4 Day Kruger To Limpopo Province

4 Day Kruger To Limpopo Province

Highlights & Adventure boosts

  • Animal Rehabilitation Centre
  • Kruger National Park
  • Kruger game drive
  • Polokwane Game Reserve
  • Polokwane game walk

giraffe

Tour Summary

Day 1: Johannesburg – Greater Kruger Park (Distance Travelled: +/- 500km) 
Highlights included: Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondavels view point
Adventure Boost: Moholoholo Wildlife rehab Centre
Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Kruger National Park (Distance Travelled: +/- 120km)
Highlights included: Full day game drive in the Kruger National Park
Adventure Boost: Entrance fee Kruger National Park
Optional activities: Night game drive
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3: Kruger National Park – Polokwane (Distance Travelled: +/- 250km)
Highlights included: Amarula Lapa Visit, Polokwane Game Reserve, Polokwane Game Walk
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4: Polokwane – Johannesburg (Distance Travelled: +/- 300km) 
Highlights included:
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 1: Johannesburg – Greater Kruger Park, South Africa
Distance travelled: +/-500km

Departing from South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg, we drive across the scenic Mpumalanga province and enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery. We stop at the gigantic Three Rondavels rock formations and enjoy the crisp air and fantastic surroundings looking down onto Blyde River Canyon and further afield to the lowveld and Greater Kruger. After lunch we visit Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, experiencing firsthand the remarkable work done by committed volunteers who rehabilitate displaced, traumatized predators and endangered mammals from the surrounding areas. All animals are then prepared to be released back into the wilds of Africa. Making our way to our isolated bush camp within the greater Kruger Park, We spend the night at a tranquil rest camp sharing stories and experiences to one another around the amber light of a campfire.
Highlights included: Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondavels view point, Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre
Accommodation: Nsele bush camp or similar
Meals included: Dinner

giraffe


Day 2: Full Day Kruger National Park
Distance travelled: +/-120km

Waking at sunrise, we eagerly wait for Park Rangers to open the gates of the camp to let us re enter the wilds of Kruger for an intense yet rewarding day of game tracking with our eagle eyed guide at the wheel. Kruger is home to over 505 species of birds, 148 species of mammals and many reptiles which we enthusiastically search for during the morning and afternoon. The impressive atmosphere of the park enables you to understand why it is held in such high esteem amongst explorers from all over the world who visit this park. We avoid the hot midday sun and enjoy the peacefulness the rest camp has to offer. There are many facilities available for game viewers such as; restaurants, souvenir stores and swimming pools. We return to our camp in the late afternoon, happily exhausted and highly satisfied with the day’s events. For those wanting more game driving there is the option of heading out on a night safari. Early evening we all enjoy a lovely dinner gathered around the warm fire crackling in the stillness of night.
Highlights included: Full day game driving in Kruger National Park
Accommodation: Nsele bush camp or similar
Optional activities: Night game drive
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

zebra


Day 3: Kruger National Park – Polokwane
Distance travelled: +/- 250km

Waking to the wild sounds of animals in the distance we enjoy a wholesome breakfast on our bush lodge at this magnification private reserve. After an interesting visit to the Amarula Lapa, where we taste and learn about the famous Amarula tree, the day’s journey takes us over beautiful scenic mountain passes and through flourishing citrus farms nestled along the valleys and hills of the Limpopo Province. Previously called the Northern Province, this land of myths and legends is also highly rated as an Eco-tourism destination in Southern Africa. Arriving in Polokwane, we enter the Polokwane Game Reserve and set out to explore the area on foot. There are over 21 species of mammals, including white rhino, and 200 species of birds inhabiting the reserve and this is an exciting and thrilling way to get up close to some of these species without the man made barrier of a vehicle between you and nature. We spend the night at a nearby lodge camp.
Highlights included: Amarula Lapa visit, Polokwane Game Reserve, Polokwane game walk
Accommodation: Boma in the bush or similar
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Polokwane – Johannesburg
Distance travelled: +/- 300km

After breakfast we drive back to Johannesburg arriving in the early afternoon where the tour ends.
Highlights included:
Accommodation: NA
Meals included: Breakfast


What’s included?


