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Kruger and Panorama – 4 Day Safari

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4 Days
OR Tambo
Kruger National Park
Min Age : 8 Years
Info
Itinerary
Accommodation
Tour Description
Safaris Depart Every Monday – Wednesday – Saturday

4 Day Kruger and Panorama Safari

This full of action all-inclusive Safari package includes transfers, a night safari on a private concession within the Kruger, full-day and morning open vehicle safaris, and a Panorama Route tour to magical places like God’s Window and Blyde River Canyon. Enjoy the best accommodation at top lodges, complete with traditional meals, and modern amenities such as Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.

95% of Kurt Safari’s clients manage to see the Big 5 on a 4 day safari.

 


What’s Included

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


What’s Excluded

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


Tour Schedule

Day 1: Johannesburg to Kruger
Early Morning: Transfer from Johannesburg to Hazyview.
Midday: Check in to your accommodation and have a light lunch at the lodge followed by enough time to enjoy a swim or mid-day rest before the night safari.
Late Afternoon: Depart for a private concession in the Kruger Park and for your first night safari, complete with sun down drinks.
Evening: Return to the lodge for a delicious dinner.

 

Day 2: Full day Kruger safari
Early Morning: The day starts with coffee or tea. After that we depart for a full day safari, Guides will stop for breakfast at one of Kruger’s rest camps around 9 am, before continuing on the safari.
Midday: The guide will stop for lunch at a Kruger rest camp. While here you can enjoy some curio shopping and lunch, before continuing on your safari, as we make our way back towards the lodge. Guides will drive to different regions of the park on the 2 full day safaris, ensuring you see a lot of different wildlife.
Late Afternoon: Arrive at the lodge and enjoy a swim, walk, enjoy the air-conditioned rooms and Wi-Fi, or have a cocktail by the pool.
Evening: Dinner starts at 18:30, be sure to enjoy a glass of wine with your traditional Africa inspired dinner.

 

Day 3: Panorama Tour
Early Morning: Tuck into a full English breakfast at the lodge. We then depart for the Northern Drakensburg Mountains, visiting God’s Window, Blyde River Canyon, Lisbon Water Falls, and Bourke’s Luck Potholes.
Midday: The Guide will stop for lunch at Graskop, a small town between the Lowveld and the Highveld. While here you can enjoy some curio shopping and stretch your legs, before continuing on your way back to Hazyview.
Late Afternoon: When you arrive back at the lodge there is time to enjoy a swim, take a walk, or have some quiet time in your air-conditioned room.
Evening: Dinner starts at 18:30. Make sure to order a glass of South African wine with a traditional African meal.

 

Day 4: Morning safari –Transfer to Johannesburg
Early Morning: There is time for coffee or tea, before we depart for a final morning safari. The guide will stop for breakfast at one of Kruger’s rest camps around 9 am, before continuing on safari, heading back towards the lodge.
Midday: The guide will return to the lodge at around 11:30 am. You will then meet the transfer vehicle for the journey back to Johannesburg.
Late Afternoon: Drop off at OR Tambo International Aiport or a local lodge, close to the airport.

 

Accommodation
Kurt Safari selects from two distinctive lodges nestled in the captivating Hazyview region—Umbhaba Eco Lodge and, when fully booked, the enchanting Hazyview Sun. Boasting superior quality, both lodges are situated within a mere 15 minute drive from either the Numbi or Phabeni Gates. At Kurt Safari, we are unwaveringly committed to providing our clients with nothing short of exceptional accommodation, ensuring a truly remarkable experience for every tour and safari.

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.

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Flights depart daily from Johannesburg – OR Tambo International at 11: 00 AM landing before 12: 00 pm in Nelspruit at KMIA- (MQP)

Flights depart daily from Nelspruit – KMIA- (MQP) at 13: 00 pm landing in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport at around 14: 00 pm.

Flights depart daily from Cape Town at 10.30 AM landing before 13: 00 pm in Nelspruit at KMIA- (MQP)

Flights depart daily from Nelspruit – KMIA- (MQP) at 13: 30 pm landing in Cape Town at 16: 00 pm.


Rates

1st November 2023 – 31st October 2024
R17 000.00 PP Sharing / R 18 260.00 Single supplement.

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

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 the OR Tambo International Airport between 6:30 am and 6:45 am, and 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 alternatively fly directly into Skukuza in the Kruger National Park, or they can fly to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airports and be collected by a Kurt Safari Guide at no additional cost.

Please confirm your pickup details the day before the tour, by sending an email to online@kurtsafari.com. We will travel directly to the lodge in Hazyview, arriving between 11:30 am – 12:00 pm.

Guests will have time to relax, unpack and enjoy a light lunch. There will also be more than enough time to enjoy a swim or a walk around the beautiful lodge and its walking trails. We depart from the lodge at around 15:45 pm for a spectacular Sunset / Night Safari in the Kruger National Park. Since the sun sets earlier in the winter months, clients will have a longer Night Safari, and clients travelling in the summer will enjoy beautiful sunsets while on safari. We return to the lodge at around 20:00 pm for a hearty 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)

Mpumalanga means “the place of the rising sun” and is the first province in South Africa to see the sun rise and all of the best Kruger National Park safaris start before the sun is up. This is the ideal time of day to enter the park, as it is still cool outside. Not knowing what to expect, after a short drive to the park, we enter the gates and your guide will take you to some of the best areas of the park to find the wildlife including the Big 5 and plains game. This is also the finest time of the day to see predators.

