PROTEA HOTEL BY MARRIOTT- Kruger gate
Price: R18 870 per person (shared transfers from Jhb)
Price: R19 980 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 it’s less than 1 min to the Gates of the Kruger national park.
We go above and beyond to ensure that our clients get the best experience whilst visiting our beautiful area. Not only do we offer professional safaris in the famous Kruger National Park, but when you book this 5 day Big 5 safari tour, you will be taken on the breathtaking Panorama Tour through Mpumalanga as well. Enjoy the 4 Star accommodation on this fantastic tour where everything is arranged for you!
Simply tell us what date and time to collect you at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and we’ll take you to the 4-Star Protea Hotel at the Kruger gate.
Kurt Safari makes use of Ashton’s Shuttle services; the leading shuttle operators to and from Kruger National Park. Please note that a private shuttle can be arranged upon request. You must arrive at the bus terminal at O.R. Tambo International Airport at 6:30 am sharp and the shuttles depart around 6:45 am.
Baggage allowance is maximum 30kg per person + one bag of 5kg carry-on luggage.
NB: Please don’t be late as the shuttles run on strict schedules.
All our safari tours can be tailor-made to the clients’ requirements. Below is our recommended itinerary. It has been tried and tested to guarantee the best safari experience in South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park.
All transfers depart at 6:45 am daily from the OR Tambo shuttle/bus terminal.
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.
We prefer the lodges and hotels outside of the Kruger Park as there is a bigger variety of accommodation and it’s only a 10-minute drive to the nearest entry gate. All the accommodation venues are privately owned.
We cannot take children under 8 on shared safaris but please request a quote on private safaris.
Clients flying out of OR TAMBO on last day to please not book flights earlier than 20:00 pm for domestic flights and 21:00 pm for international flights as one cannot always guarantee on-time arrival at OR Tambo International airport.
Clients should arrive the day before their tour starts to avoid missing the shuttle to KNP, as this vehicle is not private and cannot be delayed.
You will be collected at Oliver Tambo International Airport and transferred to your lodge just outside the KNP. The transfer time is approximately 5 hours, but you will have enough time to check in and get settled before a KNP guide will take you on a sunset game drive. The KNP is alive with nocturnal wildlife at night, but the thrill is in finding the glistening eyes of various animals with the spotlights.
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 safaris are conducted in open vehicles by professional guides. The vehicles have canvas rooftops to protect you from the hot African sun. The Kruger National Park is renowned for its Big 5 mammals and overall abundant wildlife like the giraffe, zebra warthog, wildebeest, kudu, impala, hippo, and crocodiles are just a few of the many species expected to find during your visit. We’re proud to say that 80% of our clients who have embarked on a 5-day safari with us, left the KNP having encountered the famous Big 5.
The Kruger is about 20 000 square kilometres and our safari guides are familiar with almost every inch of it. They will choose their routes based on the time of year, as well as the time the day. Rest assured that you’re in good hands with Kurt Safaris.
You will return to the lodge around 16h00 after the full-day safaris.
Today we awake slightly later and after a hearty breakfast at the lodge, we make our way in an air-conditioned closed vehicle towards the Picturesque Mpumalanga Highveld.
We will visit the world’s third largest canyon – the Blyde River Canyon – as well as the Three Rondavel mountains and a small town called Graskop where we will have lunch and do some souvenir shopping. We also visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes, found in the Blyde River, as well as surrounding waterfalls like Lisbon and Mac Mac falls. It is meant to be a relaxed day.
We return in the afternoon for some leisure time, maybe even a swim, and time to rest after the past few exciting days.
You will have to get up before the sun has risen again to depart on a half day safari. We will visit a different area of the KNP and the guide will focus on finding different wildlife than the ones you’ve already seen.
We return to the lodge at about 9:00 – 9:30 am for breakfast and to pack your bags. The shuttle service will collect you at about 11:00 to 11:15 am for your transfer back to ORTIA or a nearby hotel in air-conditioned closed vehicles.
Enjoy a 5-Day Kruger National Park Open Vehicle Safari with Kurt Safari.Co. The KNP is one of the world’s leading nature reserve, boasting Africa’s Big 5 and many more species of mammals, reptiles and birds. One has great chances on encountering lion, elephant, leopard, and buffalo on a 3 to 5-day safari; 95% of clients leave having encountered the Big 5. We have many zebras, giraffe, hippos, and other species that your ranger will teach you all about. Kurt Safari.Co makes use of private accommodation venues just outside the main gates, ensuring availability and top class quality service.