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From Johannesburg: Kruger National Park 3-Day Safari

1. 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.

From Johannesburg: Full-Day Kruger National Park Safari

2. From Johannesburg: Full-Day Kruger National Park Safari

Following pick-up from your Johannesburg hotel, stop for breakfast in Middleburg before driving another 2 hours for a coffee stop in Nelspruit. From there, head straight to Kruger National Park to discover the Big 5 and other animal species. Depending on what time you arrive and weather conditions, either eat lunch before the afternoon game drive or take your lunch after. Begin your 3-hour drive around the park as you keep an eye out for the famous Big 5 among other unique animals. Following the safari, begin the drive back to Johannesburg.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 202 reviews

Collection takes place on the 1st day between 7-7.30 am. Then you drive about 5 hours until you arrive at the respective hotel and check in. Gilbert was a very good driver. Then it goes on the 1st afternoon safari. We had Given as our guide, he was awesome. Lots of knowledge. On the 2nd and 3rd day we start at 5.30 am. Enjoy no hearty breakfast, breakfast box! Furnished very differently depending on the hotel. For me: sandwich with grated cheese, muesli bar, muesli with yoghurt, apple, juice that's it. The others also had egg, banana, croissants, roasted nuts. On the 3rd day the safari ends at 12 noon. The driver is already waiting, in my case Ben. Very good driver. Meals, apart from breakfast, are not included in the price. Revise the itinerary! If the company says you'll be at the airport by 4 p.m., the driver can only do it if you're alone in the car and he can speed. 5h + are realistic. Great trip, possibly chaotically organized for Europeans. Lodge: Umbhaba Hazyview

Great tour, but exhausting

The guide was excellent in explaining not only about each animal, but also about the history of the cities we passed on the way. Struggled to find and photograph as many animals as possible within 5 hours of the game. Meanwhile we left Johannesburg and 5 hours away from the reservation. Staying in the van for 15 hours was exhausting

Amazing experience! We had a dream to enjoy the kruger a bit and our new friends Ben and Patrick helped us with it to the best of our ability. We are speechless to describe how important it was to make this happen. thank you very much from my heart.

Very nice trip! The guide was very symphatic and we were really lucky- saw 4 of the big 5, so great day. Would 10 of 10 recommend this