The Kruger National Park is one of the worlds’ leading nature reserves and on a 5-day safari we spend 3 Days exploring the Park, and 1 full day on the Panorama tour. Most operators only do 3-hour morning and afternoon drives, but the KNP is vast and Kurt Safari was one of the first operators to introduce full-day safaris into our Touring packages.
This gives clients a chance to see a larger part of the Kruger and different areas, compared to short 3-hour safaris which must remain close to the camps, resulting in driving the same areas on every safari. Spending a full day in the KNP can sound tiring, but the guides stop regularly at rest camps and lookout points. The extended time increases the chances of seeing more wildlife as we traverse different grasslands and ecological zones.
Your 5 Day Kruger and Panorama Private safaris will include a Panorama Tour on Day 1, A full day open vehicle safari on day 2, and a morning safari in the Kruger Park on Day 3, a morning safari on day 4, followed by a night safari and private return transfer to Johannesburg on day 5.
80% of our clients on 5-day safaris encounter all the Big 5.
Kurt safari makes use of Umbhaba Eco lodge and Hazyview Sun in Hazyview for our Kruger accommodation, these are privately owned quality lodges, with en suite accommodation and great meals, 15 min. from either Phabeni or Numbi gates, Kruger’s Premier wildlife area.
Departure and Return times
Clients can fly directly into Skukuza Kruger National park, or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airports and be collected by your Kurt safari guide at no additional cost.
Umbhaba Eco Lodge (If unavailable we make use of Sanibonani Lodge)
Licensed and Professional Safari Guides
1 Full day Panorama safari – Transfer
1 Full day open vehicle safaris in the Kruger National Park
2 Morning safaris in the Kruger National Park
1 Sunset Safari / Night safari
Return Transfer to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport
4 Nights’ Accommodation in Hazyview
4 Days’ Conservation levies & entry fees
Mineral waters on all drives
Excluded from Price
All Lunches & Beverages
What To Bring
We prefer the lodges and hotels outside of the Kruger Park as there is a bigger variety of accommodation and it’s only a 10-15 minute drive to the nearest entry gate. All the accommodation venues are privately owned.
Guests will be collected from different lodges and hotels within 5 km of the OR Tambo International Airport or at 7:00 a.m. or from the OR Tambo International Airport Shuttle and Bus Terminal, Transport to the Airport is available via the modern Gautrain or Uber. Please confirm your pick-up position the day before the tour at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will depart Johannesburg and head east towards Mpumalanga Province and the picturesque Panorama route heading to our lodge in Hazyview and the world-famous Kruger National Park. The guide will stop at one of the Highveld towns for lunch, for your own account.
Today we will visit the The Blyde River Canyon the 3rd largest canyon in the world. The canyon is over 40km long and is as deep as 1 200m. The canyon contains vast amounts of plant life with rivers and dams making up the floor of the canyon. At a certain lookout point on the canyon, guests get to see another beauty of the Panorama Tour, the 3 Rondavels. The Rondavels get their name from their similar appearance to the Rondavel houses a traditional Hut commonly built in Africa, These 3 outcrops stand prominently from the landscape. We then make a stop at Gods window which allows people a window from the escarpment 1000 m below, one can see as far as Kruger and beyond on a clear day. Your comfortable walking shoes will be needed as the various lookout points have paths and trails to the view sights. To get to the top takes an average person around 15-20 minutes, but it is worth the walk through a natural rainforest environment. we will arrive at the lodge at around 17-00 – 18-00 and check in and rest before the next few days of safari.
Dinner will be at the lodge.
(Breakfast & Dinner)
All safaris start before sunrise, Mpumalanga means the place of the rising sun and is the first province in South Africa to see the sun rise. This is the best part of the day, not knowing what to expect, after a short drive to the park, we enter the park gates and your guide will have an idea of the best areas to find the wildlife including the Big 5 and plains game, this is the finest time of the day to see predators.
The Lodge will arrange breakfast packs and your guide will stop after about 3 hours for a breakfast and bathroom break and chance to get a coffee. We then continue with your safari, Kruger offers a variety of eco zones and each one has a different range of wildlife, we visit rivers and watering holes as well as plains and Bushveld regions.
We then stop for lunch at a rest camp, where this meal will be for your own account, time to do some curio shopping or enjoy a cold beer! The guide will then continue with the safari heading towards the lodge, we arrive around 15.30 – 16.00 pm, time to relax, swim and have a great dinner.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
We always depart before sunrise and this is the best time for viewing wildlife as predators are mostly active in the early hours of the day. Your guide will focus on animals and regions not yet seen or covered. The Kruger National Park has 148 mammal species and over 500 bird species so there is always something to see, no safari is ever the same.
Kruger has a huge network of roads to choose from guides will safari in different areas of the park in different seasons, giving clients the chance to see more sightings and also the beautiful wilderness and vegetation.
We return to the lodge around 11 am, today we have an afternoon at leisure, swim, enjoy some great walks around the lodges, try our local bears or just enjoy our great African weather. A light lunch and tasty dinner will be served at the lodge.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Early Departure from the lodge and again we depart before sunrise, The guide will focus on animals we couldn’t find on the first 3 safaris and hoping for more predators as they are most active in the early mornings, The Kruger National Park Never disappoints and every day is as exciting as the first.
No safari is ever the same and Kruger has a huge network of roads to choose from guides will safari in different areas of the park in different seasons, giving clients the chance to see more sightings.
After a short breakfast and coffee stop, we will continue with the safari returning to the lodge at around 11 am, lunch will be served at the lodge, one has a chance to relax, swim and enjoy the African sun. Then departing at 15.45 for a 3 hour sunset / night safari in the Kruger National Park, the sun sets early in winter months this means clients will have a longer Night safaris, and clients in summer will enjoy beautiful sunsets while on safari, before returning to the lodge around 20.00 pm for a lovely dinner, and reflect on the last 2 days of Safaris.
Dinner will be served at the lodge, and enjoy some of the great South African wines and beverages.
We depart from the lodge at 8 am after a great breakfast and head directly to Johannesburg via the N4 Highway. The guide will stop for a few rest stops and we arrive at your location within a 5 Km radius of the OR Tambo international airport Between 13.00 – 14.00 PM, clients should not book flights before 16.00 Pm In the event of arriving late at the Airport.
Kurt safari makes use or 2 lodges in the Hazyview area, Umbhaba Eco lodge and if fully Booked we use Hazyview Sun, both lodges are quality 4-star lodges and within 15 min of either Numbi and Phabeni gates. Kurt Safari only offers quality accommodation for our clients for all tours and Safaris. All rooms are fully serviced, with en-suite, safe and comfortable 4 star accommodation.Recommended Accommodation
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Kruger Park Safaris