3 Day - 2 Night KRUGER via PANORAMA SAFARI TOUR

Kruger Park Safari:  Guided 3 Day / 2 Night Kruger via the Panorama Route Safari Tour
“Remember the quality of your Safari has EVERYTHING to do with the quality of the guide who leads your experience…”

Min 2 Pax:  From ONLY ZAR 9 980pp sharing (Children aged 8-12 less 25% if sharing with parents)

Safari Highlights

  • Return shared shuttle bus transfers between Johannesburg and the Kruger area INCLUDED
  • 1x Full day educational Panorama Route Tour INCLUDED
  • 1x Full day Safari INCLUDED (05h30-16h00) staying out for the entire day enables a large area of the Park to be covered.  A packed breakfast from the Hotel will be provided
  • 1x Half day am Safari INCLUDED 
  • Panorama Route Tour entrance fees included
  • 2 Days Kruger Daily Conservation levies and entrance fees INCLUDED
  • Open Vehicle Safaris in the southern Kruger National Park section which is famous for its abundant wildlife
  • 2 Nights' Accommodation INCLUDED at Umbhaba Lodge (or similiar) in the holiday township of Hazyview
  • 2x Breakfasts and 2x Dinners INCLUDED
  • Complimentary mineral water available on board whilst on Safari

Safari 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

Experience the Kruger National Park and South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province in 3 days!  Starting in Johannesburg, journey to Kruger via the scenic Panorama Route, before checking into your Hotel in the Holiday township of Hazyview from where you will be collected for a Full day Safari and a Half day morning Safari into the world-famous Kruger National Park in the company of a qualified professional “Ranger” guide!

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 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 8 (price on request).  Clients need to be at the O.R. Tambo International Airport bus terminal at 6h00 am. Collection from accommodation establishments within a 5km radius of the Airport are available on request.

The return journey to Johannesburg departs from Hazyview town between 10h00 and 11h00 am to arrive back at the OR Tambo International Airport bus and coach terminal between 17h00 and 18h00.  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.

Day 1  

Transfer from JHB to Umbhaba Lodge, Hazyview, via the scenic Panorama Route.  (Dinner included)

Tour departs from OR Tambo International Airport and surrounds between 06h00 and 07h30 am.  On the way to the Kruger National Park the journey will follow the breathtakingly beautiful scenic Panorama Route heading past old-fashioned towns like Dullstroom and Lydenburg.  Highlights will include the worlds’ 3rd largest canyon, namely the Blyde River Canyon; Bourke’s Luck Potholes; Lisbon Falls as well as the scenic God’s window viewpoint. 

A lunch stop (own account) will be made in a little town called Graskop, famous for the array of African curio shops.  After a stroll through the streets of town the Tour will head down the Escarpment towards the small farming town and holiday township of Hazyview situated along the banks of the Sabie River. 

Check in upon arrival at Umbhaba Lodge (or similar).  Freshen up and relax before dinner (drinks for own account).  An early night is advised as the Safari will depart very early morning the next day.

Day 2 

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 to relax and unwind before dinner.  After a long but great day in the Kruger National Park you will return to the Hotel at about 16h00 pm.

Day 3 

Half-day Open Vehicle Safari in the Kruger National Park.  (Breakfast included)

Early morning check out and departure from the Hotel today for your last Safari leaving your luggage at reception and entering the Park as the sun rises.  A packed breakfast from the Hotel will again be provided and enjoyed after the initial 3 hour Safari.  

After breakfast a last game drive will last until around 11h00 at which time the guide will depart the Park to ensure guests are in Hazyview in time for the shuttle back towards Johannesburg.  

Important Information

Departure point:  OR Tambo International Airport bus and coach terminal JOHANNESBURG 
Return details:  OR Tambo International Airport bus and coach terminal JOHANNESBURG 
Departure time:  06h00 Day 1
Return time:  18h00 on Day 3

Duration:  3 Days and 2 Nights (can be extended by adding additional nights, price on request)

Inclusions  

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 3 Star Umbhaba Lodge (or similar) in Hazyview, 1x Full day Panorama Route Tour, 1x Full day Open Vehicle Safari, 1x Half day Morning Open Vehicle Safari, 2x Dinners, 2x Breakfasts

Exclusions 

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); 

Optional Extras

Additional nights available at the Hotel on request to include any of the following Day Tours

Additional information

  • Our KRUGER NATIONAL PARK SAFARIS are conducted in custom built Open Game Viewing Vehicles using reputable third party operators with all required permutations and insurances in place
  • Subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Min 2, Max 10 participants per vehicle
  • Families travelling with children under the age of 8 years old will need to book a private vehicle and guide for this Safari Tour, please contact us for rates and availability.  No children under the age of 8 permissible on Shared Safaris.
  • A 25% non refundable deposit required to secure a booking, the balance is payable no later than 30 days prior to arrival, bookings made less than 30 days before departure will be required to pay full amount at time of booking
  • Tour reconfirmation required the day before the Safari, please refer to voucher for further details

Cancellation policy

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. 

Notes:  Getting to Kruger

Guests will travel from O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Hazyview town by shuttle bus to join this tour - collection at the shuttle bus arrival point as well as accommodation establishments within a 5km radius of the Airport on the day of the Safari will be FREE OF CHARGE (between 06h00 and 07h00).

 

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