5 Day Kruger National Park, Panorama Route, River Safari and more!
Kruger National Park
Kruger Park is South Africa’s most exciting African safari destination. Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19,633 square kilometres (7,580 sq mi) in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in north eastern South Africa, and extends 360 kilometres (220 mi) from north to south and 65 kilometres (40 mi) from east to west. It became South Africa's first National park in 1926. In the north is Zimbabwe, and to the east is Mozambique.
All the Big Five game animals(Lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and Rhino) are found at Kruger National Park, which has more species of large mammals than any other African Game Reserve (at 147 species). Out of the 517 species of birds found at Kruger, 253 are residents, 117 non-breeding migrants, and 147 nomads.
Steeped in legend and history, the iconic Kruger National Park in South Africa is waiting for you to explore its vast landscapes and spectacular African wildlife.
Day 1 - Panorama Route
Your guide will pick you up at 07h30 & head to the Panorama Route.
Enjoy breakfast along the way where you will have the first glance of Africa’s wildlife at a stopover overlooking a game enclosure containing Rhino, Buffalo and some Plains Game.
After breakfast you will make your way to the Sudwala Caves where you will be able to go on an interesting Cave Tour of approximately 1 hour.
You will then head to Lone Creek Falls situated in a forest area which is the only Waterfall in the region where you could stand at the bottom and experience the falls up close with its mist clouds forming around you.
After your stop at the impressive Lone Creek Falls you will head to Mac Mac Falls. On the short walk to the falls, you could marvel at the beautiful crafts of the local people at the stalls set up next to the walkway.
Afterwards you will make your way to the Lodge where you will stay your first night.
Arrive in the afternoon, settle in and relax.
Enjoy Dinner at 18h00.
Day 2 - 2nd Part of the Panorama Route + River Safari
After breakfast continue with your Panorama Route tour alongside the breathtaking Blyde River Canyon, 1 of the largest in the world.
First stop will be the Pinnacle Rock where you will be able view the entire spectrum of the region down below, next will be Lisbon Falls (highest falls in the region), then Berlin Falls, next you will be able to view the impressive potholes carved out of stone at Bourke’s Luck and lastly, stop at the Three Rondavels, here you will have the best view of the Canyon.
After completing the Panorama Route you will head to your accommodation situated next to the Blyde River with the majestic Drakensberg Mountains as the backdrop.
Settle in & relax until it’s time for your River Safari to start at 15h00.
Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Blyde River Nature Reserve while cruising down the Canyon, also see the 2nd highest Tufa waterfalls on earth, Hippos, Crocodiles, plenty of Waterbirds and other wildlife.
Return to your accommodation afterwards and relax until dinner is served & prepared by your guide around 18h00.
Day 3 - Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation centre + Kruger National Park
Enjoy a tasty breakfast around 07h30.
Afterwards you will make your way to Moholoholo wildlife Rehabilitation centre to go on a very interesting tour starting at 09h30.
At the centre you can get close to Africa’s wildlife and learn more about these amazing animals.
Animals that could be viewed are Leopard, Lions, Serval, Vultures, Honey badger(famous Stoffel) etc. to name but a few.
After your wildlife tour you will head to the iconic Kruger National Park. As soon as you have entered you will start to see some wildlife, be especially on the lookout for Lion, Rhino, Elephants, Buffalo and Leopard during your first excursion through the Park.
Arrive at your accommodation in the afternoon, settle in and relax.
Skukuza is situated next to the beautiful Sabi River which attracts plenty of wildlife.
Enjoy dinner at 18h00/19h00 prepared by your guide under African skies in the true Safari way.
Enjoy the evening in the African bush while listening to the roars of Lions or the calls of Jackal.
Day 4 - Kruger Bushwalk & Sunset Game drive
Next morning enjoy the beautiful African Sunrise and get close to Nature on foot by going on an adrenaline packed Bushwalk starting around 04h00(duration 3 hours).(The walk could be substituted with an open vehicle Sunrise Game drive).
Afterwards enjoy breakfast back at your accommodation.
Depart after breakfast and enjoy another closed vehicle mid-day Game drive through Kruger National Park & visit Waterholes, Riverbeds and Lookout points in search of the Big 5 or relax at Camp, buy a souvenir or take a dip in the swimming pool.
Be also on the lookout for the frequent accommodation visitors such as Bushbuck, Baboon, Warthog, Impala, spotted Hyena to name but a few.
At 16:30 you will be able to go on an exciting open vehicle Sunset Game drive. Be on the lookout for nocturnal animals which starts to stir.
Return back to camp after your 3 hour drive and enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by your guide by campfire under open African skies.
Day 5 - Last Kruger Excursion & transfer back to Johannesburg
Depart early morning and enjoy your last Game drive/excursion through the Park.
Your guide will take a slow Game drive on the way to the Gate where you will exit Kruger National Park.
You will also make stops at Lookout points and waterholes searching for the animals that eluded you during the previous day’s excursions.
Enjoy breakfast along the way at one of Kruger's Picnic sites.
Continue with your drive and exit the Park late morning/early afternoon and make your way back to Johannesburg.
Arrive late afternoon in Johannesburg where unfortunately your African safari will come to an end.
