Experience 5 days of African bliss, touring through the Kruger National Park and meandering along the picturesque Panorama Route. This tour encompasses two full day safaris, one afternoons safari, one morning safari and one full tour of the Panorama Route. Spending a full day in the KNP can sound tiring, but the guides stop regularly at rest camps and lookout points. The extended time increases the chances of seeing more wildlife as we traverse different grasslands and ecological zones.
90% of our clients on 5-day safaris encounter all the Big 5.
Kurt Safari makes use of accommodation just outside the KNP in Hazyview, privately owned with quality service; breakfast & dinners included.
Best of Kruger: Shared safaris
Daily Departures Min 2 clients
5 Day Best of Kruger – Min age for Shared: 8 years –
R16 500 pp Sharing (Children under 12 = 50% less)
R18 100 pp Single
* Kids under 4 require a closed vehicle.
Departure & Return Location
06:30 AM – 06:45 AM – Clients will be collected from lodges within a 5 km radius of the OR Tambo International Airport.
06:45- 07:00 AM – Clients will be collected from the Shuttle and Bus Terminal at the OR Tambo International Airport, please see the Map below, we depart at 7:15 AM.
Transport to the Airport is available via the modern Gautrain or Uber. Clients can fly directly into Skukuza Kruger National park , and be collected by your Kurt safari Guide.
Qualified Safari Guides One Late Afternoon / Sunset Safari Two Full-day open vehicle One morning safari in open vehicles One Panorama tour Four Conservation levies & entry fees Mineral waters on all drives Transfers to & from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport Four Breakfasts & Four Dinners – as per itinerary
Excluded from Price
Lunch and Drinks Personal Items Tips
Info on getting to the Kruger National Park
There are daily flights from Johannesburg to Skukuza (Kruger National Park), as well as KMIA (Nelspruit) Private transfers from Skukuza or Nelspruit to Hazyview is R 1 548 PER VEHICLE, 1-7 clients, one way, as well as an additional R 93 per person for conservation fees to be paid at the airport. Clients will need to book a private vehicle for the transfer to Hazyview; the rate of the tour reduces by R 800 per person if choosing to fly in and book a private transfer.
Day 1: Transfer to Johannesburg & Afternoon safari
(Lunch & Dinner included)
Guests will be collected from various lodges and hotels within a 5 km radius of the OR Tambo International Airport between 6:30 am and 6:45 am, and then from the OR Tambo International Airport shuttle and bus Terminal between 6:45 and 7:00 am, we depart at 7:15 am.
Please confirm with firstname.lastname@example.org your pick up details the day before the tour. Please note these are shared departures. We will travel directly to our lodge in Hazyview and arrive between 11:30 am – 12:00 pm. Guests will have time to relax, unpack and enjoy a light lunch before embarking on your first afternoon safari at 14:30 pm.
Umbhaba Eco Lodge is situated between Numbi and Phabeni gates, each is about a 15 min drive, this is great for game viewing as it gives guides different route options on a 3-4-5 Day safari and clients will experience many different regions of the park. We return in the late afternoon between 17:30 and 18:30 pm depending on seasons, for a lovely dinner, relaxed evening and preparing for another exciting safari the next morning.
Day 2:Full Day open vehicle safari in the Kruger National Park
(Breakfast & Dinner included – lunch at own account)
All safaris start before sunrise, this is the best part of the day not knowing what to expect, after a short drive to the park, we enter the park gate. Your guide will have an idea of the best areas to find the wildlife including the Big 5 and plains game, this is the finest time of the day to see predators.
The Lodge will arrange breakfast packs and your guide will stop after about 3 hours for a breakfast and bathroom break and chance to get a coffee. We then continue with your safari, Kruger offers a variety of eco zones and each one has a different range of wildlife, we visit rivers and watering holes as well as plains and Bushveld regions.
We then stop for lunch at a rest camp, where this meal will be for your own account, time to do some curio shopping or enjoy a cold beer! The guide will then continue with the safari heading towards the lodge, we arrive around 15.30 – 16.00 pm, time to relax, swim and have a great dinner.
Day 3: Full day Panorama route tour
(Breakfast and Dinner included)
Today we sleep a little later and get some rest before an exciting day exploring the Beauty of the Mpumalanga Highveld. Breakfast will be at the lodge at 08h00 am and we depart at 09.00 am for a 1 hour drive to the higher altitudes of Mpumalanga. We visit the Blyde river canyon, the world’s 3rd largest canyon, Bourke’s luck potholes, the beautiful Gods window overlooking the Kruger in the distance, a visit to Lisbon waterfalls and don’t forget some shopping and lunch at Graskop.
Today we enjoy short walks, beautiful views, great shopping and your guide will share the history of the area with you, we return to the lodge around 16.00 pm, time to swim and relax before the last early morning safari.
Day 4:Full Day open vehicle safari in the Kruger National Park
(Breakfast & Dinner included- lunch at own account)
Today another early start before sunrise, again this is an exciting time of the day not knowing what to expect, summers can be warm and wet, with rain, and winters can be cold in early mornings to warm up later, so always come prepared for all weather.
After entering the park your guide will have an idea of the best areas wildlife you most want to see, predators such as Lion and Leopard are active at night and early mornings, while elephant, Rhino and Buffalo not forgetting all other species the Kruger offers can be found throughout the day. Your guide will know what you have not seen and concentrate on areas most likely to find what you looking for.
With breakfast packs from the Lodge your guide will stop after about 3 hours for a breakfast and bathroom stops and chances to get a coffee. We then continue with your safari. Kruger National Park covers 1 948 524 Hectares, the park is separated in 3 sections and on a 5 day safari a person only gets to see about 15% of the park. Our guides will ensure you the best safari and educate and answer any questions possible.
We then stop for lunch at a rest camp, where lunch will be for your own account, time to do some curio shopping or enjoy a cold beer! The guide will then continue with the safari heading towards the lodge, we arrive around 15.30 – 16.00 pm, time to relax, swim and have a great dinner.
DAY 5: Last Morning safari and Transfer back to Johannesburg
The last safari and again we depart the lodge before sunrise, we will have another packed breakfast at one of the rest camps or picnic sites.
The guide will focus on animals we couldn’t find on the first 3 safaris and hoping for another great sighting, the magic of Kruger is Lions wander freely amongst the visitors vehicles so Kruger never gets boring especially in the mornings and this is a last chance to enjoy one of Africa true wilderness regions.
After a short breakfast and coffee stop we will continue with the safari returning to the lodge at around 11 am.
Here you say goodbye to your guide and freshen up before the journey back to Johannesburg. Clients are collected by the shuttle at around 11.30 am, and we return to Johannesburg OR Tambo shuttle terminal and lodges within a 5 km Radius, arriving between 17.00 – 18.00 pm.
NB: CLIENTS FLYING OUT OF OR Tambo on the last day should please not book they flight any earlier than 19.00 pm for Domestic and 20.00 pm for International flights.
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When you plan on a multi day Kruger Park Safari, Umbhaba Eco Lodge can be great accommodation option to consider. Umbhaba is conveniently located close to Hazyview and two of the Park entrances. The lodge has a beautiful view of the sabie valley and is between multiple dams and water features. A great and relaxing place to end the day .