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Kruger National Park: Full-Day Private Safari With Pickup

1. Kruger National Park: Full-Day Private Safari With Pickup

Get an early start to make the most of the best time of day for game viewing, as most wild animals start their search for food and water early. See the animals when they are more active in the cool, early mornings and before they wait out the midday heat under shady trees or in their burrows. Climb aboard an open safari vehicle and embark on a game drive through Kruger National Park. Search for the "Big 5" of Africa and other magnificent creatures in the wilderness, where 2 million hectares are home to a variety of animals, from lions to giraffes. Benefit from the convenience of hotel pickup from a range of areas, including Hazyview, Skukuza, Pretoriuskop, Phabeni Gate, Orpen Gate, Crocodile Bridge Gate, Phalaborwa Gate, and Malelane Gate.

Hazyview: 2.5-Hour Sabie River Zip Line Experience

2. Hazyview: 2.5-Hour Sabie River Zip Line Experience

Experience the freedom of gliding over the beautiful forested valley along the Sabie River, next to Kruger National Park. Enjoy a fun activity for the whole family, suitable for all ages and skill levels. Meet at Perry’s Bridge Trading Post in Hazyview for a short briefing, before being transported to the start of the trail. Follow the zip line trail into the valley basin down sections of cable that vary in length from 70 to 230 meters. Stop along the way at 10 different elevated platforms to admire the stunning views of the forest floor below, keeping a look out for local wildlife. At the end of the trail, return to Perry’s Bridge where you'll find restaurants and shops at your service.

Kruger National Park Full-Day Safari

3. Kruger National Park Full-Day Safari

The highly experienced field guides will share their knowledge of the 147 species of mammals, more than 500 species of birds and 336 species of trees which make this 2 million hectare space their home. The recorded presence of man – including bushman rock paintings and archaeological sites, are conserved along with the Park’s natural assets. If time permits, at least one of these will be included in the trip.  From an open safari vehicle, you can smell the dust and the sun-warmed grass, listen to the cicadas and the cry of the fish eagles and enjoy the heat of an African day. However, you are also able to choose a safari in a closed, air-conditioned vehicle. This is a pleasant and comfortable option especially in very hot weather, for older guests and for families travelling with young children.

Kruger National Park Afternoon Safari

4. Kruger National Park Afternoon Safari

Highly experienced field guides are passionate about the bush, and they will share their knowledge of the 147 species of mammals, more than 500 species of birds and 336 species of trees which make this 2 million hectare space their home.    The recorded presence of man – including bushman rock paintings and archaeological sites – are conserved along with the Park’s natural assets. If time permits, at least one of these will be included in the trip.  From an Open Safari Vehicle, you can smell the dust and the sun-warmed grass, listen to the cicadas and the cry of the Fish Eagles, and enjoy the heat of an African day. A safari is also offered in a closed, air-conditioned vehicle. This is a pleasant and comfortable option, especially in very hot weather, for older guests, and for families travelling with young children. This half day Safari is available to those who have limited time or who wish to visit the Kruger National Park in the afternoon. 

Kruger National Park Morning Safari

5. Kruger National Park Morning Safari

After pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Hazyview head to Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest game reserve, and one of the most respected in the world. Your highly experienced field guide will be passionate about the bush, and share their knowledge of the 147 species of mammals, more than 500 species of birds and 336 species of trees which make this 2 million hectare space their home. Learn about the recorded presence of man, including bushman rock paintings and archaeological sites, which is conserved along with the Park’s natural assets. If time permits you will visit at least one of these amazing sites during your trip. From an Open Safari Vehicle smell the dust and the sun-warmed grass, listen to the cicadas and the cry of the Fish Eagles, and enjoy the heat of an African day. On request a safari in a closed, air-conditioned vehicle is also available. This is a pleasant and comfortable option especially in very hot weather, for older guests, and for families travelling with young children.

Kruger National Park: Morning Safari

6. Kruger National Park: Morning Safari

After being picked up from your accommodation or one of the park gates, get ready to discover the extraordinary wilderness of Kruger National Park. You will be taken care of by professional guides and driven in high-quality private vehicles to experience the 2 000 000 hectares of the park up close and personal. Kruger National Park is home to 'The Big 5' and over 140 Mammal species, and there is no better way to discover this amazing wilderness than a guided safari tour along the 200km network of roads that run throughout the park. Your experienced guide will help ensure quality wildlife sightings, no matter the season. Make sure to dress for the weather, and stay refreshed with complimentary mineral water on the tour. Breakfast stops are available at Kruger rest camps where you can choose from a variety of delicious dishes. Discover the magic of Kruger in the morning with this half-day tour.

