5-Day Kruger National Park & Panorama Route Backpacker Safari

Join us for an authentic 5-Day 4-Night South African experience which includes a Kruger National Park Big 5 Safari and a full day Panorama Route Tour!

See the best of Kruger National Park, as well as the Blyde River Canyon, God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes, Lisbon and Berlin Falls.

Go on unforgettable game drives: Because of the well-trained guides, we are proud to offer an 80% Big 5 success rate on safaris. All guides are FGASA (Field Guides Association of SA) registered.

per adult from

$982

NZD

Duration

5 days

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • 4 nights accommodation
    • All Game Drives as per itinerary
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Local Guide
    • National Park fees
    • Shuttle to Kruger National Park (return)
    • Snacks
    • Entry/Admission - Kruger National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Panorama Route
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Lunch
    • Optional morning game drive on Day 5

  • Day 1: Day 1: Johannesburg to Kruger National Park

    Stop At: Kruger National Park, Malalan Gate, Nelspruit 1350 South Africa
    This Kruger budget safari departs daily from Johannesburg OR Tambo airport. You need to be at the OR Tambo bus terminal by 6.45 am. We will send you full instructions when you book your safari. The shuttle departs no later than 7.00 am.

    During the shuttle transfer to the lodge, there will be two 15 minute comfort stops en route. You will also be able to buy snacks and refreshments during these comfort stops. ETA in Hazyview is around 1 pm. The lodge driver will meet you at the drop off point and transfer you to the lodge. This is a quick 5 – 10-minute drive.

    After check-in, you will have time to relax and freshen up before boarding an open-sided Landcruiser for an exciting introductory sunset game drive in Kruger National Park. The lodge is about 15 – 20 minutes drive from the Phabeni Kruger Gate.

    After your safari game drive, you return to the lodge where you can unwind, have drinks and relax.

    Dinner at the lodge restaurant.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: - Private En-Suite Lodge Room
    - Private Luxury En-Suite Safari Tent
    - Private Dome Tent

    Day 2: Kruger National Park

    Stop At: Kruger National Park, Malalan Gate, Nelspruit 1350 South Africa
    This morning you will enjoy coffee/tea and rusks before departing on a full day of game viewing in the Kruger National Park (Skukuza area). A packed breakfast is included. Game drives will be in small groups in specially modified open-sided land cruisers.

    The Skukuza area is rich in wildlife and the elevated height of the 4×4 open-sided vehicle makes for excellent viewing and photographic opportunities. You will enjoy lunch at one of the park’s restaurants (own account). After lunch, you will start the afternoon game drive in the Kruger National Park.

    During these game drives, you will see a wide variety of wildlife and have plenty of photographic opportunities. After the tour, you will make your way to back to your lodge or camp, followed by dinner and an overnight stay.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: - Private En-Suite Lodge Room
    - Private Luxury En-Suite Safari Tent
    - Private Dome Tent

    Day 3: Panorama Route Day Tour

    Stop At: Panorama Route, R532 Blyde River Canyon, Graskop 1270 South Africa
    From Hazyview, the tour begins as it climbs towards the town of Graskop and the southernmost point of the Blyde River Canyon. The Panorama Tour encompasses some spectacular scenery, with breathtaking views of the Blyde River Canyon and out over the endless Lowveld beyond. We take guests along the edge of the escarpment, to look out points that offer magnificent views, including Gods Window, Wonder View and the Three Rondawels. Along the route, we visit the famous Bourkes Luck Potholes ¨C deep cylindrical cavities formed by thousands of years of water erosion at the confluence of the Blyde and Treur Rivers.

    At lunchtime, the tour will stop back in Graskop so that guests can have lunch at a restaurant and if time permits, can spend a while browsing in local shops or along the pavements. Street vendors sell an amazing variety of goods ¨C from nuts and fruit to beaded necklaces and carved wooden animals. Near Graskop, where numerous waterfalls tumble down the mountains, we will visit the beautiful Berlin Falls and Lisbon Falls on the way back to Hazyview. After the tour, you will make your way to back to your lodge or camp, followed by dinner and an overnight stay.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: - Private En-Suite Lodge Room
    - Private Luxury En-Suite Safari Tent
    - Private Dome Tent

    Day 4: Kruger National Park

    Stop At: Kruger National Park, Malalan Gate, Nelspruit 1350 South Africa
    This morning you will enjoy coffee/tea and rusks before departing on a full day of game viewing in the Kruger National Park (Skukuza area). A packed breakfast is included. Game drives will be in small groups in specially modified open-sided land cruisers. The Skukuza area is rich in wildlife and the elevated height of the 4×4 open-sided vehicle makes for excellent viewing and photographic opportunities. You will enjoy lunch at one of the park’s restaurants (own account). After lunch, you will start the afternoon game drive in the Kruger National Park. During these game drives, you will see a wide variety of wildlife and have plenty of photographic opportunities. After the tour, you will make your way to back to your lodge or camp. dinner served at 7PM.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: - Private En-Suite Lodge Room
    - Private Luxury En-Suite Safari Tent
    - Private Dome Tent

    Day 5: Early Morning Game Drive and Return to Johannesburg

    Stop At: Kruger National Park, Malalan Gate, Nelspruit 1350 South Africa
    This is the last day of your African Kruger budget safari.  This morning you have a choice between another morning game drive or relaxing at the lodge and enjoying the great facilities it offers. 

    Should you choose to stay at the lodge, you can enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast at the restaurant. If you join us on the morning safari, a picnic-style breakfast will be served at one of the picnic spots in the park.

    The morning game drive is entirely optional and for own account (payable at the lodge). It is a great way to spend your last morning on tour if you feel the need to see wild animals one last time.

    Optional Morning Game Drive @ approximately ZAR 950.00 per person

    You will be picked up at the lodge (from reception) at about 11h00 for your return to Johannesburg with the shuttle. Comfort stops on the way. Drop off at Johannesburg OR Tambo airport around 5:30 pm.

    This is the end of your Kruger National Park Safari. 
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: - Private En-Suite Lodge Room
    - Private Luxury En-Suite Safari Tent
    - Private Dome Tent
  • Departure Point :
    OR Tambo, O.R. Tambo, Kempton Park, 1627, South Africa
    Departure Time :
    6:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by The Mzansi Experience

Activity ID: V-62002P71

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