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4 Day Private Kruger and Panorama Safari

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  • 4 Days
  • Kruger National Park
  • Min Age : 4 Years
  • OR Tambo
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4-Day Kruger via Panorama Private Safari

Rates are applicable from November 1, 2023, to October 31, 2024:

  • R20,650.00 per person when sharing
  • R21,620.00 for single supplement.

This safari requires a minimum of 4 clients to depart. Children aged 11 years and below, when sharing with parents, receive a 25% discount. We offer daily departures, with a minimum age requirement of 3 years.

*The Kruger National Park covers over 2,000,000 hectares, and Kurt Safari was among the first operators to introduce full-day safaris. This provides our clients with an opportunity to explore a larger portion of Kruger compared to shorter 3-hour safaris, which must remain close to the camps, resulting in repetitive routes. The extended time significantly increases the chances of encountering more wildlife as we traverse different grasslands and ecological zones.

*On our 3-day safaris, approximately 80% of our clients have memorable encounters with all the Big 5.

*Kurt Safari makes use of Umbhaba Eco Lodge and Hazyview Sun in Hazyview for our Kruger accommodations. Both lodges are privately owned and offer quality accommodations with exceptional meals. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with Wi-Fi. They are conveniently located just 10 km from Phabeni gate, one of Kruger’s prime wildlife areas.

We opt for lodges and hotels located outside of Kruger Park because they offer a wider range of accommodation options, and they are just a short 10-15 minute drive from the nearest park entry gate. It’s important to note that all of these accommodation venues are privately owned.


Price Includes
Your afternoon safari includes:

A licensed and experienced Safari Guide for a Sunset/Night Safari
A full-day open vehicle safari in Kruger National Park
A morning safari in an open vehicle in Kruger Park (half-day)
A full-day Panorama Safari in a closed vehicle
Transfers to and from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport
Three nights of accommodation in Hazyview
Three breakfasts
Three dinners
Conservation levies and entry fees for four days
One lunch provided on Day 1
Complimentary mineral water available on all drives


Excluded from Price

Please note that conservation fees are not included in the safari price and should be paid separately.

Any meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary
Personal expenditures
Tips or gratuities


Tour Schedule

Day 1: Private Transfer Via the Panorama Tour
Day 2: Private Full day safari In the Kruger National Park
Day 3: Private Morning safari in the Kruger National Park, and Private Sunset
Day 4: Private Transfer back to Johannesburg
Accommodation

We will depart from Johannesburg and head east, visiting the Blyde River Canyon, which is the third-largest canyon globally, the 3 Rondavels, God’s Window, and, if time permits, Lisbon Falls. We will arrive at the lodge around 17:00 – 18:00, check in, and have some rest before embarking on the upcoming safari adventures. Dinner is included.

Your safari begins before sunrise, and we will have breakfast and lunch at one of the park’s rest camps. We’ll return to the lodge late in the afternoon, where you can swim and relax before dinner at Umbhaba Eco Lodge. Breakfast packs and dinner are included.

Once again, we depart before sunrise and spend 5 hours on safari. Afterward, we return to the lodge for lunch and a swim. In the afternoon, at 16:00, we embark on a 3-hour sunset/night safari in Kruger National Park before returning to the lodge for dinner. Breakfast packs, lunch, and dinner are included.

We leave the lodge at 8 am after enjoying a hearty breakfast and arrive in Johannesburg between 13:00 – 14:00 PM. Breakfast is included.

Kurt Safari utilizes two lodges in the Hazyview region: Umbhaba Eco Lodge and, when fully occupied, Hazyview Sun. Both lodges are distinguished 4-star accommodations, conveniently situated within a 15-minute drive of either the Numbi or Phabeni gates. At Kurt Safari, we prioritize the provision of top-notch lodging for all our clients on our tours and safaris. Each room is meticulously maintained, featuring en-suite facilities, secure amenities, and a cozy 4-star level of comfort.

Departure & Return Location

  • 06:30 AM – 06:45 AM: We will pick up clients from lodges located within a 5 km radius of OR Tambo International Airport.
  • 06:45 AM – 07:00 AM: Clients will be collected from the Shuttle and Bus Terminal at OR Tambo International Airport. Please refer to the map below for directions. Our departure is scheduled for 7:15 AM.

Transportation to the airport is available through the modern Gautrain or Uber services.

Clients also have the option to fly directly into Skukuza Kruger National Park or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airports, where our Kurt Safari Guide will pick them up at no additional cost.

For flight information, you can visit www.flyairlink.com.

Flights depart daily from Johannesburg – OR TAMBO International at 11:00 AM, arriving before 12:00 PM at Nelspruit – KMIA- (MQP).

Returning flights depart daily from Nelspruit – KMIA- (MQP) at 1:00 PM, landing at Johannesburg – OR Tambo International Airport around 2:00 PM.

