South Africa – Luxurious Kruger Safari

  • 9 Days , 3 Cities
  • From $5,910
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Sabi Sands is a combination of private reserves adjacent to the Kruger National Park in the Mpumalanga province – South Africa. The game reserve shares a 35 miles unfenced border with the world-famous Kruger National Park. Sabi Sands Game Reserve is known as the best place in Africa to view the Big Five and it’s famous for amazing leopard sightings.
Countries Visited South Africa
Places Visited , Kruger
Suggested Duration 9 days
Travel Styles African Safaris & Wildlife Tours, Adventure Tours, Hiking & Trekking Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Johannesburg - Fly to Kruger National Park

    On arrival in Johannesburg, you will be met and shown to your onwards flight to the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga.

    Your luxurious lodge, which is situated on a private concession in the world-famous Kruger National Park, welcomes you.

    This is your home for the next 3 nights. All meals, drinks, game drives and conservation levies are included.

    The safari lodge embodies the romance of old safari travel. It is set on the banks of the Nwatswitswonto River and manages to seamlessly blend luxury accommodation with an authentic bush adventure. Traipse through the bush in game vehicles with experienced and enthusiastic game rangers, seeing the likes of elephants, buffalo, rhinos, and leopards, and retreat back to the sanctuary of Imbali, spending time poolside in the African sun.

    What's included?

    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Flight Flight
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  • DAY 2

    Kruger National Park - Safari Experience

    A privileged safari experience in the world-famous Kruger National Park awaits you. You will experience some of the most productive game viewing anywhere on the planet. Your Zitango Destination Partner offers sixty square miles of exclusive safari space, traversed by only their own vehicles. Your local expert is permitted to leave the road and drive off-road to get closer to the wildlife and capture that perfect image. Walks accompanied by highly qualified guides are also available if you wish.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Kruger National Park - Continue the adventure

    Safari continues in the world-famous Kruger National Park. The ultimate treasures of the South African bushveld are undoubtedly the Big 5. The Big 5 wildlife in Kruger National Park animals includes lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. These iconic animals are the most popular sightings on safari excursions.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 4

    Sabi Sands Reserve - Luxury safari experience unlike any other

    Today you will be transferred from your lodge to the Sabi Sands Reserve.

    Your lodge at the Sabi Sands Reserve promises a luxury safari experience unlike any other. It is well known for hosting some of the Reserve’s most famous guests. The lodge is deep in the bushveld and overlooks a waterhole and open plains. Expansive decks provide the perfect place to watch star-studded African skies at night and see the abundance of wild African species quench their thirst. This is the land of the Big 5 and on morning and afternoon game drives, you’ll traverse this terrain in search of them. Dinner is a gourmet affair and a fire-lit boma is a platform for sharing and reminiscing about the day’s adventures. The lodge prides itself on being family-friendly and children of all ages can learn and take inspiration from the Elefun Centre while you pamper yourself at the Amani Spa. All meals, drinks, game drives and conservation levies are included.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 5

    Sabi Sands Reserve - Luxury safari experience unlike any other

    Sabi Sands Game Reserve continues.

    Sabi Sands is a combination of private reserves adjacent to the Kruger National Park in the Mpumalanga province - South Africa. The game reserve shares a 35 miles unfenced border with the world-famous Kruger National Park. Sabi Sands Game Reserve is known as the best place in Africa to view the Big Five and it's famous for amazing leopard sightings. Sabi Sands gets its name from the Sabi River on its southern border. The river flows through the reserve making it water-rich, therefore wildlife concentration is very high due to the abundance of water in the reserve.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 6

    Sabi Sands Reserve - Luxury safari experience unlike any other

    Sabi Sand Reserve continues with game drives. Your day normally starts with an early wake-up at 05:30 AM. After taking your coffee/tea and morning snack, you start morning game activity.

    Upon returning to the lodge, you have breakfast and relax until lunch. After lunch, you start a second game activity and return to the lodge to have dinner and wind down.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 7

    Johannesburg - Explore the prestigious shopping area of Sandton

    Today you will leave your lodge and transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the prestigious shopping area of Sandton.

