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From Johannesburg: Kruger National Park 3-Day Safari

1. From Johannesburg: Kruger National Park 3-Day Safari

Get back to nature in Kruger National Park and look for wild animals by open safari vehicle by day and at night. Day 1: Depart Johannesburg and drive by air-conditioned microbus through the Elands Valley to Nelspruit. Marvel at the citrus farms along the way. Then, enter Kruger National Park in time for lunch. Spend the afternoon on a game drive looking for elephants, giraffes, and antelopes in their natural environment. Rest at camp and relax in your en-suite chalet. Enjoy drinks before dinner in the private restaurant. Day 2: Wake at dawn to listen to the birds before going in search of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo). Enjoy a hearty breakfast, then continue to a waterhole to see hippos, crocodiles, and birds before returning to your camp for a nap or afternoon swim. Later, leave the lodge to look for wildlife until late in the afternoon. Stop at one of the restaurants inside the park to have some lunch, then continue tracking wildlife. In the evening, head back to the lodge to relax and start looking at the photos you've taken so far on the trip. Day 3: Depart on an early morning game drive looking for elusive species lurking in the bush. Get some time to shop before your homeward journey. Enjoy amazing views of the farmlands of Schoemans Kloof and stop for lunch in Highveld. Arrive back at the airport for your onward flight or continue to your hotel.

From Johannesburg: Full-Day Kruger National Park Safari

2. From Johannesburg: Full-Day Kruger National Park Safari

Following pick-up from your Johannesburg hotel, stop for breakfast in Middleburg before driving another 2 hours for a coffee stop in Nelspruit. From there, head straight to Kruger National Park to discover the Big 5 and other animal species. Depending on what time you arrive and weather conditions, either eat lunch before the afternoon game drive or take your lunch after. Begin your 3-hour drive around the park as you keep an eye out for the famous Big 5 among other unique animals. Following the safari, begin the drive back to Johannesburg.

Exhilarating 2 Day Kruger Safari from Nelspruit

3. Exhilarating 2 Day Kruger Safari from Nelspruit

Experience the comfort of a recently constructed 4-star lodge for your accommodation, and embark on an up-close encounter with Africa's magnificent Big 5 from the convenience of a spacious open safari vehicle. Conclude your day with a delectable South African dinner under the starlit sky. Your journey begins at Nelspruit, where you will be picked up from the airport or hotels in the area. Your return journey will see you transferred to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport or back to your address in Nelspruit.

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What people are saying about Nelspruit

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 207 reviews

The safari was really good, we saw all the Big 5. Our guide Given was great. The hotel (Tembo Guest Losge) was really great and the restaurant and dinner were great! But you can certainly get away cheaper if you book the hotel and the safari individually. There were only two of us picked up and brought back from Johannesburg. Great service then. Overall, highly recommended.

the guide was great and did everything for us to see the animals. the lodge was really comfortable and pleasant. Everything is very well planned and efficient to optimize time. I recommend.

The safari was incredible! Gibs was a great guide during the 3 days and the place where we stayed was very good, with delicious food and very friendly people. It was a great experience!

Friendly and helpful staff. Our guide Given was outstanding and knowledgeable. He worked hard to ensure we saw the Big FIve and so much more.

Great guide and great experience. The Big 5 could all be discovered thanks to our guide, who could look incredibly far into the distance.