4 Day Quick Classic Kruger Safari Skukuza

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This Safari is ideal for couples, families, and small groups.
Travel through the Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle and enjoy encounters with prides of Lion, herds of Elephant and spotting some of the region's diverse birdlife, including raptors.
From the magic of a Chameleon to the mighty roar of a Lion, our 3/4 day Quick Classic Safari Package allows you to discover the diverse animals of the Kruger National Park in the company of an expert guide. You are bound to be entertained!!

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TOUR FACTS Maximum 8 people per vehicle ensuring a personalized safari experience.
R26 971.00/person
• Included
Return flights from Johannesburg to airport near or inside the Kruger National Park (indicate, should you wish to take a panoramic route tour by road rather than a flight straight to Kruger).
• Return road transfers from the airport to your Rest Camp
• 3 nights' accommodation in comfortable Bungalow with en-suite bathroom at a main Rest camp inside Kruger National Park
• Brunch/breakfast and dinner as specified in itinerary
• Glass of wine with dinner
• Bottled water while on game drives
• Accompanied by experienced English speaking guide for the duration of the tour
• Game drives inside the Kruger National Park in an open game drive vehicle
• Sunset game drive operated by South African National Parks Board
• Conservation fees and community levies
• Not Included
• Lunch and other meals not specified in itinerary
• Drinks which may be purchased at the Park shop
• Items of a personal nature and gratuities
• TRAVEL INSURANCE
DETAILED TOUR DESCRIPTION Day 1: Johannesburg - Kruger National Park
In the morning, you will fly from Johannesburg to an airport near or inside the Kruger National Park. Here you will meet your guide for the Safari. Delight in a leisurely game drive/Safari through the pristine wilderness. The area is renowned for its Lion sightings as well as large herds of Elephant. The birding is excellent, and you may even see African Fish Eagles or Martial and Tawny Eagles to name but a few.
The adventure will stop at a picnic spot and you'll enjoy a light lunch (for your own account) before continuing your exciting safari. Keep a lookout for Giraffe, Wildebeest, Buffalo, and Zebra.
In the late afternoon you will arrive at your accommodation for the night.
Relax and settle into your accommodation before gathering around a sizzling fire. Perhaps explore camp before having a tasty meal. (Dinner for your account)
Day 2: Kruger National Park
After some snacks and coffee you will set out on an early morning game drive. Watch as a new day begins - see how the guide follows the tracks of Lion or Hyena. Listen as the birds start calling, and smell the fresh scent of the bush. Explore this complex region and see everything from small creatures such as Dung Beetles and Chameleons, to herds of Elephant or an endangered White Rhino. Return to camp for a delicious brunch.
Spend some time relaxing in camp, enjoying the facilities. In the early afternoon enjoy a siesta before continuing your adventures in the cool afternoon.
The guide will naturally track more wildlife.
Return to camp just before the gates close for a refreshing drink and dinner.
(Brunch and dinner included – Drinks for your account)
Day 3: Kruger National Park
A new day, and you will delve deeper into the scenic bush of the Kruger National Park on a morning game drive. Driving at a leisurely pace, encounter more animals such as Buffalo, Kudu and even the regions smaller creatures such as a Mongoose, squirrels, or little Steenbok. The birding is excellent and you may see the endangered Ground Hornbill or even a Kori Bustard. Return to camp for a hearty brunch and enjoy a few hours at your leisure.
You will then set off on an afternoon game drive. Continue to discover the abundant wildlife of the region. In the evening gather round the warm glow of the fire and reminisce about your experience, enjoy dinner at camp, before heading to your bungalow and falling asleep to the distant hoot and laughing of a Hyena or call of Lion. (Brunch and dinner included – drinks for your account)
Day 4: Kruger National Park - Nelspruit - Johannesburg
After a hot cup of coffee and some rusks (biscuits), set out on an early morning game drive to make the most of the last few hours of your safari. Take a few last photos. Return to camp and tuck into a tasty breakfast before your guide drive you to the airport for your return flight to Johannesburg. (Breakfast included)
ABOUT RATES Maximum 8 people per vehicle ensuring a personalized safari experience.
R26971.00/person sharing

