South Africa – Safari in National Kruger Park

  • 8 Days , 3 Cities
  • From $3,780
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Mpumalanga means “the place where the sun rises” in the Nguni languages. The climate and topography vary from cool highland grasslands at 1600 meters (5250 ft)  above sea level, through the middle veld and escarpment, to the subtropical Lowveld towards the Kruger National Park and many private game reserves.
Countries Visited South Africa
Places Visited Johannesburg,
Suggested Duration 8 days
Travel Styles African Safaris & Wildlife Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to South Africa!

    On arrival in Johannesburg, you will take your connecting flight to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, the gateway to the Kruger National Park. Upon arrival at Nelspruit, you will be met by a representative of your lodge and transferred to your luxury tented accommodation. After check-in, relax and enjoy the day at your leisure, recovering from your long journey. Dinner is served at the lodge.

    What's included?

    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Flight Flight
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  • DAY 2

    Kruger National Park - Game drive in the southern region

    Today, start with an early morning game drive on the public roads in the southern region of Kruger National Park. Ensure you bring your camera along as you will be spotting the BIG 5 in their natural environment. The abundance of species you will see will be an experience of a lifetime. Get up close to the animals in your specialized safari vehicle led by an expert guide. The game drive is approximately 6-8 hours. Later this evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner while swapping stories of your animal encounters earlier that day.

    What's included?

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

    Kruger National Park, eSwatini (Swaziland) or Maputo

    Today is you have a choice between the following included activities (must be pre-booked):

    • Full day Kruger game drive
    • Jane Goodall Chimp Eden & Township cycle tour
    • River Rafting & Tree Tops tour
    • Swaziland day tour – supplement fee applies
    • Maputo day tour – supplement fee applies

    Note that these tours include water and entrance or conservations fees, but exclude lunch, drinks, and visas for Mozambique or Eswatini.

    Dinner is served at the lodge.

    What's included?

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

    Panorama Route - The Blyde River Canyon with God’s Window & the Three Rondavels and Bourke’s Luck Potholes.

    After an early breakfast & checkout, you explore the stunning Panorama Route, visiting the Blyde River Canyon with God’s Window & the Three Rondavels and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. You arrive at the Timbavati Private Game Reserve in time for afternoon tea and the afternoon game drive.

    What's included?

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

    Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

    The lodge offers Big 5 game drives in the early morning and late afternoon/evening to ensure game viewing when the animals are most active. Nocturnal animals, including big cats, are regular sightings at night.

    What's included?

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

    Kruger National Park

    Currently, there are over 40 mammal species in the Timbavati including the Big 5 of a lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, and elephant as well as 360 species of birdlife.

    A typical day on safari:
    • Early morning tea/coffee overlooking the river on the deck
    • Game drive (approximately 3+ hours) including a coffee/tea stop in the bush
    • Mid-morning breakfast/brunch on the dining deck
    • Time at leisure (use of the swimming pool, books, and board games on offer, relax in the lounge area and use the free Wi-Fi, cocktails on the deck or take a look around our well-stocked curio shop)
    • Afternoon high tea (combination of high tea & Lunch) on the dining deck
    • Afternoon/evening game drive (approximately 3+ hours) with a sundowners stop in the bush
    • Dinner on the deck or sometimes around the fire in the open-air boma (weather permitting)

    What's included?

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

    Kruger National Park - Morning Game Drive

    After a final morning game drive & breakfast, then you will be transferred to the Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to Johannesburg.
    Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

    What's included?

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

    Johannesburg - Departure

    After breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to Johannesburg Airport for flight home.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $3,780 per person

Price per person in double occupancy
The rate is based on 5-star accommodation
Price excluding international flights
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What’s Included?

  • 7 Nights in a 5-Star accommodation
    • 3 Nights In Kruger National Park on a dinner, bed &  breakfast basis
    • 3 Nights in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve on a Full board with activities basis
    • 1 Night in Johannesburg on a bed &  breakfast basis
  • Meet & Greet at the airports
  • Local scheduled flights as per the itinerary incl. 20kg (45 lb.) checked luggage
  • 2 x full days Kruger game drive included park fees
  • Transfer from Muluwa to Simbavati via the Panorama Route
  • All airport transfers

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Game drive in the southern region of Kruger National Park
  • Offering choices between the included activities as seen on the program
  • Visit the Blyde River Canyon with God’s Window & the Three Rondavels and Bourke’s Luck Potholes
  • Timbavati Private Game Reserve in time for afternoon tea and the game drive
  • See the Big 5 game drives in the early morning and late afternoon/evening to ensure game viewing when the animals are most active in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve

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