Kruger National Park self drive adventure
A Kruger National Park Adventure Self drive or as a Private guided Tour
All our Kruger National Park Adventure self drive tours includes personalized driving itineraries, meet & greet in arrival airport, welcome kit and a map book.
On this Kruger National Park Adventure route,you will cover the Mpumalanga region and the Kruger National Park.It is one of the most beautiful scenic tours in South Africa.
Enjoy panoramic views of vast landscapes, and have the chance of getting to know the cosy African savannah.
You may choose either to stay at guest houses or charming first class hotels/lodges, in the safari rest camps or in the private Safari lodges.
The roads are in excellent condition,and will have to travel on dirt roads occasionally.4 x4 vehicles while not really necessarily if you are self driving Kruger between May and November are available.
We also can add in a Hot Spring stay before or after your Kruger National Park Safari.
Hot Springs/Kruger National Park Safari
This Hot Springs/Kruger National Park Safari trip is actually one that I did with my family
For this Hot Springs/Kruger National Park Safari ,pick up a rental car in Johanesburg. If you like stay in the Joburg area for a few nights touring Soweto, the mines, shopping etc.
Then drive towards the Kruger National Park.Along the way spend 3 nights at a wonderful Hot Springs resort.Stay in bungalows, wim in large pools of warm water,experience a indoor large Jacuzzi pool of warm water, Spa services, etc
At the foot of Mpumalanga’s Hlumuhlumu mountains, 283km east of Johannesburg, lies this SATOUR award winner famed for its mineral springs and surrounded by the Emanzana Private Nature Reserve.
This resort has eating facilities, slides in the pool,and other fun activities for the young, and the young at heart. As mentioned, there are a few private game reserved in the area as well.
Then continue on to the Kruger National Park, 3 nights minimum Safari stay recommended, exploring at your own pace.We can also reserve the camp game drive activities for you, so you cans elf drive during the day and pick up guided Safari activities.
We can reserve different camp grounds for you.Maybe participate in a walking safari which must be reserved many months in advance.
Return to Johannesburg to end your trip, or fly and or drive to Durban/ Cape Town, the Garden route etc.
Since we custom design packages we will create this as you want it.we will also spend time with you explaining the differences in lodging options.
We give you point to point driving instructions,full rental insurance on the rental vehicle,reserve the lodging and the vehicle,and GPS rentals are available.
Kruger National Park Safari Adventure details:
Day 1 – Johannesburg to Dullstroom
Depart for Dullstroom.This affords you a day of relaxation unless you wish to drive via Pretoria to see the Voortrekker Monument and the Union Buildings.
You’ll find Dullstroom to be a charming little town in the middle of the mining area.
Day 2 – Panorama Route
Take two days to explore this breathtaking landscape.
The route leads you from Sabie to the Mac Mac Falls,one of the most famous waterfalls in South Africa.
From here, continue onto Graskop and see the Lisbon and Berlin waterfalls. Option to the stay the nite in Graskop or end the day after passing the Pinnacle Rock at God ‘s Window, one of the most impressive sights in South Africa, and then spend the night in Hazyview.
Day 3 – Panorama Route
Start early and head for the Eco Caves, which have impressive ancient stalactites and stalagmites.
Continue on to the Blyde River Canyon, a majestically massive red sandstone gorge.
Your journey continues on to Bourke ‘s Luck Potholes where the strong current has scoured cylindrical holes through the cliffs. Then drive through the lovely landscape towards Graskop and on to Hazyview.
Day 4 – Kruger National Park (160 km)
Spend the next couple of days in the Kruger National Park area.
It is a great experience to be your own chauffeur on a game drive.
You will sleep overnight in a private game reserve and you will stay in rest camps.
Should you stay in the private game reserve all meals, game drives in open 4×4 vehicles and guides are included in your package.
Day 5 – Kruger National Park
Spend a similar day to the previous one in and around the Kruger National Park.
Day 6 – Johannesburg
On the last day choose to either fly or drive to Johannesburg – it ‘s five to six hours by road, and one hour by air from the Kruger National Park.
Category: Rest Camp or Lodge/Hotel
Transportation: Self-drive or private guided tour
Finish: Johannesburg or Kruger
A Self drive South Africa Kruger National Park Safari packages can be combined with a escorted trip, and or other Independent modules.
We can prearrange lodging for you, as well as helping with maps, laying out the trip,etc and prearrange all the car rentals .We can custom design,tailor make a package, especially for you, according to your needs, budget, etc.
There are 12 main rest camps situated in different areas of Kruger National Park which enable visitors freedom of movement to explore the reserve.
The original term “rest camp” is misleading to most overseas tourists & implies a rather basic or temporary facility.
In fact, these rest camps are permanent structures similar to small resorts providing comfortable African themed chalets, licensed restaurants, shops & other features.
There are different types of accommodation including standard chalets, luxury riverside chalets, family cottages, furnished safari tents or economy huts. National Parks usually refer to these African chalets as bungalows.
Each of the main rest camps is fenced off to prevent dangerous animals entering and guests must remain within the camp from dusk till dawn. Some camps have swimming pools. Larger camps such as Skukuza have more facilities including an Internet cafe.
Usually there is a signal for mobile phones as well as a telephone call box but no phones in the bedrooms.
Chalets are serviced daily, air-conditioned, equipped with bedding and towels and have a private shower, toilet and basin.
Guests are supplied with a front door key and insect screens are fitted to the windows.
Most chalets have a small patio with a table and chairs and a refrigerator.
Standard SA 220v electric sockets are fitted to rooms and adaptors for charging videos or mobile phones are available from the shop.
Standard chalets – usually round (rondavel) with a thatched roof, single room, 2 or 3 separate beds and en suite shower / toilet.Not officially graded but equivalent to a good 3 star.Actually I think they are 4* moderate quality.
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