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4 Day Kruger and Panorama Budget Safari

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Kruger National Park
Min Age : 8 Years
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Safaris Depart Every Monday – Wednesday – Saturday

4 Day Kruger and Panorama Budget Safari

Rates

Rates Valid from 1 November 2023 – 31st October 2024:
R 14 460.00 PP Sharing / R 15 590.00 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 – Kruger Park

Transfer from Johannesburg to Hazyview, check into the lodge and enjoy a light lunch, before departing on a late afternoon Sunset /Night Kruger Park safari followed by 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 in the park at rest camps, returning to the lodge late in the afternoon, swim and relax followed by dinner at the lodge. (Breakfast Pack and Dinner Included)

Spanning more than 2,000,000 hectares, the vast Kruger National Park is a magnificent landscape. Kurt Safari was one of the first safari companies to introduce the full-day safari, offering clients the opportunity to explore an expansive portion of the Kruger. This sets us apart from shorter 3-hour safaris confined to the camp vicinity, leading to repetitive routes. Spending a full day in the park gives our clients the chance to see and experience so much more than a shorter trip.

Day 3: Panorama Tour

We enjoy breakfast at the lodge followed by an exciting day exploring the Northern Drakensberg Mountain range, visiting Gods Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the world’s 3rd largest canyon, the Blyde River Canyon, and Lisbon Waterfalls. (Sit down Breakfast and Dinner Included)

Day 4: Morning safari in the Kruger National Park

Again, we depart before sunrise and we spend 6 hours on safari. We return to the lodge and from here we transfer back to Johannesburg. (Breakfast Pack Included)

90% of our clients on 4-day safaris encounter all the Big 5.


ACCOMMODATION

Kurt Safari uses Umbhaba Eco Lodge or the Hazyview Sun, both in Hazyview, for our Kruger accommodation. These privately owned, quality lodges are well-known for their exceptional accommodation and delightful menus. Each room is equipped with modern conveniences, such as air-conditioning and Wi-Fi to ensure a comfortable and connected stay. The lodges are just a 10 km from the Phabeni Gate, providing convenient access to the Kruger’s prime wildlife areas.

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


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.


Price Includes

Licensed and Professional Safari Guides
1 Sunset Safari / Night safari
1 Full-day open vehicle safari in the Kruger National Park.
1 Full day Panorama Tour
1 Half-day open vehicle morning safari in the Kruger National Park.
Transfers to & from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport.
3 Breakfasts & 3 Dinners – as per itinerary.
4 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
Gratuities.


What To Bring

Comfortable shoes
Warm & Rainproof Jackets
Sunhat
Sun Cream
Cameras
Personal belongings


Important Note

*We unfortunately cannot accommodate children under 8 years old on shared safaris, but please do request a quote for one of our private safaris.

*Clients flying out of OR Tambo International Airport on the last day of the trip should please not book their flight 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 Johannesburg the day before their tour starts to avoid missing the shuttle to the Kruger National Park, as this vehicle is not privately owned and cannot be delayed.



 

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Day 1: Transfer from Johannesburg & Sunset/Night safari

(Lunch & Dinner Included)

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

Clients have the option of flying directly into Skukuza Airport, or to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, 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.

Please note these are shared departures.

We will travel directly to the 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, and there is also time to go for a swim or for a walk around the beautiful lodge or its walking trails. 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 or 20:00 pm for a scrumptious dinner, and a good night’s rest.

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

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

All of our safaris start before the sun rises, as the early morning hours are the absolute best time of day for spotting wildlife, especially predators. The guide will choose the best areas of the park to explore on this Kruger park game drive. During this morning’s adventure, we will keep a look out for all sorts of animals, including the Big 5.

The lodge will arrange breakfast packs and after about 3 hours of driving, your guide will stop for breakfast and bathroom break, and there is also a chance to get a coffee. We then continue on with the safari. The Kruger Park is home to a variety of eco zones and each one has a different kind of wildlife to see. During the safari, we will visit rivers and watering holes as well as the vast open plains and the park’s Bushveld regions.

