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Kruger National Park Full-Day Safari

1. 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

2. 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. 

From Hazyview: Blyde River Canyon Highlight & Boat Cruise

3. From Hazyview: Blyde River Canyon Highlight & Boat Cruise

Start with pickup from your hotel in Hazyview. Make your way to "God's Window" which provides a magnificent view of the Lowveld landscape. Next, travel to Burke's Luck potholes where you will see the splendor of the Blyde River and Truer River coming together shaping the rocks into curved eroded formations. Continue to the Three Rondavels, an ancient geological wonder which resembles the round-shaped huts of the nearby tribes. Proceed to Swadini Aventura, where you will enjoy a boat cruise and get the opportunity to learn about the rich vegetation, birdlife, animals, and marine life of the region. After a relaxing cruise, be returned to your hotel.

From Hoedspruit: Kruger National Park Safari with Transfer

4. From Hoedspruit: Kruger National Park Safari with Transfer

The full day Kruger safari starts from Hoedspruit town and brings you to Orpen entrance gate. Your well experienced nature guide will immediately start to point out wildlife to you, while explaining how it all inter-connect with each other. Journey through the park in a specialized open safari vehicle, offering elevated & 180 degrees views of the changing environment. Kruger Park boast more than 140 mammal, 500 bird and countless reptile and insect species, with a chance of spotting one of the famous Big5 animals also. Most of the day will be spend discovering the natural beauty of the park and regular restroom breaks will be made in designated safe areas. A lunchtime break will give you the chance to reflect back on the morning sightings. The afternoon drive gives one the opportunity to find those animals that you missed earlier, or to capture that special moment with your camera. This is a full day excursion departing in the early morning and you will be returning in the late afternoon.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 15 reviews

We are more than happy to have done this safari. We made a detailed assessment of the morning safari, which is why I'm keeping it a little shorter now. In our opinion, it is also possible to only do two morning safaris, because we were unlucky enough to see almost no animals in the midday heat. Nevertheless, we do not regret having taken part in this experience and would do it again at any time. Our guide Heyn had sooo much experience and knowledge that he was able to convey to us that we could really take a lot with us. In addition to all the great animals, we really did see the Big Seven and are more than happy that luck was on our side. Thank you Heyn for this experience.

the safari was so good!! we had already seen all the big five by 11 o'clock, later we found a lion and a leopard in addition and many other exciting animals! our guide "pleasure" sometimes found animals (like rhinos and a lion) from a huge distance behind bushes, no idea how. unbelievable! he came to pick us up on time, was very friendly and above all he always gave us a lot of information and answered our questions. we had a wonderful, unforgettable and very successful day and would recommend this safari to everyone and book it again and again! thank you very much!

Most amazing experience! Having the luck of seeing lots and lots of animals in their own environment is something very special. Getting to find them in the bush with all its magnificence are moments I won’t forget.

It is a good option if you have little time. We toured it in one day and saw the big five. And the best driver. recommendable

Our guide was very experienced. we mange sightings of which armatures would have missed.