Affordable 5 Day Wildlife Camping Safari

For the budget and adventure traveler, we have created an exciting Kruger Camping Safari. During these 5 days, you can enjoy some of South Africa’s finest wildlife spots at an affordable rate!

Camping Safari Highlights

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

What’s included

  • Transfer in comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lowveld farmland route
  • Accommodation in comfortable tents
  • Park fees and levies
  • Breakfast & dinners as per itinerary
  • Sunset game drive
  • Open vehicle game drives in Kruger National Park
  • Full day Panorama Route including visit to Blyde River Canyon

What’s excluded

  • Lunches
  • Bar Drinks
  • Snacks/Purchases en-route
  • Personal items

Schedule for Kruger Camping Safari

DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG – Kruger
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 Sunset game drive in Kruger National Park
Evening Freshen up, drinks at bar, dinner and own time. Overnight
DAY 2:  Kruger NATIONAL PARK
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
DAY 3:  Optional activities
Early Morning Scrumptious full course breakfast
During the day Optional activities
Afternoon Lunch stop
Late Afternoon Return to lodge. Own time
Evening Freshen up, drinks at bar, dinner and own time. Overnight
DAY 4:  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
Evening Freshen up, drinks at bar, dinner and own time. Overnight
DAY 5:  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 Kruger Camping Safari

Day 1: Johannesburg to Kruger

This Kruger camping safari departs daily from Johannesburg OR Tambo airport. You need to be at the OR Tambo bus terminal by 7.30 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 / camp site 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.

Relaxing

Dinner & Overnight.

Tent is already set up. Bedding and linen is provided.

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 4x4 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.

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 and overnight.

Camping tents

Day 3: Optional activities

Today you have options. You can do another game drive in Kruger, elect to do a bush walk or visit the scenic Panorama Route. There are other optional activities as well and we will provide you with a list of when you book your safari. Certain optional activities such as a bush walk must be pre-booked and is subject to availability. You can see a detailed list of optional activities by following the weblink below

Optional activities in Kruger and Hazyview

After your day of optional activities you can unwind and relax at the lodge.

Dinner and overnight.

Camping tent

Day 4: 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
  • Wonderview
  • Three Rondawels
  • Graskop & Pilgrim’s Rest
  • Lunch at Harries pancakes at own cost.
  • At least 1 of the following waterfalls: Lisbon Falls, Mac-Mac Falls, Lone creek Falls. (Depends on time of year and rainfall)

Bourke's Luck Potholes

You return to camp around 4 pm.

Dinner & Overnight in Camping Tents

Day 5: Drop off in Johannesburg

This is the last day of your African Kruger Camping Safari. You meet for coffee / tea and rusks before departing on an early morning sunrise game drive. A packed breakfast will be provided. This route also takes you to the shuttle pick up point at the Skukuza rest camp. After your sunrise game drive you return to Johannesburg with the overland shuttle.

Drop off at Johannesburg OR Tambo airport around 5.30 pm.

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

Note: This safari is also available as 4 day and 3 day packages. Inquire for details and pricing