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5 Day Private Kruger and Panorama Safari

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  • 5 Days
  • Kruger National Park
  • Min Age : 4 Years
  • OR Tambo
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Accommodation

5 Day Kruger via Panorama Private Tour

Rates Valid from 1st November 2023 – 31st October 2024:
R24 620.00 PP Sharing / R26,020 Single supplement.

This safari Departs with a minimum of 4 clients. Children 11 years and below sharing with parents receive a 25% discount. Daily departures available. Minimum age requirement: 3 years.

Kurt Safari takes pride in offering unique and extended safari experiences in the vast Kruger National Park, covering over 2,000,000 hectares. By introducing full-day safaris, we provide our clients with the opportunity to explore a larger part of the Kruger, enhancing their chances of encountering a wide range of wildlife. Unlike shorter 3-hour safaris that are limited to areas near the camps, our extended safaris allow us to traverse different grasslands and ecological zones, resulting in diverse wildlife sightings.

On our 3-day safaris, approximately 80% of our clients have the incredible opportunity to encounter all members of the Big 5 – lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinoceros. This remarkable success rate showcases the rich biodiversity of the Kruger National Park and our commitment to delivering outstanding safari experiences.

To ensure our guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay, we utilize Umbhaba Eco Lodge and Hazyview Sun as our accommodation options in Hazyview. These lodges are privately owned, offering high-quality accommodations with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and exceptional meals. Both lodges are conveniently located just 10 kilometers from the Phabeni gate, granting easy access to Kruger’s premier wildlife area. We prioritize the comfort and satisfaction of our guests throughout their safari adventures.


Price Includes
Your afternoon safari includes:

Experienced and Accredited Safari Guides
Full-Day Panorama Safari including Transfers
Full-Day Open Vehicle Safari in Kruger National Park
Two Morning Safaris in Kruger National Park
One Sunset Safari and Night Safari
Return Transfer to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport
Four Nights of Accommodation in Hazyview
Four Breakfasts
Four Dinners
Four Days of Conservation Levies and Entry Fees
One Lunch
Complimentary Mineral Water provided on all drives


Excluded from Price

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

Any lunches and beverages not included in the package
Personal expenditures
Gratuity payments
Airfare (flights)


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 Morning Safari in the Kruger National Park, and Private Sunset – Night Safari
Day 5: Private Transfer back to Johannesburg
Accommodation

We will depart from Johannesburg and head east, embarking on the Panorama Tour. This scenic journey includes a visit to the Blyde River Canyon, which is the third-largest canyon in the world. You’ll also see the iconic 3 Rondavels, enjoy the breathtaking views from God’s Window, and if time allows, explore Lisbon Falls. After a day of exploring these natural wonders, we will arrive at the lodge between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Check-in, relax, and enjoy dinner at the lodge.

Our safari adventure begins early in the morning, before sunrise. We enter the Kruger National Park and head out in search of the incredible wildlife it has to offer, including the Big 5. Breakfast and lunch will be at rest camps within the park. In the late afternoon, we return to the lodge, where you can unwind, take a swim, and enjoy a delicious dinner at Umbhaba Eco Lodge.

 

We kick off the day with an early morning safari, exploring different regions of the park compared to the previous day. After the morning adventure, we return to the lodge around 11:30 AM. The afternoon is at your leisure, providing time to relax, swim, and enjoy the lodge’s amenities. Breakfast pack, lunch, and dinner are included.

 

Our day begins with another early morning safari, aiming to discover more of Kruger’s incredible wildlife. After the morning safari, we return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the late afternoon, at 4:00 PM, we embark on a 3-hour sunset to night safari within Kruger National Park, offering a unique perspective of the park’s nocturnal creatures. Dinner will be served at the lodge. Breakfast pack, lunch, and dinner are included.

After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the lodge, we depart at 8:00 AM for our return journey to Johannesburg. You can expect to arrive in Johannesburg between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM. Breakfast is included in this day’s itinerary.

