The 8 day Affordable Kruger itinerary offers those with more limited funds the opportunity to still enjoy the fantastic game viewing that the Kruger National Park is so famous for. The first stop is the little town of Hazyview, which is the ideal gateway to the whole Kruger region and from here it’s only a quick 15 minute drive to the Phabeni Kruger Gate! We have given 3 nights here as the other must see is the spectacular Panorama Route and there are loads of things to do from quad biking, elephant interactions plus hikes. Next you move onto the northern Kruger region based outside the park for 3 nights and we have included some great safari experiences in the park for you here. The last night takes you to the Tzaneen area which is a sub-tropical region and not only does this break the driving back to Johannesburg, but it is also a scenic part of South Africa.
day 1 - 3 - Hazyview & panorama route
Arrival in Johannesburg, collecting your hire car and travelling approx 4½ hours to Hazyview which will be your base for the next 3 nights (you can also fly to a nearby airport if you prefer to avoid the drive). We recommend that you spend one full day in the Kruger Park – here you can self-drive or we can organise a guided safari in a game viewing vehicle. The next day explore the Panorama Route – God’s Window, Blyde River Canyon, Bourkes Luck Potholes and Pilgrims Rest. The area offers the most spectacular scenery and is truly a visual feast. Rissington Inn is your base and offers owner run, friendly accommodation on a large property outside the town, which feels nearly like you are in the bush! Breakfast is included.Accommodation
DAy 4 - 6 - kruger national park
After breakfast, the road takes you to the northern Kruger region where you will be based right outside the Phalaborwa Kruger gate for the next 3 nights. We have included a full day safari into the Kruger National Park with a game drive vehicle as well as a river safari cruise in a private big five reserve which has hippos and crocodiles as well as great bird life. The last night you will enjoy an afternoon game drive in Kruger, which ends with a bush barbeque. There is also time to do additional trips like a bush walk or evening mountain biking in the Kruger Park, otherwise you can use the free time to relax at Sefapane Lodge and sip a cocktail by the pool. Breakfast is included.Accommodation
day 7 - Tzaneen
The final part of your holiday takes you to Tzaneen where you will be spending the last night. For the active there are hikes, ‘tree-top-canopy’ tours or even a cultural tour that you can do. Otherwise the lodge is based in a quiet area where you can just relax after the busy days you have had in Kruger. Accommodation is at Sherwood Lodge on a B&B basis.Accommodation
day 8 - BAck to johannesburg
Sadly all good things come to an end and so has the holiday (nearly)! After a lazy breakfast it is time to take the road back to Johannesburg. You can expect to drive for about 4½ hours, mainly on a national highway through to Johannesburg arriving in the late afternoon, in time for an evening flight back to London.
Important: Prices are to be used as a guideline only to assist you with planning for your South Africa holiday. Prices are based on mid-season (Oct – April) subject to change as flight prices, peak seasonal dates, exchange rate fluctuations and special offers may vary. During the months from May – Sept there can be discounts of between 10 – 20% depending on the lodges. Single supplements vary greatly from lodge to lodge and sometimes do not apply. Please email us for a more specific quote, tailor-made to suite your exact needs. All itineraries are samples and can be modified to fit into your exact holiday wishes.
Cost Per Person Sharing: from £495 including accommodation, meals specified, excursions specified and car hire (premium insurance & zero excess with unlimited kilometres)
International Flights: We have not included the international flights from London to South Africa as there are ongoing flight specials with flights costing from £680 – £1000+ per person return. Speak to us to find the best deal for your South Africa holiday. We guarantee that our prices are competitive!
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