3 Day Budget Kruger National Park Tour

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3 Day Kruger National Park tour

3 Days and 2 Nights

Price: R10 105.00 (per person sharing with others)
Price: R10 645.00 (Single person with your own accommodation tent or room)
Price: R5 135.00 (per child under 12 years of age)


If you’re a young solo traveller looking for a sustainable and eco-conscious adventure in Kruger National Park, our 3 day Kruger National Park tour is the perfect fit for you. We offer easy pickup from OR Tambo airport or pre-arranged lodges in Johannesburg, and transport you to Motlala Game Reserve, which is part of the Greater Kruger National Park.

Our eco-friendly tour supports conservation efforts and prioritizes sustainability. You’ll enjoy a sunset game drive in Motlala Game Reserve, a full-day exploration of Kruger National Park with an experienced guide, and a magical sunrise bushwalk along the lush Klaserie River. Our tour operators work closely with local communities to ensure minimal environmental impact and to support the local economy.

Each evening, we indulge in a traditional African bushveld braai (barbeque) dinner under the stars, while enjoying the authentic African bush sounds and wild smells. As we follow the scenic drive back to Johannesburg via the Panoramic Route, you’ll have an opportunity to learn about local conservation efforts and initiatives.

Join us for a sustainable adventure of a lifetime and contribute to the conservation of Kruger National Park. Book your tour now and experience the best of Kruger National Park while leaving a positive impact on the environment and local communities.

Accommodation Overview:

Looking for an unforgettable safari experience in the heart of Kruger National Park? Look no further than our amazing bush camp lodge in the Motlala Game Reserve! This rustic yet comfortable lodge is perfectly located near the gates of Kruger National Park and the Hoedspruit region.

Motlala Game Reserve is home to three of the Big 5 (Rhino, Buffalo, and Leopard) and an abundance of antelope, providing a truly immersive wildlife experience. Our pre-erected safari tents come complete with full bedding, electricity, fans, and mosquito nets, ensuring a comfortable stay in the midst of nature.

Immerse yourself in the African bush and experience the sights, sounds, and scents of the wild animals coming down from the river. This safari experience is as authentic as it gets, offering a face-to-face encounter with some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife.

Whether you’re a solo traveler or traveling with friends, our bush camp lodge is the perfect destination for a unique and unforgettable adventure. Book your stay now and discover the magic of the African bush!


3 Day Kruger Park Tour Information and Facts

DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG – KRUGER PARK ( 5 Hours travelling approximately 388 Kilometers )

After pick up from either OR Tambo Airport or a pre-arranged hotel/guest lodge within the city precinct of Johannesburg or Pretoria. Heading eastwards en-route to the Kruger National Park in the Mpumalanga Province, leaving the wide-open spaces of the Highveld and stopping for lunch, (own expense) the journey takes us down the escarpment and through the scenic rolling hills of the Lowveld region.

Checking into the Bush Lodge early afternoon; there is ample time to freshen up or rest before Transferring to an open Land cruiser for an exciting late afternoon game drive. After sunset, we stop at the famous Marula Boma for a memorable traditional BBQ dinner before retiring for a good night’s sleep.

Accommodation: Tremisana lodge (Chalet or pre-erected tent)

Includes: Transfer to greater Kruger, afternoon Game drive, evening dinner, twin bed tent accommodation.

Excluded: Breakfast, lunch, drinks, and snacks.



Waking early to the incredible sounds of wildlife (5h30-6h00), we embark on a full-day safari, exploring Kruger National Park in search of many species of wild animals, birds and exotic insects during the course of the day. Stopping at a popular rest camp for lunch and souvenir shopping, (own expense) and returning to the tented bush lodge late afternoon. Another amazing night is enjoyed around the boma fireplace enjoying another authentic African meal.

Accommodation: Marc’s tented camp (Pre-erected tent)

Included: Breakfast, Kruger Park Game drive, evening dinner, twin bed tent accommodation.

Excluded: Lunch, drinks, and snacks.



This morning after waking early, we set off for a 1-hour sunrise bush walk along the Klaserie River with a professional safari guide before a hearty breakfast back at the bush camp lodge.

After breakfast, we depart mid-morning for the trip returning to Johannesburg. We travel via the scenic Panorama Route witnessing the beautiful Three Rondavels (subject to availability due to time or bad weather) stopping for a bite to eat and refreshments along the way. (Own expense)

Arriving early evening (17h00) in Johannesburg, we drop you off at OR Tambo International Airport or your guest lodge where the trip began.


Includes: Morning guided walk, breakfast, return transfer to Johannesburg.

Excluded: Lunch, drinks, and snacks.




Why choose Rush Adventures

We have included all the necessary activities to make your excursion to the Kruger National Park absolutely meaningful and full of wildlife adventure fun. From staying in a bush camp chalet (Rondavel) to camping including all the conservation fees, transfers, excursions and meals. Items excluded are general known items not relevant to the actual tour and those where you have a personal choice to try an extra activity and lunch which gives you the opportunity to try different things.


  • Transfer to/from Kruger National Park in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • 1 night accommodation at the Tremisana Lodge
  • 1 night in safari tents at Marc’s Tented Lodge
  • Sunset game drive in Motlala Game Reserve
  • Full-day safari tour of the Kruger National Park
  • Guided sunrise bush walk along Klaserie River
  • Professional field guide
  • All meals as per itinerary



  • Scheduled flights to/from OR Tambo international airport
  • Other domestic flights
  • Kruger national park conservation fees
  • All purchases of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (cash bar only)
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Any other activity not specified in the itinerary
  • Visa fees if required (Check with your embassy before travelling to South Africa)




Tour Price:
3 Day Kruger National Park Budget Safari

Style: Accommodated and camping in pre-erected safari tents

Departures: Available daily depending on availability

Duration: 3 Days and 2 nights – Starts and ends in Johannesburg / Pretoria

Price: R10 105.00 (per person sharing with others)

Price: R10 645.00 (Single person with your own accommodation tent or room)

Price: R5 135.00 (per child under 12 years of age)


How to Book:

Four easy ways to reserve your safari:

Email your request on sales@rushadventures.com.

