Kempton Park Tours
5 Day Kruger National Park and Panorama Route Safari
4.5

5 Day Kruger National Park and Panorama Route Safari

By The Mzansi Experience
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Ages 2-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 5 days
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Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • National Park fees
  • Snacks
  • Local Guide
  • Shuttle to Kruger National Park (return)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • All Game Drives as per itinerary
  • Entry/Admission - Kruger National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kruger National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Panorama Route
  • Entry/Admission - Kruger National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kruger National Park
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
  • Optional morning game drive on Day 5

Start:
  • OR Tambo, O.R. Tambo, Kempton Park, 1627, South Africa
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 62002P60

    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    How much is 5 Day Kruger National Park and Panorama Route Safari?
    5 Day Kruger National Park and Panorama Route Safari price starts from R 15 416,67. Discover and book 5 Day Kruger National Park and Panorama Route Safari on Tripadvisor
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    Itinerary
    Overview
    Full Map
    6 stops
    Day 1
    Johannesburg to Kruger National...
    Day 2
    Kruger National Park
    Day 3
    Panorama Route Day Tour
    Day 4
    Kruger National Park
    Day 5
    Last day: Return to Johannesburg...
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    • The Mzansi Experience
      74
      South Africa
      Joined in February 2018
    • Triflyer
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Average
      I did the four day Kruger National Park and Panorama Route tour. Positives - clear and regular communication from Mzansi about what to expect, itinerary, meeting point for shuttle, what to bring. Very prompt and exhaustive responses to queries - shuttle operated by Safari Link from Joburg airport to Perry's bridge and for the return journey from Perry's bridge to Joburg airport was very comfortable. - I stayed in Kruger Adventure Lodge, which is a nice property, it felt safe throughout - Kruger Park is beautiful, we saw plenty of giraffes, elephants, impalas, hippos, a couple of lions. Did not however see rhino or leopards. We went for an evening safari and a full day one. Improvement areas - For me food was a dampener, as I am vegan. Kruger Adventure Lodge have low to zero sensitivity or the desire to understand about the needs of vegan tourists. It required a lot of sensitization and repeated requests and escalations and things improved from about late day 2 onwards. Until then I was really, really low on food. Mzansi had assured me of vegan food and hence I had not carried food with me (I had just returned from the Garden route tour before this, where I was provided with a lavish amount of vegan food); it's certainly a learning for me for the future to be more prepared when travelling in locations where the awareness about vegan food is low. - Probably the biggest let down was the quality of the guides on the safaris. 1/ to start with was the vehicle which was very uncomfortable and very noisy. It was therefore not merely a coincidence that we didn't see any leopards after over ten hours on the road. A leopard is an elusive animal and is easily driven away by such deafening noise. 2/ the quality of the guide cum driver SAN parks are known all over the world for the high standards of their guides, and the quality of the guides on this tour was abysmal. Even during safari tours in lesser known parks in other parts of the world, I have felt enriched by the passion, insights, personal stories, info about the animals, their habitats, peculiarities, biological characteristics etc. The guides on this tour however struggled to communicate in English which is fully understandable but the issue is that they were also very conscious about it. Thus they shared some meagre info but were very restrained. The guide on day 1, for the sunset evening drive had a friend from the lodge join the drive, he was sitting with the guide in the front and almost throughout they were chatting. I normally see guides attentive, looking at both sides all the time so they don't miss an animal or sound. This was a unique experience for me where a guide cum driver was chatting away on a safari. In contrast, the guide cum driver on my Addo tour refused to let anyone sit with him in the front, because he wanted a clear view both sides. Not surprising that in a matter of two hours we saw four of the big 5 on the Addo tour. On day 2, I consciously chose to sit in the vehicle where there was a different guide than the one on day 1, and they were equally, or even more lacking in passion and drive. Both the guides (on days 1 and 2) generally drove looking straight ahead most of the time not even looking on either side and if we tourists saw anything or they saw any obviously visible animals, they stopped. I did not see much concerted effort to find the big cats. - there was hardly any discussion about birds, and I have no reason to believe birds should be ignored. Kruger is known for its bird life as much as it is for animal life - the guides have clear lack of passion for their job, perhaps they are overworked? This may not necessarily be a reflection on Mzansi experience, after all, they just seem to be aggregators who get the bus company (Safari Link), the hotel lodge (Kruger Adventure Lodge) on one booking page and facilitate a booking. It is Kruger Adventure Lodge that arranges the guides and the vehicle. There were others on my vehicle from other tour aggregators and they all had similar itinerary. Thus if you are particular about these aspects I mentioned, look for booking them separately after sufficient research rather than book via any safari aggregator.
