En-route to the Kruger National Park, we take the Panorama Route, aptly named as the road winds alongside the Blyde River Canyon area for 33km and provides incredibly scenic highlights such as the canyon, Lisbon Falls and God's Window. We stop to explore Pilgrims' Rest, a gold rush boom town, caught in a time warp dating back to the 19th century. On this 5 Day Kruger Park Luxury Tented Riverside Camp Tour we experience exceptional game viewing and stay in luxury, air-conditioned tents with en-suite facilities by the side of the Sabie River. Enjoy delicious dinners prepared by the professional staff at the tented camp and packed breakfasts eaten in the park. Let all your cares fall away as you immerse yourself in the African bush home to the Big Five.
Full day game drives by highly trained guides provide excellent opportunities for you to sight the Big Five of Africa - rhinoceros, lion, elephant, buffalo and leopard. Smaller animals are also abundant, including antelope, baboons and much more, while the birding in Kruger National Park is unforgettable.
This is a great opportunity for a budget-friendly and comfortable short camping safari in an iconic wildlife reserve.
This 5 Day Kruger Park Riverside Luxury Camping Safari leaves Johannesburg behind and heads north-east to the scenic Panorama Route. Have your cameras ready for the many highlights to be captured on this popular route. Look out for the Three Rondavels, Bourke's Luck Potholes, God's Window, Lisbon Falls and more. Then we time travel to the 19th century on our visit to Pilgrims' Rest, a gold rush boom town caught in a time warp.
We arrive at our destination in the early afternoon and leave soon afterwards on our first expedition . to Kruger National Park. We spend the afternoon in search of the Big Five and the many other animals that inhabit this vast area.
As daylight begins to fade we return to our riverside camp and a refreshing, pre-dinner drink before sitting down to a delicious dinner on the banks of the Sabie. Our long day draws to a close as we sit around the campfire recalling the exciting and picturesque events of the day.
Days two to four follow a similar theme, but every day is different as who knows what will present itself on a day in the bushveld.
Our professional driver/guide collects us early in the morning as this is the ideal time to see many animals. The wildlife congregates at the waterholes first thing in the morning and usually linger in this area until the sun reaches its zenith when it's nap time in the shade for the animals. Our guide is amazingly knowledgeable about the bushveld and its inhabitants and shares this knowledge and his stories with guests.
We enjoy a packed, picnic breakfast in the park and visit Skukuza Camp, which is the largest camp in Kruger. It boasts restaurants, a deli and curio shop, as well as wifi facilities.
Late in the afternoon, we head back to camp, where we can relax by the riverside, take a plunge in the river rock pool or just dangle our feet in the cool water, G&T in hand. Dinner is served, under the stars, by the riverside. Afterwards, we reminisce by the campfire with our fellow travellers before falling into our beds after an event-filled day.
Today we are collected early for our final wildlife viewing drive in Kruger National Park. This is a last opportunity to find those elusive animals that have escaped our notice so far. With packed breakfast and cameras at the ready, we head into the park. We spend a couple of hours on our final game drive before returning to our riverside camp. There we are collected in our air-conditioned vehicle for the journey back to Johannesburg, arriving in the late afternoon. Our 5 Day Kruger Park Riverside Luxury Camping Safari has come to an end.
South Africa's flagship national park, Kruger National Park is world-renowned for its superb game viewing and is one of Africa's largest and best game reserves. Kruger hosts an awe-inspiring variety of wild animals, plants, reptiles, birds, trees, amphibians and even fish across its wide range of landscapes and ecosystems. We may pass through various vegetation zones, such as open savannahs, dense woodlands and riverine bush. The vastness and wildness of Kruger are simply astounding. On our game drives, we may see some of Kruger's endangered and rare animal and bird species, such as African wild dogs, rhinos, bateleur eagles, and southern ground-hornbills. The Park is home to an unrivalled diversity of African wildlife and is considered a world leader in terms of its environmental policies and management practices.
Our tented camp is located on the banks of the Sabie River and close to Kruger National Park. Accommodation is in 21 fully air-conditioned luxury tents with en-suite facilities, electric blankets, a tea / coffee making facility and a mini-safe. Each luxury tent is elevated above the floodplain creating beautiful river and mountain views, which may be enjoyed from the tent's covered patio.
The river location has been maximised to its full potential with a bar and boma situated on its banks. A rock pool has been created at the bottom of the rapids and is an ideal spot to enjoy a G&T or chardonnay. It's also safe for swimming with no hippo or crocodile activity in this part of the river. The riverside is a peaceful place to relax and admire the lovely birdlife here. There is a central public area which includes a reception area, lounge, dining room and bar.
Famous for its 5-star meals, this camp, in such a wonderful location, is an ideal spot for visits to Kruger National Park.