Pick up time: 05:00 am from Oct to March / 05:30 am from Apr to Sept (Hazyview) and drop off between 15h30-16h00pm.
The Kruger Park is vast and rich with wildlife waiting for you on this exciting backpackers tour. The chosen accommodation is rustic and ideal to give you a true safari experience in some of the most visited parts of the Kruger National Park.
Day 1 – Transfer from Johannesburg to Hazyview lodge and sunset safari.
Your shared shuttle transfer drivers will collect our guests from any hotel or lodge in and around Johannesburg between 6:00 – 8:00 daily, averaging a 6-hour trip, including stops, and transfer you to the Bushpackers Campsite & Accommodation. Lunch will be for clients own account.
Kurt Safari’s office will confirm a collection time the day before the safari, if no e-mail contact, feel free to call our office to confirm a time the day before.
Our Driver will collect you from the shuttle drop off point in Hazyview and take you to your lodge to check-in, unpack luggage and get ready for your night drive.
Sunset: You will be collected at the Bushpackers around 16:00 for a night safari on the open vehicles, kitted with spotlights to seek the fascinating nightlife in the Kruger Park. Guides will ensure that you’re back in time for dinner at about 20:30, unless there are remarkable sightings.
REMEMBER TO PACK: comfortable shoes; warm and rainproof jackets; cameras etc.
The vehicles we use are open safari vehicles with canvas covering for. Summer months can get very hot, and due to the fact that it is a summer rainfall district, it can also rain on the same day.
Day 2 – Full day Kruger safari:
You will be collected at your Lodge between 5:00 – 5:30. Please collect breakfast packs from the lodge before departure. Lunch will be for your own account again and you will return to the Bushpackers at about 16:00 for dinner.
REMEMBER TO PACK: comfortable shoes; warm and rainproof jackets; hats; sunscreen; cameras etc.
During the safari tour, your guide will stop for breakfast and lunch at various camps for clients own account. There are many lovely restaurants in the Kruger National Park.
The lookouts point are always great places to sit and relax, waiting for wildlife sightings of all kinds, especially around rivers or water holes.
Our guides are all in radio contact, notifying each other of Big 5 sightings or kills.
When you return to the Backpackers, our guides will confirm a pick-up time with you for the next day’s morning (AM) safari.
Day 3 – AM Kruger safari & Transfer back to Johannesburg
You will be collected at your lodge between 5:00 – 5:30 for the AM Drive to get the most out of your safari tour. After the safari, you will be dropped off at Hippo Hollow (around 11h00am) where we will meet up with the shuttle driver that will take you back to Johannesburg again.
Please depart the lodges in the morning with your luggage on the safari vehicle.
Water will be included on the vehicle.