      Written 17 December 2023
    • I4769NHfrancescar
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect from the start to the end
      Amazing from the beginning to the end. Nice communication they were there before during and after the tours they are very nice. I didn’t see lions but that part of the games I guess I have to go back. Would still pick Mzansi tours if I go back. You won’t be despointed !
      Written 7 October 2023
    • annicae2013
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent
      Email contact with Zelda worked perfectly, she answered superfast. Everything worked well, all transportations, great lodge with nice food and very well organiced safaritours
      Written 22 September 2023
    • Markythetiger
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent value for money and a fantastic trip.
      Cailyn was my contact at Mzansi, she answered all my emails with such speed that shocked me, one email was replied to in 10 mins, on a Sunday!!! Pickup was OR Tambo airport 7am prompt in the morning for the long drive to Kruger arriving at 11:30 leaving time for lunch and settling in before first Game Drive at 3:30pm Room at Kruger Adventure Lodge in Hazyview was a Rondavel type building, extremely large, very comfortable, quiet, clean with a small safe with key. Staff were friendly and helpful and the food was nice. Breakfast, Dinner and the Game Drives and the Panorama Route Tour were all included in the price of the tour. The Game Drives were unbelievable, within 10 mins of entering Kruger NP on our first one (sharing a big jeep with 4 others) with came across a coalition of Cheetah brothers stalking a herd of Impala, literally 5 feet from our jeep. These are such rare animals to see, I asked my guide/tracker when he had last seen 1 cheetah and he said 1 year and when he had seen 3 together was 4 years before this. So we were so so lucky to see these most beautiful of cats. During all my Game Drives I saw everything except Leopards which I had seen in India before so was not too disappointed! Sadly the trip on the Panorama Route had terrible weather (dense dense fog) and also a general strike at the attractions so we made a decision to abandon after lunch and then I paid to do another game drive when we arrived back at the lodge. I had a fantastic time, one of my best travel experiences ever and I will NEVER forget it and can't wait to return! I high recommend The Mzansi Experience travel!
      Written 8 December 2022
    • Udita P
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful Experience at the Right Price
      As a solo female traveler, I had a wonderful time and am very glad I booked with Mzansi (through Viator). The pick-up from OR Tambo was on time and so was the drop-off from the resort. The accommodation was lovely, had all the amenities, the food was great, and very friendly helpful staff. Also very clean. The communication was flawless and there was absolutely no problem or issues. The best part of course were the game drives in Kruger National Park. Spotted so many animals, including the elusive leopard! Me and the other travelers were constantly asked if everything was fine, if we needed more time to view some animal, if we needed a break etc. And everyone was very well looked after. Grateful to have booked the Kruger budget safari and I will definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to experience Kruger in 2-3 days.
      Written 19 September 2022
    • gloriyag283
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Breathtaking experience of the life time
      I am glad that I picked this tour and operator. Leon was answering promptly to all my questions before I booked. Believe me, I asked a lot of questions. My tour was exactly like in the itinerary, all transportation and activities. I was alone but I felt always safe and secure. Stuff at the lodge, drivers, guides were so great. They made my experience there as breathtaking. Great job! Thank you !
      Written 1 September 2022
    • A8757CClauren
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing trip!