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

 

Day 3: Full Day Panorama Tour

(Breakfast and Dinner included. Lunch on your own account)

Today’s tour takes you to God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon (the world’s 3rd largest canyon), Lisbon Waterfalls, the 3 Rondavels and the town of Graskop.

We start with a delicious hot breakfast at the lodge at 07:00 am and your guide will meet you at 08:00 am in a closed air-conditioned vehicle.

The Panorama Route begins 45 minutes after leaving Hazyview. On our way, the route we take will have us climb almost 1000 meters up into the magnificent Northern Drakensberg Mountain Range. The temperatures up here vary a lot from Hazyview, so bring a jacket as well as comfortable walking shoes, as we do some lovely walks during the day.

We visit God’s Window first, which provides a window lookout point from the escarpment. There is a 1 000 m drop below, and one can see as far as the Kruger and beyond on a clear day. Your comfortable walking shoes will be needed as the various lookout points have paths and trails that you will need to walk in order to get to the view sights. The average person takes around 15-20 minutes to get to the top, and it is worth the walk, as it will take you through the most beautiful natural rainforest environment.

Bourke’s Luck Potholes is next. This is a stunning natural rock formation created by water erosion over hundreds of years. The Bourke’s Luck Potholes are characterised by round carvings and holes of different sizes in the soft red sandstone, formed at the confluence of the Treur River and Blyde River. Your guide will brief you on the history of the region. Guests can use small footbridges to walk over the chasms, looking down at the water as it flows through the cracks and holes. There are also several small but beautiful waterfalls that litter the area. We spend about 1 hour here and walk about 1 km in total.

The Blyde River Canyon, the 3rd largest canyon in the world, is next. The canyon is over 40km long and is as deep as 1 200m in certain places. The canyon contains a vast amount of plant life, with meandering rivers and dams making up the floor of the canyon. At a certain lookout point above the canyon, guests get to see another beauty of the Panorama Route: The 3 Rondavels.

The 3 Rondavels get their name from their appearance which is similar to the Rondavel house, a traditional hut commonly built in Africa. These 3 outcrops stand prominently from the landscape, making them impossible to miss.

The guide will also take you to the Lisbon Waterfalls, a beautiful waterfall that has a strong flow of all throughout the year.

We then stop at the small town of Graskop for lunch and some curio shopping. The town is quite famous for its delicious pancakes and our lunch venue for the day will be the pancake restaurant. There are some great locally owned shops waiting to be explored and guests will have more than enough time to enjoy a stroll through the town.

We arrive back at the lodge at about 16:00 pm after a memorable day. There is time to enjoy a drink, have a cooling swim and then tuck into a hearty dinner at the lodge, before an early start for the last Kruger Park morning safari of the trip.

 

DAY 4: Morning Safari and Transfer back to Johannesburg

(Breakfast Included)

Today is our last safari and again we depart from the lodge before sunrise. We will have another packed breakfast at one of the rest camps or picnic sites. The guide will focus on trying to find the animals we couldn’t find on the first 2 safaris, and as always we hope to see lion and leopard as they are at their most active in the early mornings. The Kruger National Park has 148 mammal species and over 500 bird species, so lots to see and photograph on each game drive.

After a short breakfast and coffee stop, we will continue with the safari, as we make our way back to the lodge at around 12:00 pm.

Here you can say goodbye to your guide and there is time to freshen up before the journey back to Johannesburg. Clients are collected by the shuttle at around 12:30 pm, and you will return to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo shuttle terminal or a lodge within a 5 km radius of the airport, arriving between 17:00 pm and 18:00 pm

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

Accommodation

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

Kurt Safari uses one of 2 lodges in the Hazyview area; the beautiful Umbhaba Eco Lodge and if fully booked, we use the Hazyview Sun. Both lodges offer the best accommodation in the area and are within 15 minutes of either Numbi or Phabeni Gates.

Umbhaba Eco Lodge

Sanbonani Resort Hotel

 

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