Johannesburg to Johannesburg Overland Tours

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£820 sharing, £870 single supplement

What's Included
• Sunset drive at Balule Plains Big 5 reserve
• Bushwalks in Big 5 area
• Kruger entrance fees
• Game drives in Kruger (open vehicles)
• Blyde Canyon highlights
• All transport and transfers
• Fixed tent accommodation with shared bathroom
• Qualified & registered guide
• Breakfast and dinner
Johannesburg to Johannesburg Safari
Countries Visited

South Africa

Johannesburg to Johannesburg Safari Overview

A safari to South Africa's famous Kruger National Park, home to 147 mammal (including the Big 5), 114 reptile & 502 bird species.

Johannesburg to Johannesburg Safari Add-ons


Day 1
We collect our clients from all hotels and guesthouses in Gauteng as well as from Johannesburg Airport. We travel via farmlands to the picturesque Lowveld and on to Tremisana Game Lodge in the Balule Section of the Kruger Park. After a short break, during which you may unwind at the bar, have a swim or relax in the tropical gardens, we board the open Landcruiser for a 3h Sunset Drive. Your guide will show you various animals and birds and after darkness falls, we use spotlights to locate nocturnal species. Dinner will be a typical South African meal in our Boma. Overnight in comfortable air-conditioned en suite thatch-roofed chalets at Tremisana.

Day 2
Awaken at sunrise for an exhilarating day of unforgettable bush life. Drive to a remote part of the Balule Plains, where you enjoy a 4h Bush Walk. Your experienced field guide will lead you through the bush. The thrill of following Africa's large animals until you can take a photo will remain with you forever. Adrenalin surges will be acute, notwithstanding the presence of your armed ranger. Return to Tremisana for brunch. At 14h30 we go on an afternoon game drive. Transfer to Marc's Treehouse Lodge where we stay in comfortable fixed tent accommodation with shared bathroom facilities.

Day 3
We travel to the Orpen Gate of Kruger Park where we board our open Gameviewer. The absence of windows and the elevated vantage position allow for excellent photographic opportunities. You will have an amazing chance not only to view game but also to listen to and smell the African bush and its denizens. There will be regular stops at picnic spots, rest camps and places of interest. Your experienced ranger will show you many animals and birds that frequent this wildlife paradise. The Orpen-Satara regions boast open plains and support large herds of zebra, giraffe and antelope that attract numerous predators. In fact the zones we visit have the highest concentration of lions in Africa !


Day 4
Enjoy an early morning walk accompanied by an armed ranger. We then drive to the awesome Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon. Return to Gauteng in the late afternoon. Airport dropoff by arrangement.


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Budgeting Summary

Johannesburg Budget

The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

What's included

Your safari price covers:


* Sunset drive at Balule Plains big 5 reserve
* Entrance fees to Kruger National Park
* Game drives in Kruger National Park (open vehicles)
* Big 5 bush walk with armed ranger
* Blyde Canyon

Fixed tent accommodation, breakfast and dinner R i.e.
- 3 nights in fixed tent
- 3 breakfasts & 3 evening meals.

All transport

The services of a qualified and registered guide.

The ongoing advice and back up from The Absolute team.

All road tolls and taxes are paid

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Spending Money

You will also need spending money to cover drinks, lunch and souvenirs.
The recommended spending money for Kruger National Parks is US$80 - US$100

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Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 - 9 months after your trip finishes. Ensure as well you have adequate pages in your passport for each country you visit. Up to 2 consecutive blank pages can be required. If you have dual nationality you can only use one passport for the entire trip, whilst bringing both is wise as a back up. More information can be found in the different country listings on the FCOs website under entry requirements.

At the moment holiday visas for Australian, New Zealander, Canadian, American, British, German, Dutch and Irish passport holders are available for no charge at the port of entry to South Africa. If your passport is not detailed above please do not hesitate to contact us for further details of your requirements.

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    Start Johannesburg Finish Johannesburg Price Local Payment Departure details

    This safari has departures every other day. Please enter your preferred start date for Kruger National Park and we will check availability as quickly as we can.

    Before You Go


    Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "Kruger National Park".

    Kruger National Park - pre departure pack

    This information has been developed over 30 years of experience overlanding in Africa.

    It includes all you might need to know to prepare for this trip and more. We know many people love to plan their trip in detail and we hope you will find lots of "stuff" in here to help!

    We also send out personal updates about 6 weeks before departure to all participants heading out on each departure date. This includes final confirmations of pre safari transfers and accommodation and other details relating to your specific travel arrangements so you can check all is as you need.

    We recommend once booked on a Johannesburg to Johannesburg trip that you periodically check back here as this information is regularly updated. It is also a good idea to keep an eye on the news area of this site.

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    Overlanding in Africa is a very different destination from your usual package holiday! You may find some information in this dossier different from what you expected. Whatever your question don't hesitate to ask. We are here to help so feel free to get back to us.

    We are more than happy to advise as to what is the best plan for your particular Africa travel needs.

    Give us a call, or skype or email. We look forward to planning your trip to Africa with you.

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    Start Johannesburg Finish Johannesburg Price Local Payment Departure details

    This safari has departures every other day. Please enter your preferred start date for Kruger National Park and we will check availability as quickly as we can.