Project Description

Safari Description

Come and experience the Greater Kruger National Park area for 4 adventurous days on this 4 day Kruger Lodge safari. Depending which of our favourite Lodges we happen to utilise for your booking, you could stay in either a Chalet, Room, Rondawel (African Hut) or even romantic Tented accommodation. Be prepared for 6 game drives where you will have the chance to spot all of the Big Five. This safari takes place in the Greater Kruger National Park which runs along the unfenced western border of the Kruger National Park and offers the same excellent African safari experience as the game is able to flow freely through the bush into these areas.

African Blue Silver Rating
African Blue Gold Rating


We leave Johannesburg from O. R. Tambo International Airport at 06:45 am and head north towards the vast wilderness of the Kruger National Park and the safari hub of Hoedspruit, where a short while later we will arrive at the Greater Kruger National Park Entrance Gate and you’ll climb aboard open safari vehicles for the short drive through the reserve to the lodge. Check in, freshen up, enjoy some lunch and prepare for your evening game drive starting around 3:30 pm (winter) OR 4:30 pm (summer). Home to the ‘Big Five’ as well as 147 species of mammals, reptiles and birds, prepare for an amazing experience. Using all their senses & experience, your Ranger will seek out the animals and stop for anything of interest, possibly the spoor of hunting lions or a herd of dazzling zebras. Sunset time is enjoyed on a vantage point with some sundowners and snacks, before we change into night mode and using flashlights, search for the secretive nocturnal creatures of the bush like a sleek genet or unforgettable view of a leopard. Upon returning to the Lodge, a blazing fire and yummy dinner awaits, along with your first night’s sleep in the wild and untamed African bush.
Your Ranger will awake you with coffee, tea and rusks before heading out into the sunrise to see what has been happening in the dead of night and follow spoor of animals on the move. You will also be lead on foot to discover sights which you would miss from a vehicle. Vervet monkeys, birds in song, this truly is a beautiful way to bring on a new day in South Africa. Return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast and possibly relax around the pool for the morning or recline upon a chaise lounge overlooking the waterhole.
We repeat the previous evenings cycle and head out again in the late afternoon for another game drive.
Spend another full day in the African bushveld as per Day 2.
Enjoy an early morning game drive with your experienced game ranger, pursuing the animals not yet ticked off your list.
After your game activity you will return to the lodge for breakfast before heading to the entrance gate to connect with your return shuttle pick up at 11:00 am. Leave the park and travel back to Johannesburg, arriving at around 6:00 pm.
Private Lodge / Private Bush Camp
Please note that this is a shuttle service and not a private transfer service. You will be sharing the transfer with other passengers in a 13 seater Toyota Quantum. Pick up and drop off times are fixed and cannot be changed to suit your own arrangements. The shuttle takes a direct route with only a couple of brief drink and toilet stops along the way on your 5 hour journey to the Kruger area.

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Safari Details

  • Days: 4 Days | 3 Night
  • Start Location: Johannesburg
  • End Location: Johannesburg
  • Pax: 2 – 12 persons
  • Departure: Daily
  • Departure Time: 06h45
  • Languages: English
  • Silver Accommodation: Chalet, Rondawel or luxury safari tents
    Gold Accommodation : Chalet or Lodge room
  • Vehicle Road Transfer: Luxury Mini Coach or similar
  • Game Drive Vehicle: Open Safari Vehicle
  • Baggage Allowed: One medium suitcase and one shoulder bag
  • Recommended Pre/Post-Tours: Private Johannesburg City tour,
    Private Joburg, Soweto & Apartheid Museum tour, Private Soweto Township tour


African Blue Silver Rating
  • SILVER rates for 4* standard lodge :

    ⇒ sharing: R 14 100 pp (valid until 31/12/2020)
    ⇒ single: R 16 900 pp (valid until 31/12/2020)

  • Included: 

    3 full meals per day, Teas and Coffees, 2 Game Drives per day in a open safari vehicle and return road transfers from OR Tambo International Airport.

  • Excluded:

    Bar bill, soft drinks, beauty treatments, gratuities, Conservation levy, items of a personal nature.

African Blue Gold Rating
  • GOLD rates for 5* standard lodge :

    ⇒ sharing: from R 21 900 pp (valid until 31/12/2020)
    ⇒ single: from R 26 800 pp (valid until 31/12/2020)

  • Included: 

    3 full meals per day, Teas and Coffees, complimentary house wines, bottled water, 2 Game Drives per day in a open safari vehicle and return road transfers from OR Tambo International Airport.

  • Excluded:

    Bar bill, soft drinks, beauty treatments, gratuities, Conservation levy, items of a personal nature.


For the next big adventure.

What Clients’ Say

We really appreciate our clients feedback on their African Blue experience as we are constantly striving to improve our service levels and selection of tour and safari experiences.

“We loved our trip to Kruger! It was perfectly organised, thanks for that. Both lodges were really nice, good staff, good food. Even if we prefer the Enkoveni ; -)
About the game drives. We saw the big 5 after the 2nd drive so perfect. But I have to say Aean from the Enkoveni was really, really good to explain the animals and he wants to see animals. Thanks for everything it was such a nice expérience.”
Sophie Roullois, Germany
“I used African Blue Tours for a 3 day Kruger Lodge Safari trip. Although it was on short-notice everything went very well and David did everything to make my wishes come true. The accommodation, transport and safari were exactly like it was described before or even better. It was just an awesome experience and I can definitely recommend to book with African Blue Tours. Thank you, David!”
Anne Bagemihl, Germany
“Just wanted to say, regardless of the weather, we had a wonderful experience and had the most awesome guide and spotter. Due to protests in a town we were originally scheduled to pass through, we were diverted and arrived almost 4 hours late. (Driver was exceptional as well) In spite of this we were treated to a light meal ( we had been on the road 8 hours) then very comfortably escorted on an amazing evening safari. While my daughter and I were only able to spend the one night our guides made every effort to ensure we had the finest experience possible. We saw the best of what they had to offer even stopping at night to show us a chameleon hiding in a tree. Very detailed and informative. By the time we left the next morning we had seen an abundance of animals only lacking the leopard of the big 5.
Will most definitely come back to the same lodge if able to return to South Africa again.”
Sandra Moore, Clarksville, Virginia USA
“Wow – I’ve been on five safaris (in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa), and this was by far the nicest, most intimate lodge I’ve ever stayed in. It was a wonderful way for my husband to experience his first safari! The place was absolutely delightful, with enough space for chatting with guests or getting away for some quiet time. Our game guide, Tom, was friendly and passionate about his work, and made the drives interesting and fun. We would go back in a heartbeat.”
Judy Manning, USA

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