This package is for those who want to stay in a hotel-type setting outside the park, but still want to do a guided Kruger Park safari without having to worry about catering for themselves.
This 3 day Kruger Park Hotel Safari Experience allows for a relaxing, yet exciting, experience in the iconic destination that is Kruger Park. This experience has all the benefits of a self drive safari vacation but without the added burden of having to self cater.
Self drive without having to self-cater
Freedom to choose own routes
Guided game drive included
Hotel on Kruger Park boundary
Sip cocktails on the pool after a safari
There is nothing as exciting as exploring a destination in your time and with your own transport, and if that destination is the legendary Kruger Park then the excitement is extended ten-fold. This iconic destination provides the ultimate African safari experience with the Big Five, roaming freely over a large area of wilderness.
A game drive with an experienced guide is included, to allow for added value to your Kruger Park safari vacation. Another major attraction of this original safari package is that the catering is left up to the hotel and there is no pressure to prepare your own meals.
Day 1: Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport to Kruger Park
Pick up your rental car in Johannesburg for the 4 hour drive through the Mpumalanga escarpment to Kruger National Park. You will be staying at a hotel close to the main entrance gate to Kruger Park. The afternoon is at leisure to relax at your hotel. Cool off in the pool or have sundowners on the pool deck bar overlooking the river. Alternatively you are also close enough to the gate to start exploring Kruger Park with your own car. Dinner is included at the hotel tonight.
Enjoy a leisurely buffet-style breakfast and the hotel surroundings before your guided game drive this afternoon. You will be picked up from reception at approximately 12h00 to enter Kruger Park with your guide on an open safari vehicle. The rest of the afternoon will be spent in Kruger Park.
Enjoy some amazing wildlife sightings. This is not only a safari experience, but also a chance to learn more from your guide about the whole area with detailed information on the wildlife, natural environment, birds and cultures of Kruger Park. Drop off back at the hotel will be at approximately 18h00 and then you have the evening at leisure. There is a dinner feast to look forward to, including authentic cultural entertainment which can be Shangaan traditional dancers or an African choral group and marimba bands.
Day 3: Depart Kruger Park for Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport
If you prefer, you can get up early today to try and spot those animals that you missed so far on your own self-drive trip. Alternatively you can use the day for a sightseeing journey back to Johannesburg via the Panorama Route.
Rates & Prices
Car Rental for 3 Days (medium size sedan) inclusive of unlimited mileage and super cover insurance
Half day guided afternoon Kruger Park game drive inclusive of park entrance fees
2 nights accommodation in an air-conditioned luxury room
Breakfast and dinner as per itinerary
Price list for Kruger Park Hotel | Classic Kruger Safari Package