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Get a taste of one of the most famous game reserves in the world on this 4-day safari in Kruger National Park.

Stay in a beautiful lodge on the edge of the park and spend days searching out the remarkable animals that make their home here – leopards, lions, giraffe, rhino, hippos, antelope, buffalo are just some of the wild and wonderful wildlife to look out for.

After exciting days exploring the open savanna, relax in the evenings eating traditional foods and listening to the nocturnal symphony of this incredible safari destination.

If you would like to add this tour to a volunteer project, let us know when you book or email us directly and we will add this to your itinerary.

Although start dates are only shown here for each Monday, you can join on any day of the year. If you would like a date that isn't shown, select the closest date, and mention your preferred date in the booking form comments section.

Departure PointJohannesburg in South Africa
Duration4 days
When can I join?You can join this tour every day throughout the year, subject to availability.
Age limitYou must be aged 18 years or older when you join.
TransportAll transport between Johannesburg & Kruger National Park.
Food3 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 3 dinners
Accommodation3 night's twin share room (single rooms available at extra cost)
Big 5 Game DriveSpend an afternoon on dramatic game drives in open 4x4 vehicles through a private game reserve.
Kruger National ParkA thrilling safari through African grasslands in Kruger National Park.
Bush WalkJoin a morning nature walk with a knowledgeable local guide.
Scenic HighlightsVisit Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels on the way back to Johannesburg.
FoodAny other meals not mentioned in 'What's Included'

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Day 1: Johannesburg/Greater Kruger National Park

Early morning on Day 1 (around 6am) we depart Johannesburg, the 'City of Gold' and head off on an adventure of a lifetime.

A truly unique African experience unfolds as we enter the Greater Kruger National Park ecosystem arriving at our Lodge in time for lunch (570 km, approx 8-9 hours travel time including stops along the way).

After some time to settle in, head off on a late afternoon/evening Big Five game drive in open 4x4 vehicles in a private game reserve. Sundowner drinks are enjoyed at one of the waterholes before continuing our game drive into the night.

After an exciting evening, return to the lodge to enjoy a traditional South African meal around a log fire.

Included Activities

  • Big 5 Game Drive

Day 2: Greater Kruger National Park

One of the largest game reserves in Southern Africa, Kruger National Park is home to over 500 bird species, 100 species of reptile and 150 mammal species, including the Big Five and the endangered African wild dog.
An early rise, as we make our way to the Kruger.

Our wildlife experience begins as soon as we enter the park, heading into prime game viewing areas where we hope to catch a glimpse of some of the amazing animals found inside the park, including the Big Five.

Enjoy breakfast at one of the picnic spots before continuing through the park. Our entire day will be spent game viewing, bird watching and stopping off at the various waterholes en route.

We depart the park in the late afternoon and return to the lodge for an evening of relaxation.

Included Activities

  • Kruger Game Drives

Day 3: Greater Kruger National Park

You can spend today at your leisure relaxing at the lodge, or take part in various optional activities

Optional Activities (approximate prices in South African Rands)

  • Moholoholo wildlife centre - R450
  • Kapama cheetah project - R450
  • Panorama route day trip - R875
  • Kruger park day trip - R950
  • Big Five 4x4 Open Vehicle Game Drive - R730

Day 4: Return to Johannesburg

Rise early and head out on a morning bush walk. Guided by a qualified nature guide, we learn about nature's finer details like bird, tree and spoor identification.

Transfer back to Johannesburg (600 km, approx 9-10 hrs). There's plenty of time to stop and explore along the way. Take in amazing views at the viewpoint over the awesome Blyde River Canyon and view the Three Rondavels.

On arrival in Jo'burg you can be dropped at the airport or any nominated Johannesburg backpacker or hotel.

Please don't book any international flights until after 10pm this evening.

Included Activities

  • Morning nature walk

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Located in the greater Kruger, our accommodation is wonderfully intimate, with just 14 twin-share rooms. Rooms are constructed from local materials and are tastefully decorated and comfortably appointed.

The lodge also offers a cosy bar, perfect for chatting with the other guests over a drink or two.

There is also a crystal-clear swimming pool for a refreshing post-safari swim.

However we think the quality which makes our lodge stand out from the rest is the friendliness and helpfulness of our team. They are committed to making your stay memorable!

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We have joining dates for this tour every day throughout the year, subject to availability.

  • You must arrive in Johannesburg a day or more before you join your tour as we leave very early on the first day!
  • We can arrange good value accommodation at Brown Sugar Backpacker Lodge before and after your tour, along with a meet & greet transfer when you arrive at the airport.
  • We recommend staying in Johannesburg on the last night of your tour, but if you are flying out that night, please book your flight to depart no earlier than 22:00.

Durations & Pricing

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4days - £ 660
You do not pay anything when you book. We will provide you with a detailed itinerary and quote for you to check. When you are happy with the details, you will be able to confirm your placement with a deposit of £90.

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