A Private Morning Safari to Kruger National Park starts early, before Sunrise. This gives you a very good opportunity to view animals like the Big 5 (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Cape Buffalo).
Early mornings are the best times to find predators like Lion and Leopard, as mid-day hours these predators will most likely be asleep. Various birds and other animals like Hippo, Crocodile, Giraffe, and Zebra can be seen as you travel throughout the day. Various parts of the park might be visited, depending on the sightings.
Your Private professional & experienced safari guide and driver will share valuable information about the wildlife, animal behavior in their natural environment, vegetation, area and history about Kruger National Park. Various viewpoints and rest camps might be visited during your game drive, depending on the wild and unpredictable animal sightings: Breakfast might be at Skukuza Restcamp with Shops and Restaurant.
Pick up times and details:
04h45 (October to March) 05h15 (April to September)
Pick up times apply to Hazyview and surrounding Accommodation Establishments Protea Hotel Kruger Gate: Pick up time 15min before gate opening.
Skukuza, Pretoruiskop 30 minutes after the park entrance gate opens
Duration: +/-7 hours & 30 min (depending on sightings or prior arrangements)
CONSERVATION FEES / Entry fee to Kruger Park Payable in cash to avoid delays on entry.
- R40 for the Open Safari Vehicle.
- Wildcards holders are welcome - Free Entry with a valid card.
- SOUTH AFRICANS - Adults (WITH ID) – R110.00 Children under 12 - R55.00
- SADC NATIONALS - Adults (With Passport) – R220.00 Children under 12 - R110.00.
- INTERNATION GUESTS – Adults – R440.00 Children under 12 - R220.00 (Above rates are valid until the end of October 2022 please have your ID, Drivers License or Passport handy at the gate.)
ADVANCE BOOKINGS for DAY VISITORS. On busy days you will need to book a PRE-DAY VISTORS permit with the park (School holidays and Public holidays) As The Kruger Park works on a gate quota system and when it is full for the day you will not gain entry to the Park. Booking can be made by us with Sanparks (Depending on availability)
Good to know
- Vehicle seats a maximal of 10 guests
- Ideal for a family or group of friends
- Conservation fees needs to be paid in cash on arrival at the entry gate
- INTERN. GUESTS – Adults – R440.00 Children under 12 - R220.00 (rates are valid until the end of October 2022 please have your ID, Drivers License or Passport handy at the gate.)
- Identity documents required on entry to Kruger
- Unfortunately not wheelchair friendly
- You must be able to get in and out an open safari vehicle.
- Comfort/bathroom stops are done regularly
- Pick up at approximately 04h45 October to March
- Pick up at approximately 05h15 April to September
- Pick up and drop off in Hazyview
- Qualified and experienced guide
- Guided full day game drive tour into Kruger National Park
- Bottled water
- Use of blankets
- Use of raincoats
- Two-way radio communication
- Conservation entrance fees (see under good to know)
- All meals
- Gratuities to staff (recommended)
- Memory cards and batteries
- Spending money
- Closed shoes
- Comfortable clothing suited for season
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My wife & I spent some time with Bernhard a couple of years ago. We found him knowledgeable, courteous & professional. We were in a mixed group & he went above & beyond to get us into great spots for photography. He knew where the animals would be & whilst we weren't successful on every section of every, trip we eventually saw all we had set out to see. All of us were interested in the big cats & we saw 11 leopards in 10 days! Excellent! We have booked again to see the bush with Private Kruger Safaris & we are looking forward to our trip in September.
Private Kruger Safaris is a small but super efficient safari drive operator. They offer many services and we opted for an afternoon drive. The guides are enthusiast and will do whatever in their possibilities to find areas where to spot animals, big 5 and cats in particular. The guides are also really specialized and into wildlife photography, giving you advices on how to shoot the animals and take great pictures.
I had never been on a private safari drive before, and when you have a whole vehicle for you, I have to admit it is a totally unique experience.
PKS are quick in answering, flexible if you have any trouble and often offer a pickup at your hotel or guest house. We had to suddenly change our booking and they were always ready to help us with anything.
I am looking forward to come back to Hazyview because I will for sure book another drive with them.
Stunning vehicles for the most comfortable big 5 safari in Kruger Park. Wildlife and photographic tours are on offer. Have a look at theire website and make an online booking. Expert and professional guides with many years experience in The Kruger Park will make your private safari unforgettable.
They have high quality vehicle and extreamly knowgable guides we have been on Safari with them a couple of times and had amazing widlife experiences.
My wife, two teenage children and I booked two day Game Drive and one day Panorama tour with PK safaris. I was so worried about booking our game drives online as it’s our first trip to Kruger and South Africa. This trip was a treat for my son for finishing his GCSE exams. Hennie Bekker was our guide. He was so polite, very knowledgeable and experienced.
First day we saw two Lions walking pass our Jeep. Hennie brought us to that spot at perfect timing. It was breathtaking to watch the Lions walking in touching distance. Hennie had a fantastic understanding of the animals and their behaviour. He exactly knew what the lions will do next. Also he is an excellent photographer. My son was so keen to see the ‘Big Five’. On the first day, Hennie showed us so many animals including Lions, Elephants, Hyenas, Buffalo, Giraffe, Zebras and several others. On the second day we started early, within 30 minutes of our driving, Hennie took us to a spot to try and see the Rhinos. Again perfect timing- we saw group of Rhinos- we couldn’t believe it! Then the hunt started to spot Leopard. We knew it wasn’t easy to spot them. But Hennie didn’t give up. After few hours driving, he spotted one. Again we took so many photos of the leopard. Hennie exceeded our expectations and worked hard to show us the big five. Third day he took us on a panorama tour around Hazyview and Mpumalanga area. Blyde River canyon view was fantastic. Hennie was very knowledgable about the geography, plants, rocks and all the attractions. I’ll not think twice about recommending PK Safaris and Hennie to my family and friends. I was so glad that I booked PK Safaris.
Great experience. if I had to do it myself or drive myself would not have seen most of the animals that we saw. We even managed to see the lion... what a great tour and great experience
Had an amazing safari drive, good sightings of alot of the animals including wild dogs, we had 3 separate leopard sightings two with their kills in the trees, which made our day. Thank you Hennie for a most remarkable day, we would truly recommend your safari drives.
Hennie , our tour guide was first and foremost on time to pick us up. We applaud him for that. He was friendly, helpful, wonderful and very knowledgeable. He is the best tour guide we ever had. The experience was exciting and wonderful. We are looking forward to our next tour with the company.
We had a very nice day. Our guide went out of his way to make it a pleasant and very informative experience and get us good sightings of exceptional animals and birds. He was very accommodative to make sure we were comfortable and to address our specific needs as a group.
We will highly recommend them for game drives in Kruger.
We booked a morning safari, an afternoon safari and the whole-day safari for two days. Our guide, Dirk, is doing this for over 20 years which you could perfectly tell from his great knowledge and experience. On our first game drive, he provided us with sightings of all members of the big 5. I would definitely recommend PK safaris to anybody looking for the perfect game drive experience and especially to other international clients as Dirk always had great tips regarding the local circumstances and was truly helpful.
We enjoyed our game drives with PK safaris so much and are sad those 4 days went past that fast.
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