Kruger Park Explorer Safari

The perfect packaged safari to explorer the Hazyview and the Kruger National Park. Enjoy this Kruger Safari as a 2, 3 or 4 night package.

Tour Code:
SKS01
Depart From:
Johannesburg / Pretoria   |   Ending at: Johannesburg / Pretoria
Departures: Daily (subject to availability)
Duration: 4 Days
Country: South Africa
Type: Safari | Coach Tours |
Children: Allowed - see children policy

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Kruger Park Explorer Safari

Kruger Park Explorer Safari

Kruger Park Explorer Safari

Kruger Park Explorer Safari

Kruger Park Explorer Safari

Kruger Park Explorer Safari

 
 

On this Kruger Explorer Safari, guests stay at the popular Hippo Hollow Lodge or similar. Situated near Hazyview on a half board basis. The package starts in Johannesburg and ends here. All Game Drives are conducted in open 4X4 safari vehicles inside the Kruger National Park.

The Kruger Explorer is available from two days to five days. Depending on the number of days guests would like to spend at the Kruger, Day 2 below is repeated or another activity may be enjoyed, depending on availability. Please note that only on the two day explorer, the panorama route and the night drive is excluded.

Transportation:
Transportation to Hazyview is operated by a Spurwing driver who will pick you up in Johannesburg on the morning of your departure. All transfers are done in a luxury air conditioned vehicle, where you will be transported via the Panorama Route to Hazyview. The Panorama route includes God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, Pilgrims Rest and Graskop and all entrance fees are included in the package. There are numerous stops along the way for comfort breaks and photo moments. If required, we don’t do the Panorama Route on the way to Hazyview, but will do it on the return route- clients will be advised accordingly.

It is also possible to fly to the Kruger Park as well as self drive.

Overnight Accommodation:
We overnight at the 4 star Hippo Hollow Estate (or similar if not available) situated close to the Numbi Gate of the Kruger National Park. The lodge consists of 54 en-suite, luxury, air-conditioned rooms that either overlooks the picturesque gardens or the might Sabi River. Rooms are spacious and cozy. The Hippo Hollow Estate has two swimming pools and and a fabulous restaurant. Meals are of an international standard and often have an African theme.

Game Activities:
Game drives are conducted in specially adapted, open 4x4 safari vehicles, maintained to the highest standards to ensure maximum comfort while driving in the Park.

Guides are highly trained professionals equipped with knowledge on virtually every living species in the Park. Years of experience have prepared them to deal with any situation.

Kruger Park Conservation Fees
The Kruger Park charges a daily Conservation fee for each person. The cost of this fee is not included in the rates indicated for this safari. However, upon making the reservation this can be included in the total safari price and then paid in advance to make it easier when on safari.

Health & Clothing
- Take precautions and consult with a medical doctor before embarking on your trip.
- Use of insect repellants is advised as risk can be reduced significantly.

Clothing
South Africa’s climate is generally sunny and pleasant. Winters are usually mild, although snow falls on the mountain ranges of the Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State and Natal and occasionally in lower-lying areas, when a brief cold spell can be expected throughout the country.

Required clothing: Lightweight cottons and linens and rainwear for summer. Warmer clothes are needed for winter.

Please Note
This safari can be done over 3, 4, 5 or even more days with guaranteed daily departures. Should you wish to prolong your stay on this safari, your additional day(s) will be similar to Day 2 in the itinerary.

Information and descriptive
Upon arrival in Hazyview, guests will check into Hippo Hollow Country Estate (or similar if not available), which is situated near the Phabeni Gate. The lodge is a 3 star establishment, rooms are air-conditioned and ensuite. All rooms have a view either over gardens or the Sabi River. The estate has two swimming pools and a restaurant where all the breakfasts and suppers are included. On particular evenings in the hotel, guests are treated to a Shangaan supper and entertainment. A hotel upgrade is available at a surcharge.

On your first evening, you will either partake in an afternoon game drive or an evening game drive. Spurwing’s guide will meet you at the lodge and transport you appropriately.

On your second day of the package, our guide will pick you up in the early morning and will spend the full day with you in the Kruger Park, where hopefully you will be able to view the Big Five. We will stop during the day for a number of comfort breaks and a chance to enjoy lunch. Our guides are highly trained professionals equipped with knowledge on virtually every living species in the Park, and will provide you with an insightful, unforgettable and enjoyable experience. You will be in an open 4x4 game vehicle, so please bring a hat, sunscreen and appropriate clothing.

Depending on how many days you spend in the Kruger, the full day game drive will be repeated on the subsequent days to day 2. However, on your last day at the Kruger, our guide will take you on a morning game drive and will return with you mid-morning, so that you have enough time to freshen up and check out.

