Kruger Park Budget Safari

The Kruger Park is one of the top areas in the world for viewing wildlife. Accommodation is provided in fixed safari tents with shared ablutions in rest camps and with knowledgeable guides & good food you'll have a unique African safari experience.

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Depart From:
Johannesburg   |   Ending at: Johannesburg
Departures: Daily (Subject to availability)
Duration: 3 Days
Country: South Africa
Type: Safari |
Children: Allowed

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Kruger Park Budget Safari

Kruger Park Budget Safari

Kruger Park Budget Safari

Kruger Park Budget Safari

Kruger Park Budget Safari

Kruger Park Budget Safari

Kruger Park Budget Safari

Kruger Park Budget Safari


This tour utilises chalets within different rest camps inside the Kruger National Park as overnight accommodation. Pick-ups are available from Outlook Lodge or at your hotel situated within Johannesburg or Pretoria.

Please note that this tour is available in the following options:
2 Day / 1 Night
3 Day / 2 Nights
4 Day / 3 Nights
5 Day / 4 Nights
6 Day / 5 Nights

Transfer options available at an extra cost:
- Shuttle JNB to Skukuza to JNB
- Shuttle JNB to Skukuza to KMIA
- Shuttle KMIA to Skukuza to KMIA
- Shuttle KMIA to Skukuza to JNB
- Transfer Skukuza airport to Skukuza
- Shuttle JNB to Skukuza to GK to KMIA
- Shuttle KMIA to Skukza to GK to KMIA
- Shuttle JNB to GK to JNB
- Shuttle JNB to GK to KMIA
- Shuttle KMIA to GK to KMIA
- Transfer JNB to Skukuza
- Transfer KMIA to Skukuza

For guests flying into Nelspruit airport, we advise guests arrange their flights to arrive around 11h00 on the morning their safari starts, where your guide will pick you up off your flight and continue your safari.

Accommodation is in fixed safari tents with beds, linen, towels and soap. Ablutions are shared and serviced regularly. These tents have a small fridge, a fan and mosquito proofing on the doors and windows.

On one of the mornings you have the option of visiting select attractions along the Panorama Route instead of joining the morning game drive (not applicable to 2 day safari). We visit the Lisbon Falls, Three Rondavels in the Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window, providing some of the most magnificent scenery in the country!

Delicious breakfasts and 3 course dinners, served al fresco under the stars (weather permitting), gives you ample time to get to know your fellow travelers and exchange pictures. At night we share a bottle of wine around the camp fire and listen to the night sounds of the bush around us.

Health & Clothing
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age arriving within 6 days from infected areas.
Vaccination against typhoid is advised.
Malaria risk, predominantly in the malignant falciparum form, exists throughout the year in the low altitude areas (eastern part) of the Limpopo Province, eastern part of Mpumalanga (including the Kruger National Park) and northeastern KwaZulu/Natal as far south as the Tugela River. The risk is highest from October to May.
Bilharzia (schistosomiasis) is endemic in the north and east. Avoid swimming and paddling in fresh water - swimming pools which are chlorinated and maintained are safe.

South Africa’s climate is generally sunny and pleasant. Winters are usually mild, although snow falls on the mountain ranges of the Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State and Natal and occasionally in lower-lying areas, when a brief cold spell can be expected throughout the country.

Required clothing: Lightweight cottons and linens and rainwear for summer. Warmer clothes are needed for winter.

Day 1: Johannesburg to Kruger National Park
We depart from Johannesburg between 07h00 and 07h30 in the morning and make our way to the Kruger National Park, arriving around 12h00. Before entering the Kruger we will stop for lunch in one of the small towns en-route to the park.

Our first afternoon will be spent driving inside the Kruger searching for wild animals, accompanied by a professional guide, who gladly divulges information to you, on the parks amazing diversity of wild and plant life.

We get to our first camp in the late afternoon where you check into your accommodation and have enough time to go for a swim, purchase necessary items at the camps shop, or simply take a stroll around the camp to stretch your legs after a long days driving.

