ELEPHANT HERD

5-Day Exclusive Kruger & Private Game Reserve Experience

Embark on an unforgettable safari experience with Elephant Herd Tours & Safaris in one of our open safari vehicles for the ultimate safari feel. End off the safari with 2 nights in a safari lodge within a private game reserve. This package includes 4-star B&B accommodation in Hazyview and accommodation with meals at a lodge in the private game reserve as well as return airport transfers via shuttle, dinner transfers in Hazyview and all KNP and private game reserve entrance & conservation fees.

Route

South Africa 

(Day 1) Start – Johannesburg
Day 1 – 3  Kruger NP
Day 4 – Sabi Sands (Greater Kruger)
Day 4 – OR Tambo Airport (Johannesburg)
Day 5 – 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: minivan & 4×4 vehicle

  • Return transfers included

Accommodation & Meals

DayAccommodationMeals
1 – 2Dreamfields Guest House
4-star guesthouse in Hazyview
Breakfast Included
3 – 4Umkumbe Safari Lodge
safari lodge inside Sabi Sands (Greater Kruger)
All Meals Included
5End 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

JHB Transfer to Hazyview & Sunset Drive

The minibus shuttle service departs from OR Tambo International Airport bus terminal at 06h45. On arrival in Hazyview at approximately 12h00, you will be collected by an Elephant Herd Tours & Safaris guide and transported to your accommodation. After a welcome drink in the beautiful and bird-rich gardens of the guesthouse, you will have 2 to 3 hours to unpack and relax, before one of our dedicated staff members will collect for the sunset safari offered by Sanparks.

You will get a sneak preview of what you can expect your other two safaris with a focus on the plains game such as zebra, giraffe and various antelope, although the park is always full of surprises and there may be one of the Big 5 waiting for you just around the corner.
After the sunset safari, you will be transferred to a local restaurant of your choice for dinner at own cost.

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

Kruger National Park Safari

Your safari to the Kruger National Park will start before sunrise in one of our 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 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.

You will be provided with individually packed breakfast packs which you will be able to enjoy at a rest camp or a picnic spot along the planned route for that day, there will also be a lunch stop should you wish to purchase a lunch snack or simply stretch your legs.

You will return just in time for a sundowner drink or a dip in the pool. The dinner transfer will be ready at the time arranged with your guide.

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

KNP Morning Safari & Transfer to Safari Lodge

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. Breakfast packs will be provided by the guesthouse for you to enjoy at one of the picnic spots or rest camps. After leaving the park at around 10h45, you will be transferred back to the guesthouse to pack up your luggage & have a quick snack before we transfer you to the lodge in the private game reserve. You will arrive in time for the early evening game drive with a sundowner stop in the heart of the bushveld where you can enjoy a drink and some traditional South African snacks, the game drive will be followed by dinner under the stars around a boma fire.

Accommodation:

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

Meals & Beverages:
  • All meals included

  • Drinking water (Other beverages not included)


Day 4

Private Game Reserve Experience

Expert Rangers and a dedicated hospitality team will ensure that your stay at the safari lodge is truly memorable.
Each day begins with an early morning safari game drive In the late afternoon guests head out on another game drive and return after dark, offering guests exhilarating night game drives as well! Optional bush walks are offered every day after breakfast/brunch.
An example of your experience will look something like this:

  • 05h30 Wake-up call
  • 06h00 Coffee and a light breakfast
  • 06h30 Depart on morning game drive
  • 09h00 to 10h00 Return to lodge
  • 10h30 Breakfast/Brunch
  • 11h00 Optional bushwalk
  • 14h00 Tea and a light lunch
  • 16h00 Depart on afternoon game drive and night drive
  • 19h00 to 20h00 Return to camp and drinks at the bar with dinner at the bush boma.

Accommodation:

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

Meals & Beverages:

  • All meals included

  • Drinking water (Other beverages not included)


Day 5

Transfer to OR Tambo Airport

After your final morning game drive and breakfast, you will be transferred back to Hazyview where you will hop onto the minibus shuttle back to OR Tambo International Airport.

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:

  • Breakfast 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*R20 699

*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