Our tours are totally flexible and can be customized to suit your needs, just let us know and we will gladly change your itinerary. Other activities could also be included during your Tour such as visiting the Elephant Sanctuary where you could interact with the largest land animal on earth or visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and learn more about these threatened primates.
General Tour Information
Although we provide a planned itinerary, our Tours are totally flexible and can be customized to suit your needs. So if there is anything you would like to add or cancel, just let us know and we will gladly send you a new quotation.
The National Parks and Reserves that we operate in are very popular and can get booked out very fast so we recommend that the deposit should be paid as soon as possible to secure the desired booking date.
Availability is extremely limited and cannot be guaranteed until the booking is confirmed.
If the Reservation is made within 30 days of departure we request the full amount to be paid at the time of confirmation. If the Reservation is made more than 30 days prior to departure then a 50% deposit of the full amount is required at the time of booking and the balance is due 30 days prior to the start of the Safari Tour.
Although every effort is made to adhere to schedules/planned itineraries, it should be noted that RED AFRICA SAFARIS or partnered companies/Lodgesmay be obliged to occasionally change routes/schedules on safaris as dictated by changing conditions. Such conditions may be brought about by road conditions, diversions, weather conditions, traffic, availability of activities etc. RED AFRICA SAFARIS will communicate with you for such itinerary or accommodation changes
The facilities, local prices and amenities mentioned are shown in good faith as generally being available. Should local prices vary, or facilities not be available at certain times as a result of weather conditions, lack of support etc. RED AFRICA SAFARIS cannot be held responsible.
Departure times from camps may vary, depending upon the season.
Children below 6yrs are not permitted on the optional Game drives.
Children below 12yrs are not allowed on any Bush walks.
Adults above 65 yrs need to provide a Doctor certificate when wanting to partake in the Bush walks.
Participation in adventure travel requires that you be in generally good health. All visitors must understand that while a high level off fitness is not required, a measure of physical activity is involved in such tours. It is essential that persons with any medical problems and/or related dietary restrictions make them known to us before departure.
Please note that there may be other guests/visitors joining you on some of the activities during your Tour such as the open vehicle game drives and bushwalks, as these activities are done by Kruger National Park themselves. Private open vehicle Game drives could also be booked for your tour group only, just let us know and we will send you a new quotation as soon as possible.
It is recommended that clients overnight in Johannesburg the night before the tour and on the last day of the tour. We recommend hotels/B&Bs within 5kms of OR Tambo International Airport.
Please note - Clients could also be picked up straight from the Airport, should your flight arrive early in the morning.
Your Tour is based on Mid-range accommodation but more luxurious, such as 5 star accommodation is also available as well as more budget accommodation.
- Pick-up at Hotel near or from O.R Tambo Airport/Johannesburg or from Pretoria and Nelspruit
- Drop-off at Hotel near or at O.R Tambo Airport/Johannesburg or at Pretoria, Phalaborwa, Hoedspruit and Nelspruit
- Guided tour on the Panorama Route and inside Kruger National Park in an Air-conditioned vehicle, conducted by a registered and qualified SA Tourism and Field safari guide.
- Kruger National Park Entrance fees (Daily Conservation fees)
- All Panorama Route fees
- Toll fees + Fuel
- 2 x night's stay in a comfortable En-suite hotel room/chalet on the Panorama Route
- 2 x nights' stay in a comfortable En-suite Bungalow/Chalet at one of Kruger's most popular Rest Camps
- 2 x 500ml bottled water per day
- Day 1 - Dinner
- Day 2 - Day 4 - Breakfast & Dinner
- Day 5 - Breakfast only, due to travelling arrangements back
- Complete Panorama Route - Sudwala Caves, Mac Mac Falls, Lone Creek Falls, Lisbon Falls, Berlin Falls, Bourke's Luck Potholes, 3 Rondavels
- 1 x Bush walk(Could be substituted with an open vehicle Sunrise Game drive)
- 1 x Sunset Game drive in an open Safari vehicle
- 1 x River Safari
- 1 x Moholoholo wildlife rehabilitation centre tour
- 2-3 x closed vehicle Excursions/Game drives inside Kruger National Park visiting waterholes, Lookout points and Bird hides
- Airfares to and from South Africa/Visas
- Extra Safari activities - except where specified
- Lunch/beverages/snacks/starters and deserts- except where specified
- All Gratuities
- Medical Aid and Travel Insurance
- Any items of personal nature
Nov 1, 2017 to 31 Oct, 2018 (Rates are pp for 5 days)
2 Persons sharing - ZAR 16 700.00 p. person
4 Persons sharing - ZAR 13 205.00 p. person
6 Persons sharing - ZAR 11 580.00 p. person
Nov 1, 2018 to 31 Oct, 201 9(Rates are pp for 5 days)
2 Persons sharing - ZAR 17 905.00 p. person
4 Persons sharing - ZAR 14 330.00 p. person
6 Persons sharing - ZAR 12 565.00 p. person
Please note that the above prices are only estimated prices for Safari Tours. We would recommend that you request a quotation so that we can provide you with the accurate tariffs. RED Africa Safaris cc. reserves the right to change pricing at any time without prior notice.
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