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Kruger National Park: Full-Day Private Safari With Pickup

1. Kruger National Park: Full-Day Private Safari With Pickup

Get an early start to make the most of the best time of day for game viewing, as most wild animals start their search for food and water early. See the animals when they are more active in the cool, early mornings and before they wait out the midday heat under shady trees or in their burrows. Climb aboard an open safari vehicle and embark on a game drive through Kruger National Park. Search for the "Big 5" of Africa and other magnificent creatures in the wilderness, where 2 million hectares are home to a variety of animals, from lions to giraffes. Benefit from the convenience of hotel pickup from a range of areas, including Hazyview, Skukuza, Pretoriuskop, Phabeni Gate, Orpen Gate, Crocodile Bridge Gate, Phalaborwa Gate, and Malelane Gate.

Hazyview: 2.5-Hour Sabie River Zip Line Experience

2. Hazyview: 2.5-Hour Sabie River Zip Line Experience

Experience the freedom of gliding over the beautiful forested valley along the Sabie River, next to Kruger National Park. Enjoy a fun activity for the whole family, suitable for all ages and skill levels. Meet at Perry’s Bridge Trading Post in Hazyview for a short briefing, before being transported to the start of the trail. Follow the zip line trail into the valley basin down sections of cable that vary in length from 70 to 230 meters. Stop along the way at 10 different elevated platforms to admire the stunning views of the forest floor below, keeping a look out for local wildlife. At the end of the trail, return to Perry’s Bridge where you'll find restaurants and shops at your service.

Kruger National Park: Full-Day Game Drive with Pickup

3. Kruger National Park: Full-Day Game Drive with Pickup

Keep an eye out for Africa's Big 5 as you explore the Kruger National Park in an open game-viewing vehicle. Join a full-day safari complete with pickup from your hotel or one of the park's gates and set out to discover South Africa's wildlife with the help of a local guide. Get an early start with a pickup from your accommodation or the gate of your choosing and make the most of your time in one of Africa's largest game reserves. Hop into an open vehicle and drive along the park's many roads in an area known to be rich in both plant and animal life. Your experienced safari guide will take you to some of the best places to see animals. Spot vast herds of herbivores and be on the lookout for the big cats that hunt them. Look for cheetahs, impalas, zebras, wildebeest, and the many other species that call this reserve home. A full day in the park also increases your chances of seeing Africa's Big 5, the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo. The area is also rich in birdlife, including the African fish eagle, the hornbill, the kingfisher, and many more. As you drive, learn about the park, its history, and the local inhabitants who used to call this area home. Enjoy 2 stops throughout the day, one for breakfast and one for lunch, savoring some of the hearty fare available at the park's many rest camps (cost not included). Your African safari experience comes to an end with a return journey to your pickup location. 

Hazyview: Private Full-Day Kruger Safari

4. Hazyview: Private Full-Day Kruger Safari

Your day will begin as you are picked up at Hazyview from where you will head for the Kruger National Park. Throughout your experience, you will have exclusive use of the vehicle for you and your group only. The first session of your safari is roughly 3 hours long, and will involve you seeing and learning about the animals and plant life. Following your first morning safari, you will enjoy a breakfast stop of about 45 minutes. Once your breakfast break is complete, you will continue your safari, exploring the Kruger Park Rivers and mountain areas. You will also of course discover many other animals for a further 3 hours. Following this exploration there will be another break for 1 hour during which you can purchase lunch. Following lunch, you will be taken back to your hotel while enjoy the last sightings of the park along the way.

From Johannesburg: Kruger National Park 3-Day Safari

5. From Johannesburg: Kruger National Park 3-Day Safari

Get back to nature in Kruger National Park and look for wild animals by open safari vehicle by day and at night. Day 1: Depart Johannesburg and drive by air-conditioned microbus through the Elands Valley to Nelspruit. Marvel at the citrus farms along the way. Then, enter Kruger National Park in time for lunch. Spend the afternoon on a game drive looking for elephants, giraffes, and antelopes in their natural environment. Rest at camp and relax in your en-suite chalet. Enjoy drinks before dinner in the private restaurant. Day 2: Wake at dawn to listen to the birds before going in search of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo). Enjoy a hearty breakfast, then continue to a waterhole to see hippos, crocodiles, and birds before returning to your camp for a nap or afternoon swim. Later, leave the lodge to look for wildlife until late in the afternoon. Stop at one of the restaurants inside the park to have some lunch, then continue tracking wildlife. In the evening, head back to the lodge to relax and start looking at the photos you've taken so far on the trip. Day 3: Depart on an early morning game drive looking for elusive species lurking in the bush. Get some time to shop before your homeward journey. Enjoy amazing views of the farmlands of Schoemans Kloof and stop for lunch in Highveld. Arrive back at the airport for your onward flight or continue to your hotel.

