9 day Kruger Safari tour with flights

9 day Kruger Safari including return international flights, luxury accommodation, 2 full day open air game drives, sunset safari in Kruger National Park and so much more.

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  • 9 Day Kruger Safari with flights
  • 9 Day Kruger Safari with flights
  • 9 Day Kruger Safari with flights
  • 9 Day Kruger Safari with flights
  • 9 Day Kruger Safari with flights
  • 9 Day Kruger Safari with flights
  • 9 Day Kruger Safari with flights
  • 9 Day Kruger Safari with flights
  • 9 Day Kruger Safari with flights
 

Highlights

 

South Africa is known for its everlasting diversity, its breath-taking landscapes and its spectacular wildlife. Now you can experience the very best of this magic land with a 9 day Kruger Safari tour starting in Johannesburg.

Did you know there are more wildlife species in the Kruger National Park than anywhere else on the African continent?

No? Then I think it’s time for a visit!

Spot the majestic Big 5 (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, rhinoceros) during unbeatable open air game drives and sunset safari in Kruger National Park.

Your package includes return international flights, luxury accommodation, 2 full day open air game drives, sunset safari in Kruger National Park and so much more.

Upgrade your package to take in the 14 day luxury tour to get all of the above plus enjoy a cable car trip to Table Mountain (believed to be one of the oldest mountains in the world!) and a tour of the Cape Town Peninsula.

 
 

Day 1: New Zealand – airplane-takeoff– Johannesburg

Depart New Zealand today to begin your private Africa safari!

Day 2: Johannesburg – airplane-takeoff– Kruger National Park (D)

On arrival in Johannesburg, you will take your connecting flight to Nelspruit Airport, the airport for Kruger National Park. Upon arrival at Nelspruit, you will be met by a representative of your lodge and transferred to your luxury accommodation. After check-in, relax and enjoy the day at your leisure. Later this evening, enjoy a 3-course dinner to round off the day.

Overnight at either at either Maqueda Lodge or Royal Kruger Lodge

Day 3: Kruger National Park (B,D) lion-icon

Today, start with an early morning game drive in the Kruger National Park. Ensure you bring your camera along as you will be spotting the BIG 5 in their natural environment. The abundance of species you will see will be an experience of a lifetime. Get up close to the animals in your specialised safari vehicle lead by an expert guide. The game drive is approximately 6-8 hours. Later this evening, enjoy a sumptuous 3 course dinner while swapping stories of your animal encounters earlier that day.

Day 4: Kruger National Park (B,L,D)

Today is a free day. After breakfast, you may simply wish to relax and unwind from the previous days safaris or partake in an optional excursion to Swaziland.

Optional tour (at your own expense): You may want to consider an optional Swaziland day tour at your own expense. After an early breakfast, you will visit a Swazi Village and gain insight to the Swazi culture and traditions. The tour includes an authentic African lunch, dancing and an opportunity to interact with the local community. 

Day 5: Kruger National Park (B,D) lion-icon

Rise early again today for your second game drive in the Kruger National Park – you might spot animals you missed on the first game drive and encounter different experiences.

Day 6: Kruger National Park (B,D)

Today is a free day.

Optional tour (at your own expense): Panoramic Tour –  Rise early for one of the most scenic tours in South Africa. The tour explores the North Eastern escarpment of the Drakensberg and includes a visit to Blyde River Canyon, Gods Window and Bourkes Potholes which is a geological phenomenon. 

Day 7: Kruger National Park (B,D) lion-icon

After breakfast, spend the morning at your leisure at the Lodge and later in the afternoon enjoy a sunset game drive in the Kruger National Park.

Day 8:   Kruger National Park –airplane-takeoff–   Australia (B)

After breakfast and check-out from your hotel, you will be transferred to Nelspruit Airport for your onward flight to New Zealand.

Day 9: New Zealand

Arrive home today.

 

Day 1: New Zealand – airplane-takeoff– Johannesburg

Depart New Zealand today to begin your private Africa safari!