      I had an excellent time on my 4 day Kruger tour. The accommodation was comfortable and clean. All the staff was very kind and my tour guide, Lucky, was incredible. He knew the land well and the animal behavior, so we were able to track down everything I wanted to see. We saw all the Big 5! This was truly a once in a lifetime experience and I cannot recommend it enough!
      Written 4 August 2021
    • savannahm799
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Get the real safari experience at a reasonable price!!
      The lodging was so comfortable, the grounds we so peaceful, and the food was absolutely amazing!! Our guide for the safari was super friendly and knowledgeable, and it really felt like a private excursion. 10/10 would recommend and definitely plan on coming back once I can travel the world again *sigh*
      Written 8 October 2020
    • 428rahime
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      My Kruger National Park trip with Mzansi
      Great tour company! What they offered was way better than my expectation; transportation from Johannesburg airport to Kruger was great; the hotel they offered my was fantastic; the Kruger experience was awesome. I solo travelled and this company certainly helped me to build great memories from my trip!!!
      Written 8 October 2020
    • 996cems
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      1 day of 5 days because of corona but still a nice experience!
      Unfortunately after 1 day we had to cancel the tour because of corona. But the team in the lodge and mzani travel team were really polite and helpful. I also got almost my full money back. It was not there fold. The lodge was big and nice. The pool was clean and the food really good! The safari Car was also a good one! So I wish them the best and I hope they still can continue with the safaris!
      Written 8 October 2020
    • Stephen C
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mzansi - excellent operator
      We booked a four day safari to Kruger Park and Sabi Sands through Mzansi in March. The organisation, communications and information was excellent from the start - we had complete confidence that all was well organised. All details were supplied and we were kept in touch as tome progressed. Their website and emails were clear and concise. The safari itself was amazing - we stayed at Tydon Safari Camp at Sabi Sands which was amazing and I have done a separate report on Tripadvisor for this. I can thoroughly recommend this company and I hope it is back in business after this awful Coronavirus shutdown.
      Written 29 March 2020
    • sanjaym1484
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Breathtakingly Beautiful - highly recommended!
      What an experience! The communication between myself and the team was on time, reliable and accurate. They were very accommodating to my requests. And everything that was mentioned in the itinerary was as it was and all on time! The staff at the hotel were very friendly, happy and a delight to talk to. The rooms were super clean, well presented and of the highest standard. Safari.. well..... there are no words to describe it! Had a sunset safari on the day we arrived and then a full day safari the next day - both just amazing! Transfer was seamless and excellent! Overall...... highly recommended for anyone - solo, groups or family! Oh... and they accommodate birthday surprises too as I found out for myself - best birthday ever! Thank you Mzansi team (and sweet mike for being an excellent safari tour driver!)
      Written 14 December 2019
    • anita G
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The highlight of our Africa trip!
      We had a week to fill before our already-booked tour with OAT. I searched the internet for a Kruger tour and happened upon Mzansi site. Leon quickly responded to my inquiry and suggested a private lodge in Kruger- Kurula lodge. OMG it was the most amazing time ever. It was definitely the highlight of our 7 week Africa vacation. We saw all the big 5. The lodge was beautiful and huge with animals frequenting the waterhole daily right in front of the deck. There was even a antelope kill by wild dogs one day. He arranged a Panoramic route tour and accommodation and transfers before the tour. The lodge co-owner and Guide (Kavi) was the best. It was so much fun to watch him track the animals and he exposed us to awesome experiences to see the animals interacting and up close. We saw giraffes wrestling and curious elephants walk up to the Jeep. Also saw the rare wild dogs with a kill, a leopard in a tree with an antelope, and lions mating. The food was delicious and so abundant. The staff was the sweetest group of people you could ask for. Very attentive and efficient. Our whole family loved this tour and I highly recommend using Mzansi for your African tour. Wish we had used them for the entire time.