    A leading Johannesburg hotel, the sophisticated atmosphere, elegant decor, and personalized service ensure an unforgettable stay. The hotel boasts views over a breath-taking city landscape. All of the rooms have quality furnishings and amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-bars, and iPod docking stations. Dine in style at one of the hotel’s restaurants. The sophisticated spa offers respite, the gym an opportunity to work out.

    Sandton:
    Defining the Sandton skyline, and boasting some of the most exclusive retail and leisure experiences in Africa, Sandton City has firmly established itself as a leader in innovation, fashion, and entertainment.

    These multiple award-winning shopping centers are located in the heart of South Africa’s financial district, and the very place that made this district so highly sought after.

    Home to over 300 of the world’s most in-demand brands, Sandton City is a shopping center tailored to the preferences of many, from an eco-fashionable Food District, a family-focused Fun District, to a chandelier draped Diamond Walk which is home to many global luxury brands.

    Each year Sandton City is frequented by millions of locals and tourists alike, those with a flare to experience the best of South African retail.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Flight Flight
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  • DAY 8

    Johannesburg - Take a journey into the tumultuous history of South Africa

    Today you will be picked up from your hotel and embark on a special tour.

    Take a journey into the tumultuous history of South Africa, where the story of the triumph of human spirit over adversity will humble and inspire you. The Apartheid Museum illustrates the rise and fall of Apartheid, a racially prejudiced system that ended with the liberation of incarcerated Nelson Mandela. He became South Africa’s first democratic president and created the rainbow nation. You will also enjoy a visit to Constitutional Hill, which is recognized as a place to witness and experience democracy at work. The site includes the Constitutional Court and the Old Fort Prison Complex.

    In the afternoon, you will continue into Soweto for a walking tour. Take a stroll around the township with our knowledgeable local guide who will make sure you get a truly personal experience by seeing the various neighborhoods on foot. Learn the local lingo and stop and greet people along the way. Support the local vendors along the streets selling fruits, snacks, and ice lollies. Visit some of South Africa's historical sites and learn about its history.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 9

    Johannesburg - Departure

    Depending on the time of your flight, you can do that last bit of shopping before being transferred to the airport for your flight home.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $5,910 per person

Price per person in double occupancy
The rate is based on luxury accommodation.
Price includes domestic flights and excludes international flights.
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What’s Included?

  • 8 nights luxury accommodation in South Africa
    • 2 nights luxury accommodation in Johannesburg on a bed and breakfast basis
    • 3 Nights Luxury Suite accommodation at a safari lodge on a fully inclusive basis in Kruger Park
    • 3 nights Luxury Suite accommodations at a safari lodge in Sabi Sand Reserve
  • Meet & Greet on arrival
  • All airport transfers/ private
  • All transfers between lodges / private
  • Flight ticket from OR Tambo Airport to Hoedspruit Airport
  • Flight ticket from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
  • All conservation and gate fees
  • Local English-speaking driver/guide on all transfers and sightseeing excursions
  • Half-day Apartheid Museum and Constitutional Hill
  • Half-Day Soweto walking tour
  • Entrance fees to sightseeing venues as stated in the itinerary above

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Kruger National Park
    • 3-day game drive
    • Vegetation in Kruger varies from open veld to dense bush that includes mopane, acacia, marula, and baobab trees
    • Witness the wildlife at Kruger; elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffalo, rhinoceroses, zebras, wildebeests, impalas, and numerous birds
  • Sabi Sands Reserve
    • Sabi Sands Game Reserve is known as the best place in Africa to view the Big Five and it’s famous for amazing leopard sightings
  • Johannesburg
    • Visit the prestigious shopping area of Sandton
    • Take a journey into the tumultuous history of South Africa
      • The Apartheid Museum
      • Constitutional Hill
      • Constitutional Court and the Old Fort Prison Complex
      • Walking tour in Soweto

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