Kruger National Park Full-Day Safari

6. Kruger National Park Full-Day Safari

The highly experienced field guides will share their knowledge of the 147 species of mammals, more than 500 species of birds and 336 species of trees which make this 2 million hectare space their home. The recorded presence of man – including bushman rock paintings and archaeological sites, are conserved along with the Park’s natural assets. If time permits, at least one of these will be included in the trip.  From an open safari vehicle, you can smell the dust and the sun-warmed grass, listen to the cicadas and the cry of the fish eagles and enjoy the heat of an African day. However, you are also able to choose a safari in a closed, air-conditioned vehicle. This is a pleasant and comfortable option especially in very hot weather, for older guests and for families travelling with young children.

From Hazyview: Blyde River Canyon Highlight & Boat Cruise

7. From Hazyview: Blyde River Canyon Highlight & Boat Cruise

Start with pickup from your hotel in Hazyview. Make your way to "God's Window" which provides a magnificent view of the Lowveld landscape. Next, travel to Burke's Luck potholes where you will see the splendor of the Blyde River and Truer River coming together shaping the rocks into curved eroded formations. Continue to the Three Rondavels, an ancient geological wonder which resembles the round-shaped huts of the nearby tribes. Proceed to Swadini Aventura, where you will enjoy a boat cruise and get the opportunity to learn about the rich vegetation, birdlife, animals, and marine life of the region. After a relaxing cruise, be returned to your hotel.

Kruger National Park Morning Safari

8. Kruger National Park Morning Safari

After pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Hazyview head to Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest game reserve, and one of the most respected in the world. Your highly experienced field guide will be passionate about the bush, and share their knowledge of the 147 species of mammals, more than 500 species of birds and 336 species of trees which make this 2 million hectare space their home. Learn about the recorded presence of man, including bushman rock paintings and archaeological sites, which is conserved along with the Park’s natural assets. If time permits you will visit at least one of these amazing sites during your trip. From an Open Safari Vehicle smell the dust and the sun-warmed grass, listen to the cicadas and the cry of the Fish Eagles, and enjoy the heat of an African day. On request a safari in a closed, air-conditioned vehicle is also available. This is a pleasant and comfortable option especially in very hot weather, for older guests, and for families travelling with young children.

Kruger National Park: Morning Safari

9. Kruger National Park: Morning Safari

After being picked up from your accommodation or one of the park gates, get ready to discover the extraordinary wilderness of Kruger National Park. You will be taken care of by professional guides and driven in high-quality private vehicles to experience the 2 000 000 hectares of the park up close and personal. Kruger National Park is home to 'The Big 5' and over 140 Mammal species, and there is no better way to discover this amazing wilderness than a guided safari tour along the 200km network of roads that run throughout the park. Your experienced guide will help ensure quality wildlife sightings, no matter the season. Make sure to dress for the weather, and stay refreshed with complimentary mineral water on the tour. Breakfast stops are available at Kruger rest camps where you can choose from a variety of delicious dishes. Discover the magic of Kruger in the morning with this half-day tour.

From Johannesburg: 2-Day Safari into Kruger National Park

10. From Johannesburg: 2-Day Safari into Kruger National Park

Look for the legendary wildlife of South Africa on a thrilling 2-day safari in Kruger National Park. Day 1: Benefit from pickup at O. R. Tambo International Airport or your hotel in Johannesburg, and then travel via a panoramic route to Kruger National Park. Head to your accommodation which is based in Hazyview outside the Kruger National Park to freshen up before your 2 hour evening game drive. Look for majestic lions, leopards, and other big cats out for the hunt. Return to camp to enjoy dinner around the camp fire. Day 2: Wake early for a morning game drive when the animals are at their most active. Search for big cats heading home from their nighttime hunts, and hyenas scavenging for remains. Return to camp for breakfast and a last chance to encounter animals in the wild before the drive back to Johannesburg.

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What people are saying about Mpumalanga

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 35 reviews

Unser Guide hat uns in einer Tour die Big Five gezeigt. Wir waren das erste Auto, was morgens in den Park gefahren ist, dadurch haben wir sehr viele Löwen und Hyänen gesehen, die teils noch auf der Straße liefen. Das Highlight aber war der Leopard, welcher oben im Baum saß und neben ihm sein frisch vertilgtes Warzenschwein hatte.

Wir haben sehr viele Tiere gesehen und von unserem Guide auch viele Informationen zu den kleineren Tieren erhalten. Er hat mit seinem scharfen Blick auch die kleinsten ausfindig gemacht und uns vieles erklärt.

Good correspondence from the start. Easy to change the day as booked well in advance. Excellent driver Levi. Very knowledgeable. All in all an excellent experience

Lovely time! Musi looked after us very well and entertained us with many stories and interesting wildlife facts!

Fantastic experience. Beautiful lodge. Great guide!