Flights also depart daily from Cape Town at 10:30 AM, arriving before 1:00 PM at Nelspruit – KMIA- (MQP).

Returning flights from Nelspruit – KMIA- (MQP) depart daily at 1:30 PM, landing in Cape Town at 4:00 PM at OR Tambo International Airport.

Day 1: Transfer and Full Day Panorama Tour

(Lunch & Dinner)

On the first day of your adventure, our team will collect you from various lodges and hotels within a 5 km radius of OR Tambo International Airport at 7:00 a.m. Alternatively, if you’re flying into Johannesburg, please ensure your flight arrives before 9:00 a.m. to join our tour. Clients flying directly into Skukuza Kruger National Park or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airports can enjoy complimentary pickups by our Kurt Safari Guide.

Please confirm your pickup details with online@kurtsafari.com one day before the tour. We’ll embark on a journey eastward to Mpumalanga Province, specifically the picturesque Panorama route, en route to our lodge in Hazyview, which serves as our gateway to the renowned Kruger National Park. Along the way, we’ll make a stop at one of the Highveld towns for lunch (at your own expense).

During the Panorama Tour, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Blyde River Canyon, which ranks as the 3rd largest canyon globally. This majestic canyon stretches over 40 km and plunges as deep as 1,200 meters. The canyon features abundant plant life, with rivers and dams forming its floor. We’ll also visit the 3 Rondavels, prominent rock formations that resemble the traditional round huts known as Rondavels in Africa.

Another highlight of the day is God’s Window, providing breathtaking views from the escarpment 1,000 meters below. This viewpoint offers stunning vistas, including sights as far as Kruger on a clear day. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended, as there are paths and trails leading to the viewpoints through a natural rainforest environment.

After our day of exploration, we’ll arrive at the lodge between 17:00 and 18:00, allowing you time to check in, unwind, and prepare for the upcoming safari adventures. Dinner will be served at the lodge.

Day 2: Private Full Day Open Vehicle Safari in the Kruger National Park

(Breakfast & Dinner)

Your second day starts before sunrise, as we embrace the beauty of Mpumalanga, aptly named “the place of the rising sun.” After a short drive to the park, we’ll enter its gates, and your guide will use their expertise to seek out the best wildlife viewing opportunities, including the Big 5 and plains game. This early morning period is the prime time for predator sightings.

We’ll provide breakfast packs, and after approximately 3 hours of safari, we’ll stop for breakfast, bathroom breaks, and the chance to enjoy some coffee. Continuing our safari, we’ll explore different ecological zones within Kruger, visiting rivers, watering holes, plains, and Bushveld regions.

Lunch will be at a rest camp, with this meal at your own expense. You’ll have the opportunity for curio shopping or a refreshing cold beer. Afterward, our guide will continue the safari, heading back to the lodge, where we’ll arrive around 15:30 to 16:00. You can relax, swim, and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Day 3: Private Morning Safari and Night Safari

(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

We’ll set out early again for another thrilling morning safari, departing before sunrise. Your guide will focus on animals not yet spotted during the previous safaris, with hopes of encountering lions and leopards, which are most active in the early hours. Kruger National Park boasts an impressive 148 mammal species and over 500 bird species, offering a wealth of wildlife to observe and photograph.

After a brief breakfast and coffee stop, we’ll continue our safari, returning to the lodge around 11:00. Lunch will be served at the lodge, providing you with a chance to relax, swim, and soak up the African sun. In the late afternoon, at 15:45, we’ll embark on a 3-hour sunset and night safari in Kruger National Park. In the winter months, the sun sets early, affording longer night safaris, while summer brings beautiful sunsets during the safari. We’ll return to the lodge around 20:00 for a delightful dinner and a chance to reflect on the past two days of incredible safaris.

Dinner will be served at the lodge, accompanied by great South African wines and beverages.

Day 4: Private Transfer Back to Johannesburg

(Breakfast)

On your final day, we’ll depart from the lodge after a hearty breakfast at 8:00 a.m. We’ll head directly to Johannesburg via the N4 Highway. Along the way, we’ll make several rest stops, and we’ll aim to arrive at your location within a 5 km radius of OR Tambo International Airport between 13:00 and 14:00. Please avoid booking flights earlier than 16:00 to account for any potential delays.

Your remarkable journey with Kurt Safari comes to an end, filled with incredible wildlife encounters, breathtaking scenery, and unforgettable memories.

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Accommodation

In and around the Kruger National Park

Kurt Safari is committed to providing excellent accommodation options to elevate your safari adventure. We make use of two outstanding lodges in the Hazyview region: Umbhaba Eco Lodge and, when at full capacity, Hazyview Sun. These lodges both hold prestigious 4-star ratings and are conveniently situated just a 15-minute drive from either the Numbi or Phabeni entrances to Kruger National Park.

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Amenities

Swimming pool
On-site bar
Air-conditioned rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Private balconies
Kruger Park safaris
Housekeeping services
In-room wall safe