ranger, this will be a great experience, and the next day you can look forward to another special day.

Day 3: Early morning safari and transfer back to Johannesburg

You will depart the lodge at around 5 a.m. in the morning with all your luggage. You will make your way to the entry gates before gate opening times. You will take with you breakfast packs from the lodge with and after a few hours will stop at a rest camp to enjoy breakfast, then you will continue the safari, and explore different areas of the park, rivers, dams, and the bushveld areas.

Different periods of the year will mean different areas covered, as wildlife sightings change with the seasons. After breakfast, you will make your way to the collection point where you meet the transfer back to Johannesburg. The transfer will drop you off back at O.R. Tambo bus terminal, arriving around 4 and 5 p.m. Please do not make any flight arrangement before 8 p.m.

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Food

Breakfasts and dinners are included in price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

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

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

What's included

  • Afternoon safari on day one
  • A full-day open vehicle safari on day two
  • Morning open vehicle safari on day three
  • Return transfers between Johannesburg and Hazyview
  • 2 nights accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis

What's not included

  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • International flights (from/to the client's home country)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees and other personal items)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Lunch to own account
  • Drinks at dinner

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at OR Tambo International Airport (JNB). Then, take the 7.30 a.m. Ashtons Shuttle services to reach the accommodation near the national park.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 31 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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