5 Day Kruger Classic Camping Safari

The 4 night/5 day Camping Kruger National Park safari tour is an ideal option for travellers who want to experience the wonders of South Africa’s iconic national park and its incredible animals and birds, including the famous Big 5.

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  • Duration: 5 Days
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What’s included

  • Transfers in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • 4 nights’ tented accommodation at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
  • 8 x 3-hour game drives in the Kruger National Park
  • Kruger National Park entrance fees
  • All meals as per itinerary


Discover why the Kruger National Park is one of the most popular safari destinations in Africa. The 5-day Kruger classic camping safari offers wildlife enthusiasts the opportunity to thoroughly explore South Africa’s oldest and largest national park which is renowned for its incredible biodiversity, outstanding Big 5 sightings and fascinating cultural heritage.

Guests stay in tented accommodation at Pretoriuskop Rest in the Kruger Park. A highlight of the tour is the sunset/night drive on the first night in an open safari vehicle with a professional SANParks’ ranger who’s allowed to take guests out into the bushveld well after the normal gate closing times.    


Kruger National Park open vehicle safari tour; sunrise and sunset game drives.


Pretoriuskop Rest Camp is located in the southern section of the Kruger National Park which is renowned for its incredible biodiversity, high concentration of animals and prolific birdlife. It’s surrounded by kiaat woodlands and savanna grasslands which is home to the Big 5 and an array of antelope.

Accommodation at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp ranges from budget-friendly campsites for tents and caravans and self-catering ensuite bungalows to family cottages and luxury guest houses. A recent addition is a tented campsite that is situated on the fenceline overlooking the surrounding leafy woodlands.

There is a fully-stocked convenience store at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp and a fast-food restaurant which offers tourists simple, affordable meals. Pretoriuskop Rest Camp is best known for its spectacular swimming pool that’s built up against a flat granite boulder.

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We depart from Johannesburg between 06h00 and 08h30 depending on collection arrangements. It’s a 5-6 hour drive that takes you from the Highveld on a scenic route down the Lowveld escarpment to the main entrance to the southern section of the Kruger National Park. Stop for lunch enroute (for your own expense).

Settle into your safari tent at Pretoriuskop and freshen up. Depart for a late-afternoon game drive in a SANParks open safari vehicle with a Kruger Park ranger. They’re allowed to take guests out for night drives and return to Pretoriuskop after normal gate closing times.

Please note: Children 6 years and younger are not permitted on open safari vehicles.

A 3-course al-fresco dinner under the stars served at our private camp within Pretoriuskop.

Included: Dinner


Early wake-up call because the best time to see game is as the sun is rising. There’s time for tea or coffee and rusks (South African dunking biscuits) before departing for the early morning 3-4 hour game drive.

Return to Pretoriuskop late morning for Brunch and a few hours of relaxation in your bungalow or around the camp swimming pool. Depart for a late-afternoon game drive same time as the first day.

A 3-course al-fresco dinner under the stars served at our private camp within Pretoriuskop.

Included: hot beverages and rusks, light Brunch and a 3-course dinner


Wake up early for hot beverages and rusks and then depart for a sunrise game drive.  Enjoy a light breakfast back at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp before packing up and departing for Johannesburg.  

Arrive in Johannesburg between 17h30 and 18h00, depending on late-afternoon traffic.

Included: Hot beverages and rusks plus light breakfast

What’s excluded

  • Scheduled flights to/from OR Tambo International Airport
  • Purchases of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (cash bar only)
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Any activity not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • Visa fees if required

Important information

Guests are collected and dropped off at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. By special arrangement, guests can be collected from hotels or guest lodges in Johannesburg or Pretoria for an additional cost. 

Collect OR Tambo: 08h00
Drop-off OR Tambo: Between 16h30 and 17h00 

Guests can also be collected and dropped off at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport on the outskirts of Nelspruit. We can accommodate alternative times and/or late arrivals for an additional cost.  

Collect KMIA: between12h00 and 13h00
Drop-off KMIA: between 12h30 and 13h30 

If you want to fly out of Nelspruit and not travel all the way back to Johannesburg with us, we can drop you off at the airport between 12h30 and 13h30. For transfers out of these scheduled times, consult with your booking agent. Extra charges may apply. 

Please note

If you plan to fly out of OR Tambo International Airport on the last day of the safari tour, we suggest reserving a domestic flight that departs no earlier than 19h30 and an international flight that departs no earlier than 21h00. 

For overnight accommodation close to OR Tambo International Airport, we recommend Saba Lodge. The lodge is owned and operated by Moafrika Tours and complimentary transfers to/from the airport and Saba Lodge are available on request.  

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