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Wildlife Safari & Adventure Package: 4 Day Kruger NP - Cape Town to Johannesburg

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This Wildlife Safari & Adventure package consists of a Baz Bus Hop-on Hop-off ticket from Cape Town to Johannesburg or Pretoria, plus a 4 Day Kruger National Park Wildlife Safari Tour. With your Hop-on Hop-off ticket, you decide where you want to stay along the route and how long you want to stay for. Minimum recommended travel time is 14 days but you can take as long as you want!

On the 4 Day Kruger National Park Wildlife Safari Tour you can experience game viewing at its best in the Kruger National Park and its surroundings. It is one of the few places on earth where wildlife can be seen in such great variety and at such close quarters. Spot the Big 5 (lion, rhino, leopard, elephant and buffalo). Open vehicle game drives give you excellent photographic opportunities. The tour also covers the picturesque Mpumalanga area and includes a stop to view the Three Rondawels and the amazing Blyde River Canyon.

This 4-day tour includes open vehicle game drives, meals as specified in the detailed itinerary and accommodation in permanent erected 2-person dome tents (bring your own sleeping bag or hire one at ZAR90 directly from the safari company) with the option to upgrade to bedded accommodation by paying ZAR1000 directly to your tour guide.
  • 4 Day Kruger National Park Wildlife Safari Tour

    Below you will find a detailed description of your 4-day tour including information on accommodation, meal inclusions as well as activities. Please remember that accommodation and meals are NOT included in the hop-on hop-off part of your package.

  • Day 1: Johannesburg & Pretoria to Base Camp

    The tour departs early morning from Johannesburg and Pretoria. We will stop en-route for breakfast (own cost) and refreshments. We stop at Hoedspruit for all our shopping and then head out to visit the Maholoholo Wildlife Animal Rehabilitation Centre which is home for many of South Africa’s abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife and a highly regarded contributor to wildlife education in our country. Here you can interact with a variety of animal species and one of the highlights is allowing a vulture to land on your protected arm and eat meat from your hand!

    We will then head off towards our campsite, which is nestled in the Klaserie Nature Reserve at the border of the Kruger National Park. With the arrival at the camp, you have the opportunity to relax; sitting around the campfire is one that must not be missed, the best time to take in the surroundings and listening to the sounds of the African bush! The campsite is one of the most beautiful camping venues in the area and has a large variety of wildlife including nyala, zebra, giraffe, blue wildebeest, impala, warthog and much more, which are often seen around the camp and chalets. There is a large swimming pool where you can cool off at the end of the day after your game drive.

    Camping accommodation: Camping in permanent erected 2-person dome tents
    Bedded accommodation: Chalets with beds and en-suite bathrooms
    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Kruger National Park

    A short drive takes us to Orpen gate, which is the most central gate to Kruger National Park, where we arrive as the gates open. Kruger is home to 147 mammal (including the Big 5), 114 reptile and 502 bird species. You will be transferred to open sided 4x4 game viewing vehicles in which we will do game drives. Kruger National Park is the same size as Israel, Wales or Netherlands and contains different vegetation types that attract different animals to different areas of the park. Therefore we spend as much time on game drives as possible, so that we give ourselves a better chance of seeing different animal and bird species. We concentrate the game drives around the central region of the park, where we have a better chance of seeing the big cats and a large variety of animals.

    Breakfast and lunch will be prepared by your guide and enjoyed at one of the many picnic sites inside Kruger National Park. The guides will also stop at various view points and hides inside the park, where you can stretch your legs while looking for wildlife.

    We then make our way back to camp. After dinner we get ready to journey back into the bush. This time in search of the nocturnal animals on the evening's Sunset Game Drive. This takes place in the Kruger National Park, which is well known for fantastic game and night drives, with excellent game viewing. This drive is done in 4x4 open game viewing vehicles.

    Camping accommodation: Camping in permanent erected 2-person dome tents
    Bedded accommodation: Chalets with beds and en-suite bathrooms
    Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 3: Kruger National Park

    We start the day with a cup of coffee or tea, before heading out on a game drive in an open game viewing vehicle shortly after the gates open. You will be on a game drive for the majority of the day, searching for as many animal species as possible. Breakfast and lunch will be enjoyed at picnic sites inside Kruger National Park.

    Arriving late afternoon back at camp, your guide will prepare one of South Africa’s favorite dishes, a Braai (South African barbecue). The night is spent sitting around the campfire listening to the night sounds in the African bush.

    Camping accommodation: Camping in permanent erected 2-person dome tents
    Bedded accommodation: Chalets with beds and en-suite bathrooms
    Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 4: Blyde River Canyon & Echo Caves to Johannesburg

    We depart after breakfast heading toward two of our well known touring spots: "The Three Rondawels", part of the Blyde River Canyon which is the "third largest canyon in the world” as well as a visit to the Echo Caves. From here we drive back to Nelspruit, Johannesburg and Pretoria, where we will drop you off at the airport or backpacker hostels and hotels.

