ELEPHANT HERD

4-Day Safari & Private Reserve Highlight

Embark on an unforgettable KNP safari in a open safari vehicle for the ultimate safari feel & end the experience with a night in a safari lodge within a private game reserve. Enjoy golden African sunsets and the serene sounds of the South African bushveld. With a dedicated team you are guaranteed to leave this safari adventure feeling absolutely fulfilled. This package includes return airport transfers via shuttle, bed & breakfast, dinner transfers, all entrance & conservation fees.

Route

South Africa Start Johannesburg

(Day 1-3) –Kruger NP

(Day 4) – Greater Kruger

(Day 4)End – Johannesburg

Kruger park private safaris

Tour Features

  • Mid-range tour   This mid-range tour uses lodges and 4-star guesthouses.

  • Shared tour   On this shared tour, you will join a group of other travelers.

  • Can start any day   If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

  • Can be customized   You can request changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.

  • Minimum age of 6 years   The minimum age for this tour is 6 years.

Activities & Transportation

  • Activities: game drives & evening/night game drives

  • Game drives: open-sided 4×4 vehicle

  • Getting around: SUV / minivan

  • Return transfers included

Accommodation & Meals

DayAccommodationMeals
1 – 2Dreamfields Guest House
4-star guesthouse in Hazyview
Breakfast Included
3Umkumbe Safari Lodge
Safari lodge inside Sabi Sands (Greater Kruger)
Breakfast & Dinner Included
4End of tour
(No Accommodation)
Breakfast Included

Arrival

(See Getting There for more details)
Departure from OR Tambo International Airport bus terminal.
Accommodation prior to the tour start date can be arranged at an additional cost.

Day 1

Transfer to Dreamfields Guest House & KNP Afternoon Safari

Guests will depart from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and be transferred via the minibus shuttle service to Hazyview – Private transfers can be arranged at an additional cost. Upon arrival in Hazyview, will be collected by an Elephant Herd Tours & Safaris qualified guide and transported to your accommodation at the 4-star Dreamfields Guest House, after a welcome drink in the beautiful & bird-rich gardens of the guesthouse, you will have about 2 hours to unpack and relax before your guide collects you for your first safari. You will be accompanied by your dedicated field guide for your safaris in the Kruger National Park.
On this relaxed afternoon safari, you will have a sneak preview of what you can expect from the other 2 safaris with a focus on plains game such as zebra, giraffe and various antelope, although the Kruger National Park is always full of surprises and there may be one of the Big 5 waiting for you just around the corner.
Your dinner transfer will be ready for you at the scheduled time.

Accommodation:

  • Dreamfields Guest House
    4-star guesthouse located in Hazyview, 10km from Kruger National Park(subject to availability, alternative accommodation will be of similar standards)

Meals & Beverages:
  • Breakfasts included (Lunch & dinner not included)

  • Drinking water (Other beverages not included)


Day 2

Full Day Kruger National Park Safari

The safari to the Kruger National park will start before sunrise in an open safari vehicle which allows you to view animals from a higher vantage point and a perfect panoramic view. Your guide will use his expert knowledge to search for, and find, the iconic animals in the park as well as interpreting the natural environment. You will stop at various lookout points, waterholes and rivers during your safari to increase your chances of seeing as many of the fauna & flora that the park has to offer as well as breathtaking scenery of the different areas of the park.
Breakfast packs will be provided by the guesthouse for you to enjoy at one of the picnic spots or rest camps. At approximately mid-day there will be lunch break should you wish to purchase a lunch snack or simply stretch your legs.
You will return to your guesthouse after your safari, just in time for a sundowner drink at the pool at your own leisure. Your dinner transfer will be ready for you at the scheduled time.

Accommodation:

  • Dreamfields Guest House
    4-star guesthouse located just outside Kruger National Park(subject to availability, alternative accommodation will be of similar standards)

Meals & Beverages:
  • Breakfasts included (Lunch & dinner not included)

  • Drinking water (Other beverages not included)


Day 3

Kruger Morning Safari & Transfer to the Private Game Reserve

One last time you will rise before the sun and set out for your final morning safari in the Kruger National Park before you set off to the private game reserve. There will be breakfast packs provided by the guesthouse for you to enjoy at one of the picnic spots or rest camps.

After leaving the park at around 11h15, you will be transferred back to the guesthouse to pack up your luggage before we transfer you to Umkumbe Safari Lodge in the private game reserve where you will arrive in time for the sunset drive & sundowners. Your safari experience in the private game reserve will be different to that experienced in the park as you will experience some off-roading in a 4×4 Landrover with no roof which allows for a 360-degree view, ideal for the perfect photographic and video opportunity.

After the sunset drive, you will have the opportunity to dine in true bush style under the stars around a big boma fire.

Accommodation:

  • Umkumbe Safari Lodge
    safari lodge located inside Sabi Sands(subject to availability, alternative accommodation will be of similar standards)

Meals & Beverages:
  • Breakfasts included (Lunch & dinner not included)

  • Drinking water (Other beverages not included)


Day 4

Morning Off Road Safari & Transfer to JHB

Enjoy your final early morning game drive with a coffee and breakfast snack stop in the heart of the bushveld, expert rangers will ensure that your safari experience is truly memorable. Enjoy breakfast on the deck overlooking the dry riverbed where many animals may pass by before you depart for your transfer back to the minibus shuttle service pick up point for your transfer back to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, feeling absolutely fulfilled and ready to come back for round 2.

Should you wish to stay an additional day in the private game reserve, this can be organised at an additional cost.

Accommodation:

  • No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Beverages:

  • Breakfasts included (Lunch & dinner not included)

  • Drinking water (Other beverages not included)

End of tour

Important to Know

  • Single supplement rates apply.

  • This group tour requires a minimum of 2 people to run.

  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.

  • Child rates will apply from 6 – 11 years of age.

Rates Per Person

Start datesSingle – 1 room2+ people – Sharing rooms
Nov 1, 2019 – Oct 31, 2020n/a*R15 110

*n/a = not available. This tour is unavailable for single travelers.

Included

  • Kruger National Park fees

  • All activities (Unless labelled as optional)

  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)

  • A professional qualified driver/guide

  • All transportation (Unless labelled as optional)

  • All Taxes/VAT

  • Roundtrip airport transfer

  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded

  • All Air Fares

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour, if required

  • Gratuities (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)

  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or Kruger National Park fees

  • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

  • Beverages

  • This tour starts and ends at OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg

  • Fly to/from OR Tambo Airport (JNB – Check price) in Johannesburg (own cost)

  • A return transfer to the airport is included

  • Additional accommodation prior to, and after the tour, can be arranged at an additional cost