You will be met by a Spurwing driver around mid-day, who will be there to bring you back to Johannesburg- either directly or via Panorama route, depending on your original routing. We will stop along the way for a comfort break and a chance for refreshments.

Please note that the Kruger Park charges a daily Conservation fee for each person entering the park. The cost of this fee is not included in the rates indicated for this safari, currently the rate per person is R280 per day. However, upon making the reservation this can be included in the total safari price and paid in advance to make it easier when on holiday.

Should you want to explore something in addition to the above while on holiday in the Kruger, there are a number of extras that could be arranged through our office. The following are the more popular add-ons available:

• Elephant interaction and safari
• Golf at Skukuza Golf club ( Golf club in the Kruger National Park)
• Morning Bush walk
• Quad biking/ Adrenalin center

4-Day Kruger Explorer Safari (SKS01) Valid: 2015-11-01 to 2016-10-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 11150.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 15850.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR 5575.00

3-Day Kruger Explorer Safari (SKS01) Valid: 2015-11-01 to 2016-10-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 9350.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 12850.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR 4675.00

5-Day Kruger Explorer Safari (SKS01) Valid: 2015-11-01 to 2016-10-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 12950.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 18950.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR 6475.00

2-Day Kruger Explorer Safari (SKS01) Valid: 2015-11-01 to 2016-10-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 5950.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 8550.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR 2975.00

2-Day Kruger Explorer Safari (SKS01) Valid: 2016-11-01 to 2017-10-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 6490.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 9490.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR 3245.00

3-Day Kruger Explorer Safari (SKS01) Valid: 2016-11-01 to 2017-10-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 10490.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 13900.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR 5245.00

4-Day Kruger Explorer Safari (SKS01) Valid: 2016-11-01 to 2017-10-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 13090.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 17790.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR 6545.00

5-Day Kruger Explorer Safari (SKS01) Valid: 2016-11-01 to 2017-10-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 15790.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 21790.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR 7895.00

Tour Include
- Accommodation at the Lodge
- Breakfast, dinner each day
- Daily game drives in 4×4 safari vehicles
- A night game drive
- Return road transfers from Johannesburg
- En-route tour of the Panorama Route
- Entry fees to all areas stipulated
- Services of a Professional Safari Guide

Tour Exclude
- Kruger Park Conservation Fees
- Lunch and drinks
- Items of a personal nature
- Services not mentioned in the program
- Travel insurance and medical repatriation

Terms & Conditions
The following cancellation charges will apply:
More than 60 days before departure - 25% of tour price.
Between 31 – 59 days before departure - 50% of tour price.
Less than 30 days before departure - No refund.

Accommodation Pre- & Post-tour (10km radius)



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Moloko Strathavon Hotel
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From: R1520.00 per person sharing


Sandton Executive Suites
Modern fully furnished self catering 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment in the heart of Sandton close to Sandton City, The Gautrain and all major highways.
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Glenalmond Hotel
A tranquil innercity comfort zone tucked away in the heart of the Sandton CBD.
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From: R1200.00 per person sharing


The Michelangelo Hotel
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AtholPlace Hotel & Villa
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Times Square Executive Suites
Times Square Executive Suites is conveniently located in Sandton and walking distance to the heart of the financial capital of Africa including the most prestigious shopping centre Sandton City and the world famous Nelson Mandela Square.
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Kruger Park Explorer Safari Reviews

Reviewed by Andreas Golf on over a year ago
:-) drive to Hippy Hollow with Brian was great!
:-( drive back to Joburg wasn´t nice (drive with Maurice)

Everything was well organized, also Hippy hollow lodge was a good choice!

Thanks!
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Reviewed by Julian Landesberger von Antburg on over a year ago
We very much enjoyed our tour. Especially the safari rides. The accommodation was nice. In particular afer changing room to a quiet location.
In future we would appreciate a more detailed plan of our stay.
Rating: 5 Star Rating


Reviewed by Glenda Key on over a year ago
Thank you. It was a wonderful trip and everything went as planned. The accommodation was lovely, the drivers were delightful. I would recommend it to anyone.
Rating: 5 Star Rating


Reviewed by Keehow on over a year ago
Fantastic tour! Only one thing to improve, the Safari vehicles. Leaking root, no rain protector during rainy day to prevent the rain water from coming into the vehicle. We got wet in the chilling winter. Not fun thing to have ourselves wet because you lost focus to search for animal. Otherwise great fun and we enjoy the tour alot.
Rating: 4 Star Rating


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