Going on a morning or afternoon safari is the best way to experience the Greater Kruger Park from Hoedspruit!


Experience the Greater Kruger Park on an unforgettable morning or afternoon safari from Hoedspruit. Join expert guides on an Open Safari Vehicle to witness the Big Five and an array of wildlife in their natural habitat. Learn about animal behavior and explore the diverse ecosystems of one of South Africa’s largest game reserve areas.

You will be collected in Hoedspruit in an Open 4×4 Safari Vehicle for this morning or afternoon safari and drive to a private reserve near Hoedspruit. These vehicles are comfortable and designed to enhance your game-viewing experience by providing you with an optimal view of animals higher than most cars.

The professional and qualified guides will wow you with their knowledge and understanding of the bush and animals. You will go home with gems of knowledge of the bush that you did not know before! 
During the safari, the guide will stop for coffee & tea and some light snacks. At these stops, guests can take a break from sitting in the vehicles.

MORNING SAFARIS – approx 3-4 hours

The early morning gives you a good start for your game viewing as the bush comes alive and animals become active. They start grazing and move to the water holes before the heat of the day drives them to shelter in the shade of the bush and trees. This safari is approx 3-4 hours, including transfer time from Hoedspruit and gate time as well as an short refreshment stop.
Collection times for morning safaris are between 5:00 – 5:30 am (season dependent) and you will return at about 9:00 am after the safari.


AFTERNOON SAFARIS – approx 3-4 hours

This is the time when the nocturnal animals begin to stir. During the safari you will stop for a quick break to enjoy coffee/tea and light snacks. After the break, you will continue with the game drive and then return to Hoedspruit. Afternoon safaris are approx 3-4 hours including including transfer time from Hoedspruit and gate time, and a short refreshment stop.
Collection times for afternoon safaris are between 3:00 – 3:30 pm (season dependent) and you will return at about 7:00 pm after the safari.

Highlights include:
  • Half Day game drive in a private game reserve within the Greater Kruger Park with a professional guide.
  • Stand a chance to spot the Big 5 and much more!
  • Collection & Drop Off for the morning or afternoon safari is from Hoedspruit


Important Information:
  • Min 2 & Max 10 people PER VEHICLE.
  • This activity goes out in all weather.
  • Rates include conservation fees.
  • Please note that children 6-12 years must be accompanied by 2 adults.

Duration: Half Day (approx. 3-4 hours including transfer and gate time)
Inclusions: Conservation fees, Coffee+Tea, Light Snacks, Drinking Water, and the expertise of a knowledgeable and local guide.
Exclusions: Lodge or other Reserve Fees, Meals/Drinks, Items of a Personal Nature.

ITEMS TO BRING ALONG: Sun Hat; Sunscreen; Sunglasses; Warm jacket (particularly in winter months); Rain jacket (particularly in summer months); Binoculars; Camera; Closed Shoes.


Collection/Drop off:

The pickup points for this Kruger Park safari include any lodge, guest house, or B&B within the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate; Maroela Bar (at the entrance to Raptors Estate), or Lebamba Total Garage.  For collection outside of the pickup range, an additional charge may apply. An arrangement can be made to collect clients from other gates or reserves on request.

Please familiarise yourself with SAFARI ESSENTIALS.


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