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3 Day Kruger Park Backpackers / Student Safari

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Why Book With Us?

3 Days / 2 Nights
Skukuza Airport
Kruger National Park

Tour Description

3 Day Kruger Park Backpackers/ Student Safaris
What to Expect

A 3 day Kruger Park Safari in an open vehicle, in the company of Kurt Safari Co, gives you the ideal amount of time to see the Big 5 as well as the hundreds of other animals living in this unique and world-famous conservation park. There is no place quite like it on earth and its variety of unique species make is a truly special place to visit. When it comes to accommodation, we have handpicked the best backpackers, lodges and hotels just outside of the park, guaranteed to give you a most relaxing stay.

Departure & Return Location

Please note: All transfers depart from the Skukuza Airport (KNP) or OR Tambo shuttle/bus terminal (Johannesburg) at 6:45 am daily

Price Includes

  • Licensed and Professional Safari Guides
  • 1 Late Afternoon / Sunset Safari
  • 1 Full-day open vehicle safaris in the Kruger National Park. Starting at 5:30 am to 4 pm, covering a large area in the southern KNP which is famous for abundant wildlife. Most operators do short 3-hour drives, but Kurt Safari spends all day in the Kruger, covering larger areas to ensure better wildlife sightings.
  • 1 Half-day morning safari in open vehicles, from 5:30 am to 11:15 am.
  • Transfers to & from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport.
  • 2 Nights’ Accommodation
  • 2 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners per person – as per itinerary.
  • 3 Days’ Conservation levies & entry fees.
  • Mineral waters on all drives.

Excluded from Price

  • All Lunches & Beverages
  • Items of personal nature
  • Gratuities

What To Bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm & Rainproof Jackets
  • Sunhat
  • Sun Cream
  • Cameras
  • Personal belongings

Important information

  • Kurt Safari Co. makes use of lodges and hotels just on the outskirts of the Kruger, in the town of Hazyview. The accommodation we use is only about 10 – 15 minutes away from the closest Kruger gate.
  • While we don’t take children under the age of 8 on our shared safaris, we more than happily accommodate them on our private safaris.
  • For guests flying out of OR Tambo on the last day of the safari, we advise that flights are booked no earlier than 20:00 pm for domestic flights and 21:00 pm for international flights.
  • Guests arriving in Johannesburg are advised to arrive a day earlier in order to avoid missing their Kruger shuttle.

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.

Private transfers Johannesburg to Kruger (Hazyview)

Please note that there are also private transfers available between Johannesburg and Kruger at 
R 4 900 per vehicle, one way, for up to 7 clients. The rate per person for the safari tour also reduces by R 800 per person when booking a private transfer.


Day 1: Transfer & Afternoon safari. (Dinner included)

For a selection of lodges and hotels near to the Skukuza Airport or OR Tambo International Airport, have a look at our selection below. Many of these lodges and hotels offer a free shuttle service to and from the airport bus terminal.

We make use of the trusted Ashtons Shuttle Services, a transfer company that shuttles guests to and from the Kruger National Park from the bus terminal. The shuttle leaves at 6:45 am and we ask that guests be at the shuttle by 6:30 am.

You arrive in Hazyview, where you will be staying for the duration of your stay, at 11:30am – 12:00 pm. Met by one of our experienced safari guides, you will be transferred to your accommodation at Bushpackers and have some time to relax and settle in before heading off on your first safari at 14:30 pm. This first safari is an afternoon/sunset tour and we will be focused on seeing plains game as most big cats will be shying away from the heat.

Just before the park closes for the day, we journey back to the accommodation. There will be plenty of time to relax and enjoy a tasty dinner before having an early night.

Day 2: Full Day open vehicle safari in the Kruger National Park (Breakfast & Dinner included)

We rise early today to enter the park just after the gates open. In a specially kitted out Open Safari Vehicle, we tour one of the most amazing areas of the Kruger, those that are well known for wildlife sightings. While on tour we will stop at lookout points, rivers and waterholes.

Bushpackers will prepare a pre-packed breakfast, and we’ll stop during the morning to eat. After breakfast, we continue the Kruger safari in search of 100’s of species of animals and birds. Your guide will help to ensure that you have the very best experience by helping to spot animals while also sharing interesting information. At lunchtime, we stop again, but instead of eating a packed lunch, we order a meal from a menu.

Late in the afternoon, when the day’s safari is over, we head back to the accommodation and have some time to relax and even take a dip in the pool before dinner. After dinner, it’s another early night before an early start.

Day 3: Morning Safari and transfer back to Johannesburg.

This is the last day of our 3 day Kruger Park safari and again we head into the Kruger during the early morning. Along with your luggage, we depart for the park with pre-pack breakfasts on board. This morning safari is about 4 hours long and we go to the best areas of the park in the hopes of catching a last-minute glimpse of other animals.

We leave the park at 11:15 am, departing for Perry’s Bridge in Hazyview. Here you will meet up with Ashton’s Shuttle Service. They depart at 12:00 pm and will take you back to the shuttle bay at OR Tambo International Airport. From here you can depart to your city hotel.

In and around the Kruger National Park


*Flying into Johannesburg? Be sure to check out our helpful list of lodges and hotels available close to OR Tambo International Airport. Many of these lodges offer free bus shuttle services to and from the airport.