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3 Day Best of Kruger Budget Safari

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Kruger National Park
Min Age : 8 Years

Tour Description
Safaris Depart Every Monday – Wednesday – Saturday

3 Day Best of Kruger Budget Safari

Rates Valid from 1 November 2023 – 31st October 2024:
R10 750.00 PP Sharing / R11 350 .00 Single supplement

Children 11 years and below sharing with Parents less 50%
Min age 8 years – Min 2 clients.

What to expect

Day 1: Johannesburg to the Kruger Park

Transfer from Johannesburg to Hazyview, check in and have a light lunch at the Lodge, followed by a late afternoon Sunset /Night Kruger Park safari and dinner at the lodge. (Light Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 2: Full Day Safari in the Kruger National Park

The safari starts before sunrise, with breakfast and lunch enjoyed in the park at a rest camp. Return to the lodge in the late afternoon for some relaxing downtime, followed by dinner at the lodge. (Breakfast pack and Dinner Included)

Day 3: Morning Safari in the Kruger National Park

Again, we depart before sunrise and we spend a full 6 hours on safari before we return to the lodge. After our return, we transfer back to Johannesburg. (Breakfast Pack Included)

The Kruger National Park covers over 2 000 000 Hectares, and Kurt Safari was one of the first operators to introduce Full Day Kruger Park safaris. Compared to short 3-hour safaris, which must remain close to the camps and as such result in driving through the same areas on every safari, a full day trip into the Kruger allows more time for exploration. The extended time also increases the chance of seeing more wildlife as we traverse the various ecological zones.

90% of our clients on 3-day safaris encounter all of the Big 5.


Kurt Safari uses two 4-star lodges in Hazyview, Umbhaba Eco Lodge and if fully booked then Sanbonani Resort Hotel,  both are positioned within a convenient 15-minute drive to Phabeni Gate, the main gate of the Kruger National Park. Both lodges offer beautiful accommodation in tranquil gardens, with all the expected amenities. At Kurt Safari, our commitment to ensuring top-notch service extends across all our tours and safaris, promising our clients an experience of unparalleled high quality. Each room offers en-suite facilities, WI-FI, air-conditioning, and traditional meals, guaranteeing a secure and comfortable 4-star experience for our valued clients.

Departure & Return Location

06:30 am – 06:45 am – Clients will be collected from lodges within a 5 km radius of OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.
06:45 am – 07:00 am – Clients will be collected from the Shuttle and Bus Terminal at the OR Tambo International Airport. We depart at 7:15 am. Please see the Map below to see our pickup points.

Transport to the Airport is available via the modern Gautrain or Uber.

Clients can also fly directly into Skukuza Airport within the Kruger, or to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport where they will be collected by a Kurt Safari Guide at no additional cost.

Price Includes

Licensed and Professional Safari Guides
1 Sunset Safari / Night safari
1 Full-day open vehicle safari in the Kruger National Park
1 Half-day open vehicle morning safari in the Kruger National Park.
Transfers to & from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport.
2 Nights’ 3 Star Accommodation in Hazyview
2 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners – as per itinerary.
3 Days’ Conservation levies & entry fees.
1 Lunch
Mineral waters on all drives

Excluded from Price

All Meals & Beverages not specified in Itinerary
Items of personal nature

What To Bring

Comfortable shoes
Warm & Rainproof Jackets
Sun Cream
Personal belongings

Important Notes

*We are unable to take children under the age of 8 years old on shared safaris but if you are the parent of a young child, please request a quote for our private safaris.

*Clients flying out of OR Tambo International Airport on their last day of the safari should 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 the airport.

*Clients should arrive in the country the day before their tour starts to avoid missing the shuttle to the Kruger National Park, as this vehicle is not private and cannot be delayed.


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Day 1: Transfer from Johannesburg & Sunset/Night safari

(Lunch & Dinner Included)

Guests will be collected from various lodges and hotels within a 5 km radius of OR Tambo International Airport between 6:30 am and 6:45 am, or from the OR Tambo International Airport shuttle and bus terminal between 6:45 and 7:00 am. We depart at 7:15 am.

Clients can fly directly into Skukuza Airport in the Kruger National Park or to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and be collected by a Kurt Safari guide at no additional cost.

Please confirm your pick-up details the day before the tour by sending an email to

Please note that departures are shared. We will travel directly to our lodge in Hazyview and arrive between 11:30 am and 12:00 pm. Guests will have time to relax, unpack and enjoy a light lunch, before enjoying a swim or a walk around the beautiful lodge gardens or the walking trail. We depart at around 16:00 pm for a Sunset/ Night safari in the Kruger National Park before returning to the lodge at approximately 19:30 to 20:00 pm for a lovely dinner, and a good night’s rest.


Day 2: Full Day Open Vehicle Safari in the Kruger National Park

(Breakfast & Dinner Included. Lunch on your own account)

All safaris start before sunrise as this is the best time of the day to enter the park. Not knowing what to expect, after a short drive to the park, we enter the park gates and your guide will take you into an area that is popular for spotting wildlife. An early morning start will also give you a better opportunity to spot predators.

The lodge will arrange breakfast packs and after about 3 hours of driving in the park, your guide will stop for breakfast, a bathroom break, and a chance to grab a coffee. We then continue with the safari, exploring the Kruger’s various eco-zones, each of which has different wildlife. We also visit rivers and watering holes as well as plains and Bushveld regions, all areas within the park that boast large wildlife populations.

For lunch, we stop at a rest camp. This meal will be on your account. While at the camp there will be time to do some curio shopping or to indulge in a refreshing cold beer! The guide will then continue with the safari, as you make your way back towards the lodge. We arrive back at around 15:30 or 16:00 pm, with enough time to time to relax, swim and have a great dinner.

Day 3: Morning Safari and Transfer back to Johannesburg

(Breakfast Included)      

On this day you will have your last safari for the trip. Again, we depart from the lodge before sunrise, and we will tuck into another packed breakfast at one of the rest camps or picnic spots. The guide will focus on finding animals we could not find on the first 2 safaris, hoping especially to catch sight of lion and leopard, as they are most active in the early mornings. The Kruger National Park has 148 mammal species and over 500 bird species. So there is lots to see and photograph.

After a short breakfast and coffee stop, we will continue with the safari, returning to the lodge at around 12 pm.

Here you say goodbye to your guide and freshen up before the journey back to Johannesburg. Clients are collected by the shuttle at around 12:00-12:30 pm, and we return to Johannesburg OR Tambo shuttle terminal and lodges within a 5 km radius, arriving between 17.00 and 18.00 pm.

NB: Clients who are flying out of OR Tambo International on the last day of the safari should please not book the flight any earlier than 20:00 pm for Domestic and 21:00 pm for International flights.



All Budget Package clients will be accommodated in the lodge’s Standard Rooms. These rooms have air-conditioning, and Wi-Fi, but don’t have fridges or DSTV access.

Kurt Safari makes use of 2 lodges in the Hazyview area; Umbhaba Eco Lodge, and if fully booked we use Hazyview Sun. Both of these lodges offer high-quality accommodation and are within a 15 min of either Numbi or Phabeni Gates.


Umbhaba Eco Lodge


Sanbonani Resort Hotel


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