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A young lion pride seen at Kruger Park

4 Day Budget SAfari

in the Greater Kruger National Park


The world-renowned Kruger Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa!

This Kruger Park Safari will save you money on getting you to the Private Game Lodge and still give you an authentic safari experience. This is why you go to a private safari lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park, for a relaxing well-earned once in a life time genuine safari. Go Safari will arrange you dream safari for you.


Experience the Greater Kruger Park, don't just visit it!

What makes the Kruger unique is that its biodiversity is unmatched, with 147 species of mammal, 492 of birds and 118 of reptiles, along with 628 types of trees, shrubs and grasses as well as thousands of insects. No other national park in the world can offer this.


A Budget Kruger National Park Safari is the true South African Safari.
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Budget 4 DAY Kruger Park Safari Tariff & Itinerary:


Cost based on minimum of 2 guests travelling together

Private Lodge Accommodation Cost
Per person sharing - for 3 nights ZAR 7280.00
Per person single accommodation - for 3 nights ZAR 8980.00
Watch this space for the winter season specials !  

DAY 1

Depart Johannesburg with a scheduled transfer service departing from the bus terminal at Johannesburg Airport (OR Tambo) at 06h00 and travel east to Dullstroom and Lydenburg. A refreshment stop will be enjoyed on the way. Continue down the Abel Erasmus Pass into the Lowveld it is now only a 45 minute drive to Hoedspruit. At approximately 11h30 the shuttle bus will stop at the gate to the Balule Game Reserve, which is part of the Greater Kruger Park, where a representative from the Private Safari Lodge will meet you and drive you to the lodge within Africa big five territory. After enjoying a cold welcome drink on arrival, time to settle it to your room..


Late afternoon is "safari time" you board an open game tracking vehicle to explore the African Bush looking for some of the many species that make this area home. The ranger will point out and explain the many animals found, and hopefully you will be lucky enough to see the elusive cats.


At sunset sundowners are enjoyed in the bush, followed by a night drive using spot lights to look for the elusive nocturnal animals. You end the evening with dinner under the African sky in a traditional "boma" (circular enclosure).


DAY 2

A very early morning wake-up call an a welcome mug of coffee with your ranger before departing on the early morning game drive. Return to the lodge for hearty breakfast, after breakfast there is time to go on a game walk with your ranger or freshen up then enjoy the lodge surroundings. Escape the midday heat by spending time in or around the swimming pool, relaxing in a hammock, being pampered in the "sala" with a massage or enjoy a siesta. A light lunch is enjoyed under a tree looking out over the bush and a waterhole.


Afternoon high tea is a time to interact with other guests and is served at around 3:30pm with a selection salty and sweet treats. Following directly thereafter you are off to an afternoon & evening game drive adventure with a stop-over in the bush for sundowners watching the splendour of the African sun setting over the mountains. Drinks are accompanied by snacks and some South African specialties. After the sun set stop the drive is continued with the aid of spot lights looking for any animals not yet spotted. Return to the lodge, freshen up and meet for a pre-dinner drink and then have dinner around a fire in a traditional "boma" or in the lodge dining room.


DAY 3

Another very early morning wake-up call an a welcome mug of coffee with your ranger before departing on the early morning game drive. Return to the lodge for hearty breakfast, after breakfast there is time to go on a game walk with your ranger or freshen up then enjoy the lodge surroundings. Escape the midday heat by spending time in or around the swimming pool, relaxing in a hammock, being pampered in the "sala" with a massage or enjoy a siesta. A light lunch is enjoyed under a tree looking out over the bush and a waterhole.


Afternoon high tea is a time to interact with other guests and is served at around 3:30pm with a selection salty and sweet treats. Following directly thereafter you are off to an afternoon & evening game drive adventure with a stop-over in the bush for sundowners watching the splendour of the African sun setting over the mountains. Drinks are accompanied by snacks and some South African specialties. After the sun set stop the drive is continued with the aid of spot lights looking for any animals not yet spotted. Return to the lodge, freshen up and meet for a pre-dinner drink and then have dinner around a fire in a traditional "boma" or in the lodge dining room.


DAY 4

Start the day with another game drive accompanied by a ranger for one last opportunity to spot any animals not yet seen. After a healthy breakfast, the lodge will take you back to the main gate of the reserve where you will meet the shuttle. Depart Hoedspruit at 11h00 and arrive at Johannesburg Airport (OR Tambo) at 17h00.


The itinerary may be changed to accommodate weather and time constraints. You may also have to change lodges due to availability.


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INCLUDES:

  1. Scheduled road transfer from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit and back in air-conditioned vehicle including fuel, tolls and insurances
  2. Three nights luxury accommodation
  3. Daily sunrise/morning and an afternoon/evening open Land Rover game drives hosted by an armed field guide/ranger and tracker
  4. Optional bush walks
  5. Breakfast, lunch & dinner at the lodge
  6. Conservation levy
  7. Life long memories and hopefully great pictures
  8. VAT and tourism Levy

EXCLUDES:

  1. Lunches on travelling days
  2. All Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
  3. Curio purchases and items of a personal nature
  4. Travel & Medical insurance


Clients will be collected from and dropped off at their hotel or home in the Johannesburg or Pretoria area, travelling in luxury air-conditioned Microbuses or sedan with registered driver guides.


What should I wear?

You will require comfortable, casual and semi-casual clothes for your safari to South Africa, nothing fancy. Please note that bright colours are not suitable for game-viewing and that game-drives are conducted in the early morning and late afternoon which can be cold, especially in winter.

What should I pack?

  • Light cotton trousers
  • Cotton shorts
  • Comfortable walking shoes / Sandals
  • Waterproof rain jacket/windbreaker
  • Sunhat
  • Fleece
  • Insect repellent
  • Small torch
    (optional as most lodges supply torches in the room)
  • Bathing suit

  • Suntan lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera (a good telephoto lens recommended)
    Don't forget the battery charger and spare memory card
  • Binoculars
  • For winter (May - August) pack an extra warm jacket, woolen hat, scarf & gloves
  • Batteries, camera film /memory cards, sunscreen and an extensive range of branded safari clothing can be bought from most of the lodge safari shops

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