Elephants in Kruger | South Africa | Africa
FROM: USD $895 pp

PRIVATE SAFARI: On this unique safari, go in search of wildlife in Greater Kruger National Park on foot, with morning game walks led by specialist rangers and afternoon game drives, allowing you to get closer to the Big Five.

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Trip Highlights

Greater Kruger National Park - one of the largest privately owned nature reserves in South Africa.
Game drives allow you to get a lot closer to the large animals including the Big Five!
Walking safaris allow you to see interesting facets of the bush that go unnoticed on games drives such as looking at animal tracks.


3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Return shuttle transfer from Johannesburg airport on days 1 and 4 in a sedan vehicle or a minibus
Morning walking safaris in Greater Kruger NP
3 nights SUPERIOR accommodation. Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details
Afternoon game drives in Greater Kruger NP - in an open 4x4 vehicle
Services of experienced rangers

Not Included

International flights and visas
Drinks and items of a personal nature
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Entrance Fees: ZAR100pp park concession fee, paid in ZAR


Day 1

Johannesburg - Greater Kruger NP

Johannesburg - Greater Kruger NP. At Johannesburg International Airport meet your driver at 06.45am for the shuttle bus journey to the reserve (approximately 6 hours). This afternoon enjoy the first of your game activities this afternoon.

Pre tour accommodation is strongly recommended. Please refer to the bottom of the itinerary for details.
Overnight: Greater Kruger NP  |  Dinner

Days 2-3

Greater Kruger NP

Johannesburg - Greater Kruger NP - breakfast. The following 2 days will start with an early wake up call - usually around 5 am. This is so we can get out in the park for when the animals are at their most active. This tends to be at dawn and dusk when it is generally cooler for them. We’ll take tea/coffee and a light breakfast before departing on our morning game walk, returning to the lodge in time for brunch.

On a typical walking safari you will be led by expert rangers who will brief you fully before departing. You will observe animal tracks, droppings and other indications of what animals have passed through during the night. It is a fantastic way to learn more about the wildlife and ecology than you ever would on a game drive. The game drives are beneficial because we can cover greater distances as well as allowing us to get closer to the big game.

After a few hours relaxing we take a light lunch and more tea before climbing aboard our safari vehicles for our afternoon game drive, stopping for sundowners at dusk before driving back through the park on a night game drive. Arriving back into the lodge in time to share our experiences over a pre dinner drink followed by dinner at the lodge. Finish the day with a tasty beverage around the camp fire before retiring for the night.
Overnight: Greater Kruger NP  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 4


Greater Kruger NP - Johannesburg - breakfast. This morning we take one final walk before breakfast. Sniffing the typical scents of the bush you’ll realize how much you’ve learned already! After breakfast it’s time to pack up and we say our goodbyes and transfer you back to the city, arriving at approximately 18.00hrs.

Note: Please do not book flights departing from OR Tambo Airport before 20.00hrs. Post tour accommodation in Johannesburg can be arranged upon request.

On Safari and Pre Tour Accommodation

As this trip departs very early in the morning on day 1 and the shuttle bus is unable to wait for you if you are delayed for any reason, we strongly recommend that you book pre tour accommodation at one of the hotels below. If you stay at one of these hotels the shuttle bus will pick you up from there on day 1. We can arrange this for you upon request, please refer to the pricing page for rates.

Additional Collection Points on day 1:
• Emperors Palace
• Safari Club
• Shoestring Airport Lodge
• Road Load ORT
• City Lodge ORT
• Airport Grand

The Africa On Foot property has five chalets and a tree house where more adventurous guests can sleep under the stars. Two of the chalets are family units. The camp facilities include a main area which houses a comfortable lounge area with two sitting areas and a library. The dining room has a large table where, as per safari tradition, everyone dines together to enjoy each other’s company and share stories of the day’s game sightings.

There is also a boma area with camp fire, perfect for warming you up with your coffee before the morning walk, or for enjoying evening drinks around the fire. In addition guests will experience a traditional South African braai leis cooked over the open fire. The Greater Kruger area can get very hot in summer and thankfully the camp has a beautiful pool with decking area where guests can relax and siesta during the midday heat between game activities.

To truly immerse yourself in the rustic bush experience, all chalets are equipped with lanterns while plug points in the main area can be used to charge your camera batteries.

• Maroela Chalet: Maroela is a family chalet and has a double bed, twin beds and an en-suite bathroom. It sleeps a maximum of four guests.
• Ghwarrie Chalet: Ghwarrie has one double bed, en-suite toilet and outside shower. It sleeps a maximum of two guests.
• Rooibos Chalet: Rooibos has one double bed and an en-suite bathroom. It sleeps a maximum of two guests.
• Hardekool Chalet: Hardekool is a family chalet and has a double bed, twin beds and an en-suite bathroom. It sleeps a maximum of four guests.
• Tjankbos Chalet: Tjankbos has twin beds, en-suite toilet and outside shower. It sleeps a maximum of two guests.
• Boomhuis: The Treehouse has two twin beds, a downstairs lounge area and outside bathroom and shower. It sleeps a maximum of four guests.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person, based on a travelling party of at least 1 adult. Solo travellers will have the comfort of their own single room.

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Twin / Share
Single Room
USD $895
USD $895
USD $1005
USD $1005

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room


The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Africa On Foot, Kruger National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

In the heart of the African bush, Africa on Foot is the perfect location for a fantastic safari experience. With just 5 chalets and a fantastic tree house for the more adventurous guest - the lodge is a very intimate experience. Boasting wi-fi connection, a comfortable lounge area and refreshing splash pool for when it's time to relax and cool off from the intense African heat. Africa On Foot is a class above the rest! Located in the heart of Greater Kruger's Klaserie Private game reserve.

In Brief

Trip Type
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Our rating: Superior
Tour Guide
Guide for included game activities
Breakfast: 3, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 3
Leopard staring majestically at the camera in Kruger National Park

Extra Tour Info

Spotting Africa's Big 5
Our guide to the best places to see the BIG 5
About Lodge Safaris
More about our lodge accommodated safaris in Africa
16th April 2020

We had a wonderful holiday, better than our expectation. Well organised with no worries.

Lacramioara Millson
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