The lodge will arrange breakfast packs and your guide will stop about 3 hours into the safari for a breakfast and bathroom break, and a chance to get coffee. We then continue the safari. The beautiful Kruger Park offers a variety of eco zones and the area is home to different types of wildlife. We visit rivers and watering holes as well as Plains and Bushveld regions, ensuring that our guests get to see a wide range of animals.
 
After more time exploring, we stop for lunch at a rest camp. This meal will be on your own account. While in the rest camp you will have time to do some curio shopping or enjoy a cold beer! The guide will then continue with the safari, taking the roads that will lead back to your lodge. We arrive at around 15:30 pm – 16:00 pm, giving you enough time to relax, swim and have a great dinner.

DAY 3: Full day Panorama tour

(Breakfast and Dinner included, Lunch on own account)

On this day, we visit Gods Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon (the world’s 3rd largest, and only green, canyon), the stunning Lisbon Waterfall, the iconic 3 Rondavels and the town of Graskop.

We start with a delicious hot breakfast at the lodge at 7:30 am. Your guide will meet you at 8 am in a closed air-conditioned vehicle. The Panorama Route begins 45 minutes into your drive from Hazyview, and we climb almost 1000 meters in elevation to the Northern Drakensburg Mountain range. The temperatures vary a lot from Hazyview, often being cool and wet, so bring a jacket and also pack some comfortable walking shoes as we do some lovely walks.

We visit God’s Window gives travellers a stunning view from the escarpment. From the viewpoint, it’s a 1 000 m drop down the mountain and one can see as far as Kruger and beyond on a clear day. You will need your comfortable walking shoes as there are various paths and trails to the lookout points. It takes the average person around 15-20 minutes to get to the top, and you will be walking through a natural rainforest, which is itself quite something.

Bourke’s Luck Potholes is a magnificent natural formation created by hundreds of years of water erosion. The Bourke’s Luck potholes have round carvings and holes in all sorts of shapes and different sizes. The attraction is formed in the red sandstone, where the Treur River and Blyde River join to form a single channel of water. Your guide will brief you on the history of the region and guests can use footbridges and walk over the chasms, looking down at the water flowing through the cracks and holes. There are also several small but beautiful waterfalls scattered in the area. We spend about 1 hour here and all the walking is a great workout as you can expect to cover about 1km in total.

Blyde River Canyon is 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 above the canyon, guests get to see another natural beauty of the Panorama Tour: the 3 Rondavels. The 3 Rondavels get their name from their appearance which is similar to Rondavel houses, which is a traditional hut commonly built in Africa. These 3 outcrops stand prominently from within the landscape.

You will also visit Lisbon Falls, a beautiful waterfall that has a strong flow of water throughout the year. 

Lunch and some curio shopping will be in the misty, green town of Graskop, famous for its scrumptious pancakes, and that is exactly what we will have for our lunch on the day. There are some unique small shops and guests will have enough time to enjoy a stroll through the town.

After a day of excitement and unworldly scenes, we arrive back at the lodge at about 4 pm to enjoy a relaxing drink, cool off in the pool and have dinner at the lodge, before preparing for an early start as we go on the last Kruger Park morning safari the next day.

DAY 4: Morning safari and Transfer back to Johannesburg

(Breakfast is included, Lunch is on your own account)

It’s an early start as we leave the lodge before sunrise and head to the Kruger. Your guide will focus on finding animals we could not find on the first 2 safaris. We keep an extra eye out for lions and leopards, who are most active in the cool early mornings.

The Kruger National Park has 148 mammal species and over 500 bird species, and your guide will help you find as many as possible. No two safaris are ever the same and the Kruger has a huge network of roads to choose from. Guides will drive in different areas of the park in different seasons, giving clients the chance to see more wildlife.

After a short breakfast and coffee stop, we will continue with the safari, returning to the lodge at around 12 pm. Here you can say goodbye to your guide and freshen up before the journey back to Johannesburg.

Clients are collected by the shuttle at around 12:30 pm, and we return to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport’s shuttle terminal or lodges within a 5 km radius of the airport, arriving between 17:00 – 18:00 pm

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

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Accommodation

Kurt Safari makes use of 2 beautiful lodges in the Hazyview area; Umbhaba Eco Lodge, and if fully booked, Hazyview Sun. Both of these lodges boast a 4-Star rating and are within a 15 min drive from either Numbi or Phabeni Gates. Kurt Safari only provides quality accommodation for our clients for all of our tours and safaris.

 

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Amenities

Swimming Pool
In House Bar
Air Contitioned Rooms
Free Wifi
Private Balconies
Kruger Park Safaris
Housekeeping
Wall Safe


 

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