PROTEA HOTEL BY MARRIOTT- Kruger gate
Price: R14 780 per person (shared transfers from Jhb)
Price: R16 287 per person (private transfers from Jhb)
What makes this tour special is the quality of accommodation and that we 100 Meters from the Kruger gate, the lodge overlooks the Sabi river into the Kruger national park, and its less then 1 min to the Gates of the Kruger national park.
Experience the best way to enjoy the Kruger National Park and all it has to offer with Kurt Safaris. Our Big 5 safari tours now include 4 Star accommodation!
We make use of Ashton’s Shuttle Services who provides private or shared return transfers in air-conditioned vehicles from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to the Protea Hotel at the Kruger Gate.
Please be at the bus terminal at ORTIA at 6:30 am – the shuttles must depart around 6:45 am and will not wait for late arrivals.
You can bring a maximum of 30kg baggage per person, as well as one piece of 5kg carry-on luggage.
Please note: All transfers depart from the Skukuza Airport (KNP) or OR Tambo shuttle/bus terminal (Johannesburg) at 6:45 am daily
We will book a shuttle from Ashton’s Shuttle Services to collect clients at Oliver Tambo Airport in Johannesburg and transfer them to their lodge at the Kruger Gate. The transfer duration will be around 5 hours. Guests will be checked in and have enough time to get settled before being collected by a Kruger Park game drive vehicle and guide for a sunset safari in the KNP.
An early morning start before the sun rises, we collect breakfast packs from reception, have a coffee and meet the safari guide for the next few days, The guides will choose a route suitable for the time of the year , guides are in the park daily and have an idea of the best places to find wildlife different times of the year, guides will pass Rivers, waterholes, viewpoints, and will stop for a breakfast and get a coffee at a rest camp or picnic spot.
After the breakfast stop, the guide will continue with the safari looking for those animals that are still missing, your guide can stop at a restaurant inside the Kruger National Park for lunch, determined by the route chosen on the day. (Lunch is for own account), after lunch the last few hours trying to see what else we can find before returning to the lodge for a swim and a drink.
Our guides will collect clients early on both the 2nd and 3rd days. They will be provided with packed breakfasts from the lodge which will be enjoyed at a rest camp chosen by the guide, depending on the route taken on each day respectively.
The guide will use the same discretion when choosing a rest camp to stop for lunch; the restaurants in the KNP serve delicious meals and a wide variety of drinks. Please note that lunch is for clients’ own account.
They will be returned to the lodge at about 16h00 on both days.
Clients are collected before the sunrise for another safari experience unlike the ones before. The same guide as the previous days will show you the different species that roam the KNP in these early morning hours. He will take into consideration what the clients have seen on their previous safaris and try to find the species which they have not yet encountered.
They will return to the hotel for breakfast between 9:00 and 9:30 am. Clients would need to pack their bag and be ready for collection between 11:00 and 11:15. Ashton’s will transfer clients back to the ORTIA in Johannesburg having made memories to last.