Your guide begins preparing the evening meal, situated just outside your chalet, under the stars and served by candlelight. Apart from the cooking your guide is of course available to identify all the nocturnal sounds you hear, and possibly entertain you with some amazing experiences encountered over many years of guiding in Africa. Wine is served and included in evening meals.
Dinner included

Day 2: Kruger National Park
The early morning knock on your door signals the start of your second day in the Kruger. After a cup of coffee and some snacks, your guide packs the vehicle and you begin your early morning drive. It’s still really early in the morning, nice and cool, and a perfect time to spot elusive predators who at this time of the day are still very active.

After a successful morning drive you stop at a picnic spot to enjoy a relaxed breakfast.

After breakfast we continue driving, searching for animals. You will find your guide to be a wealth of knowledge not only concentrating on animals but also identifying birds, trees, insects and explaing some of the parks fascinating geology.

After a full morning’s driving we reach our next camp where you check in and have a couple of hours to relax during the hottest part of the day, when animals are generally less active and hiding from the midday sun. All the camps we use also have restaurant facilities so you will be able to purchase lunch.

In the late afternoon you embark on sunset/night drive which gives you an opportunity to spot some of Africa’s elusive, nocturnal animals such as hyena, leopard, owls, nightjars, civet, genet etc.

Upon your return, your guide has already prepared your evening meal. And has corked the wine which is now sufficiently aired and at the perfect temperature. Sitting outside on a balmy African night listening to lions roaring in the distance, or the whoop of a hyena is a fantastic experience and one which often brings our guests back to Africa.
Breakfast and Dinner included

Day 3: Kruger National Park to Johannesburg
Safaris are all about early mornings, getting out there and seeing animals. This morning is no exception and whilst you are leaving Kruger today, there is still time for a couple of hours drive in the hope of seeing and possibly photographing animals you have not yet seen. Your guide knows the Kruger intimately and will focus on areas he knows produce animals you still need to see, it’s not guaranteed but you stand a good chance.

Sadly after a couple of hours we depart Kruger and make our way back to Johannesburg. But not before showing you some of South Africa’s most spectacular scenery.

The panorama route includes Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondavels, Lisbon Waterfalls and Pilgrims Rest, where you stop for lunch.

After lunch it’s a good four hours drive back to Johannesburg and you arrive back at the Outlook Lodge or your hotel around 18h00.
Breakfast included

Children under 8 are not allowed on sunset drives.

Please note the above itinerary is for a Kruger Park safari where guests will stay in Pretoriuskop Restcamp and game drives are conducted in an open game drive vehicle, unless guests specifically want to move around to different camps. In this case game viewing will then be done in the air conditioned tour vehicle.

Those guests flying out of Johannesburg International on Day 3 are reminded to not book any flights earlier than 19h30 so that we have enough time to get you to the airport.

Please note however that we cannot guarantee our arrival time in Johannesburg on the last day and can therefore not be held responsible for re-imbursements of flight tickets, should we arrive later than expected.

We are available to drop you off at the Outlook Lodge or any hotel in the Johannesburg/Pretoria region.

Guests flying out of Neslpruit on the last day may, depending on their flight details, not have enough time to see the panorama route.

Self Drive
This package can be booked on a self drive basis. Meaning that you can drive yourself from Johannesburg to the camp and then join the tour. On the last day, driving back to Johannesburg by yourself.