Send us a WhatsApp on +27 60 906 8267

Chat online in the bottom right hand corner.

Payments can be made online by credit card


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Tour Information:

Rush Adventures and its partnered service providers offer cost effective small group style tours and transfers for independent solo travelers ranging from 2-12 persons per vehicle. Let us know if you would prefer a private tour at additional rates tailored to your specific requirements.

Collection / Drop off

Collection from any Hotel or address in Johannesburg between 06:30am – 09:30am depending on collection location.

Drop-off at any hotel or address in Johannesburg from 17h00

Please note:

If you plan to fly out of OR Tambo International Airport on the last day of the safari tour, we strongly suggest staying over in Johannesburg in the event of unforeseen delays or reserve a domestic flight that departs no earlier than 19h30 and an international flight that departs no earlier than 21h00.

*Arrival times are not guaranteed and subject to change at any time due to traffic or unforeseen delays on the road.

What to bring:

Please try to keep your luggage to a minimum, also bearing in mind that most airlines impose a 20kg limit. Bring a soft backpack or rucksack along with a smaller day bag with a mixture of lightweight and warm clothing for the evenings and early morning game drives.

Bedding is provided. Therefore, you will not need a sleeping bag or extra pillow.

As in travelling anywhere in the world, we recommended you pack a small torch or headlamp, mosquito spray and a wallet or pouch with all your personal papers and cash that can be easily hidden on you in person or in your carry on day bag. Try to avoid bringing unnecessary valuables just for peace of mind.

A torch or head lamp will always come in handy.

Mosquito repellent is always great to have, especially in the summer months.

Sunscreen and a hat.

Comfortable walking shoes and swim wear for walking or swimming.

Bring a phone charger and get hold of a South African two pin plug socket for your charger.


Introduction To Kruger National Park safari.

Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in the World, conserving nature since 1926. Not only is it the biggest, Kruger National Park is also the most iconic game reserve in Africa. Kruger Park covers an astonishing 2.1 million hectares, stretched across 2 of South Africa’s 9 provinces; namely Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Kruger National Park has nine main gates which are used as access to the many different camps.

Location of Kruger National Park.

Kruger National Park is located in the north-east end of South Africa. 2 rivers act as the natural borders of Kruger. To the North, we have the Limpopo River, and to the South, we have the Crocodile River. To the east of Kruger National Park. we have the Lebombo Mountain range which separates Kruger from Mozambique. The Western border runs parallel to the park stretching around 65km’s. The highest point of Kruger National Park is in the east, 840m above sea level. This hill is known as Khandzalive.

Weather in Kruger National Park.

The climate of the Kruger National Park is subtropical, meaning summer days are often very hot with temperatures reaching 38 degrees Celsius. Kruger’s rainy season falls from September to May. It is said that winter is the best time to join a Kruger National Park safari for various reasons. Viewing wildlife is more rewarding as the vegetation is sparser and animals are drawn to the waterholes to drink every morning and evening.

Animals residing in Kruger National Park.

Birds –  There are 517 species of birds found in the Kruger National Park. Ever heard of the big-six birds? They are the martial eagle, lappet-faced vulture, kori bustard, ground hornbill, saddle-billed stork and the Pel’s fishing owl.

Mammals – All of the big 5 can be located in the Kruger National Park, which also plays host to more species of large mammals than any other nature reserve in Africa which an astonishing 147 species. Kruger National Park protects a few packs of the endangered African wild dog of which there are thought to be only about 400 in the whole of South Africa.

Reptiles –  Kruger National Park has an amazing 114 species of reptile, including Puff Adder, Black Mamba and more than 4000 crocodiles

Accommodation and Facilities within Kruger National Park.

Kruger National Park has 24 rest camps, some being budget and others very luxurious. It also has 15 private safari lodges. Budget Camping has become very popular amounts tourists visiting the park due to the fact that it is much less expensive and open to everyone.

Why booking with Rush Adventures is a great option:

Our 3 day Kruger Park national park safari leaving from Johannesburg and Pretoria is by far the most popular tour, visiting the Kruger National Park. Three days gives visitors to Kruger Park ample time game driving around the park and visiting interesting viewpoints within Kruger National Park. The 3 day Kruger National park safari can be broken down into many different varieties, but we have selected the best possible solution for budget travellers. Our 3 day budget camping safari package is by far the most affordable, yet extremely thrilling and informative when it comes to wildlife encounters.

Booking a 3 day budget Kruger National Park safari allows you to see much more than just Kruger National Park in its self. En-route we stop for an opportunity to buy some lunch at your own expense and take photos of some cool sites.  Once we arrive at the Kruger National Park the 3 Day budget safari tour allows 1 full days in Kruger Park, meaning you can do a full day 4×4 open vehicle drive, as well as an optional night drive. At the end of our 3 day Kruger National Park safari, we drive the scenic route through Mpumalanga visiting Three Rondavels, Gods Window and the Blyde River Canyon, (depending on weather and road closures) before returning to Johannesburg,where the budget 3 day safaris ends.


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