Day 1: We depart from Johannesburg early morning at about 07:00 am or from Nelspruit at about 12:30 pm for Kruger National Park. The journey from Johannesburg takes approximately 5 -6 hours driving time with a stop in between for a comfort break. We will be driving through the Drakensberg foothills for some of the time in the more scenic sections of Mpumalanga. The journey will be made in an air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver and upon arrival at the preferred gate to the park we will switch to an open safari vehicle. Game viewing starts as we enter and Kruger has some of the most spectacular game viewing in Africa. Look out for the Big 5, Kudu, Impala, Warthog, Giraffe, Hippo, Hyena, Zebra, Nyala along the way. We arrive at the rest camp at about 6:00 pm and check in to the accommodation. A room with en-suite bathroom with all amenities is provided to our guests. Dinner will be served by our staff. This is usually in the form of a barbecue classic South African style known as a Braai.
Day 2: This is our main game viewing day and our expert guide will start you off in the wee hours of the morning so as not to miss any of the primetime game viewing. Wake up and smell the coffee that your guide has prepared, a quick rusk and coffee and we are off. Dawn and dusk are the peak game movement hours especially for predators and there is a good chance to find leopard, cheetah, lions and hyenas out and about before they find a shady spot to spend the day. We will return to camp at about 10:00 am for a brunch prepared by your guide. The game drive will resume after everyone has had a chance to freshen up after the brunch or a siesta. This time we will get back at around 6:00 pm when the gates of the camp close for the night. You will have time to rest, relax and check your photographs while your guide either prepares the meal or we may use the camp restaurant where a selection of meals/drinks will be provided. Tonight we will go on a nigh drive with SANParks.
Day 3: This morning we start slightly later as we give everyone a chance to pack all their things and prepare for the journey back to Johannesburg /Nelspruit. We depart from the rest camp at 7:30 am and head out catching game viewing opportunities along the way. The drive back to Johannesburg will take about 5-6 hours from the time we exit the park and switch to an air-conditioned vehicle from the open game viewer. We usually arrive in Johannesburg before 3:00pm. Of course traffic plays an important role in the time taken.