A 4 day safari package including an elephant interaction. The to starts in Johannesburg and departs to the Hazyview area of the Kruger National Park.
On this 4 day safari, guests stay at the popular Hippo Hollow Lodge or similar, situated near Hazyview on a half board basis. You will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the world’s largest land animal, the African Elephant. The package includes return transportation starting and ending in Johannesburg. All Game Drives are conducted in open 4X4 safari vehicles inside the Kruger National Park.
Details: Transportation to Hazyview is operated by a Spurwing driver who will pick you up in Johannesburg on the morning of your departure. All transfers are done in a luxury air conditioned vehicle, where you will be transported via the Panorama Route to Hazyview. Panorama route includes God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, Pilgrims Rest and Graskop and all entrance fees are included in the package. There are numerous stops along the way for comfort breaks and photo moments. If required, we don’t do the Panorama Route on the way to Hazyview, but will do it on the return route- clients will be advised accordingly.
Upon arrival in Hazyview, guests will check into Hippo Hollow Country Estate (or similar if not available), which is situated near the Phabeni Gate. The lodge is a 3 star establishment, rooms are air-conditioned and ensuite. All rooms have a view either over gardens or the Sabi River. The estate has two swimming pools and a restaurant where all the breakfasts and suppers are included. On particular evenings in the hotel, guests are treated to a Shangaan supper and entertainment. A hotel upgrade is available at a surcharge.
On your first evening, you will either partake in an afternoon game drive or an evening game drive. Spurwing’s guide will meet you at the lodge and transport you appropriately.
On your second day of the package, our guide will pick you up in the early morning and will spend the full day with you in the Kruger Park, where hopefully you will be able to view the Big Five. We will stop during the day for a number of comfort breaks and a chance to enjoy lunch. Our guides are highly trained professionals equipped with knowledge on virtually every living species in the Park, and will provide you with an insightful, unforgettable and enjoyable experience. You will be in an open 4×4 game vehicle, so please bring a hat, sunscreen and appropriate clothing.
On your third day of the package, you will visit the elephant sanctuary, where you will have the chance to spend some time interacting with the elephants and learn more about these large animals. Perhaps, treat yourself to an elephant back ride? Entrance fees included to the sanctuary, should you wish to ride the elephant, there will be a surcharge. In addition on day 3, there is a half day game drive, dependent on the time of the elephant interaction.
On your fourth day, our guide will take you on a morning game drive and return you to the lodge in time to freshen up and check out. You will be met by a Spurwing driver around mid-day, who will be there to bring you back to Johannesburg- either directly or via Panorama route, depending on your original routing. We will stop along the way for a comfort break and a chance for refreshments.
Please note that the Kruger Park charges a daily Conservation fee for each person entering the park. The cost of this fee is not included in the rates indicated for this safari, currently the rate per person is R264 per day. However, upon making the reservation this can be included in the total safari price and then paid in advance to make it easier when on holiday.
Should you want to explore something in addition to the above while on holiday in the Kruger, there are a number of extras that could be arranged through our office. The following are the more popular add-ons available:
• Golf at Skukuza Golf club ( Golf club in the Kruger National Park)
• Morning Bush walk
• Quad biking/ Adrenalin centre