Johannesburg - Kruger Park - Skukuza Camp (D)
Your Safari Ranger will meet you at
any Jo'burg or Pretoria hotel between 7.00-7.30am or meet you off your early morning flight, arriving at Jo'burg's Oliver Tambo Int Airport.
You comfortably travel East for 4 hours to 'Nelspruit' the capital of Mpumalanga Province. At Nelspruit you have an opportunity to do some last minute shopping,
to buy loads of film, some snacks, mosquito repellent etc.
Leaving Nelspruit, you continue
on towards Phumulani Lodge situated at Kruger Park's Numbi Gate.
After enjoying a refreshing drink at the lodge, you transfer into
one of our open
game viewing vehicles. Your open vehicle safari of Kruger Park
starts on your Safari Ranger completing a safety briefing.
On entering Kruger Park, you spend the rest of the day game viewing
making your way towards 'Skukuza' camp. The animals tend to move towards
in the afternoon, to quench their thirst from the sun's heat.
At different waterholes you see herds of Impala or Waterbuck drinking at the waters edge.
A herd of Elephants arrive at
one waterhole and after drinking, start splashing & play fighting
with each other. Crocodiles are seen basking in the
afternoon sun; mouths open regulating their body temperatures.
seen in the deeper waterholes, with the biggest males
keeping an eye on their territories and females!
This first game viewing drive sets up what's yet to come.
Arriving at Skukuza just before the entrance
gates close for the evening, you check in, move into your chalet
to freshen up, ready for your first safari dinner.
is prepared, cooked and served outside under the stars. Traditional
South African meals are prepared giving you a taste of our delicious,
Day 2: Kruger National Park - Satara Camp (B D)
The day starts early with a wake up call at
5.00am. At 6.00am the camp gates open so we can start the
day's open game viewing. We visit 'Lower Sabi'
camp at approx 10.00am when it's time to have some breakfast
and of course, have a good stretch.
On the way your Safari Ranger finds a Leopard walking on the edge of the road, marking it's territory by scenting
trees and bushes. He's a big male, powerful. We slowly follow
him as he proudly walks along the edge of the road. Later you
see a White Rhino using a rubbing post then wanders off. Impalas always next to or crossing the road. Three Lionesses on the road
laying close to each other and then moving off into the bush.
Later a Hyena crossed the road making it's way back to its den.
After breakfast at 'Lower Sabi' camp we continue
open game viewing, stopping off at water holes, following river lines,
checking dams for the rest of the morning and early afternoon.
Your Safari Ranger spots you lots of wildlife - a herd of Buffalos at a water hole, Eagles in the afternoon sky, Giraffes grazing
off the Acacia trees with their necks stretched to the limit.
Birds are spotted all the time.
We stop off at Nkombi lookout
and enjoy this stunning view, seeing more Rhino in the distance.
Zebra and Wildebeest grazing the open grass areas keeping a watchful
eye out for predators. You see more Elephants passing near by.
We arrive at 'Satara' camp at 1.00pm. You check in. You may wish to stay in camp and siesta the afternoon away or continue the game drive with your Safari Ranger. At this time of the day it's hot but it's still worth checking a few water holes,
whilst waiting for the sun to cool a little later in the afternoon.
Arriving back at camp for 4.00pm you then
have a chance to check the curio shop, stock up with drinks and
freshen up ready for your night drive, which departs from camp
A SANParks ranger in an open sided truck
conducts the night drive, which lasts for approx three hours.
On your return from your night drive at 9.00pm your dinner would have been prepared, cooked ready for you to enjoy out in the open
next to your chalet, listening to the African night sounds, while your ranger discusses the next day's exciting events.
Day 3: Kruger Park - Johannesburg (B)
The last morning's open game viewing
drive makes it's way towards Numbi Gate and
Phumulani Lodge. Loads of
Impala are found. More Elephants,
close and in the distance, being destructive with their eating
habits. A Steenbok standing in the middle of an open area. More
Lions lazing around a base of a wild fig tree, the cubs playing
with each other...
Saying goodbye to Kruger
Park you arrive at Phumulani Lodge, where everyone transfers all
their belongings out of the open vehicle into an enclosed
vehicle. On your comfortable homeward
bound journey you enjoy the 'Panoramic Route' driving through the
En-route you will stop for a surprise
breakfast at Graskop and then go on to spend a few minutes at famous
scenic spots such as God's Window, Worlds View, Berlin Falls, Blyde
River Canyon at the Three Rondavels and if there is time in hand,
visit Pilgrims Rest.
From Pilgrims Rest it's a
straight 4 hour drive back to Jo'burg or Pretoria. During this time
it's great to reflect & chat about your safari with your Safari
Ranger or catch up on a little sleep.
Your Safari Ranger will drop you off at
any hotel in Jo'burg or Pretoria including Jo'burg's Oliver
Tambo Int Airport, for approx 6.00pm.
Interested in our 3 Day Kruger Park Open
Vehicle Safari, email
us right now - we'll check availability and reply within 48 hours.
(B L D) refers to the meals included - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Skukuza and Satara camps are used for explanation
purposes in this itinerary and may not be the camps you are booked
into as accommodation is subject to availability, at the time we
receive your booking form.
At each of the scenic stops you have the opportunity to finish
off your film and to barter for locally crafted curios.
Itinerary may vary slightly due to gate
opening times, game movements, weather etc....
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