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5 Day Budget Kruger Safari

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5 Days / 4 Nights
OR Tambo
Kruger National Park
Min Age : 8 Years

Tour Description

5 Day Budget Kruger Safari

What to expect

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.

The below rates include all Conservation fees, and Transfers
Daily Departures Min 2 clients

5 Day Budget Explorer

R11 900 pp Sharing

R13 500 pp Single Supplement

Departure & Return Location

Please note: OR Tambo shuttle/bus terminal (Johannesburg) at 6:45 am daily

Price Includes

4 Nights’ Accommodation in a Hazyview Lodge
4 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners 
4 Days’ Conservation levies & entry fees.
Mineral waters on all drives
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 16:00 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.
Full Day Panorama Tour
Transfers to & from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport.

Excluded from Price

Items of personal nature
All Lunches & Beverages

Information on Getting 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 82 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.


Day 1: Transfer from Airport & Afternoon safari including Dinner

We depart strictly at 6:45 am one needs to be at the bus terminal by 6:30 am (Please don’t be late they have to depart in these specific time slots)

You will arrive in Hazyview at 12:30 pm where you will be met by your safari guide who will transfer you to Umbhaba Eco Lodge or Sanbonani Resort. These are both 3-star lodges and just a 15 min drive from Phabeni or Numbi gate of the Kruger National Park.

There will be sufficient time to check-in and settle before you are collected at 14:30 pm for your first safari; this will be a relaxed late-afternoon / sunset safari. The cats are most active in the early mornings, so we will mainly focus on the planes game like Zebra and giraffe.

We depart the park at gate closing times this just before sunset and return to the hotel after a long day. You will then enjoy dinner, some leisure time and an early night in bed, as you will need to rise early the next morning.

Day 2: Safari in the Kruger National Park including Breakfast and Dinner

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; here you will spend the day on a safari with your ranger and we will visit various water holes, lookout points & rivers.

We have our breakfast, which was pre-packed by the lodge, at a local rest camp/picnic venue and then 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 (around 16:00 pm) after a great day on safari. You can then relax and even jump into the swimming pool before we have dinner at the lodge.


Day 3: Full Day Panorama Tour with Breakfast and Dinner

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 Rondavels 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 Blade River and 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, a swim, and time to rest after the past few exciting days. We have dinner and get to bed for the next day’s animal sightings in the Park.



Day 4: Second Full Day Safari with Breakfast and Dinner

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 day before 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 at around 16:00 pm for a swim, relax and catch up on the last few days of pictures and experiences. But be sure to get to bed early, as you will have to get up early for your final safari the next day.

Day 5: Final Morning Safari and Departure back to Johannesburg including Breakfast

We depart early again from the lodge on your last safari, taking your luggage with us this morning and entering the park as the sun rises. We will have another breakfast with the packs supplied by the lodge and continue the safari until 11:30 am. Then we leave the park and make our way to Umbhaba Eco Lodge in Hazyview where you will meet up with the shuttle service at 12:00 pm and make your way back towards the shuttle terminal at OR Tambo. There you will depart to your various lodges and hotels after a great safari experience.


Umbhaba Eco Lodge is located on the edge of a dam, just outside Hazyview, surrounded by trees and water features. Umbhaba is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of life in the city. The Lodge has plenty of amenities like, free wifi, a swimming pool, private balconies, en-suite bathroom and a built in suite.


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Swimming Pool
In House Bar
Air Contitioned Rooms
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Private Balconies
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