Kruger Park & Zululand Explorer Safari

Spurwing offers a seven day packaged safari to Hazyview area of the Kruger National Park and the Natal wetlands. On this packaged safari, guests stay at the popular Hippo Hollow Lodge or similar, situated near Hazyview on a half board basis.

Tour Code:
Depart From:
Johannesburg   |   Ending at: Johannesburg
Departures: Daily (Subject to availability)
Duration: 7 Days
Country: South Africa
Type: Adventure | Safari | Coach Tours |
Children: Allowed - see children policy

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Kruger Park & Zululand Explorer Safari

Kruger Park & Zululand Explorer Safari

Kruger Park & Zululand Explorer Safari

Kruger Park & Zululand Explorer Safari

Kruger Park & Zululand Explorer Safari

Kruger Park & Zululand Explorer Safari

Kruger Park & Zululand Explorer Safari

Kruger Park & Zululand Explorer Safari


A 7-day packaged safari to Hazyview area of the Kruger National Park and the Natal wetlands. On this packaged safari, guests stay at the popular Hippo Hollow Lodge or similar, situated near Hazyview on a half board basis. The package includes transportation and all game drives are conducted in open 4X4 safari vehicles inside the Kruger National Park. The guests then move on Hluhluwe (half board basis) for a couple of days, where they will have a true Zululand and St. Lucia experience before returning to Johannesburg.

Kruger Park Conservation Fees
The Kruger Park charges a daily Conservation fee for each person. The cost of this fee is not included in the rates indicated for this safari. However, upon making the reservation this can be included in the total safari price and then paid in advance to make it easier when on safari.

Health & Clothing
Take precautions and consult with a medical doctor before embarking on your trip.
Use of insect repellants is advised as risk can be reduced significantly.

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:
Our professional Driver/Guide will pick you up in Johannesburg in an air-conditioned vehicle and transfer you via the scenic Panorama Route to Kruger Park. En-route we will visit Pilgrim’s Rest, God’s Window and the Graskop Falls.

We will arrive at Hippo Hollow Lodge (or similar) in the afternoon where you will have time to check-in and freshen up before we depart on a game drive in the Kruger National Park.

You will depart on either an afternoon game drive or a sunset game drive (where you will get your first experience on an open 4 X 4 Safari vehicle.) The late afternoon offers the lower light game viewing with most animals heading down to the watering holes and offers excellent game viewing opportunities. (please note the sunset drive is subject to availability)

Overnight: Hippo Hollow Lodge or similar (Dinner Bed and Breakfast)

Day 2 and 3:
Your Professional Field guide will advise you off your pick-up time for this morning. You will be picked up from your lodge early in the morning on your full day game drive in an Open 4X4 Safari Vehicle.

We will enter Kruger National Park and enjoy a full day game drive on this day. We will stop several times during the day for you to freshen up and to stretch your legs. Your Professional Field Guide will ensure that you see the wildlife Kruger Park is renowned for and give you interesting facts and information on all aspects of the African Bush and Wildlife. (With a bit of luck, you will be able to add the Big Five to your “spotting-list”).

We will enjoy breakfast at one of the Kruger Park Camps (packed by the lodge). We will also visit the Skukuza Main Camp of the Kruger Park.

We will return in the afternoon to your Lodge where the rest of the evening will be at leisure. Dinner can be enjoyed at the Lodge.

Overnight: Hippo Hollow Lodge or similar (Dinner Bed and Breakfast)

Day 4:
After breakfast we will depart and head towards Zululand. We will arrive at Zululand Tree Lodge Ubizane (or similar) in the late afternoon and check into our rooms. The rest of the afternoon will be at leisure and you are welcome to explore the lodge or just relax by participating in the lodge facilities.

Dinner will be enjoyed at the lodge.

Overnight: Ubizane Tree Lodge or similar (Dinner Bed and Breakfast)

Day 5:
After a scrumptious breakfast we will depart for Duma Zulu Cultural Village. At Duma Zulu you will experience some traditional dancing, visit their traditional homes and even learn a few Zulu words – This is a very informative and true cultural experience.

After Duma Zulu you will embark on your boat cruise on the St. Lucia Wetlands. The St. Lucia boat cruise offers the opportunity to view Hippos, Nile crocodiles and the hundreds of bird species that St. Lucia is famous for. After this full day of exploring the major attractions, we will head back to the lodge in the late afternoon.

Overnight: Zululand Tree Lodge Ubizane or similar (Dinner Bed and Breakfast)

Day 6:
On this day you will be participating in 2 game drives. The first drive will be in the morning and the second in the afternoon. One of your drives will take place in the Ubizane / Rhino River Reserve whereas the other drive will be in the well-known Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Dinner will once again be enjoyed at the lodge.