Day 2: Johannesburg – airplane-takeoff– Kruger National Park (D)

On arrival in Johannesburg, you will take your connecting flight to Nelspruit Airport, the airport for Kruger National Park. Upon arrival at Nelspruit, you will be met by a representative of your lodge and transferred to your luxury accommodation. After check-in, relax and enjoy the day at your leisure. Later this evening, enjoy a 3-course dinner to round off the day.

Overnight at either at either Maqueda Lodge or Royal Kruger Lodge

Day 3: Kruger National Park (B,D) lion-icon

Today, start with an early morning game drive in the Kruger National Park. Ensure you bring your camera along as you will be spotting the BIG 5 in their natural environment. The abundance of species you will see will be an experience of a lifetime. Get up close to the animals in your specialised safari vehicle lead by an expert guide. The game drive is approximately 6-8 hours. Later this evening, enjoy a sumptuous 3 course dinner while swapping stories of your animal encounters earlier that day.

Day 4: Kruger National Park (B,L,D)

Today is a free day. After breakfast, you may simply wish to relax and unwind from the previous days safaris or partake in an optional excursion to Swaziland.

Optional tour (at your own expense): You may want to consider an optional Swaziland day tour at your own expense. After an early breakfast, you will visit a Swazi Village and gain insight to the Swazi culture and traditions. The tour includes an authentic African lunch, dancing and an opportunity to interact with the local community. 

Day 5: Kruger National Park (B,D) lion-icon

Rise early again today for your second game drive in the Kruger National Park – you might spot animals you missed on the first game drive and encounter different experiences.

Day 6: Kruger National Park (B,D)

Today is a free day.

Optional tour (at your own expense): Panoramic Tour –  Rise early for one of the most scenic tours in South Africa. The tour explores the North Eastern escarpment of the Drakensberg and includes a visit to Blyde River Canyon, Gods Window and Bourkes Potholes which is a geological phenomenon. 

Day 7: Kruger National Park (B,D) lion-icon

After breakfast, spend the morning at your leisure at the Lodge and later in the afternoon enjoy a sunset game drive in the Kruger National Park.

Day 8: Kruger National Park – airplane-takeoff– Cape Town (B)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the nearby Nelspruit Airport for your flight to Cape Town. On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met by a local representative for your transfer to your hotel in Cape Town. Spend the rest of your day at leisure to explore this postcard city.

Overnight at Winchester Mansions or similar

Day 9: Cape Town (B)

After an early morning breakfast, enjoy a full a day tour of the Cape Peninsula. The tour includes a trip to Cape Point at the southern western tip of the Cape Peninsula with the most spectacular views. The Cape Point Nature Reserve comprises of 17300 acres of indigenous fauna and flora. Here you can see wildlife that includes baboon’s, rhebok, Cape Mountain Zebra and the elusive eland. Bird watchers will also find many fine species to observe. Visit the Boulders Beach to visit the penguin colony (entrance for your own expense). Before returning to your hotel, you will stop at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens for a short walking tour of the beautiful garden.

Day 10: Cape Town (B)

After breakfast you will be collected at your hotel for a short tour of Afrogem, one of the leading jewellery manufacturers in South Africa. You will have firsthand experience of how smelted gold is transformed and watch the craftsman set gems and semi-precious stones in the creation of jewellery. After, enjoy a trip up the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for some exquisite views of Cape Town! When you’re ready, make your own way back to your hotel where the rest of the day is yours at leisure.

Day 11: Cape Town (B)

Today is yours at leisure

Optional tour (at your own expense): Wineland tour – Franschoek. After breakfast, you will be collected at your hotel for a Wine Tram excursion tour in Franschoek. Enjoy some wine tasting, buy some excellent Cape wines, enjoy a cellar tour or lunch. Later that afternoon you will be transferred back to your hotel. 

Day 12: Cape Town (B)

Today is yours at leisure – enjoy the shops and restaurants at the V&A Waterfront.

Optional tour (at your own expense): Robben Island – Enjoy a ferry ride and tour of Robben Island of the coast of Cape Town where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years.

Day 13: Cape Town – airplane-takeoff– New Zealand

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your homeward flight.

Day 14: New Zealand

Arrive home to New Zealand.

