Affordable 3 Day Kruger Budget Wildlife Safari

For the time-strapped budget and adventure traveler, we have created a  value for money Kruger Budget 3 Day Safari. An excellent opportunity to spot the Big 5 at an affordable rate. During these 3 days, you can enjoy some of South Africa’s finest wildlife spots!

Budget Safari highlights

Open vehicle guided game drives |  Comfortable accommodation | Good food | Top Notch Service | Professional Transfers

What’s included

  • Transfers in comfortable, A/C vehicle
  • Lowveld farmland route
  • Accommodation in comfortable en-suite and air-conditioned chalets
  • Park fees and levies
  • Breakfast & dinners as per itinerary
  • Late afternoon game drive
  • Full  Day open vehicle game drives in Kruger National Park

What's excluded

  • Bar drinks
  • Snacks/Purchases en-route
  • Lunches
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities
  • Gratuities

Optional Add-Ons

  • Kruger Night Safari on Day 2
  • Sunrise Game Drive on Day 3 

Schedule for 3 day Kruger Budget Safari

Early Morning Pickup at  Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport and overland drive to Hazyview, Kruger – scheduled comfort stops en-route
Midday Arrive Hazyview and check in at lodge
Early Afternoon Settle in and explore lodge
Late Afternoon Late afternoon game drive in Kruger National Park
Evening Freshen up, drinks at bar, dinner and own time. Overnight
Early Morning Coffee, tea and biscuits followed by sunrise game drive in Kruger Park
Midday Lunch stop
Early Afternoon Game drive in Kruger National Park
Late Afternoon Return to lodge. Own time
Evening Freshen up, drinks at bar, dinner and own time. Overnight
Add-On You can do an optional night safari
DAY 3:  Return Johannesburg
Early Morning Optional Game Drive OR Breakfast at lodge and own time    
Midday Transfer to shuttle
Early Afternoon Overland transfer to Johannesburg - comfort stop along the way
Late Afternoon Drop off at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport


Day by Day Itinerary for 3 day Kruger Budget Safari

Day 1: Arrive at lodge near Kruger

This Kruger budget safari departs daily from Johannesburg OR Tambo airport. You need to be at the OR Tambo bus terminal by 7 am.  We will send you full instructions when you book your safari.

You travel East passing picturesque landscapes and farmlands on route to our lodge near Kruger. There are one or two comfort stops en route. You will also be able to buy snacks and refreshments during these comfort stops. ETA in Hazyview is around 1 pm.

After check in you will have time relax and freshen up before boarding an open sided landcruiser for an exciting 2 – 2.5 hour late afternoon game drive in Kruger National Park. The lodge is about 15 – 20  minutes drive from the Phabeni Kruger Gate.

After your safari game drive you return to the lodge where you can unwind, have drinks and relax.

Dinner & Overnight.

Relaxing next to the bonfire


Day 2: Full day game drive in Kruger

This morning you will enjoy coffee/tea and rusks before departing on full day of game viewing in the Kruger National Park (Skukuza area). A Packed breakfast is included.  Game drives are in 10-seater specially modified open sided land cruisers.

Open vehicle game drive

The Skukuza area is rich in wildlife and the elevated height of the 4×4 open sided vehicle makes for excellent viewing and photographic opportunities. After our sunrise game drive we stop for breakfast. A packed breakfast is provided and you can also buy food items at the shop in Kruger.

After breakfast we continue safari until lunch time. You’ll enjoy lunch at one of the park’s restaurants.  (own account) After a 45 minute lunch break we continue with afternoon safari in Kruger National Park.

During these game drives, you’ll see a wide variety of wildlife and have plenty of photographic opportunities. After our tour, we’ll make our way to back to our lodge or camp.

You will have time to relax before the delicious evening dinner.

Dinner & Overnight.

Day 3: Drop off in Johannesburg

This is the last day of your African Kruger budget safari.   This morning you have a choice between another sunrise game drive or a relaxing at the lodge.  This is an optional game drive and for own account (payable at the lodge).

Just before 12 noon the lodge will transfer you to the shuttle pickup point in Hazyview. You will then return to Johannesburg with the transfer shuttle. Comfort stops on the way. Drop off at Johannesburg OR Tambo airport around 5.30 pm - 6 pm.

This is the end of your value for money 3 day Kruger Budget Safari.


Valid Between Pax Price Per Person Single Supplement Children Under 12, per child
24 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024 2-3 $ 383 $ 46 $ 274
24 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024 4+ $ 361 $ 86 $ 250
24 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024 1 $ 426 - -