Collection in Johannesburg will be at the following hotels, guesthouses and backpackers. Sunrock Guesthouse Kempton Park, Intercontinental Hotel OR Tambo Airport, City Lodge OR Tambo, Protea Hotel OR Tambo, Premier Hotel OR Tambo, Emporers Palace, Aviator Hotel Kempton Park, Shoestring Backpackers and the OR Tambo Airport Shuttle Bus Terminal.
Collection in Pretoria will be from the Shell Garage, in Butnett Street, Hatfield
Your game ranger will pick you up off your midday flight at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. Then there’s a leisurely 45 minute drive up to the Kruger National Park, where we enter the game rich southern region of the Kruger park via the Numbi Gate. (Please advise the time you would like to be collected from Nelspruit).
This 5 day African safari is aimed at our Kruger Park African enthusiasts who enjoy the scenic beauty found in the Kruger National Park as well as the vast changes in vegetation and spotting our magnificent Big five and prolific birdlife.
In order to keep costs down for 2015, we will drop you off after your safari at the OR Tambo Airport, where you can either catch the Gautrain for a fifteen minute ride to Sandton or you can waith for one of the hotel shuttle busses that rune on a fifteen or thirty minute rotation.
If you are travelling back to Pretoria, the Shell garage, in Burnett Street, Hatfield will be the drop off at between 16h00 and 16h45.
On entering the Kruger National Park through the Numbi Gate which is in the south of the Kruger National Park, we start your open vehicle game drive with your ranger making your way up to Pretoriuskop camp for lunch. After lunch, now that it is a bit cooler you start your Kruger Park African safari with your first exciting game drive of the day, hoping to spot as many animals as possible before making our way to camp before the sun sets. After check in and making sure you are comfortable your guide will give you the time to meet him in the restaurant for dinner, and to explain the following day of your Kruger Park African safari activities.
Your 5 day African safari starts as the sun rises increasing your chances of seeing Africa's Big 5, we depart camp early morning offering the best possibility of spotting a prowling leopard or lions enjoying an early morning meal or marking territory along the road.
After a leisurely breakfast at one of the Kruger picnic spots on the banks of the river we’ll continue with our game drive, this time stopping off at some of the water holes and dams that follow the line of the Sabi River. Your game ranger is keeping an watchful eye on the sky for eagles soaring on the thermals. You’ll be amazed at the number of birds you will see – there are more than 500 species present in the Kruger Park. (During the heat of the day in the summer months we may return to camp mid-day and leave again three hours before gate closing time).
After a mid-day break and lunch we will depart once again on an afternoon game drive making our way to sit at a watering hole for a while and then making our way back to camp as the sun sets. Enjoy dinner once again at the restaurant and prepare yourself for the next days adventures on your Kruger Park African safari.
This morning you will experience another early morning departure before the heat of the day, possibly spotting a few cats, rhinos and elephants along the way and watching the never to be forgotten African Sunrise. Your ranger listens to the radio to hear of any action taking place as well as keeping an ever watchful eye out for any sightings of kills along the way that could be happening or have already happened in the night. During this portion of your 5 day African safari, huge herds of Buffalo can also be spotted enjoying the sweet early morning dew on the grass or just lying eating their cud keeping a watchful eye out for any predators in the area. After breakfast your game drive continues returning to camp once again by mid day for a break from the heat of the day , giving you time to relax by the pool or enjoy a good Siesta before embarking on your late afternoon game drive.
The early bird catches the worm, or so they say, we are up early once again and full of energy as we face another morning in Africa this time your guide will be on the lookout for the cheetah if not already spotted on your previous mornings game drives and the elusive leopard and possibly a wild dog if not already spotted while on your Kruger Park African safari. After breakfast its out and about again returning to camp mid day in order to have a break before getting ready to embark on your sundowner drive which is an exciting adventure hoping to spot as many nocturnal animals as possible. You return to camp in time for your last dinner under the African sky.
Your 5 day African safari is coming to an end, this is your last morning in the African bushveld enjoying a beautiful one last sunrise and possibly a glimpse of the Big 5 before enjoying breakfast. We make our way out of the Kruger by 09h30 and return to Johannesburg late afternoon.