4-day Kruger National Park Safari (Budget)

Get a taste of one of the most famous national parks in Africa on this 4-day safari in Kruger National Park.  On this budget African safari, we take care of you from the minute we pick you up from your hotel in Johannesburg right up until the moment we drop you off on the last day and bid you farewell.  Staying in rondavels (separate ablution facilities) inside Kruger National Park, you spend days searching out the remarkable animals that make their home here – leopards, lions, giraffe, rhino, hippos, antelope, buffalo are just some of the wild and wonderful creatures to see. After exciting days exploring the open savanna, relax in the evenings eating traditional foods and listening to the nocturnal symphony of this incredible safari destination.

This itinerary is available in 3 levels of accommodation:
1Pretoriuskop Rest CampPretoriuskop Rest CampPretoriuskop Rest Camp
2Pretoriuskop Rest CampPretoriuskop Rest CampPretoriuskop Rest Camp
3Pretoriuskop Rest CampPretoriuskop Rest CampPretoriuskop Rest Camp



  • Johannesburg
  • Kruger National Park
  • South Africa

Tour Summary

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Full Day by Day Itinerary


Day 1 : Kruger National Park

We depart from Johannesburg between 06:00 – 08:30 to allow for various collection points. Our route takes us through the wide open spaces of the Highveld, down the escarpment and through the scenic Lowveld area. We stop for lunch en-route (own expense) and reach the Kruger National Park in the afternoon.

After settling in to our accommodations, you go out on your first game drive which is a SANParks Sunset Drive. A sunset drive affords you the opportunity to see nocturnal animals that are more active at night and the Park’s rangers are allowed to return after the normal gate closing times. Note that these drives take place in one of the Kruger Park’s vehicles with a Park’s ranger. This is not a private game drive and there may be other guests on this drive. (Children under 6 years of age are not permitted on sunset drives.)  Dinner is a three course meal, served al fresco at our private camp within Pretoriuskop.


Day 2 – 3 : Kruger National Park

Safaris are all about early mornings, getting out there and seeing animals! After an early wake-up call (the time varies according to the seasons and park gate opening times), we have tea or coffee & rusks (dried biscuits to be dunked in your drink!) We then set off on the morning safari which will take approximately 3-4 hours. Your guide has an intimate knowledge of the park, which contributes a great deal towards brilliant sightings!

On returning to Pretoriuskop, breakfast/brunch will be ready at our camp. You then have time to enjoy a swim, catch up on some sleep, visit the park shop which includes African curios, general food items and drinks or take a walk around the camp. Pretoriuskop is also a bird watcher’s paradise! Be sure to bring along your binoculars!

After a siesta we set off on the afternoon game drive. We conduct all our game drives in specially adapted 4x4 open game drive vehicles to allow our guests the best possible vantage point.  We share safari stories at the camp fire under the stars after a scrumptious dinner served at our camp.


Day 4 : Departure

The sun rises over our final day in the Park and we have one last chance to find the animals that have eluded us thus far. After breakfast we return to Johannesburg. The drive back takes at least 6 hours and guests are advised to sleep over in Johannesburg on this night.


Transport for the duration of the safari (excluding transfers, shuttles and flights, unless specified differently).
Professional guides (FGASA registered – Field Guides Association of Southern Africa).
Meals as specified per itinerary.
All entry fees and daily conservation levies.
Accommodation as per chosen option.
On our Camping Safari, we provide camp beds, linen, towels, fan, charging point and amenities.


Meals not specified in the itinerary.
Drinks other than those specified in the itinerary.
Items of a personal nature.