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4-day Kruger Park and Panorama Route Hotel Safari

From ZAR 16040
ZAR 17485 Per Single Traveller

2023 Rates

ZAR 16040 Per Person Sharing
ZAR 17485 Per Single Traveller

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Duration

4 Days

Pickup

OR Tambo Airport / Any Hotel available on request

Itinerary

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Highlights:

  • A Sunset / Night Safari in the Kruger Park on Day 1

  • A full day open vehicle safari on day 2
  • A full day Panorama tour on Day 3
  • A morning safari on Day 4
  • Quality accommodation at a hotel near the entrance gate

Description:

The Kruger National Park is one of the world’s premier nature reserves, and you will spend a significant amount of time exploring it during this four-day hotel safari.

The Panorama Route refers to the escarpment area in Mpumalanga Province where the Drakensberg mountains separate the Highveld from the Lowveld to the east. The Panorama Route along the escarpment is one of South Africa’s most scenic areas and include the Blyde canyon that extends for 50kms along the escarpment.

This safari offers a full-day safari in the Kruger National Park as well as a full-day tour of the Panorama Route.

A full day in the Kruger National Park may sound exhausting, but the guides make frequent stops at rest stops and lookout points. As you travel through different grasslands and ecological zones, you will have a better chance of seeing more wildlife.

Your four-day itinerary will include a sunset / night safari on day 1, a full-day open vehicle safari on day 2, a full-day Panorama Route on day 3 and a morning safari in Kruger National Park on day 4.

Your chances are very good to see all of the Big 5 – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo. The Kruger National Park is home to 148 mammal and 500 bird species. So there’s a lot to see and photograph.

You might also like our 5 Day Kruger Park Panorama Hotel Safari Tour.

Itinerary:

DAY 1: TRANSFER FROM JOHANNESBURG TO HAZYVIEW, SUNSET / NIGHT SAFARI

Guests will be picked up between 6:30 and 6:45 from various lodges and hotels within a 5 km radius of the OR Tambo International Airport, and then from the OR Tambo International Airport shuttle and bus Terminal between 6:45 and 7:00, before departing at 7:15 a.m.

Clients can fly directly into Skukuza Kruger National Park or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airports and be met by their safari guide at no extra charge.

You must confirm your pickup time and location the day before the tour.

Also keep in mind that these are shared departures. You will arrive at your lodge in Hazyview between 11:30 and 12:00.

Guests will have time to unpack, relax, and enjoy a light lunch after swimming or walking around the lodge. You will leave around 15.45 for a sunset/night safari in the Kruger National Park, returning to the lodge around 20.00 for a delicious dinner and a good night’s rest.

Your package include accommodation at the lodge, as well as lunch and dinner.

DAY 2: FULL DAY OPEN VEHICLE SAFARI IN THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

All safaris begin before sunrise, since this is the best part of the day for game viewing. This is also the best time of day to see predators.

The Mpumalanga province, which means “place of the rising sun,” is South Africa’s first province to see the sun rise.

After a short drive to the park, you enter the park gates and your guide will take you to the best areas to find wildlife including the Big 5 and plains game.

The Lodge will provide breakfast packs, and your guide will stop after about 3 hours for breakfast, a bathroom break, and the opportunity to purchase coffee.

You then continue with your safari through the variety of eco zones in the Kruger National Park, each zone with its own set of wildlife.

Along the route, you will visit rivers and watering holes, as well as plains and Bushveld regions.

You will then stop for lunch at a rest stop, where you will be responsible for your own meal. This also gives you time to do some souvenir shopping or enjoy a cold beer!

The safari will then continue back towards the lodge, arriving around 15.30 – 16.00, with time to relax or swim, before enjoying a delicious dinner.

Your package include accommodation at the lodge, and breakfast and dinner.

DAY 3: FULL DAY PANORAMA SAFARI IN A CLOSED AIR-CONDITIONED VEHICLE

Today begins with a delicious hot breakfast at the lodge at 7.30, followed by a meeting with your guide at 8:00.

You will travel in a closed air-conditioned vehicle from Hazyview for a 45-minute drive until the Panorama route begins, climbing nearly 1000 metres to the Northern Drakensburg Mountain range.

Temperatures vary greatly from Hazyview, so bring a jacket and comfortable walking shoes as you will go on some beautiful hikes.

God’s Window, Bourkes Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon (the world’s third largest canyon), Lisbon waterfall, the three rondavels, and the town of Graskop are on the itinerary.

On a clear day, one can see as far as Kruger and beyond from God’s Window. You’ll need comfortable walking shoes because the various lookout points have paths and trails to the viewpoints. It takes an average person about 15-20 minutes to reach the top, but the walk through a natural rainforest environment is well worth it.

Bourkes Luck Potholes is a stunning natural formation formed over hundreds of years by water erosion. The Bourke’s Luck potholes feature round carvings and holes of varying sizes formed in the red sandstone where the Treur and Blyde rivers meet.

