6 Day Camping Kruger Safari Tour

The Kruger Park is renowned for its incredible biodiversity and rich cultural history. This 6 day tour offers you ample time to explore the southern region of the Kruger Park and provides a glimpse of the vast wilderness.

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  • Duration: 6 Days
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  • Wifi available
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What’s included

  • Return transfers from OR Tambo International Airport to Kruger National Park in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • 5 night’s tented accommodation in Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
  • 5 morning game drives in a SANParks open safari vehicle
  • 5 evening game drives in a SANParks open safari vehicle
  • Game drives conducted by a professional SANParks ranger
  • All meals as per itinerary 
  • Hot beverages and rusks before morning game drive
  • Kruger National Park entrance fees  

Description

The 5 night/6 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. Guests stay in spacious 2-man Meru safari tents that are equipped for comfort and convenience. Dining under the stars around a camping firepit makes it an authentic safari experience.    

Highlights

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

Accommodation

Guests stay in safari tents in the camping section of Pretoriuskop Rest Camp in southern Kruger National Park.   

Pretoriuskop Camp is one of the oldest camps in the Kruger National Park and located along an ancient explorers highway that’s rich in history. Much of its rich cultural heritage has been retained by keeping the traditional round huts but modern facilities have been added such as a restaurant, shop, petrol station and one of the best swimming pools in the Park. 

The 2-sleeper Meru tents are equipped with:  

  • twin beds with SANParks linen, blankets and towels
  • cooling fan provided in summer
  • mosquito netting on tent flaps 
  • electrical lights and plug points 
  • outside seating on wooden deck 
  • strictly non-smoking 

Shared ablution facilities are clean and located close to the tents. 

Breakfasts and dinners are prepared in a camp kitchen in a private section of Pretoriuskop Rest Camp and served in our open-air dining tent. It’s a lovely way to experience the African bush, dining under the stars around a campfire. If it’s raining, dinner will be served in the camp restaurant. 

Pretoriuskop Rest Camp has an onsite restaurant for take-aways and a Park shop for drinks and snacks. Stock up before leaving for the 3-hour game drive but please note; no alcohol may be drunk on the open safari vehicles during game drives.  

Cell phone signal is available in camp but not Wi-Fi. Purchase a Sim card with Pay As You Go data to access internet while on holiday in the Kruger Park. 

A special feature of the historic rest camp is an enormous swimming pool built around a massive granite rock. It’s the best swimming pool in the Kruger Park.  

Tour Optional Extras 

Guided bush walk

Guided bush walk with a SANParks ranger around Pretoriuskop surrounds. Experience the bushveld from a different experience on foot. 

Approximate cost: ZAR 570 per person  

Panorama Route

A tour of the world-famous Panorama Route includes the Three Rondavels, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window and the newly-opened Graskop Gorge Lift. It needs to be pre-booked and can only be accommodated time permitting and as long as it doesn’t interfere with the safari tour days and times. 

Approximate cost: ZAR 795 per person; including entry fees but excluding lunch  

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Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg - Kruger National Park

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


Day 2 - 5: Kruger Park

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

Day 6 : Kruger National Park - Johannesburg

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
  • All purchases of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary  

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.  

R 12,600 6 Days , Easy

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