Collection from Johannesburg will be from the following hotels, guesthouses and backpackers. Sunrock Guesthouse Kempton Park, Intercontinental Hotel OR Tambo, City Lodge OR Tambo, Protea Hotel OR Tambo, Premier Hotel OR Tambo, Emporers Palace, Aviator Hotel Kempton Park, Shoestring Backpackers and the OR Tambo Shuttle Bus Terminal.
Collection in Pretoria will be at the Shell Garage, in Burnett Street, Hatfield.
If you’re flying into Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, your game ranger will pick you up off your midday flight for your 6 day ultimate safari. Then there’s a leisurely 40 minute drive up to the Kruger National Park, where we enter the game rich southern region of the park via the Numbi Gate.
In order to keep costs down for 2015, we will drop you off after your safari at OR Tambo Airport, where you can either catch the Gautrain for a fifteen minute ride to Sandton, or you can wait for one of the hotel shuttle busses that run on a fifteen or thirty minute rotation.
If you are travelling back to Pretoria, the Shell garage, in Burnett Street, Hatfield is the drop off at between 16h00 and 16h45.
Your Kruger Park ultimate safari departs from Nelspruit in your open safari vehicle and we make our way up to the Numbi Gate of the Kruger park. We enter the park and continue up to the camp of Pretoriuskop which is our home for the evening. After check-in we give you time to enjoy lunch and to get settled in to your accommodation before departing on your first real game drive of the day which departs camp at 15h00 returning to camp at gate closing time. Dinner will be served in the restaurant at 19h00.
Everything starts early in the Kruger National Park in order to have a greater chance of seeing game, so you’ll get a wake-up call at 05h30 in order to get on the road when the gates open. Tea and Coffee will be provided by your guide and then it is time to load your bags before we depart from Pretoriuskop on your first day full day of your 6 day ultimate safari in the Kruger National Park. We keep an eye open for rhino either taking a bath or scratching itself against a post. Like most game rangers, yours has the eyes of a hawk, and will draw your attention to game that may otherwise be difficult to see. We continue on your game drive stopping off for breakfast before enjoying another drive making our way to the camp of Skukuza where we will check in after 14h00. The afternoon is at leisure enjoying a siesta browsing in the shop or relaxing on a bench beside the Sabi River. Dinner will be enjoyed at 19h00 in the restaurant.
Another early morning start enjoying breakfast at Nkhulu Picnic area, stopping at the camp of Lower Sabi for lunch returning to Skukuza late afternoon. Dinner is once again enjoyed in the restaurant at 19h00.
Today we slowly make our way up to Satara Camp, some 70 kms to the North of Skukuza. It’s fortunate that your guide has heard about a lion kill just off the road, so we’ll make our way there to see what we can see. It seems that a pride of seven lions and lionesses have killed a Buffalo. Most of them have eaten their fill, and are now dozing with full bellies. A couple are still tearing pieces of flesh off the bones. A spotted hyena trots up but keeps a wary distance, outnumbered by the greater number of lions. A black-backed jackal arrives and decides to take his chances by dashing in and snatching odd scraps lying around under the wary eyes of the remaining lionesses.
At about 09h00 we pull into the Tshokwane picnic spot where you can enjoy a break from the vehicle and enjoy breakfast. Refreshed, we continue our Kruger Park ultimate safari with a drive up to Satara Camp, stopping off at waterholes and dams along the way, where we should see plenty of wildlife. Lunch may be enjoyed on the verandah at the camp of Satara before checking in to your bungalow at 14h00. Time for a siesta, or a refreshing swim in the pool. At 16h00 we will depart on a short game drive before returning to camp at gate closing time. We hope to spot lions on the prowl looking for dinner or even a leopard out for some dinner. Our dinner will be served in the restaurant at 19h00.
This morning after an early morning game drive we return to camp for breakfast and bid Satara farewell as we make our way out the Orpen Gate towards Moholoho Forest Camp arriving mid-day for lunch.
Moholoholo nestles on the slopes of the 1,944 metres high Mariepskop, one of the highest peaks of the Drakensberg range in this area. This affords a breathtaking view of the towering mountains and vertical cliffs on one side and the rolling Eastern Transvaal Lowveld savanna towards Kruger Park on the other. Visitors to Moholoholo can experience both Lowveld woodland as well as indigenous mountainous rain forest without leaving the Game Farm.
The Forest Camp comprises of 7 secluded double chalets and 1 family chalet all with en suite shower and bath as well as 2 brick chalets with en suite shower only. The main building is where the dining room and deck are situated. The deck overlooks a small shady waterhole under a canopy of large trees where nyala and bushbuck come to quench their thirst together with samango monkeys under the watchful eyes of birds such as green twin spots, paradise fly catchers and pygmy kingfishers. The waterhole is floodlit at night and visited by nocturnal animals such as bushpig, civet and porcupine.
Our host and hostess’s sincere hospitality makes any visitor feel at home and “part of the family” within minutes after arriving. The lovely setting of the camp soon soothes away stress while the peace and quiet of unspoiled nature becomes a way of life. Country-style cooking enhances the intimate atmosphere experienced at Forest Camp.
Wildlife includes waterbuck, kudu, eland, blue wildebeest, zebra, nyala, bushbuck, giraffe, warthog, bushpig, leopard, civet, serval, caracal, and many others. The prolific bird life makes Moholoholo a bird watchers paradise.
A visit to the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is an unforgettable experience. A wide variety of birds and animals can be seen here, where Brian Jones and his team nurses and nurtures the injured and orphaned, rehabilitating them for release back to the wild. Guided tours through the Centre brings visitors in close contact with the rare and common species such as the lovely crowned and martial eagles, owls, vultures and a variety of raptors, serval, duiker, lions, leopard, wild dog hyena and many other animals and birds.
As the concept at Moholoholo is based on the environment and nature, we do not have a swimming pool, television, radios, telephones or any shopping facilities.
All meals are served buffet style:
Your guide wakes you early for tea and coffee, before departing on a morning walk. Learn more as you go along about our plant and insect life while possibly spotting various antelope and rhino before breakfast. After breakfast we bid Moholoholo Forest camp farewell and make our way back to Johannesburg, departing Moholoholo Forest camp at 10h00, returning to Johannesburg by 17h00 stopping en-route for lunch. (Own Account). This concludes your Kruger park ultimate safari.
(B L D) refers to the meals included - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
All camps are used for explanation purposes in this itinerary and may not necessarily be the actual camps you are booked into, as all accommodation is subject to availability at the time of you booking your safari.
Itinerary may vary slightly due to gate opening times, game movements, weather etc....
• Collection & drop off at Oliver Tambo International Airport or any hotel in Johannesburg, Pretoria.
• Chalet accommodation with en-suite facilities and air-conditioning.
• FGASA & DEAT registered professional ' Ranger' guides.
• Transport for the entire duration of the safari .
• Open vehicle game drives.
• One open vehicle night game drive at Moholoholo Forest camp
• One Bush Walk at Moholoholo Forest camp
• Tour of the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
• Lunch at Moholoholo Forest camp
• Kruger Park entrance fees.
• Breakfasts & dinners.
• Conservation levy.
• International flights.
• Personal expenses.
• Drinks and curios.
• Domestic flights.
• Lunches in Kruger Park