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If you want to have an authentic safari experience in South Africa at an affordable rate, this program is for you! Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives at the famous Kruger National Park which is home to the Big 5 reserves. The fully equipped tented accommodation will strengthen your safari experience. All you need to do is only sit back, relax, and enjoy the wilderness Kruger National Park has to offer!
Pretoriuskop Camp, is situated in the south-western part of the Kruger National Park and is only 9 kilometres from Numbi Gate (60 kilometres from the Paul Kruger Gate and 50 kilometres from Skukuza Rest Camp). The surrounding vegetation is varied with some well-developed woodland, grassland and the granite dome of Shabeni Hill.
Pretoriuskop Camp is the oldest Rest Camp in the park and takes its name from the nearby kopje (hill) where Voortrekker, Willem Pretorius, a member of Carl Trichardt's 1848 expedition to Delagoa Bay, is buried. Between 1836 and 1860, groups of Voortrekkers investigated various possible routes through the Lowveld to the Portuguese harbours in Mozambique in an effort to establish trade.
During this safari program, you will spend the night at Pretoriuskop Restcamp located at the famous Kruger National Park. This tented safari camp offers an affordable and authentic safari experience where you will be hosted by local safari guides and hosts. This camp is an intimate safari camp which has 8 safari tents. All tents are equipped with comfortable twin beds, luxurious linen, electricity, camp chairs, carpeted flooring, and large windows with mosquito nets. There is also a fan to cool you down in summer and electric blankets to warm the cold winter evenings. The communal bathroom and safari tents are serviced daily. Moreover, each tent has a small deck looking onto the camp fire.
13h00 onwards: Check-in
Upon arrival, your hosts will welcome you and brief you with regards to the formalities and show you to your accommodation.
The ablution facilities are within the Pretoriuskop camping site, closeby, and they are communal. Bath towels are provided. Guests can also enjoy the swimming pool facilities at Pretoriuskop but please bring your own swimming towels.
Relax in your tent or on your deck; enjoy a walk around the resort and even enjoy a dip in the Pretoriuskop swimming pool. Guests can enjoy a cup of tea/coffee in the main tent prior to departure of the game drive but are requested to be ready for the drive 15 minutes prior to departure. Please do bring warm clothing for the game drives as they are in an open vehicle, no matter what time of the year.
14h30-15h30: Game drive departures in the afternoon are determined by the gate closing times, depending on the month you are traveling. Drives are between 15h30 to 18h30 from 1st November to end February; 15h00 to 18h00 during March and April as well as 1st August to end October; 14h30 to 17h30 from 1st May to end July.
19h00: Return from your fabulous game viewing experience to enjoy storytelling with your fellow guests around the fire and a traditional South African braai dinner (preferably under the stars – weather permitting).
Your guide will give you an early morning wake up call for tea and coffee in the main tent before departing on your next safari experience.
05h00-0600: Game drive departures in the mornings are also determined by gate opening times. Your guide will confirm the timings with you. Morning game drives can be longer than the allocated 3 hours in the Kruger.
09h00-10h00: Return to the camp for breakfast, served at the camp.
Freshen up, with time to pack.
I grew up in Pretoria and spent any spare time that I could get my hands on in the bush. After I finished school I worked in the UK as a chef but missed South Africa too much and returned to my love of the bush. I love all aspects of nature, not only the big game. I have a huge passion for the smaller animals (especially snakes) and really believe that looking for the smaller animals will usually lead you to the big ones. Tented Adventures is an awesome place to be as I get to live my dream and share my passion with new people every day.
I am the camp host at Pretoriuskop and my main duties involve cooking, cleaning as well as hosting guests. I love what I do, everyday I get to meet different people coming from across the world which is so fascinating. We get to share stories, and they often ask me for my recipes, because they so love what I cater for them. My plan is not to stay as a camp host, I want to grow and learn the industry become one of Tented Adenture's best safari guides as well as a top senior manager. With my charisma and the enthusiasm, I believe I have what it takes. Can't wait to meet you!
This safari program will take place at the southern part of Kruger National Park in South Africa. This amazing national park is home to the Big 5 reserves. Be careful because this place is also a malaria area. This place is located 5 hours away from the biggest city of South Africa, Johannesburg.
Tented Adventures Pretoriuskop will provide you with dinner and breakfast. With regards to drinks, only tea, coffee or water are provided at the camp. Please feel free to bring your own refreshments and alcoholic beverages too, although there is a well-stocked shop in Pretoriuskop should drinks and food items be required. A fridge is available to keep all the items cold.
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$50 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP).
Alternatively, you can book your flight to O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg.
All transfers can be arranged at an additional cost.
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