The Kruger National Park is one of the worlds’ leading nature reserves and on a 4-day safari we spend a lot of time searching for wildlife. Most operators only do 3-hour morning and afternoon drives, but the KNP is vast and Kurt Safari was one of the first operators introduce full-day safaris. This gives clients a chance to see larger parts of Kruger and different areas, compared to short 3-hour safaris which has to remain close to the camps, resulting in driving the same areas on every safari. 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.
85% of our clients on 4-day safaris encounter all of the Big 5.
Kurt safari makes use of accommodation just outside the KNP in Hazyview, privately owned with quality service – breakfast & dinners included.
Please note: We collect clients from the OR Tambo International Airport shuttle/bus terminal (Johannesburg) between 7 – 7:30am. We also collect from the surrounding lodges (within a 5km radius) at 6:30am.
*Clients staying in Sandton can take the Gautrain or an Uber to the airport.
Please note that there are also private transfers available between Johannesburg and Kruger at R4900 per vehicle, one way, for up to 7 clients. The rate per person for the safari tour also reduces by R800 per person when booking a private transfer.
We travel directly East, towards Hazyview, the Gateway to the Kruger National Park, the route takes us from the Johannesburg Highveld through the picturesque valleys of the Mpumalanga Lowveld.
We arrive at the lodge in Hazyview between 11am & 12pm; clients check into the lodge, have some lunch and then depart at 2pm for an afternoon safari with the ranger. We only exit the park again at gate closing times – just before sunset. Clients enjoy dinner at the lodge and an early night to be well rested for the next early morning safari.
NB: Please see a selection of accommodation lodges and hotels near the Skukuza Airport or OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg; most lodges offer free transfers to the bus shuttle terminal…
Our safari starts very early, before sunrise, to the Kruger National Park in specially fitted open vehicles. We enter the park at one of the best wildlife areas where you will spend the day on a safari with your ranger and visit various water holes, lookout points & rivers.
We have our breakfast, which was pre-packed by the lodge, at a local rest camp and then we will continue our safari looking for the mighty Big 5, not missing out on over 100 mammal & 500 bird species – your ranger will ensure the very best experience. Your guide will stop at a local rest camp for lunch where there is a great menu, then we continue with our safari.
We return to the lodge late afternoon (between 3:30 & 4pm) after a great day on safari. You can then relax and even jump into the swimming pool before we have dinner at the lodge. But be sure to get to bed early, as you will have to get up early as well for another great safari the next day.
You will have to get up before the sun has risen to depart on another safari with your same ranger as the previous day, but then you get to experience the gorgeous sunrise again. We will visit a different area of the KNP than the previous day and the guide will focus on finding different wildlife that might have alluded you the day before.
We will visit various water holes, lookout points, rivers, and have our pre-packed breakfasts at a local picnic venue. After that, we will visit bird hides and look for the mighty Big 5 again.
Where we stop for breakfast and lunch – as the day before – depends on the guide’s choice and the direction he chooses to take in the KNP on the day. We return to the lodge (between 3:30 & 4pm) for a swim, some relaxation and catching up on the last few days of pictures and experiences. We have dinner and get to bed before the next day’s early morning safari and transfer back home.
We depart early again from the lodge on your last safari, entering the park as the sun rises. We will have another breakfast with the packs supplied by the lodge and continue the safari until 11:15am. until about 11:15am. Then we return to the lodge to collect luggage and clients are collected by the air-conditioned closed vehicle again to return to the shuttle terminal at OR Tambo and surrounding lodges (within a 5km radius), arriving at between 4 – 5pm.There you will depart to your various lodges and hotels after a great safari experience.
NB: Clients flying out of OR TAMBO on last day to please not book flights earlier than 19:00pm for domestic flights and 20:00pm for international flights as we cannot guarantee on-time arrival at OR Tambo International airport.