6 Day Kruger Classic Camping Safari

The Kruger Park is renowned for its incredible biodiversity and rich cultural history. This 6 day tour offers you ample time to explore the southern region of the Kruger Park and provides a glimpse of the vast wilderness.

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  • Duration: 6 Days
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What’s included

  • Transfers in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • 5 nights’ tented accommodation at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
  • 10 x 3-hour game drives in the Kruger National Park
  • Kruger National Park entrance fees
  • All meals as per itinerary


The 6-day Kruger classic safari tour gives you four full days to thoroughly explore the width and breadth of the southern and central region of the national park. Discover why South Africa’s oldest and largest protected wilderness region is one of the most popular safari destinations in Africa; with promises of incredible Big 5 sightings in an area renowned for its high concentration of game and prolific bird life.

Guests stay in tented accommodation at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp in the Kruger Park. A highlight of the tour is the sunset/night game drive on the first night 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.

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Day 1: Johannesburg - Kruger National Park

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. Stop for snacks and refreshments along the way (your own cost).

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. The ranger is allowed to take guests out for night drives and return well after the normal gate closing times.

Please note: It’s a shared game drive and other guests staying at Pretoriuskop may join you on the open safari vehicle.

Overnight in a safari tent at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp.

Includes: Dinner

Day 2 - 5: Kruger Park

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 some relaxation before departing for the afternoon game drive. Dinner in camp under the stars.

Overnight in a safari tent at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp.

Includes: Breakfast & dinner

Day 6 : Kruger National Park - Johannesburg

Wake up early for hot beverages and rusks and then depart for your last game drive in the Kruger Park. Enjoy a light breakfast back at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp before packing up and departing for the return trip to Johannesburg. We arrive at OR Tambo International Airport late afternoon (approx. 17h00).

Includes: Breakfast

What’s excluded

  • Scheduled flights to/from OR Tambo International Airport
  • Purchases of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (cash bar only)
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Any activity not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • visa fees if required

Important information

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. 

Please note

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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