Affordable 4 day Kruger Budget Wildlife Safari

For the time-strapped budget and adventure traveler, we have created a  value for money Kruger Budget 4 Day Safari. An excellent opportunity to spot the Big 5 at an affordable rate. During these 4 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 | Panorama Route

What’s included

During these 4  days, you can enjoy some of South Africa’s finest wildlife spots at an affordable rate!

  • Transfer in comfortable, A/C vehicle
  • Lowveld farmland route
  • Accommodation in comfortable chalets or safari tents
  • Park fees and conservation levies
  • Breakfast & dinners as per itinerary
  • Open vehicle game drives in Kruger National Park
  • Full day Panorama Route including visit to Blyde River Canyon

What’s excluded

  • Lunches
  • Snacks and purchases en-route
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

Optional Add-ons

  • Sunset and night safari in Sabi Sand Game Reserve combined with a private day safari in Kruger Park
  • Night Safari in Kruger Park
  • Sunrise game drive in Kruger on day 4

Schedule for 4 Day Kruger Budget Safari

Early Morning Pickup in Johannesburg 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 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
Mid-morning Breakfast stop followed by morning safari
Early Afternoon Lunch stop followed by 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
DAY 3:  Panorama route
Early Morning Scrumptious full course breakfast
Morning - Midday Scenic stops along the Panorama Route
Afternoon Lunch stop
Late Afternoon Return to lodge. Own time (Optional safari in Sabi Sand)
Evening Freshen up, drinks at bar, dinner and own time. Overnight
DAY 4:  Return Johannesburg
Early Morning Morning Game Drive (optional)
Midday Return to lodge and check-out
Early Afternoon Overland transfer to Johannesburg - comfort stop along the way
Late Afternoon Drop off at Johannesburg hotel or OR Tambo Airport


Day by Day Itinerary for Kruger Budget Safari

Day 1: Johannesburg to Kruger

This Kruger budget safari departs daily from Johannesburg.  7.30 am - 8 am Pickup from your hotel or OR Tambo Airport.

You travel East passing picturesque landscapes and farmlands on route to our lodge near Kruger. There are two 15 minute 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 safari vehice 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.

Deck boma area

Dinner & Overnight.

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 small groups in specially modified open sided land cruisers.

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. You’ll enjoy lunch at one of the park’s restaurants.  (own account). After lunch we start the afternoon game drive in the Kruger National Park.

Open vehicle game drive

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.

Dinner & Overnight.

Day 3: Panorama route

Today you will go on a tour of the Panorama Route. You depart on this 8 hour scenic excursion just after a scrumptious full course breakfast. Scenic stops along the Panorama Route include

  • God’s Window
  • The Pinnacle
  • Bourke’s Luck Potholes
  • Blyde River Canyon / Three rondavels
  • Wonderview
  • At least 1 of the following waterfalls: Lisbon Falls, Mac-Mac Falls, Lone creek Falls. (Depends on time of year and rainfall)
  • Lunch along the route at own cost.
Blyde river canyon

Day 4: Drop off in Johannesburg

This is the last day of your African Kruger budget safari. This morning you can do an optional  sunrise game drive (own account 1350 ZAR per person) or just just enjoy a late breakfast and relax at lodge.

Around midday you depart for Johannesburg. Comfort stops on the way. Drop off at Johannesburg OR Tambo airport around 5.30 pm.

This is the end of your 4 day Kruger Budget Safari.


Valid Between Pax Price Per Person Single Supplement Children Under 12, per child
23 May 2024 - 31 Dec 2024 2-3 $ 525 $ 64 $ 380
23 May 2024 - 31 Dec 2024 4+ $ 455 $ 118 $ 347
23 May 2024 - 31 Dec 2024 1 $ 584 - -