From Johannesburg: Kruger National Park 3-Day Safari

7. From Johannesburg: Kruger National Park 3-Day Safari

Get back to nature in Kruger National Park and look for wild animals by open safari vehicle by day and at night. Day 1: Depart Johannesburg and drive by air-conditioned microbus through the Elands Valley to Nelspruit. Marvel at the citrus farms along the way. Then, enter Kruger National Park in time for lunch. Spend the afternoon on a game drive looking for elephants, giraffes, and antelopes in their natural environment. Rest at camp and relax in your en-suite chalet. Enjoy drinks before dinner in the private restaurant. Day 2: Wake at dawn to listen to the birds before going in search of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo). Enjoy a hearty breakfast, then continue to a waterhole to see hippos, crocodiles, and birds before returning to your camp for a nap or afternoon swim. Later, leave the lodge to look for wildlife until late in the afternoon. Stop at one of the restaurants inside the park to have some lunch, then continue tracking wildlife. In the evening, head back to the lodge to relax and start looking at the photos you've taken so far on the trip. Day 3: Depart on an early morning game drive looking for elusive species lurking in the bush. Get some time to shop before your homeward journey. Enjoy amazing views of the farmlands of Schoemans Kloof and stop for lunch in Highveld. Arrive back at the airport for your onward flight or continue to your hotel.

Hazyview: Blyde River Boat & Reptile Park Tour

8. Hazyview: Blyde River Boat & Reptile Park Tour

This tour starts off with a visit to the Kinyonga Reptile Park, a center for reptile-related research and public education, home to many species of snakes, frogs, and other interesting reptiles. At Kinyonga, you'll get to see and learn about reptiles, numerous amphibians and arachnids, many species of which are endangered in South Africa. After lunch, you'll board a boat on the Blydepoort Dam for a view of the mountains from the bottom of the Canyon. This 1.5-hour excursion in spectacular surroundings is not to be missed - you might spot some game on the riverbanks from the boat, and the occasional hippo or crocodile may come past for a closer look at the visitors!

Kruger National Park: 3-Hour Walking Safari

9. Kruger National Park: 3-Hour Walking Safari

The walk itself is a relaxed 3-hour excursion to enjoy the air and peaceful surroundings of the wilderness. Customers will be transported from the gate in a safari vehicle to a predetermined location where the walk will take place deep in the park.  Take an opportunity to learn to identify animal tracks. Learn from your guides as they use their knowledge of the bush to track animals such as rhinos, elephants and lions — they’ll explain all about the natural wonders and fascinating facts about the African bush.  See, feel and touch the plants, including trees and flowers. Learn about the medicinal uses and other facts about the plants found in Kruger and how previous generations depended on them for survival. After a full 3 hours of walking, learning and exchanging of information the guides will take you back to the gate for your transfer back to their hotel.

From Hazyview: Panorama Tour Highlights

10. From Hazyview: Panorama Tour Highlights

From Hazyview, the tour begins as it climbs towards the town of Graskop, and the southernmost point of the Blyde River Canyon. The Panorama Route encompasses some spectacular scenery, with breathtaking views of the Blyde River Canyon, and out over the endless Lowveld and beyond. For guests who have limited time or for those who wish to join a shorter tour, this option provides an opportunity to visit some of the better-known attractions of the region. Visit the famous and magnificent God’s Window and Pinnacle Rock. On your way back to Hazyview, visit the beautiful Lisbon Falls and Berlin Falls.

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What people are saying about Mpumalanga

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 545 reviews

Had a wonderful day of quality time with my family during the Panorama tour! The comfort of not having to drive or search to find the best sights was great, and just to be able to enjoy the tour with my girls was priceless. Our guide Edward was fantastic! He knew exactly which sites to visit at which times in order to miss the rush, was extremely knowledgeable re the area, the sites and the history of the area (will never look at plantations the same again), friendly, efficient, professional, kind - and made us feel at ease from the moment he fetched us. Will definately book another tour through this company again! They really go the extra mile! Thank you for such a wonderful experience overall!

We had an amazing experience on the tour. Jerry was a phenomenal tour guide and had amazing insights about the animals of the park. He was very generous with his time and made sure we were able to see as much as possible. Even though when we went it was cold and rainy and not the ideal weather he was able to show us many different animals and get us up close to them. He is highly recommended.

Staff are excellent have a great sense of humour The zip line is a great experience cant praise in enough. Would do again loved it would give 10 stars if I could. Thank you all. Xxxxx love ya all.

The experience was really good and our guide was willing to share his knowledge with and take our pics at different sites. Would definiely recommend this experience

We had good time, Mulo and Mr T were fun to hang with. I'll definitely come back with my friends