Overnight: Zululand Tree Lodge Ubizane or similar (Dinner Bed and Breakfast)

Day 7:
We will enjoy breakfast at the lodge, check out and head back to Johannesburg. (Durban drop offs can be arranged at an additional surcharge)

Upgrade options available - all prices for extras available on request:
- Private game viewer vehicle and guide
- Accomodation changes or upgrade
- Private airport transfers
- Foreign language guides
- Cultural experience
- Bush walk option
- Round of Golf at Skukuza GC
- Kruger Zululand Tour - drop off in Durban to King Shaka International

7 Day Kruger Park - Zululand Explorer Safari Valid: 2018-11-01 to 2019-10-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 27800.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 41050.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR 13900.00

Tour Include
- Accommodation at Hippo Hollow or similar
- Accommodation at Ubizane Wildlife Reserve or similar
- Breakfast and dinner
- Full Day game drives in 4×4 safari vehicles on day 2, 3 and 6
- A sunset drive (subject to availability) in the Kruger National Park
- Road transfers from Johannesburg via Panorama Route
- En-route road transfer of Zululand
- St Lucia wetlands boat ride (weather permitting)
- Duma Zulu interaction
- Entry fees to all areas stipulated
- Services of a Professional Safari Guide

Tour Exclude
- Kruger Park Conservation Fees
- Lunch and drinks
- Items of a personal nature
- Services not mentioned in the program
- Travel insurance and medical repatriation

Terms & Conditions
The following cancellation charges will apply:
More than 60 days before departure - 25% of tour price.
Between 31 – 59 days before departure - 50% of tour price.
Less than 30 days before departure - No refund.

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Kruger Park & Zululand Explorer Safari Reviews

Reviewed by Geoff Hard on over a year ago
What can I say except that the trip was amazing. We were picked up from our accommodation on the first morning by a well presented driver called Emanuel who drove us to the Kruger Park, on the way we stopped off at God's Window the waterfall and at the town of Pilgrims Rest. We then arrived at Hippo Hollow where we were met by friendly staff who soon sorted out a small problem with our room. We went out on a night drive with the rangers in Kruger Park, which we found very interesting. We then returned to Hippo Hollow for dinner and sat watching 5 Hippo's out on the grass whilst we dined. The following morning we were picked up by our guide Roderick again he was very friendly and a wealth of knowledge, we left at 06:00 to drive to the park and by breakfast we had already seen the Big Five. The rest of the day was just as exciting and it was nice to see a man doing his job and getting so excited with every animal we saw. He was amazing!! The second Game Drive carried on in the same vane, just perfect we never got tired of seeing the wildlife. Day four arrived and again we were picked up after breakfast by yet another driver called James he also was immaculately turned out and was a wealth of knowledge during our trip to Natal. We were taken to Ubizane Safari Lodge in Zululand again the accommodation was immaculate and the food perfect. We even had wildlife walking past our bedroom window. Here we did two more game drives with the safari lodge's own guide, we were amazed by the number of Elephants that we managed to see. The trip was amazing and all the people involved with making it prefect for us need a big thank you, what more can I say.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Reviewed by Nadia Baehr on over a year ago
Here is an honest comment about our trip and your organization. It was excellent. Firstly we travelled with a couple that was delightful – the combination could not have been better and there was never a dull moment, neither was there a moment of disagreement. I imagine that this was due more to good fortune than good management on your part – however it was a big plus. The drivers were impeccable – we felt safe and secure with them. Never were they late – never was there any type of misunderstanding. Ronald – who drove us to Kruger – was also a competent guide and we can only strongly recommend him. We were very touched when he said goodbye to us. If by chance you are in contact with him do tell him that we have not yet received a mail from him. The lodge at the Kruger was magnificent – a special mention goes to the meals that were very good. No problems with the organization at the Kruger. The only negative on your part was that you did not manage to organize a leopard lounging in a tree for us to get to see. Our driver James who followed us for the rest of the trip was a good man and a perfect gentleman (as our Australian fellow traveller called him). We were disappointed that we did not drive through Swaziland – we thought that was in the program and did not realize that he would drive around the country. The Ubizane lodge was excellent – very interesting and the people went not only out of their way as far as hospitality is concerned but I would say even one step further. Please tell them how much we appreciated their hospitality. The tour of the St Lucia Wetlands, and all of the remaining trip went with clockwork precision – James never missed a beat!! I have enclosed several photos. A special thanks to all concerned.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

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