DEPARTURE DATES Can be customised to depart any day for private tours.
TAKE NOTE South Africa - General Information
Land
South Africa is larger than Germany, France, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands combined. It has the world's second largest controlled game reserve - the Kruger National Park - South Africa is also known as "A World in One Country" due to the contrast in landscapes, climate and the people.
People
Approximately 55 million diverse people make up the "Rainbow Nation". Almost all citizens expect to be known as South Africans. There are 11 official languages. English and Afrikaans are widely spoken. French, Italian, and German are spoken by staff members in many of the larger hotel, guesthouses and shops. The major native South African languages are Zulu, Xhosa and Tswana.
Climate
Gauteng & Mpumalanga - summer rainfall. Mild, dry winters with occasional early morning frost on Highveld. Johannesburg: Average maximum summer temperature is 30°C; winter 18.0°C. Mid- summer in Kruger National Park can exceed 35.0°C.
Western Cape - warm, dry summers; cool, wet winters. Occasional winter snowfalls on mountains. Average maximum summer temperature is 28.2°C; winter 17.9°C.
Eastern Cape and Garden Route - elements of the Mediterranean climate of Cape Town as well as that of the summer rainfall regions to the east. Average maximum summer temperature is 25.0°C; winter 20.3°C.
KwaZulu / Natal - summer rainfall typically subtropical and cool, dry winters. Average maximum summer temperature is 28.0°C; winter 20.7°C.
Seasons
* SUMMER: December to February
* AUTUMN: March to May
* WINTER: June to August
* SPRING: September to November
Flora and Fauna
South Africa has an enormous variety of Flora from forests to bush lands and flower paradises to sandy deserts and an amazing variety of wildlife, ranging from the famous "Big Five" (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino). It has over 900 classified species of birds, 5000 species of spider and more than 100 varieties of snakes.
Banking
Major national banks are found in every large town in South Africa, as are automatic teller machines. Several international banks have branches in the main cities.
Currency
The South African currency is the South African Rand (ZAR) denoted by the symbol
Current Forex - changing daily
ZAR/EUR 15.6208
ZAR/GBP 17.3664
ZAR/USD 13.1514
The US dollar, Euros and the British Pound are the most easily convertible currencies. Automatic teller machines accept foreign visa cards and are found in all cities and towns.
Major credit cards, such as MasterCard and Visa, are accepted throughout the country, at most hotels, lodges, restaurants, retail outlets and safari companies. Shops in remote areas and service stations may only accept cash.
Travel insurance
It is essential for visitors to have a comprehensive medical insurance policy, to provide coverage for the treatment of serious illnesses/accidents, and if required, medical evacuation. Personal effects insurance is also advisable. This is often covered when booking your vacation by credit card.
Reasonably priced medical services are available at government clinics and hospitals throughout the country. Private medical practitioners are available in the cities and major towns.
Customs
Personal effects are allowed into the country duty-free.
Electricity
Current is 220/240 volts at 50 cycles per second. Adapter plugs is recommended for electronic equipment.
Health and Medical Care
Visitors to game parks must take malaria tablets and mosquito repellents, which are both available across the counter at any pharmacy. South Africa has no National Health Service, so medical treatment and hospital fees must be paid direct. Special travel insurance is recommended. Malaria regions include Northern Province, Mpumalanga and the northeast of KwaZulu / Natal. The Bilharzia parasite is present in streams, rivers, lakes and dams in some of the northern and eastern parts of the country and visitors should therefore avoid contact with the water in these regions.
Other precautions against being bitten by mosquitoes will be to: wear long sleeves, socks, closed shoes, and generally keep the body covered. Use mosquito coils and repellent (most lodges provide mosquito nets and repellent in the rooms.)
HIV/Aids
Visitors are advised to take the necessary precautions against Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
Entry Formalities
Visas
Citizens of most European and Commonwealth countries do not require a visa for entry into South Africa.
Visitors should check with embassies or consulates, or their travel agents, before departure.
It is vital for visitors to carry a valid passport and sufficient funds to facilitate their stay.
Vaccinations
If you are travelling to South Africa from areas infected with Yellow Fever, you must have a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate. Otherwise, no other immunizations are required.
Sun Protection
The South African sun is very strong, with a high ultraviolet ray rating. Screening products with sun protection factors of 30 and over are recommended.
Always take preventive measures that include wearing a wide-brimmed sunhat and sunglasses, applying sunscreen, regularly taking rehydration mixes, drinking plenty of water and fruit juices (at least two litres of liquid daily), avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun, and avoiding excessive amounts of alcohol, which causes dehydration.
What to Wear
In summer, lightweight - light-coloured cottons are preferable.
Garments of neutral colours that blend with the bush and forest are advisable for safaris and game viewing.
Bring lightweight Jerseys or Jackets for unexpected temperature changes or rain.
From May – August, night temperatures in certain areas can fall below zero degrees Celsius, so warm jerseys and jackets are vital, especially on morning and evening game drives.
Closed comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes are necessary in all seasons.
What to Bring
Binoculars, insect repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses.
Cosmetics, medication and cigarettes are all available in the major towns, but if specific brand names are needed, it is best to bring enough to last your stay.
Drinking water
Bottled mineral water is readily available in most shops, supermarkets and lodges.
Tipping / Gratuities
In restaurants, 10% of the bill usually applies, depending on the standard of service provided. Restaurants do not usually include the tip in the bill.
R10.00 per bag is generally given to porters.
Telephones
The international telephone service links South Africa with countries around the world. Calls from hotels generally carry a surcharge and most hotels are equipped with fax machines. The international dialling code for South Africa is +27 followed by the area code (minus the first zero) and the subscriber's number.
Emergencies
In dire need, dial 10111 for the police Flying Squad and 10177 for an ambulance.
Shopping
Local manufacturers set a high premium on workmanship and at the current Rand value visitors can afford to be extravagant. Gold & diamond jewellery, arts and craft, clothing and leather goods are recommended.
VAT (Value Added Tax)
Currently set at 14%, VAT is included in the quoted price of most goods and services. Foreign visitors are not exempt from paying VAT on purchased goods.
They may, however, claim back VAT paid on items taken out of the country when the total value exceeds R250. The following documentation is required: original tax invoice, VAT refund control sheet and foreign passport. The items on which a refund is claimed must also be presented.
Facilities for the disabled
South African Airways provides passenger aid units at all major airports. Many hotels offer facilities for the disabled, as do most rest camps in the Kruger National Park.
Should you require any additional information on South Africa, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Johan & Elize du Preez
SAFARIS & TOURS
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