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  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Duration:  3 days (approx.)
Enjoy two nights of African-chic luxury in the heart of Kruger National Park on a 3-day safari tour from Johannesburg! The trip includes sumptuous accommodation at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge – a boutique Tsonga-style lodge with only six suites – as well as delicious meals and three Big Five game drives. See wild animals grazing near the lodge, and then learn all about them from your expert safari guide during the open-roof game drives.

Highlights

  • 3-day Kruger National Park tour with luxury accommodation
  • Spend two nights in the boutique Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge in the Sabi Sand region
  • Enjoy three Big Five game drives in Kruger National Park with an expert safari guide
  • See wild animals like lions, elephants and zebras flourishing in their natural environment
  • Round-trip transport from Johannesburg included

What You Can Expect

3-Day Kruger National Park Luxury Safari from Johannesburg

3-Day Kruger National Park Luxury Tour from Johannesburg

Leave Johannesburg and spend two nights at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge – an intimately sized lodge built on an ancient elephant route on the Mluwati River. Designed to reflect a traditional Tsonga home, the lodge mixes authentic features -- like thatched-reed roofs, earthy colored walls and a cylindrical structure -- with modern-day opulence: king-size beds in spacious suites, private outdoor space, heated outdoor showers and large oval stone baths. All of the lodge’s six suites are decorated using materials from the local Tsonga community.

Located slap-bang in the stunning Sabi Sand region in Kruger National Park, Hoyo is surrounded by wildlife, and all of its suites offer sublime views of Mluwati River and the sweeping savannah plains beyond it. In between your three Big Five game drives, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy your accommodation and watch animals at the watering hole, adjacent to the lodge.

Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg – Kruger National Park (L, D)
Leave your Johannesburg hotel early in the morning by air-conditioned minivan, and travel east out of the city to the northern Sabi Sand region. After a journey of roughly five hours, arrive at your luxury lodge, check in and refuel on the lavish high tea (sandwiches, cakes and biscuits) that’s ready and waiting for you.

In the mid-afternoon, head out on a Big Five game drive around the national park with your safari driver. Traveling by open-roofed vehicle, watch out for African elephants, Cape buffalos, lions, leopards and rhinos, all of which roam freely around the park. The term ‘Big Five’ was coined by big game hunters who used it to refer to the most difficult animals to hunt on foot; today, it represents some of the most elusive and exciting animals to see on safari.

Return to your lodge in time for your sumptuous dinner and spend the evening at leisure.

Day 2: Kruger National Park (B, L, D)
Rise early and enjoy a hot drink at the lodge before meeting your driver for a sunrise Big Five game drive. The early hours of the morning are best for spotting the more elusive of Kruger’s wild animals. Watch the bush come alive as the park’s predators finish their nighttime hunting and gazelles and antelopes head to the river to drink. Have your camera ready to capture photos of Kruger’s rare birdlife as you pass alongside the Sabi River, and marvel at the untamed open plains, where zebras and wildebeest roam wild.

Return to your lodge for a late breakfast and relax at leisure until the early afternoon. Enjoy a high tea as your lunch, and then head back out into the park for your third and final game drive of the trip.

Head back to your lodge in time for dinner and enjoy your final night at leisure.

Day 3: Kruger National Park – Johannesburg (B)

Check out early morning and return to Johannesburg by minivan. Your 3-day tour ends at your Johannesburg hotel in the early evening.
From USD $ 890.28

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