Affordable 5 Day Kruger Budget Wildlife Safari

For the time-strapped budget and adventure traveler, we have created a  value for money Kruger Budget 5 Day Safari. An excellent opportunity to spot the Big 5 at an affordable rate. During these 5 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 5 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
  • Park fees and levies
  • Breakfast & dinners as per itinerary
  • Sunset game drive
  • Open vehicle game drives in Kruger National Park

What's excluded

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

Schedule for 5 Day Kruger Budget Safari

DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG – Kruger
Early MorningPickup in Johannesburg and overland drive to Hazyview, Kruger – scheduled comfort stops en-route
MiddayArrive Hazyview and check in at lodge
Early AfternoonSettle in and explore lodge
Late AfternoonSunset game drive in Kruger National Park
EveningFreshen up, drinks at bar, dinner and own time. Overnight
DAY 2:  Kruger NATIONAL PARK
Early MorningCoffee, tea and biscuits followed by sunrise game drive in Kruger Park
MiddayLunch stop
Early AfternoonGame drive in Kruger National Park
Late AfternoonReturn to lodge. Own time
EveningFreshen up, drinks at bar, dinner and own time. Overnight
DAY 3:  Panorama route
Early MorningScrumptious full course breakfast
Morning - MiddayScenic stops along the Panorama Route
AfternoonLunch stop
Late AfternoonReturn to lodge. Own time
EveningFreshen up, drinks at bar, dinner and own time. Overnight
DAY 4:  Optional activities
Early MorningScrumptious full course breakfast
During the dayOptional activities
AfternoonLunch stop
Late AfternoonReturn to lodge. Own time
EveningFreshen up, drinks at bar, dinner and own time. Overnight
DAY 5:  Return Johannesburg
Early MorningOptional Game Drive OR Breakfast at lodge and own time
MiddayTransfer to shuttle
Early AfternoonOverland transfer to Johannesburg - comfort stop along the way
Late AfternoonDrop off at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

Day by Day Itinerary for Kruger Budget Safari

Day 1:

This Kruger budget safari departs daily from Johannesburg OR Tambo airport. You need to be at the OR Tambo bus terminal by 6.30 am. We will send you full instructions when you book your safari. The shuttle departs no later than 7.45 am.

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. The lodge driver will meet you at the drop off point and transfer you to the lodge. This is a quick 5 – 10 minute drive.

After check in you will have time relax and freshen up before boarding an open sided landcruiser for an exciting 2 – 2.5 hour sunset 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.

Game viewing vehicle

Dinner & Overnight.

Day 2:

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.

Game drive 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.

Dinner & Overnight.

Day 3:

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
  • Wonderview
  • Three Rondawels
  • Graskop & Pilgrim’s Rest
  • At least 1 of the following waterfalls: Lisbon Falls, Mac-Mac Falls, Lone creek Falls. (Depends on time of year and rainfall)
  • Lunch at Harries pancakes at own cost.

Three Rondavels

Day 4:

Today you can decide which activities you wish to partake in. Some possibilities include:

A bush walk, quad biking, water rafting, cultural tour or even a round of golf.

You can see a more comprehensive list by following the web link below

Optional activities – Hazyview | Kruger

After participating in one or two optional activities you will have time to relax at the lodge.

Bar area

Dinner and overnight

Day 5:

This is the last day of your African Kruger budget safari. This morning you have a choice between another morning 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 shuttle. Comfort stops on the way. Drop off at Johannesburg OR Tambo airport around 5.30 pm.

This is the end of your 5 day Kruger Budget Safari.

Pricing

Valid BetweenPaxSharingSingle SupplementChildren Under 12, per child
01 Aug 2019 - 31 Dec 20192$ 662$ 731$ 431
01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 20202$ 676$ 752$ 440