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Morning Safaris


R1 336 South African Citizens - ID Required
R1 684 International Citizens - Passport Required

R1 336 South African Citizens - ID Required
R1 684 International Citizens - Passport Required

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6-7 Hours
Pick-up any lodge in Hazyview or 5 km radius from Hazyview /Numbi/Phabeni gate and Perry’s bridge outpost.
Kruger National Park
Min Age : 8 Years
Tour Description

Morning Safaris

Clients are collected early in the morning from one of the various lodges in or within a 5km radius of the town of Hazyview. Clients travelling to the park from further away, those not staying in the area, will be able to meet their safari vehicle at Perry’s Bridge Trading Post & Tourism Centre, or they can meet the vehicle at either Numbi or Phabeni Gate. Morning Safaris are one of the best times of day to see predators such as Lion, Leopard, Wild Dog, Cheetah, or Hyena. 

Morning safaris carry on for about 3 hours, before we have a breakfast break. 


01 November 2023 to 31 October 2024

R1 336.00 pp SA LOCALS (entry fees included)

R1 684.00 p/p INTERNATIONAL (conservation fees included)

What to expect

The best morning safaris begin long before the sun heats up the African landscape. At this time of day, the animals are roaming freely, which means you get to see their first activities of the day, before they seek out shade as the day becomes hotter. Some of the best wildlife sightings of predators and their prey, and sleepy plains game, happen during the earliest parts of the day, making a morning safari a popular one. 

We travel the park for about 3 hours before stopping for breakfast. Once you’ve had breakfast or a light snack, the tour will continue as we visit waterholes and watch the animals come in to quench their thirst before taking on the heat of the day.

We will stop at a picnic spot or rest camp during the morning for breakfast and for restroom breaks. Please a good quality sun cream, a hat, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, warm clothing in the winter months and a rain jacket in the summer months. Mineral waters are included on all safaris.


Kurt Safari uses two 4-star lodges in Hazyview, Umbhaba Eco Lodge and if fully booked then Sanbonani Resort Hotel,  both are positioned within a convenient 15-minute drive to Phabeni Gate, the main gate of the Kruger National Park. Both lodges offer beautiful accommodation in tranquil gardens, with all the expected amenities. At Kurt Safari, our commitment to ensuring top-notch service extends across all our tours and safaris, promising our clients an experience of unparalleled high quality. Each room offers en-suite facilities, WI-FI, air-conditioning, and traditional meals, guaranteeing a secure and comfortable 4-star experience for our valued clients.

Departure & Return Location

We collect clients from any lodge in Hazyview or from lodges within a 5 km radius of Hazyview /Numbi/Phabeni Gate, or from Perry’s Bridge Outpost.

Pick up & drop off times:
October to March: 05:00AM – 12:00PM

April to September: 05:30AM – 12:00PM

Price Includes

Conservation Fees
Mineral Water

What To Bring

Hat for the Sun
Sun protection
Shoes for walking
Waterproof and warm Jackets
Personal items

Why Use a SATSA Member

For tranquillity and assurance, place your Southern Africa travel plans in the capable care of a SATSA Member!

The Mark Of Quality Tourism In Southern Africa 

For over 53 years, SATSA has been the trusted mark of credibility, quality, and commitment to service excellence.

We provide consumers with advice and credible references to assist them in making informed decisions in their selection of tourism suppliers. 

SATSA members adhere to a strict Code of Conduct, guaranteeing high standards of service, good quality, trustworthiness, and recourse for the consumer. 

Members undergo a stringent application process and are required to submit documentation about their business annually so that the association can verify that they are indeed running a healthy business that can be recommended to consumers.

All members are also bonded with third-party indemnity, ensuring financially sound relationships when using them as suppliers.

Be assured that all SATSA Members: 

  • Have Integrity: Adhere to a strict Code of Conduct
  • Are Legitimate: Company registration is checked annually
  • Are Financially Stable: Solvency checked annually 
  • Are Legally Compliant: as per regulations governing the tourism industry   
  • Are Insured: Appropriate insurance cover with minimum indemnity limits
  • Are Bonded: Your pre-tour deposits are guaranteed

Morning Safari

A morning safari starts bright and early. During the winter months, the sun has barely risen before the safari begins. We collect our safari clients from their lodgings in Hazyview, between 5:30 and 6:00 am, while those travelling from further away can either meet us at Perry’s Bridge Trading Post & Tourism Centre, or at either Numbi or Phabeni Gate. 

The mornings are some of the most magical times in the Kruger National Park. The cooler weather has the wildlife a lot more active and it is not unusual to see all sorts of predators including Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Hyena and Wild Dogs. 

We enter the Kruger, just as the gates open for the day. For the next few hours, we tour some of the most popular areas in the Southern Kruger, stopping at lookout points and watering holes, in search of wildlife. In a single morning, guests can see plenty of animals including lion, elephant, impala, and giraffe, as well as some nocturnal animals. 

Guests will enjoy their pre-packed breakfasts at a local picnic area. Guides will make regular stops so guests can stretch their legs. The tour will continue until 11:30, when guests will be returned to the lodge and continue on with their day, leaving the park with incredible memories.

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