Wild Kruger Camping

4 Days | Uncover the wild heart of Kruger National Park on this short break adventure

5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
Short Breaks
Wildlife
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CAD $1,188
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Answer the call of the Kruger, South Africa's vast and famous game park that is simply teeming with Africa's most iconic creatures. This four-day safari puts you right in the thick of the park's grasslands and forests, filled with birdlife and big game. Keep an eye out for grazing elephants, giraffes and wildebeest from your safari vehicle and try to spot prowling lions and leopards at night. This might be a short adventure, but it's certainly an action-packed and memorable one.

Trip overview

Map of Wild Kruger Camping including South Africa
Start
Johannesburg, South Africa
Finish
Johannesburg, South Africa
Theme
Short Breaks, Wildlife
Destinations
South Africa
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
UBAC
This trip generates 65.45 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Take a memorable sunset safari in a private game reserve
  • Enjoy two full-day game drives in the Kruger National Park
  • Relax by a campfire under a starry sky while listening to the sounds of the night
  • See the spectacular Blyde River Canyon and view the Three Rondavels on you return trip to Johanessburg

Is this trip right for you?
  • Our campsite is located in the Greater Kruger Park ecosystem. It’s about a 50 minute drive to Kruger National Park’s Orpen Gate. On this itinerary you will have Game Drives in both the Kruger National Park and neighbouring Private Game Reserves.
  • On Short Breaks, you maintain a good level of independence and freedom, with the added bonus of having the details sorted out for you. You’ll have lots of free time and you won’t be accompanied by a Trip Leader. This means that all included activities and tours will be run by different local Intrepid partners, and these may operate independently from each other. The included activities and transfers will operate on a join-in basis, which means that you could have your Adventure all to yourself, or others may join you along the way. If you would prefer to travel in a group with a dedicated Trip Leader, just get in touch with your booking agent and they will take you through some alternatives.
  • This itinerary starts and finishes in Johannesburg and includes two long travel days.
  • As the early bird catches the worm, the early camper sights the animals. There will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.
  • Regardless of where you stay, power cuts and breaks in hot water are sometimes unavoidable, as in any developing country. In particular, South Africa suffers from load-shedding: rolling blackouts that are engineered specifically to share out available power in the region.

Itinerary

Map of Wild Kruger Camping including South Africa

Inclusions

Meals

3 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Transport

Minibus, 4X4 safari vehicle

Accommodation

Camping (with facilities) (3 nights)

Activities
  • Private Game Reserve - Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive
  • Kruger National Park - Full Day Game Drive
  • Kruger Lodge Reserve - Morning Nature Walk

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Important notes

1. This trip starts and ends in Johannesburg. We depart between 5.30am and 6:30am on Day 1 so it is essential that you overnight in Johannesburg the day before the tour. If you want to explore Johannesburg at either end of the tour, please allow additional days.

2. You will be picked up between 5.30am and 6.30 am on Day 1 of this itinerary. Our preferred Joining Point Hotel is the Holiday Inn Rosebank and pick up time if 6.00 am. If you require a pick up from another Rosebank area hotel only, please advise your booking agent at least 14 days prior to departure. Our local operations team will advise the relevant Hotel reception of the exact pick up time 24 hours prior to pick up.

3. Bedding is not provided on this trip. See the 'Packing' section of the Essential Trip Information for more information.

4.This trip finishes upon arrival in Johannesburg on Day 4. On arrival in Johannesburg you can be dropped at the airport or at our finishing point hotel. Please do not book any flights until after 10pm this evening.

5.Please note this is a join in adventure and you will travel with a group of like minded Intrepid and non Intrepid passengers during transfers and game drives.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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Thomas · Traveled September 2022
I had John as my tour guide for the 2 day trek. He was a fabulous person with extensive knowledge of plants and animals. We were able to see the big 5 but more importantly, learnt about animals' behaviour and interactions with the Kruger park. His ancestral connections with Kruger meant he had many stories to tell about his family and how they survived in the Kruger region. Fantastic tour! Equally, all the other staff guides were amazing and really helpful!
Review submitted 08 Sep 2022

MARGARET · Traveled March 2020
Had an increcible time and would highly recommend. Saw loads of wildlife and learnt a great deal about them due to very knowledgeable and passionate guides. Tents, food and facilities were clean and very good all the staff were exceptional. Loved the trip.
Review submitted 13 Mar 2020

Nele Alica · Traveled March 2020
Amazing trip! The value for our money was more than fair. The stuff was super friendly and helpful. The safaris were much longer than we thought. The food was so delicious. And the camping ground was clean and we would definitely recommend this trip!
Review submitted 07 Mar 2020
Wild Kruger Camping
From
CAD $1,188