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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.

Kruger National Park Full-Day Safari

2. 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

3. 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. 

Marloth Park: Kruger National Park Safari Game Drives

4. Marloth Park: Kruger National Park Safari Game Drives

They will enjoy the sunrise in Kruger National Park. Clients will see many Impalas, Wildebeest, Zebras in their first minute of game drive. They will see many elephants and lions sleeping in the road in the early morning. They will experience the beautiful of savannah woodlands that is destroyed by elephants. The tour guide will interpret everything during game drive. Clients will see many hippopotamus and crocodiles. Cheetahs are likely to be spotted when entering Kruger through Crocodile Bridge gate. They will transported in an open safari vehicle that is very high and comfortable. After 3 hours in the morning, there will be time for breakfast. The half day drive will continue with safari until 12:00. Full day tour lunch time is 12:30 for 1 hour, then tour will end at 1600 Clients will be dropped back to same lodge.

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.

Hazyview: Blyde River Boat & Reptile Park Tour

6. 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

7. 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.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 24 reviews

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!

A combined birthday present for our children and grandchildren, ten persons in all. Their day went from saying ten hours would be too long to it should have been much longer. Their guide, Muzi was a star of the day with his extensive knowledge of all things bush, animal, bird was shared with the party keeping them enthralled. They were fortunate to see the big 5 as an added bonus. A huge plus to Dirk Tours for the exceptional service

Exceptional day! Jerry is a passionate guide, always smiling! He is committed to finding all the animals and allowing everyone beautiful viewpoints for photos. Our son had his best day: lions at sunrise, hippo, elephants, giraffes, croc, buffaloes, hyena....only missing the rhino but Jerry sent us back the gps point to see him the next day. Thank you for this amazing day! Floriane, Guillaume and Robin

We were booked with Kurt Safari on a private tour. Max was our guide, he was very knowledgeable and was detailed in his explanations of the wildlife. He went the extra mile to insure we could see the wildlife on our list. We highly recommend visiting Kruger National Park and why not spend a little extra and get a knowledgeable guide?

Wow guide was perfect. We discovered and learned a lot of things