Guests stay in spacious 2-man Meru safari tents that are equipped for comfort and convenience. Dining under the stars around a camping firepit makes it an authentic safari experience.
The 4-day Kruger classic camping safari tour is an opportunity to thoroughly explore the southern and central section of the iconic Kruger National Park. Discover why South Africa’s oldest and largest national park is one of the most popular safari destinations in Africa.
Guests stay in tented accommodation at Pretoriuskop Rest in the Kruger Park that is fully equipped for comfort and convenience. The sunset/night game drives are in an open safari vehicle with a professional SANParks ranger who’s allowed to take guests out into the bushveld well after the normal gate closing times.
Kruger National Park open vehicle safari tour; sunrise and sunset game drives.
Pretoriuskop Rest Camp is located in the southern section of the Kruger National Park which is renowned for its incredible biodiversity, high concentration of animals and prolific birdlife. It’s surrounded by kiaat woodlands and savanna grasslands which is home to the Big 5 and an array of antelope.
Accommodation at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp ranges from budget-friendly campsites for tents and caravans and self-catering ensuite bungalows to family cottages and luxury guest houses. A recent addition is a tented campsite that is situated on the fenceline overlooking the surrounding leafy woodlands.
There is a fully-stocked convenience store at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp and a fast-food restaurant which offers tourists simple, affordable meals. Pretoriuskop Rest Camp is best known for its spectacular swimming pool that’s built up against a flat granite boulder.
We depart from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg between 07h30 and 08h00. It’s roughly a 5-hour drive that takes you from the Highveld on a scenic route down the Lowveld escarpment to the southern section of the Kruger National Park.
We arrive at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp mid-day; relax and enjoy the camp facilities until it’s time to depart for the late-afternoon game drive on an open safari vehicle, accompanied by a SANParks ranger. Return to Pretoriuskop Rest Camp late evening and enjoy a star-lit dinner.
Please note: It’s a shared game drive and other guests staying at Pretoriuskop may join you on the open safari vehicle.
Overnight in tented accommodation at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp (shared ablution facilities).
Depart early morning after hot beverages and rusks for a 3-hour sunrise game drive in southern Kruger. Return to Pretoriuskop for a late breakfast and a few hours of relaxation. Depart late afternoon for a sunset/night game drive. Return to Pretoriuskop Rest Camp late evening and enjoy a star-lit dinner.
Overnight in tented accommodation at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp.
Includes: Breakfast & dinner
Wake up early for hot beverages and rusks and then depart for a sunrise game drive. Enjoy a light breakfast back at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp before packing up and departing for Johannesburg. We arrive in Johannesburg late afternoon (approx 17h00).
Guests are collected and dropped off at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. By special arrangement, guests can be collected from hotels or guest lodges in Johannesburg or Pretoria for an additional cost.
Collect OR Tambo: 08h00
Drop-off OR Tambo: Between 16h30 and 17h00
Guests can also be collected and dropped off at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport on the outskirts of Nelspruit. We can accommodate alternative times and/or late arrivals for an additional cost.
Collect KMIA: between12h00 and 13h00
Drop-off KMIA: between 12h30 and 13h30
If you want to fly out of Nelspruit and not travel all the way back to Johannesburg with us, we can drop you off at the airport between 12h30 and 13h30. For transfers out of these scheduled times, consult with your booking agent. Extra charges may apply.
If you plan to fly out of OR Tambo International Airport on the last day of the safari tour, we suggest reserving a domestic flight that departs no earlier than 19h30 and an international flight that departs no earlier than 21h00.
For overnight accommodation close to OR Tambo International Airport, we recommend Saba Lodge. The lodge is owned and operated by Moafrika Tours and complimentary transfers to/from the airport and Saba Lodge are available on request.
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