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Kruger Elephant Explorer

Tour Details

Kruger Elephant Explorer


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.

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

Safari Includes!

Accommodation at the Lodge.

Breakfast, dinner each day.

Daily game drives in 4×4 safari vehicles.

A sunset drive / Afternoon in the Kruger National Park.

A night game drive.

Return road transfers from Johannesburg.

En-route tour of the Panorama Route.

Entry fees to all areas stipulated.

Services of a Professional Safari Guide.

Transport to/from the elephant sanctuary and entrance fees.


Safari Excludes!

Kruger Park Conservation Fees.

Lunch and drinks.

Items of a personal nature.

Services not mentioned in the program.

Travel insurance and medical repatriation.

 Costs of an elephant back safari.

Tour Highlights

  • Elephant Interaction
  • Kruger National Park
  • Hippo Hollow Lodge
  • Game Drives
  • Panorama Route
  • 3 Star Accommodation
  • Sabi River

Day 1,

Our professional Driver/Guide will pick you up in Johannesburg in an air-conditioned vehicle and transfer you via the scenic Panorama Route to Kruger Park. En-route we will visit Pilgrim’s Rest, God’s Window and the Graskop Falls.

We will arrive at Hippo Hollow Lodge (or similar) in the afternoon where you will have time to check-in and freshen up before we depart on a game drive in the Kruger National Park.

You will depart on either an afternoon game drive or a sunset game drive (where you will get your first experience on an open 4X4 Safari vehicle.) The late afternoon offers the lower light game viewing with most animals heading down to the watering holes and offers excellent game viewing opportunities. (please note the sunset drive is subject to availability)

Overnight: Hippo Hollow Lodge or similar (Dinner Bed and Breakfast.)

Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Lodge or Similar (Dinner Bed and Breakfast)

Day 2,

Your Professional Field guide will advise you of your pick-up time for this morning. You will be picked up from your lodge early in the morning on your full-day game drive in an Open 4X4 Safari Vehicle.

We will enter Kruger National Park and enjoy a full day game drive on this day. We will stop several times during the day for you to freshen up and to stretch your legs. Your Professional Field Guide will ensure that you see the wildlife Kruger Park is renowned for and give you interesting facts and information on all aspects of the African Bush and Wildlife. (With a bit of luck, you will be able to add the Big Five to your “spotting-list”)

We will enjoy breakfast at one of the Kruger Park Camps (packed by the lodge). We will also visit the Skukuza Main Camp of the Kruger Park.

We will return in the afternoon to your Lodge where the rest of the evening will be at leisure. Dinner can be enjoyed at the Lodge. (Depending on your dates of travel – dinner could be accompanied with traditional dancing)

Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Lodge or Similar (Dinner Bed and Breakfast)

Day 3,

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Elephant Whispers in Hazyview. Here you will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the biggest land animals in Africa. Guests are guided in small groups on foot through the Sanctuary.

Guides will provide in-depth information and insight into African elephants. You will be introduced to our elephants in the forest area, and here you will be able to touch and interact with the elephants. You will see the special relationship that the elephant handlers share with their elephants and become a part of it.

Walk trunk-in-hand with the elephants. See the stables where the elephants sleep at night. Guests learn about elephant anatomy and can feed them. Enjoy a drink and visit our curio shop. Remember to wear flat walking shoes, sun hats and bring your camera.

After your elephant experience, you will be transferred back to the lodge.

we will do an afternoon game drive in an open game drive vehicle. (please note that the elephant interaction may take place in the afternoon due to availability)

Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Lodge or Similar (Dinner Bed and Breakfast)

Day 4,

We will once again collect you for an early morning game drive to try and find the illusive animals that you might have missed on your previous drives.

After your Early Morning Game Drive, we will return to the lodge. Once you have checked out your professional Driver/Guide will be waiting to transfer you back to Johannesburg in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle.

Hippo Hollow Country Estate

Hippo Hollow Country Estate is nestled amongst lush indigenous gardens on the outskirts of Hazyview, and is only a 10 minute drive from the world famous Kruger National Park, making it the ideal destination from which to access the reserves of the Lowveld and the sights of Mpumalanga.

Additional Info

  • Duration : 4 Days/3 Nights
  • Single Person: ZAR 28 080.00 p.p
  • P.P. Sharing : ZAR 18 540.00 p.p
  • Location : Kruger National Park, South Africa

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+27 11 782 1833