3 Day 2 Night Kruger Safari Johannesburg
“Remember the quality of your Safari has EVERYTHING to do with the quality of the guide who leads your experience…”
Kruger Safari from JHB Overview:
The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience second to none. At nearly 2 million hectares, it is the largest game reserve in South Africa, stretching 350km along the Mozambican border and is, on average, 60km wide. It is unrivalled in its diversity of species and is a recognized leader in environmental management techniques and policies. Kruger is one of the premier game-watching destinations in the world.
Approximately 145 mammal species occur in the park. It is possible to see all the classical African big game, including elephant, black and white rhino, hippopotamus, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, warthog and many antelope species. Large carnivores include lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and spotted hyena.
What to expect on your Kruger Safari from JHB:
What makes this Kruger Safari Tour special is the quality and location of the accommodation situated only 100 Meters from the Paul Kruger Gate entrance into the world famous Kruger National park. The Hotel overlooks the perennial Sabie River which shares a border with the Park and its wildlife and is less than 1 min’s drive from the entrance ensuring an early start when the predators are at their most active.
Explore the best areas of the Kruger National Park with expert guides. This Safari Tour offers a jam-packed 3-day tour that will leave you wanting more. Return shuttle bus transfers to and from the O.R. Tambo International Airport are included.
Private road transfers* can be arranged on request for guests who might not be able to be at the departure point at the scheduled departure time and/or families travelling with children under the age of 12 (price on request). Clients need to be at the O.R. Tambo International Airport bus terminal at 6h30 am. The shuttle bus departs around 06h45 am daily.
*Our 4 Day / 3 Night Option (set departure dates) includes return road transfers + Blyde River Canyon Panorama Route Day Tour
The return journey to Johannesburg departs from Hazyview town at 12h15 to arrive back at the OR Tambo International Airport bus and coach terminal around 17h30. A maximum of 30kg baggage per person plus 5kg hand luggage is allowed, preferably only one bag. NB: Please don’t be late as the shuttles run on strict schedules.
Transfer from JHB to Kruger Gate Hotel. (Dinner included)
Clients gather at the bus and coach terminal at O.R. Tambo International Airport at 06h30 am for a 06h45 departure. The transfer duration to the Hotel which, is situated near the Kruger Gate entrance of the Kruger National Park, is around 5 hours.
The lush plant-life grows more mesmerizing the closer you get to the Kruger National Park. Once you’ve settled in, had lunch and some leisure time, a guide from the KNP will collect you in an Open Safari Vehicle for your first Sunset drive which will last about 3 hours.
An African feast buffet style dinner (included) will be served in the “Boma” around the campfire under the stars (weather permitting). Please note all drinks are for own account.
Full-day Open Vehicle Safari in the Kruger National Park. (Breakfast & Dinner included)
An early morning start before the sun rises. Enjoy a complimentary cup of tea/coffee and a light snack in the Lounge adjacent to the reception area where your guide will come and collect you for your Full day Safari Tour. The guides are in the Park daily and have an idea of the best places to find wildlife at different times of the year. The guide will choose a route suitable for the time of the year.
The Hotel will provide packed breakfasts for you to collect from reception before you embark on an exciting day in the Kruger Park, breakfast will be enjoyed at a Rest Camp or picnic spot chosen by the guide on the day.
All of the picnic spots and Rest Camps offer clean ablution facilities and cafeterias/restaurants where hot beverages are available for purchase. Credit Cards are widely accepted as a method of payment.
After the breakfast stop, the guide will continue with the Safari to search for those animals that still elude you, another stop will be made inside the Kruger National Park for lunch (for own account).
After lunch the last few hours will be spent trying to see what other animals can be found before returning to the Hotel for a swim or sundowners at the Pool Bar. After a long but great day in the Kruger National Park you will return to the Hotel at about 16h00 pm.
Half-day (3-4 Hour) Open Vehicle Safari in the Kruger National Park. (Breakfast included)
Early morning departure from the Hotel for your last Safari entering the Park as the sun rises and returning just before 10h00 to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast buffet. Return to your room to freshen up and check out. Guests need to ensure they are ready to depart from reception at 11h30 for the transfer back towards Johannesburg.
Important Kruger Safari from Johannesburg Information:
Departure point: OR Tambo International Airport (bus and coach terminal)
Return details: OR Tambo International Airport (bus and coach terminal)
Departure time: 06h45 Day 1
Return time: 17h30 on Day 3 (approximate, depends on road conditions on the day)
Duration: 3 Days and 2 Nights (can be extended by booking additional nights at the Lodge*)
*4 Day / 3 Night Option available (set departure dates) that includes Blyde River Canyon Panorama Route Day Tour
Kruger Safari from Johannesburg - What is included?
All entrance and conservation fees, mineral water, services of fully qualified and registered Safari Guides, round trip Hotel transport (terms and conditions apply), 2 nights’ sharing accommodation at the 4 Star Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate, 1x Half day Afternoon Open Vehicle Safari, 1x Full day Open Vehicle Safari, 1x Half day Morning Open Vehicle Safari, 2x Dinners, 2x Breakfasts
Kruger Safari from Johannesburg - What is not included?
All lunches, soft and alcoholic drinks, room Service, laundry, personal phone calls, expenses of a personal nature, optional extras, tips and gratuities (it is customary in South Africa to tip your guide, a general rule of thumb is to tip 10% of your excursion price per person if you were satisfied with the services received);
Additional nights available at the Hotel on request to include any of the following Day Tours
Please note that the deposit is non-refundable. Cancellation 30 days prior to arrival date and/or commencement of Safari/Tour/Activity - deposit plus 25% of total bill; 14 to 29 days - deposit plus 50% of total bill; 0 to 13 days - 100% of total bill.
Guests will travel from O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Hazyview town by shuttle bus to join this tour - collection at shuttle bus arrival point on the day of the Safari will be FREE OF CHARGE (Jhb 06h30-Hzv 12h45; Hzv 11h30-Jhb 17h30)
Guests can also fly into Skukuza airport (SZK) located inside the Kruger National Park to join this Safari, collection from the airport will be FREE OF CHARGE on the day of the Safari (flight SA-8865 JHB 13h20-SZK 14h10). Fly in guests have the option of either returning to Johannesburg on the day of departure with the shared shuttle bus or by return flight from the Skukuza airport (flight SA-8862 13h30 SZK-JHB 14h35).
Please note own flight arrangements to be made and flights are for own account.
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