Your guides will educate you on the region’s history. Guests can walk over the chasms using small footbridges and observe the water flowing through the cracks and holes. There are also several small but beautiful waterfalls scattered throughout the area; you will spend about an hour here and it’s a 1 km walk in total.

The Blyde River Canyon is the world’s third largest canyon. The canyon is over 40 kilometres long and up to 1200 metres deep. The canyon is rich in plant life, with rivers and dams forming the canyon’s floor.

Guests can see another highlight of the Panorama Tour, the 3 Rondavels, from a vantage point on the canyon. The Rondavels get their name from their resemblance to Rondavel houses, which are traditional African huts. These three outcrops stand out from the landscape.

The Guides will also go to Lisbon Falls, a beautiful waterfall with a strong flow of water all year. Lunch and curio shopping will be in the Highveld town of Graskop, which is famous for its great Pancakes and our lunch venue for the day. There are some great small shops in the town, and quests will have time to stroll through it.

After a long day, return to the lodge around 16:00 for a drink, a swim, and dinner before an early start for a final morning safari in Kruger.

Your package include accommodation at the lodge, and breakfast and dinner.

DAY 4: MORNING SAFARI AND TRANSFER BACK TO JOHANNESBURG

You will leave the lodge before sunrise and eat another packed breakfast at one of the rest camps or picnic areas.

Today, the guide will focus on animals you didn’t see on the first two safaris, and we’re hoping to see lions and leopards because they’re most active in the mornings.

You will continue the safari after a quick breakfast and coffee break, returning to the lodge around 11:00. Now it is time for you to say your goodbyes to your guide and freshen up before returning to Johannesburg.

The shuttle picks up clients around 11.30, and you return to Johannesburg OR Tambo shuttle terminal and lodges, arriving between 17.00 and 18.00.

Your package include breakfast.

Clients flying out of OR Tambo International on the last day are advised not to book their flight any earlier then 20:00 for domestic and 21:00 for international flights.

The company does not accept any liability for guests missing flights, should they be booked to fly out on the last day.

Included:

  • Licensed and professional safari guides
  • 1 Sunset Safari / Night safari
  • 1 Full-day open vehicle safari in the Kruger National Park
  • 1 Half-day open vehicle morning safari in the Kruger National Park
  • 1 Full day Panorama safari in a closed vehicle
  • 3 Nights’ Accommodation in a hotel in Hazyview
  • 3 Breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 Dinners – as per itinerary
  • Transfers to and from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport
  • Mineral waters on all drives

Excluded:

  • All Meals and beverages not specified in the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature
  • Gratuitie

Good to know:

The safari uses a privately owned quality lodge or hotel outside Kruger National Park, a with en suite accommodation and excellent meals located 15 minutes from either the Phabeni or Numbi gates, into Kruger’s premier wildlife areas.

Collection and Drop off

Clients will be collected from lodges within a 5 km radius of the OR Tambo International Airport. Between 06:30 and 06:45.

Alternatively, clients will be collected from the Shuttle and Bus Terminal at the OR Tambo International Airport between 06:45 and 07:00.

The safari will depart at 7:15 from the airport. You can travel to the airport via the modern Gautrain or make use of an Uber.

Clients can also take a flight directly to Skukuza Kruger National park, or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airports where they will be collected by a safari guide at no additional cost.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the cost of a 4 day Kruger Park and Panorama Route hotel safari?

The cost of a basic 4-day Kruger Park and Panorama Route hotel safari could start at around $600 USD per person for shared accommodation, while a more luxurious option with private accommodations and more exclusive game drives could cost upwards of $1,500 USD per person. However, it’s important to note that prices can change frequently, and it’s always best to check with the tour company directly to get an accurate quote based on your specific needs and preferences. Additionally, it’s a good idea to factor in additional expenses such as meals, park fees, and any additional activities or excursions that may not be included in the base price of the tour.

 

What is a 4 day Kruger Park and Panorama Route Hotel Safari?

A 4-day Kruger Park and Panorama Route Hotel Safari is a guided tour that allows visitors to experience the best of South Africa’s wildlife and natural beauty. The tour includes wildlife viewing in Kruger National Park, one of the largest and most diverse wildlife reserves in Africa, where guests will embark on game drives accompanied by an experienced guide to help them spot the park’s diverse range of animals. After about two days of game drives, the tour continues with a scenic drive along the Panorama Route, offering breathtaking views of the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window, and other natural wonders. Along the way, visitors will also have the opportunity to visit small towns and local markets.

 

What type of accommodation is included in a 4 day Kruger Park and Panorama Route Hotel safari?

Typically, the accommodation included in the tour package is a hotel or lodge located near Kruger National Park. The level of accommodation can range from budget-friendly options to more luxurious lodges with high-end amenities. The hotel or lodge will usually provide comfortable rooms or suites featuring amenities such as air conditioning, private bathrooms, and swimming pools. Some accommodations may also offer additional amenities such as on-site restaurants, spas, and game viewing decks. It’s important to check with the tour operator or travel agency for the specific details of the accommodation included in the tour package, as well as any additional costs or upgrades that may be available.

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