The central and southern parts of the Kruger National Park

2017
Tour No : 
8
Start Date : 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
End Date: 
Monday, June 12, 2017
Duration: 
6days
Per Person Sharing: 
R15200
Single Supplement : 
R3300
Booking: 
Completed

This trip is designed to visit the most popular region of Kruger Park, which is the central and southern part of the Park. The weather in the low veld will be much more pleasant during May. It will be nice and warm, and not as hot and humid during the summer months. The park will also be dryer and the veld will be well grazed to ensure good game viewing. Please also note that the chalets at Skukuza are semi- luxurious, so they are more expensive and not the normal chalets. This trip includes 3 meals per day- breakfast, light lunch and dinner. Please keep in mind that Kruger Park is within a malaria area, and appropriate prevention is advised. Guests should consult a doctor.

Day 1: 06h30: Distance for day: 560 km

As it is a long day ahead of us, we depart early morning from Johannesburg to avoid any peak hour traffic.  At either Belfast or Dullstroom we will stop for breakfast. This is also where we will turn away from the N4 route, towards Lydenburg where we will again have a convenience stop.  We then continue through the picturesque Schoemanskloof valley, before crossing over the mountain towards Hoedspruit, where we will enjoy lunch. After lunch, it is another 40 minute drive before we reach the Orpen Gate where we enter the Kruger Park. Upon entering the park we start with the first day of game viewing towards the Satara Rest Camp, where we will check in for the first three night’s stay. Relax in the camp until it is time for dinner.  Dinners for the whole trip will either be prepared by your host, or taken at the restaurant. 

Day 2 : 07h00: Distances for the day: 150 km

The area around Satara is rich with variety of game, so the days are set out to explore the area.  We will do various drives from the camp, enjoying breakfasts and lunches at either picnic spots, or at some of the surrounding camp’s restaurants. It will be two full days of game viewing in the area, with time also set out for relaxing. Should any guest be interested in a game drive (morning or evening) on an open vehicle, it can be done.

Day 3: 07h00: Distance for day: 150 km

Early morning wake up with coffee and rusks. We check out of the chalets for the day’s travel to the next rest camp. We start with viewing the area surrounding Satara and then continue towards Skukuza. On route we stop at the Tshokwane Picnic Spot to enjoy a lovely brunch at the restaurant. We then continue exploring some of the other roads on route to Skukuza. On arrival, we will check into the chalets for the last three nights stay in the park. Guests can visit the Steven Hamilton Memorial Library, to view the photo exhibition, and other interesting displays and books depicting the history and conservation focus of the park.  Also enjoy a boardwalk walk alongside the Sabi River. 

Day 4 & 5: 07h00: Distance for day: 150 km

Once again enjoy coffee and rusks before departing on the game viewing for the day. The area around Skukuza is rich with variety of game, so the days are set out to explore the area.  We will do various drives from the camp, enjoying breakfasts and lunches at either picnic spots, or some of the surrounding camp’s restaurants. It will be two full days of game viewing in the areas, with time also set out for relaxing.

Day 6: Distance for day: 460 km

Today it’s time to leave this beautiful place towards home. We drive towards the Phabeni Gate, where we exit the park. Enjoy breakfast in Hazyview.  We return via Nelspruit, Belfast and Middelburg on the main N4 route. Enjoy lunch on route home, and arrive home during the late afternoon.

Included:

Accommodation

Breakfast

Dinner

Tourist guide fee

Entrance fees

Vehicle

 

Excluded:

Drinks                          Lunch                           Gratuities                    Laundry

Telephone calls           Curios                          Personal items

Any other activity not on the Itinerary