    Included meals: Breakfast

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Does my Baz Bus ticket include accommodation?
Your Baz Bus ticket does not include accommodation. You can check below for a rough guide on accommodation pricing. Alternatively you can contact the backpacker lodge directly to confirm their prices.

How much do backpacking lodges / hostels charge?
Accommodation prices vary from place to place however prices are roughly as follows:

Camping: from ZAR60
Dorms: from ZAR100
Double: from ZAR220

What about the hostels?
South African hostels boast some of the highest standards in the world. Baz Bus will drop you at over 180 of them. Most hostels offer camping, singles, doubles or dormitories with standard features such as in-house bars, tour desk and of course some amazing locations. Accommodation costs vary from hostel to hostel. Accommodation bookings must be made directly with the hostel of your choice.

Should I book my accommodation in advance?
Most people prefer to play it by ear and book hostels as they go along. During the busy summer season some places do get full and we do recommend booking a few days in advance, especially for double rooms.

Overnight Stops: Port Elizabeth and Durban are compulsory overnight stopovers

Accommodation is included during the 4 Day Kruger National Park Tour.


Our buses are 22-seater semi-luxury buses, all with on-board TV & videos, and trailers capable of carrying surfboards and bicycles.

Shuttle Service: Some of the locations shown on the map are only accessible through the use of Shuttle Services which link to our route. Shuttle Services run independently to Baz Bus and need to be pre-arranged by the traveller. Shuttle costs are payable directly to the hostel offering the service.


Your Baz Bus Hop-on Hop-off ticket does not include meals. The Baz Bus does stop at various places along the way, giving you the chance to stretch your legs and purchase any snacks or meals.
During the 4 Day Kruger National Park Wildlife Safari Tour meals are included as per itinerary.

Ekstra information

Am I too old to take Baz Bus?
Baz Bus is for all the young at heart. We strive to be an enjoyable and friendly bus company, where you can meet great people on the buses and still have the independence to do whatever activities you wish on route. If you feel young, Baz Bus experience can help you become a better beach bum, adrenaline junkie, culture vulture, wildlife fundi, party animal or a bit of all.

Is it safe and viable for me to travel alone in Southern Africa?
It sounds like Baz Bus experience is just what you need! It is a safe option because we offer a door to door service. You are never really alone, just smile at your neighbour on the bus and soon youll be rattling on about exciting travel experiences. All the hostels and adventure centres offer fun activities and tours so you'll never have a dull moment! They will also inform you on the necessary safety precautions and the do's and don'ts of the place. So sit back, relax and enjoy your journey.

What should I bring?
A sleeping bag (bedding is available at most hostels)
A backpack and daypack (to help you travel light)
A credit card (accepted all around S.A but not at some hostels)
Your passion for independent travel

Can I bring my surfboard, mountain bike, stereo and chessboard with me on my fabulous Baz Bus adventure through Southern Africa?
Of course! Our semi-luxury 22-seater buses are all equipped with trailers capable of carrying all your bits and pieces.

How much should I budget per day for expenses?
Your budget is dependent on the activities that you would like to do. Herewith a rough guide on certain expenses:

1 pint of beer at a backpacker lodge: ZAR10,00
Food allowance per day: ZAR120,00 - ZAR150,00 per day
Local taxi cab's: ZAR10,00 - ZAR13,00 per kilometer

What do I do once I have bought my ticket?
Now that you have purchased your ticket; you must make a booking for your first section on the bus. We recommend that this is done at least 72 hours prior to your intended departure.

TELEPHONE - You can contact the Baz Bus Reservation hotline and book your sections with a Baz Bus consultant. Please quote your voucher number. Baz Bus Reservation hotline: Local: 0861 BAZ BUS (0861 229 287) International: +27 21 422 5202 and our office hours are: Mon - Fri: 8am - 9pm Sat - Sun: 8am - 8pm

SMS - SMS your booking to 076 427 3003. The following details are required:
- Voucher number
- First name & surname
- Date of trip
- Hostel pick up
- Next stop

Example: WEB519, John Cooper, 03/02/06, Highfield B/P to Plettenberg Bay

We will book your seat on the Baz Bus system and SMS you a confirmation during our office hours only:
Example: WEB519 booking confirmed, John Cooper, 03/02/06, Highfield B/P to Plettenberg Bay CNF29461

EMAIL - Email your booking request to [email protected] Seat bookings are only confirmed once you have received a seat confirmation number for section of your journey via email. The following details are required:

- Voucher number
- First name & surname
- Date of trip
- Hostel pick up
- Next stop