      Written 25 November 2019
    • Ane H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Service
      I used Mzansi's Direct/Point-to-Point tickets for parts of my trip in South Africa. It was very convenient, the bus was always punctual, and the service from the office as well as the drivers impeccable. All in all a great experience.
      Written 24 August 2018
    • T1992
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great service
      Thank you very much to OB who helped me tremendously! Not only did OB wait for me, as the first leg of my journey was delayed, he then offered to take me to a local food store so I could pick up some food for my next destination. His driving was amazing, very safe and sensible, but it was his customer service that made my experience with Mzansi great!
      Written 13 August 2018
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    CaliDreamer28
    San Diego, CA15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    I found this company's tour listings on special promotion at Tourradar.com but decided to book internally so they can receive full commission. The site wasn't set up yet for promo code so I was communicating with Leon (owner) over several emails until it was finally fixed. The response rate was fast, but Leon had to troubleshoot the following issues: The confirmation never came through as mentioned, so he had to follow up on team member to send it to me. Once I received, it wasn't clear where I was staying. Just said "Kruger Adventure" and I didn't know that was a name of a lodge. I reported to Leon once I arrived at lodge that my name wasn't on shuttle list (Ashton's company never processed my name, even though Mzansi had submitted it) and he made sure to communicate this to Ashton's to prevent it from happening again and spoke with lodge about it too for follow up. This isn't really a tour where you're guaranteed to have tourmates join you - it depends on when everyone checks in and their itinerary. I was on the sunset safari and full day safari with one other person who was travelling solo, so it felt really private (although the drivers took on additional people from different lodges while we were heading to park - and I reported this to Leon as well) and even if it's just you, they'll still proceed with the itinerary. I was by myself on the Panorama Route excursion. Not sure if they contract other lodges in the Hazyview/Kruger area but Kruger Adventure Lodge offers great rooms (I had my own bungalow for a private room to my surprise!), delicious meals, nice views and friendly staff. They have their own vehicles for the safaris and transfers. I had lots of amazing wildlife moments!
    Written 5 February 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Apologies for my belated response. Thank you for the positive review. I am very happy that you had such a great time with us, despite a few hickups with our transport partners. We have taken your notes into consideration and will definitely focus on improved communication with our clients. Warm regards, Leon
    Written 13 October 2020
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    TexanTraveling123
    Houston, TX6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    Our five-night safari to the Kurula Lodge in the private part of Kruger through Mzansi was excellent, from booking all the way through to our departure. Safaris are an expensive vacation, but for everything we got, Mzansi was very economical. The lodge itself was beautiful, and we had it all to ourselves with a very friendly staff - almost an embarrassment to have a five-person team there entirely for our benefit! The safari drives were very enjoyable. It's a different experience then being in the open savannahs of Kenya and Tanzania, where we visited 15 years ago. At least the private part of Kruger is remarkably intimate, with much thicker vegetation and only a few jeeps out on game drives at the same time, and animal encounters felt much more personal as a result. The quantity of animals was also a little lower, but sheer luck factors into that, and we saw all of the big five other than leopards (and cheetah, which our guide told us are rare in South Africa). Our guide Troy was fantastic - personable, patient, and our kids (14 and 12) enjoyed spending the days with him as much as we did. The five days of game drives were great, but we equally enjoyed the day Troy took us out of the park and into the mountain and areas surrounding the park, which rounded out the experience with natural beauty and variety in the activity. The food was good, prepared by an excellent chef, and we would recommend a stay at Kurula to anyone.
    Written 29 August 2022
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    Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We are always excited to receive such awesome feedback! Leon & Team
    Written 30 August 2022
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    Rajiva W
    Colombo, null, Sri Lanka10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    A very comfortable hotel, and an excellent driver with most of the safaris on our own. Much enjoyed too the Panorama Tour which was unexpectedly beautiful. Splendid dinners and breakfasts, and the pool was beautifully situated.
    Written 9 October 2020
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    Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy that you had a great time on safari with The Mzansi Experience! Hope to see you back again soon.
    Written 13 October 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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