Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands
A five day packaged safari to Hazyview area of the Kruger National Park for two nights and the Sabi Sands Game Reserve for two nights. On this packaged safari, guests stay at the popular Hippo Hollow Lodge or similar, situated near Hazyview on a half board basis. The package includes transportation and all game drives which are conducted in open 4X4 safari vehicles inside the Kruger National Park. The guests then move on to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve for two evenings, on a full board basis at Umkumbe Safari Lodge or similar. The client has the choice of two daily game drives or possibly replacing one game drive with a bush walk instead. The package includes all road transfers.
Transportation to Hazyview is operated by a professional driver who will pick you up in Johannesburg on the morning of your departure. All transfers are done in a luxury air conditioned vehicle, where you will be transported via the Panorama Route to Hazyview.
Panorama route includes God’s Window, Lisbon Falls and Graskop and all entrance fees are included in the package. There are numerous stops along the way for comfort breaks and photo moments.
Upon arrival in Hazyview, guests will check into Hippo Hollow Country Estate (or similar if not available), which is situated near the Phabeni Gate. The lodge is a 3 star establishment, rooms are air-conditioned and ensuite. All rooms have a view either over gardens or the Sabi River. The estate has two swimming pools and a restaurant where all the breakfasts and dinners are included. On particular evenings in the hotel, guests are treated to a Shangaan supper and entertainment. A hotel upgrade is available at a surcharge.
On your first evening, you will either partake in an afternoon game drive or a sunset game drive. This is dependent on availability and will be communicated to the guest on route to Hazyview by the driver.
On your second day of the package, our guide will pick you up in the early morning and will spend the full day with you in the Kruger Park, where hopefully you will be able to view the Big Five. During the day, there will be a number of comfort breaks and a chance to enjoy lunch at your own cost.
Our guides are highly trained professionals equipped with knowledge on virtually every living species in the Park, and will provide you with an insightful, unforgettable and enjoyable experience. You will be in an open 4x4 game vehicle, so please bring a hat, sunscreen and appropriate clothing.
After your game drive, return to the lodge with time to relax and freshen up for dinner.
On the third day, you will be picked up early morning and will spend the morning in the Kruger Park and will return mid-morning to the lodge for breakfast and will check out. We will transfer you to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve for the remainder the safari package, the transfer is roughly an hour and a half.
Arriving at Umkumbe Safari Lodge or similar, you will be greeted by the friendly lodge staff and have time for lunch and time to settle in and rest before embarking on the afternoon game drive. Sabi Sands has a high concentration of wildlife and is known for the predators, especially the cats. Although the Sabi Sands is a private reserve and is a more exclusive safari experience, it forms part of the Greater Kruger Park with its borders being unfenced with the national park.
Late afternoon and into the evenings is a great time to spot wildlife, after which you will make your way to the lodge for supper and an opportunity to have a relaxed evening.
Day four, you will be greeted with a cup of coffee before heading off for the morning game drive in a 4x4 safari vehicle, hopefully with an opportunity to spot the Big Five waking and roaming in your path. There is an alternative to go on a morning bush walk rather than the drive if you so prefer.
Upon return from your safari, you will be served a leisurely breakfast and have the remainder of the morning at the lodge to catch up on sleep or resting at pool. Lunch will be served and there will be some more time to unwind before returning for an afternoon/evening safari drive with your guide. Sunset will be spent in the bush, after which you will be returned to the lodge for dinner and the evening at your leisure.
Early morning rise on day five and head out for your morning game drive to spot the animals that have been eluding you on your safari experience. Return to the lodge for breakfast and check out, where our driver will be waiting to transfer you back to Johannesburg via Nelspruit.
Please note that the Kruger Park charges a daily Conservation fee for each person entering the park. The cost of this fee is not included in the rates indicated for this safari, currently the rate per person is R304.00 until 31st October 2017, there after R328.00 from 1st November 2017 per day. However, upon making the reservation this can be included in the total safari price and then paid in advance to make it easier when on holiday.
The conversation fee for the Sabi Sands Game Reserve is included in the package. There is a voluntary contribution of R65 per person per night that goes towards the conservation efforts. However, upon making the reservation this can be included in the total safari price and then paid in advance to make it easier when on holiday.
Please note Umkumbe only accepts cash and does not have any card facilities
Included in this safari Excluded from this safari
Accommodation at Hippo Hollow or similar Kruger Park Conservation Fees
Breakfast and dinner at Hippo Hollow Lunch on day one and two
Daily game drives in 4×4 safari vehicles in the Kruger Park Services not mentioned in the program
A sunset drive (subject to availability) in the Kruger National Park Travel insurance and medical repatriation
Accommodation at Umkumbe Lodge or similar Drinks
Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Umkumbe Items of a personal nature
Twice daily game drives in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Road transfers from Johannesburg via Panorama Route
Optional Bush walks at Umkumbe
Best of Both (Kruger and Sabi) 5 Days / 4 Nights
R 26 340 per person sharing.
R 30 840 single supliment.