5 Day Kruger Budget Safari Valid: 2019-01-01 to 2019-12-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 11900.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 11900.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR 5950.00

4 Day Kruger Budget Safari Valid: 2019-01-01 to 2019-12-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 9600.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 9600.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR 4800.00

3 Day Kruger Budget Safari Valid: 2019-01-01 to 2019-12-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 6900.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 6900.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR 3450.00

2 Day Kruger Budget Safari Valid: 2019-01-01 to 2019-12-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 3700.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 3700.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR 1850.00

6 Day Kruger Budget Safari Valid: 2019-01-01 to 2019-12-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 14700.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 14700.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR 7350.00

Tour Include
- Transport for the duration of your safari (excluding pick-up and drop-off in JHB & PTA South)
- Professional drivers/guides (FGASA registered – Field Guides Association of Southern Africa)
- Meals as specified per itinerary
- All entry fees & daily conservation levies
- Bottled water in vehicle.
- Wine with evening meals (Kruger Park based safaris only)
- SANParks sunset drive (Kruger Park based Safaris of 3 days and longer)
- SANParks Bush Walk (Kruger Park based Safaris of 5 days and longer)
- Kruger Park day game drives in an open safari vehicle.

Tour Exclude
- Meals not specified in itinerary (all lunches)
- Pick-up & drop-off in Johannesburg & Pretoria South
- Drinks other than those supplied during game drives & dinner.
- Items of a personal nature
- Gratuities

Terms & Conditions
If a cancellation is made after the confirmation email and deposits, then the following cancellation fees will apply:
Cancellation Fees
• All booking cancellations in excess of 30 days prior to safari departure date will be subject to a 15% cancellation fee of the total safari cost.
• 50% of the total cost for cancellations between 29-15 days before arrival date.
• 100% of the total cost for cancellations between 14 -0 days and on arrival date.
• 100% of the total cost for any non-arrival.

Accommodation Pre- & Post-tour (10km radius)

Elizabeth Lodge
Our 3 Star, award winning Boutique Hotel and Conference Centre is conveniently situated only a short drive from O R Tambo International Airport. We are ideally set in magnificent gardens and pride ourselves on providing friendly hospitality.
From: R425.00 per person sharing

Europrime Hotels
At Europrime Hotel you will be assured to have a remarkable experience in the luxury of comfort, privacy and superb service.
Grading: Guest Rating: (1 review)
From: R497.50 per person sharing

24 On Vrey Boutique Hotel
This Boutique hotel with its rustic brick in- and exterior is located in the leafy tranquil Up Market suburb of Beyerspark Boksburg, east of Johannesburg.

Peermont Metcourt at Emperors Palace
Stylish and comfortable rooms await you at the 3 Star Peermont Metcourt at Emperors Palace. A “group-friendly” experience is afforded to corporate, convention and leisure guests alike.
Grading: Guest Rating: (2 reviews)
From: R1450.00 per person sharing

Afrique Boutique Hotel
True to the South African welcoming style. Charming with a lot of character and imminent attention to details. A unique place to stay in an unbeatable location at the heart of everything. Central too much of the East Rand and O.R Tambo Airport.
Grading: Guest Rating: (2 reviews)

Lakeview Hotel Guesthouse & Conference Center
Lake View Hotel & Conference Center is 10 min from OR Tambo International Airport. It is an ideal transit Hotel with a Shuttle Service to and from the Airport. We have a full Restaurant, Pool Area and Bar.
From: R795.00 per person sharing

Africa Centre - Airport Leisure Hotel
Elegant, safe and affordable Airport Leisure Hotel ideal for business and tourists. Close to OR Tambo Airport, free pick up, secure parking, ADSL & wireless internet connection, conference facilities, a la carte menu, DSTV, and so much more

The Lakes Hotel And Conference Centre
In an impressive setting, the hotel’s 144 rooms and conferencing facilities for up to 500 delegates make it an ideal “escape” from the central business districts of Sandton and Johannesburg, only 40 kilometres away.

Kruger Park Budget Safari Reviews

Reviewed by Frank Franitza on over a year ago
All worked fine with pickup and drive to Krüger, however I think the trip was to take 4h according to Internet add, more like 7h I.R.L
Accomodation was fine, had no big expectations so positive surprise to me. Camp dinner/breakfast very nice arranged by the crew! Sunset drive excellent, first morning drive same. Afternoon drive starting at 3pm not that much as animals avoided the heat so not much activity. Sunday morning drive to short in my opinion, however I understand as it's a long drive back to JBN, panorama road with breakfast very nice.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

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