The world-famous Kruger National Park in South Africa, which is steeped in myth and history, is standing by, ready for you to explore its expansive landscapes and stunning African animals on a three-day self-drive safari.
Guests are to collect their own hired car and it is recommended to leave Johannesburg as early as possible to complete the itinerary for the first day.
On the final day they should leave the park early enough to drop off the vehicle in Johannesburg as arranged.
On a genuine self-drive safari through Kruger National Park, you will have the opportunity to go on an adventure in search of the “Big Five” animals of Africa: the elephant, lion, rhinoceros, leopard, and buffalo. You will also encounter several other species of exotic wildlife.
Southern Kruger, from the Sabie River basin into the central grasslands, offers the best opportunity to spot lions, while the mixed forests and several watering holes frequently offer sightings of elephants.
Guests collect their own hired car and leave Johannesburg early enough to self-drive via the N4 and towns like Dullstroom through to the Lowveld and start the full Panorama Route at Blyde Canyon. Attractions not to miss are the Three Rondavels, Bourkes Luck Potholes, Berlin Waterfall, and God’s Window. Note that all entrance fees are for own account.
Upon reaching Hazyview guests check into Kruger Adventure Lodge or similar where they can enjoy a scrumptious dinner (included in their package).
After a breakfast (included in the package) at the lodge, guests self-drive into the national park and continue on their own safari.
If they prefer one or two added-on guided tours, it should be booked beforehand as optional extra.
With prior arrangement, a bushwalk, and a night drive can be included in the package, but it is subject to availability.
Check into arranged accommodation and either braai under the African stars or enjoy a meal in the camp restaurant.
On this final day you will make an early start and drive for one last time through the park to the exit gate and back to Johannesburg.
Visiting this part of the park in a vehicle of your own is, without a doubt, the most enjoyable way to do so. A self-drive safari in Kruger Park allows you the independence to organise your trip according to your own preferences and choose your own speed.
A self-drive safari offers some of the best opportunities to watch wildlife and guarantee moments of absolute seclusion in the middle of nowhere.
There are enough available maps that will help you in choosing and planning your trip through Kruger Park if you opt for one of our self-drive safaris.
Accommodation will be provided in standard amenities in one of the main rest camps in the southern or central part of the Kruger National Park, subject to availability.
The type of accommodation facilities will comprise en-suite chalets with twin beds, a small kitchen, utensils and air-conditioning, or similar. The option of a safari tent can also be chosen.
In Kruger National Park, visitors can choose from a wide variety of lodging options to best meet their needs.
There is a wide variety of lodging options available, and the one that is best for you will depend heavily on the level of convenience and excitement that you seek. Guests who are seeking for something more special will also be able to discover exactly what they are looking for, and those who are content to rough it will have no problem doing so. At every tier, there is a diverse selection of opportunities open to families to choose from.
Priority will be given for accommodation in the following camps: Skukuza, Berg En Dal, Pretoriuskop, Lower Sabie or as far north as Satara, if needed.