 

 

Inclusions

 

9 Day Itinerary:

  • Return international airfares with South African Airlines including 23kgs checked baggage
  • All internal Africa airfare 
  • Return airport transfers & VIP meet and greet
  • 6 nights’ luxury lodge accommodation at Maqueda Lodge or Royal Kruger Lodge with daily breakfast & 3 course dinners
  • 2 full day open air game drives in the Kruger National Park to spot the Big 5
  • A sunset safari in Kruger National Park
  • 30 minute body massage per person 
  • Complimentary bottle of wine on arrival

14 day itinerary with Cape Town extension:

All of the above inclusions plus:

  • Internal airfare from Cape Town
  • Return airport transfers & VIP meet and greet
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in Cape Town with breakfast daily
  • Full day tour of the Cape Town Peninsula
  • Cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain
  • Tour of Afrogem – One of the leading jewellery manufacturing companies in Cape Town

 Highlights

  • Spot the Big 5 at the world renowned Kruger National Park
  • Be mesmerised with a Kruger sunset safari
  • Enjoy being pampered in luxury lodge accommodation
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

To book your Tour:

  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book by the 65 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information: 

  • A deposit of $699 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. 
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

 Single supplement: 

  • 9 Day Kruger Safari: $999 per person in addition to your twin share voucher when travelling with friends or relatives to secure your own room
  • 14 Day Kruger Safari with Cape Town: $1,299 per person in addition to your twin share voucher when travelling with friends or relatives to secure your own room

Solo Traveller:

  • 9 Day Kruger Safari: $1,299 per person in addition to your twin share voucher
  • 14 Day Kruger Safari with Cape Town: $1,599 per person in addition to your twin share

To purchase your single supplement or solo traveler supplement please click here

Children: Same price as adults. Minimum age 7

Triple share: Not available

Interconnecting/adjoining rooms: Can be requested, but cannot be guaranteed

Itinerary Changes: Please note, some itineraries may operate in reverse due to flight scheduling on your chosen day of departure. You will be advised at the time of booking. 

Package Excludes: 

  • Visa
  • Compulsory travel insurance
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • Drinks, tips and curios
  • Personal expenses

Hotels & Lodges:

Kruger National Park: Maqueda Lodge or Royal Kruger Lodge
Cape Town – Winchester Mansions or similar

Optional activities Kruger:

Swaziland Day Tour -$219 per person
Panoramic Tour – $219 per person
Morning or sunset safaris – $132 per person
Full body massage – $65 per person

Optional activities Cape Town:

Wine Tram tour – $138 per person
Robben Island tour $72 per person

Payable direct on confirming your booking. 

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

 Please note: All New Zealand passport holders require a VISA for travel to South Africa

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

Daily departures between:

October – November 2018

20 January – 30 November 2019

Blackout dates and surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure.

Availability on Departure Dates is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button.

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare departing Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch with South African Airways or similar
  • We are unable to guarantee which airline you will travel with as flights will be booked subject to promotional fare availability for your travel dates.
  • Including 23 kgs of checked luggage on per passenger
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Extend your stay by request when submitting your booking form
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.
  • All Children (7-11 years) must occupy their own seat.
  • Due to the arrival times of some flights, it may not be possible to connect in Johannesburg on the same day. A pre-night in Johannesburg might be required (at own expense) or alternative dates chosen to when alternative connecting flight options are available.
  • All bookings will be held and confirmed with you before booking.

Flights:

  • We encourage you to finalise your booking with as soon as possible.
  • Some flights may depart a day before, involve a transit, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon booking.
  • Any changes to flight itineraries once the accommodation and tour bookings have been confirmed will incur a charge of $100 per person
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days.
  • Please also note, flights might arrive or departure 1 day early or later than suggested on the itinerary due to scheduling, they might involve multiple stopovers or airlines changes

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares with South African Airlines 
  • All internal Africa airfare 
  • Return airport transfers & VIP meet and greet
  • 6 nights’ luxury lodge accommodation at Maqueda Lodge or Royal Kruger Lodge with daily breakfast & 3 course dinners
  • 2 full day open air game drives in the Kruger National Park to spot the Big 5
  • A sunset safari in Kruger National Park
  • 30 minute body massage per person 
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