Kurt safari makes use of 2 lodges in the Hazyview area, Umbhaba Eco lodge and if fully Booked we use Hazyview Sun, both lodges are quality 4-star lodges and within 15 min of either Numbi or Phabeni gates. Kurt safari only ensures quality accommodation for our clients for all tours and Safaris. All rooms are fully serviced, with En suite, safe, and comfortable 4-star accommodation.

It’s great to hear that you prefer accommodations outside of the Kruger Park. Staying in lodges and hotels outside the park offers several advantages, including a wider variety of accommodation options and the convenience of being just a short drive from the nearest entry gate. Plus, privately-owned accommodations often provide unique and personalized experiences for guests.

Kurt Safari’s choice of accommodations, such as Umbhaba Eco Lodge and Hazyview Sun, both of which are quality 4-star lodges, reflects our commitment to ensuring that our clients have a comfortable and enjoyable stay during their safari. These lodges are conveniently located, making it easy to access the Kruger National Park and its incredible wildlife while providing a comfortable retreat for relaxation after a day of exploration.

Whether you’re seeking a luxurious safari experience or a cozy and intimate lodge setting, staying outside of the park allows you to choose from a range of options to suit your preferences. We believe that combining the adventure of Kruger safaris with quality accommodations makes for a memorable and well-rounded safari experience.

Departure & Return Location

Kurt Safari offers private tours that depart daily, providing flexibility and convenience for our clients. Here are the details regarding pickup times and locations:

  • Clients staying at lodges within a 5 km radius of the OR Tambo International Airport can expect to be collected between 06:30 AM and 06:45 AM.

  • Clients arriving at the OR Tambo International Airport’s Shuttle and Bus Terminal will be collected between 06:45 AM and 07:00 AM.

We aim to depart at 7:15 AM, ensuring a prompt and efficient start to your safari adventure. For those who prefer air travel, we offer the option for clients to fly directly into Skukuza Kruger National Park or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airports. The best part is that there is no additional cost for being collected by your Kurt Safari Guide at these airports.

For flight options, we recommend checking with www.flyairlink.com, which offers daily flights from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport to Nelspruit (KMIA) and back. The flight schedule allows for convenient travel times.

At Kurt Safari, we understand the importance of providing our clients with various travel options to make their journey as smooth and comfortable as possible. Whether you choose to be collected from your accommodation or opt for airport pickups, we are committed to delivering a seamless and enjoyable experience throughout your safari adventure.

Day 1: Transfer and Full day Panorama Tour

(Dinner)

Guests will be collected from different lodges and hotels within 5 km of the OR Tambo International Airport or at 7:00 a.m. or from the OR Tambo International Airport Shuttle and Bus Terminal, Private Transport to the Airport is available. Please confirm your pick-up position the day before the tour at online@kurtsafari.com.

We will depart Johannesburg and head east towards Mpumalanga Province and the picturesque Panorama route heading to our lodge in Hazyview and the world-famous Kruger National Park. The guide will stop at one of the Highveld towns for lunch, for your own account.

Today we will visit the The Blyde River Canyon the 3rd largest canyon in the world. The canyon is over 40km long and is as deep as 1 200m. The canyon contains vast amounts of plant life with rivers and dams making up the floor of the canyon. At a certain lookout point on the canyon, guests get to see another beauty of the Panorama Tour, the 3 Rondavels. The Rondavels get their name from their similar appearance to the Rondavel houses a traditional Hut commonly built in Africa, These 3 outcrops stand prominently from the landscape. We then make a stop at Gods window which allows people a window from the escarpment 1000 m below, one can see as far as Kruger and beyond on a clear day. Your comfortable walking shoes will be needed as the various lookout points have paths and trails to the view sights. To get to the top takes an average person around 15-20 minutes, but it is worth the walk through a natural rainforest environment. we will arrive at the lodge at around 17-00 – 18-00 and check in and rest before the next few days of safari.