Tour highlights, transport, 2 man dome tents, sleeping mattress, meals as indicated, camping equipment, services of an English speaking driver / tour leader.

What’s not included?


Visas, travel insurance, flights, airport transfers, optional activities, laundry, gratuities, passport & visa fees, meals not mentioned in the itinerary, items of a personal nature.

Accommodation.


2 man dome tents with shared facilities.

Transport.


12 or 18 seat busses & Luggage trailer. (Due to the nature of this Budget tour, vehicles do not have air-conditioning. We also use the Rush Buses for the game drives. Open vehicle game drives are available as an optional extra)

Meals.


Meals are mainly prepared in camp by the tour leader. Help preparing the meals is invited on tour. This is part of your contribution to the success of the tour. Most people find the greater their involvement. The greater their enjoyment. Come along with a sense of adventure and a flexible attitude and you will be sure to have an amazing time.

What to bring?


Please try to keep your luggage to a minimum. Bearing in mind that most airlines impose a 20kg limit. It should be brought in a soft holdall or rucksack along with a smaller day bag. You will need to bring a mixture of lightweight and warm clothing for the evenings and early morning game drives. Your own sleeping bag is recommended for this tour. Many clients prefer to use their own but if you don’t own a sleeping bag we will provide a basic one. Please let us know at time of booking. We recommended you pack a small torch or headlamp, mosquito spray and a money pouch/ belt that can be easily hidden. Please try to avoid bringing unnecessary valuables. And use hotel safe (before/after your tour) to store the bulk of your money, passport, and airline tickets.
NB: You will require a sleeping bag (which you must provide yourself) if you intend to stay in a dorm room at the joining hotel.

Camping Tour.

Price:

R3900p.p.

Departures:

Mondays 05H00.


Introduction To Kruger National Park

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

Here is a list of the Camps found in Kruger National Park

  1. Bateleur Bushveld Camp
  2. Berg-en-Dal Camp
  3. Biyamiti Bushveld Camp
  4. Boulders Bush Camp
  5. Balule Camp, near Olifants Camp
  6. Crocodile Bridge Camp
  7. Letaba Camp
  8. Lower Sabie Camp
  9. Malelane Camp
  10. Maroela Camp, near Orpen
  11. Mopani Camp
  12. Olifants Camp
  13. Orpen Camp
  14. Pretoriuskop Camp
  15. Punda Maria Camp
  16. Roodewal Bush Lodge
  17. Satara Camp
  18. Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
  19. Shingwedzi Camp
  20. Sirheni Bushveld Camp
  21. Skukuza Camp
  22. Talamati Bushveld Camp
  23. Tamboti Tented Camp, near Orpen
  24. Tsendze Rustic Camp

4 day Kruger tour

Our 4 day Kruger Park safari leaving from Johannesburg and Pretoria is by far most popular tour visiting the Kruger National Park. Four days gives visitors to Kruger Park ample time game driving around the park and visiting interesting viewpoints within Kruger National Park. The 4 day safari in the Kruger National park can be broken down into many different varieties, but we have selected the best possible solution for budget travellers. Our 4 day budget camping safari package is very affordable, yet extremely thrilling and informative when it comes to wildlife encounters.
Booking a 4 day budget Kruger National Park safari allows you to see much more than just Kruger National Park in its self. En-route we stop at a animal rehabilitation centre before spending time on a private reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park region.. Once we arrive at the Kruger National Park the 4 Day budget safari tour allows for 2 full days in Kruger park, meaning you can do a full day 4×4 open vehicle drive, as well as a night drive. At the end of our 4 day Kruger National Park tour, we drive the scenic route through Mpumalanga visiting Three Rondavels, Gods Window and the Blyde River Canyon, before returning to Johannesburg where the budget 4 day safaris ends. If your time doesn’t allow for a 4 day budget safari you could contact our reservations desk and let us plan a 3 day Kruger Park tour which we operate on many occasions.





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