Sensational Big 5 South Africa safari with Kruger National Park
- 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 nights
- South Africa
- total price from £ 3,358.00 ]
- price based on: 2 adults
Enjoy nature and sunshine on a bucket-list South Africa safari, including meals, flights, transfers, shared game drives, and a comfort or luxury lodge
Embark on a bucket-list safari adventure in South Africa, and watch the sun rise and fall over the endless African savannah as you search for rhinos, lions, elephant, leopard and more. Start your journey in Johannesburg before heading to the natural wilderness of either the Moholoholo Forest Camp on the banks of the Blyde River, or the luxurious Abelana River Lodge overlooking the Selati River. During your stay at either lodge, you'll head out on multiple game drives, including a full day exploring the Kruger National Park with an experienced ranger. From elephants and lions to zebras and warthogs, see some of the world's most fascinating animals up close and running free in their natural habitat - all from your open top safari jeep, with spacious and airy accommodation for comfort and safety. With transport, meals, shared game drives, a South African bush walk and more included, the hardest decision you'll have to make is when to go.
Six or eight-night South Africa tour, including Kruger National Park
Choice of comfort or luxury accommodation
Half-board basis on Days 1 and 8
Full-board on Days 2-7 (excluding drinks)
Morning safari in the Moholoholo area or Abelana Game Reserve (Day 3)
Visit to Moholoholo Rehabilitation Center (Day 3; eight-night option)
Full day safari in Kruger National Park (Day 4)
Bush Safari on the Walk in the Moholoholo Area or Abelana Game Reserve (Day 6)
Afternoon safari in Moholoholo Reserve and barbecue night (Day 7; eight-night option)
Experienced rangers / guides during the safaris
Admission costs to Kruger National Park
Please note that the game drives on this tour are in small groups with a maximum of 6 people
Return flight from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle to Johannesburg
All transfers between the airport and accommodation at Moholoholo Reserve
Optional private transfers between the airport and accommodation at Abelana Game Reserve
Day 1: Johannesburg
Welcome to your sensational safari in South Africa! Upon arrival in Johannesburg, you'll be picked up at the airport and taken to your hotel. Settle in to your comfortable surroundings and the warm climate and take some time to relax and recuperate after a long journey. Spend the day enjoying the s…Read more
Day 2-7: Kruger National Park & Moholoholo
On Day 2, you'll be picked up with a transfer after an early breakfast and head into the wild. Travelling 460 kilometres through captivating South African landscapes, you will arrive at your authentic forest camp in the afternoon. Get acquainted with the beautiful natural surroundings, enjoy your i…Read more
Day 8: Johannesburg
On Day 8 you'll be picked up at the lodge and taken back to Johannesburg after breakfast. Upon arrival in the late afternoon, check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day soaking up the sun! Enjoy another included two-course meal in the evening, looking back on an incredible week discoverin…Read more
Day 1: Johannesburg
Welcome to your sensational safari in South Africa! Upon arrival in Johannesburg, walk a mere 70 metres from the airport terminal, and you'll be at your first hotel. Settle in to your comfortable surroundings and the warm climate and take some time to relax and recuperate after a long journey. Spen…Read more
Day 2-5: Kruger National Park & Abelana Game Reserve
On Day 2, you'll be greeted at the hotel reception and escorted to your shuttle so you can head into the wild. Travelling 460 kilometres through captivating South African landscapes, you will arrive at Abelana Game Reserve Camp in the afternoon. Get acquainted with the beautiful natural surrounding…Read more
Day 6: Johannesburg
On Day 6 you'll be picked up at the lodge and taken back to Johannesburg after breakfast. Upon arrival in the late afternoon, check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day soaking up the sun! Enjoy another included two-course meal in the evening, looking back on an incredible week discoverin…Read more
Optional excursions are available for the eight-night tour option to make your trip even more spectacular. All excursions can be booked and paid for during the booking process. You will receive all practical information before departure.
• Full Day Safari in Kruger National Park (Day 5) • Are there any of 'The Big Five' you haven't crossed off the list yet? Then look forward to a full-day safari in Kruger National Park. At a leisurely pace you will be driven through the park in an open four-wheel drive, and along the way you will stop at a peaceful, scenic place where you can enjoy a picnic breakfast. The tour starts at 05.00-05.30 and includes transport, entrance fees, guide and picnic breakfast.
• Full-day Panorama Route tour (day 5) • Take a full day trip along the Panorama Route in the Mpumalanga province. Along the way, you pass spectacular landscapes, including the quaint rock formations of the Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve's viewpoint 'God's Window', where you get a magnificent view of canyons and waterfalls. You also visit the former gold mining village, Pilgrim's Rest, which is rich in history and culture. The tour starts at 08:00 and includes transport and guide.
• Half-day excursion to Soweto (day 9) • Here you will take a history-filled 4 hour tour through the southwestern township and urban area where Apartheid has its roots. You also pass the Mandela House Museum and other stops of political importance. The tour starts at 08:00 and includes transport, guide and entrance fees (please note that this excursion can only be completed if it suits your flight times).
- Drinks with meals in Johannesburg
- Optional excursion entry fees (payable locally)
If you book this deal before 35 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.
Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Limited for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.
|Passport, visa and health requirements||
The passport, visa and health requirements (including those related to COVID-19) at the time of booking can be viewed on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website. It is your responsibility to ensure that you and all members of your party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents, and in compliance with any other immigration/entry requirements, before you travel.
Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.
Max 2 people in a Eight nights - Moholoholo Lodge (Comfort) Max 2 people in a Krugers Big Five (SE DE) - 8 nights with Moholoholo Lodge Max 2 people in a Six nights - Abelana River Lodge (Luxury)
The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.
Based on two full-paying adults per room, travellers will receive a discount on hotel stays for children 12 years and younger. This is dependent on the chosen travel period and whether the child sleeps in a separate bed. Infants aged 2 and under receive free accommodation.
|Children & travel||
Accompanied children under the age of 18 are required to present a valid passport upon arrival.
Unfortunately, cots are not available throughout this trip.
Unfortunately, this trip is not wheelchair accessible.
You will receive all documents relevant to your trip, 7 days prior to departure at the latest.
Your passport must be valid for six months upon arrival in South Africa. Your passport should have at least 2 blank pages when you present it at immigration. For up-to-date information, visit the official gov.uk website.
For travel in South Africa, British citizens do not need a visa.
All travellers should be up to date with primary courses and boosters. Vaccinations usually recommended for travel to South Africa include Diphtheria; Hepatitis A. Consult your doctor or the NHS travel advice website for more information.
The national currency of South Africa is South African Rand (ZAR).
During this trip, transport and excursions may be in groups of international travellers.
The specified itinerary is subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
Please note that the quality standards of hotels, facilities, transportation and roads may differ from Europe.
In order to give you the best possible holiday, we sometimes offer trips where you'll be staying at one of a selection of hotels (all with the same star rating, board basis, room type and location). Mostly, you'll be staying in the hotel written up in our description, but we're unable to guarantee the exact accommodation featured on the website every time. We'll let you know the name of your hotel, at least 7 days before departure.
|Return airport transfer||
At the airport in Johannesburg, your driver will be waiting for you with a sign with your names. Transport between the airport and the hotel can be a group transport with other travellers. You will receive more information about the transport along with your travel documents.
Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.
|Extra flight nights||
Please note that there may be an extra night on the plane or in transit
|Shared game drives||
Please note, game drives are not private, and will be shared with no more than six people.