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4 Day Kruger Park Backpackers / Student Safari

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Why Book With Us?

4 Days / 3 Nights
Skukuza Airport
Kruger National Park

Tour Description

4 Day Kruger Park Backpackers/ Student Safaris
What to Expect

For a 4 day trip of a lifetime, Kurt Safari Co. offers guests affordable trips to the stunning Kruger National Park. Home to some of the world’s most exceptional animals, including the Big 5, guests enjoying a 4 day Kruger Park safari will leave with more than a few happy memories. We make use of the best private accommodation on the outskirts of the Kruger, some of which is a mere 15-minute drive away from a gate. A 4 day Kruger safari will give you just the perfect amount of time to spend in this magnificent world-renowned reserve.

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
  • 2 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.
  • 3 Nights’ Accommodation.
  • 3 Breakfasts & 3 Dinners – as per itinerary.
  • 4 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. books guests into some of the best, private owned backpackers, hotels and lodges just outside of the Kruger.
  • Should you wish to take children under 8 on a safari with us, please inquire about our private safaris.
  • We advise clients who are flying out of OR Tambo airport on the last day of their safari to not book their flights any earlier than 20:00 pm for domestic flights and 21:00 pm for international flights. This will ensure there is enough time to accommodate any delays.
  • To ensure that your safari is not delayed, you should arrive in the country a day early. This will guarantee that you don’t miss the shuttle to the Kruger National Park.

More information on how to get 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.

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)

Ashton’s Shuttle Service is our shuttle provider of choice and it carries guests to and from the Kruger National Park. Guests will need to be at the shuttle by 6:30 am for the shuttle leaves at 6:45 am.

Guests arrive at 11:30 am – 12:00 pm in Hazyview and are met by one of our safari guides who will then transfer you to the Bushpackers where you will be spending the next 3 nights of your stay. The Bushpackers offers clean and rustic accommodation, and as it is only 15 minutes away from the Kruger, guests can enter without delay. At the Bushpackers, you can look forward to a comfortable stay and tasty meals.

Once you have checked into the accommodation and had some time to settle in, you will be collected for your first safari at 14:30 pm. This relaxed afternoon/sunset safari in the Kruger is the perfect time to sit back and spot some plains game. Most of the big cats will be dozing in the shade at this hour.

We will leave the park just before the gates close and return to the backpackers for an enjoyable evening, a delicious dinner and an early night.

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

The 2nd day of those 4 day Kruger Park safari begins well before the sun rises. We head out in open safari vehicles and we enter the park in one of the area’s best known for spotting an abundance of wildlife. In the company of a knowledgeable guide, we visit lookout points, rivers and various water holes.

Breakfast is a pre-pack meal, prepared by the Bushpackers. We’ll stop at a local rest camp in the morning to relax for a bit and enjoy this breakfast. After we’ve finished the meal, the safari continues and we keep a look out for the Big 5 and for the numerous other animals, reptiles and birds that live in the area. At lunchtime, we stop again at another rest camp and choose a meal from the camp’s menu.

In the late afternoon, at around 4 pm, we return to the Bushpackers for some downtime and a swim before dinner. We encourage an early night as the next morning will be off to an early start.

Day 3: Full Day open vehicle safari in the Kruger National Park. (Breakfast & Dinner included)

On this morning, we are up early once more and we set off before the sun has risen. In the company of the same ranger as on the last 2 days, we head off to a different area of the Kruger National Park in the hope of spotting any animals we might have missed before.

We will visit various water holes, lookout points, rivers, and have our pre-packed breakfast at a local picnic venue. After that, we will visit bird hides and look for the mighty Big 5 again.

As with the days before, we stop for a packed breakfast and a bought lunch, at the rest camp of the guides choosing. At about 4 pm, we leave the Kruger and go back to the Bushpackers to enjoy a swim and some downtime before dinner and an early night.

Day 4: Morning Safari and transfer back to Johannesburg. (Dinner included)

On the last day of this 4 day Kruger Park safari, we leave the Bushpackers and bring your luggage along. We head out on the safari with a packed breakfast which we’ll enjoy while on this last morning safari. By 11:15 am, we leave the park and head to Perry’s Bridge in Hazyview to await Ashtons Shuttle which will collect you at 12:00 pm and take you back to the shuttle terminal at OR Tambo. From here you can travel back to the lodge or hotel you will be staying at, making use of the hotel’s shuttle service.

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.