Dinner will be at the lodge.

Day 2: Private Full Day open vehicle safari in the Kruger National Park

(Breakfast & Dinner)

All safaris start before sunrise, Mpumalanga means the place of the rising sun and is the first province in South Africa to see the sun rise. This is the best part of the day, not knowing what to expect, after a short drive to the park, we enter the park gates and your guide will have an idea of the best areas to find the wildlife including the Big 5 and plains game, this is the finest time of the day to see predators.

The Lodge will arrange breakfast packs and your guide will stop after about 3 hours for a breakfast and bathroom break and chance to get a coffee. We then continue with your safari, Kruger offers a variety of eco zones and each one has a different range of wildlife, we visit rivers and watering holes as well as plains and Bushveld regions.

We then stop for lunch at a rest camp, where this meal will be for your own account, time to do some curio shopping or enjoy a cold beer! The guide will then continue with the safari heading towards the lodge, we arrive around 15.30 – 16.00 pm, time to relax, swim and have a great dinner.

DAY 3: Private Morning safaris and Afternoon at leisure.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

We always depart before sunrise and this is the best time for viewing wildlife as predators are mostly active in the early hours of the day. Your guide will focus on animals and regions not yet seen or covered. The Kruger National Park has 148 mammal species and over 500 bird species so there is always something to see, no safari is ever the same.

Kruger has a huge network of roads to choose from guides will safari in different areas of the park in different seasons, giving clients the chance to see more sightings and also the beautiful wilderness and vegetation.

We return to the lodge around 11 am, today we have an afternoon at leisure, swim, enjoy some great walks around the lodges, try our local bears or just enjoy our great African weather. A light lunch and tasty dinner will be served at the lodge.

DAY 4: Private Morning safari and Sunset / Night safari

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Early Departure from the lodge and again we depart before sunrise, The guide will focus on animals we couldn’t find on the first 3 safaris and hoping for more predators as they are most active in the early mornings, The Kruger National Park Never disappoints and every day is as exciting as the first.

No safari is ever the same and Kruger has a huge network of roads to choose from guides will safari in different areas of the park in different seasons, giving clients the chance to see more sightings.

After a short breakfast and coffee stop, we will continue with the safari returning to the lodge at around 11 am, lunch will be served at the lodge, one has a chance to relax, swim and enjoy the African sun. Then departing at 15.45 for a 3 hour sunset / night safari in the Kruger National Park, the sun sets early in winter months this means clients will have a longer Night safaris, and clients in summer will enjoy beautiful sunsets while on safari, before returning to the lodge around 20.00 pm for a lovely dinner, and reflect on the last 2 days of Safaris.

Dinner will be served at the lodge, and enjoy some of the great South African wines and beverages.

DAY 5: Private Transfer back to Johannesburg

(Breakfast)

We depart from the lodge at 8 am after a great breakfast and head directly to Johannesburg via the N4 Highway. The guide will stop for a few rest stops and we arrive at your location within a 5 Km radius of the OR Tambo international airport Between 13.00 – 14.00 PM, clients should not book flights before 16.00 Pm In the event of arriving late at the Airport.

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Accommodation

In and around the Kruger National Park

Kurt Safari utilizes two lodges in the Hazyview area, namely Umbhaba Eco Lodge and, when fully booked, Hazyview Sun. Both of these lodges are reputable 4-star accommodations located within a 15-minute drive from either the Numbi or Phabeni gates of Kruger National Park. Kurt Safari is committed to providing its clients with top-quality lodging options for all tours and safaris.

The lodges offer fully serviced rooms with en-suite facilities, ensuring a safe and comfortable stay for guests. This dedication to quality accommodation contributes to a pleasant and memorable experience for travelers exploring the stunning wildlife and natural beauty of South Africa.

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Amenities

Pool for swimming
On-site bar
Air-conditioned rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Private balconies
Safaris in Kruger Park
Housekeeping services
In-room wall safe