Mbombela Tours
One Night Leopard Tour of Kruger National Park from Nelspruit

One Night Leopard Tour of Kruger National Park from Nelspruit

By Kruger Flexi Tours - Day Tours
R 6 950,00
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 6-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 2 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Overnight accommodation
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Dinner included
  • Breakfast included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Entry/Admission - Kruger Flexi Tours - Day Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
What's not included
  • Gratuities

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • 12 Impala St, Mbombela, 1201, South Africa
    Our offices and guest house.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8541P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
      • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
      • A minimum of two people per booking is required
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

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

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8541P1

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      Day 1
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      Day 2
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      About the operator
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      • Kruger Flexi Tours - Day Tours
        Mbombela, South Africa
        Joined in June 2011
      • Sabrina B
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Adventurous daytrip with Dave
        Our daytrip with Dave was an absolute thrill from start to finish. Dave's wealth of knowledge about the country's history, culture, and folklore added depth to every stop along the journey. One of the main highlights was the amazing lunch experience, where we indulged in traditional Swazi cuisine (authentic market restaurant). Despite the packed itinerary, the 12 hours with Dave flew by. We saw Swaziland's main cities and visited the main attractions (cultural village with floklore dancing, glass factory and Swazi candles). We can highly recommend this daytrip for adventrouros people running on a tight schedule and looking forward to visiting a new country within a day.
        Written 16 May 2024
      • learA2353MT
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        best 3 days trip!
        we spend three days with david, our guide in kruger park and blyde river canyon. we made lots of game drives, early in the morning , during the day and one at night also. got excelent food cooked by dave, slept in nice little houses in the park and could even relax at the swimming pool for 2 hours. the last day we went to this nice canyon and had lunch at the best pancakes place ever! it was super nice and we loved everything about it.
        Written 27 April 2024
      • MakiniHughes
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The best!
        Dave was fantastic! 10/10 highly recommended. He picked us up from our Kruger lodge and made the day trip with us to Swaziland. The drive was safe, enjoyable and he was very well connected so we felt lke we were in good hands. He took us to a great lunch and dropped us to our hotel in Swaziland safely
        Written 20 April 2024
      • TartanSoul
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fabulous way to see Kruger National Park
        Just got home from my 2nd trip with Dave at Kruger Flexi Tour. I cannot say enough just how great it was. Kruger National Park is a must see and if you want to see it, I truly believe that Dave is the guide you need. He is super knowledgeable, with a keen eye at spotting animals. They were very helpful with logistical information, helping us plan getting to and from Nelspruit. Our safari with Dave was spectacular on the wildlife front but also so much fun. He is known as Crazy Dave and his energy and excitement about taking guests into the park is infectious. He knows everyone and is well liked inside and outside the park, so you get an inside look and are welcomed into places you would not likely see otherwise. Especially on the way home on from the park with the stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourkes Luck Potholes, Harry's and more. These stops are must sees before heading back to Nelspruit. We stayed in two different camps inside the park and each day ended with Dave doing a traditional South African Braai (BBQ) that was a delicious and perfect way to end the day and review the sights of the park. I highly recommend Kruger Flexi Tours. Thanks again Dave for everything!
        Written 12 December 2023
      • ktrl2023
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Kruger Flexi Tour with Dave
        Thanks a lot for a great day tour. The tour guide Dave was fantastic and had a lot of great energy, putting in a lot of work to make the tour fun, enjoyable and keeping it flexible enough for us to adjust our route through Kruger. We saw a lot of different animals thanks to his know how and knowledge of the place. Thanks a lot and would definitely highly recommend this company.
        Written 9 November 2023
      • 188christelef
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Not reliable
        Desastrous tour organiser. After confirming the tour, price and pick up time, they cancelled the tour at 5:10 am for a pick up time at 8:00 am. Just avoid Kruger Flexi Tour Not reliable at all
        Written 30 October 2023
      • O9905TFpaulr
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An Amazing Safari Experience.
        We had an amazing Safari. Our guide Bhekifa, was "over the top" wonderful. He grew up living just outside of Kruger National Park. He was extremely knowledgeable, had a positive attitude, and was very engaging. Because of his expertise and God looking down on us, we were able to sight the "big 5" plus 30+ other animals and birds in this one-day experience.
        Written 15 August 2023
      • mdoyle330
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing days safari
        What can I say about this tour of Kruger? It was literally perfect, Dave is such an amazing guide, from the moment we were picked up at 4:30am until the trip ended, we were made to feel so welcome. Dave’s instinct after doing this for 28 years meant we seen all the big 5 in one day where some other tour companies hadn’t seen them all in two weeks! He literally does think like an animal. We had such unreal experiences such as seeing a Rhino at dawn and had a leopard walking next to our van. It was so special. Dave have great tips and even went out of his way to make sure we also seen the Crocodiles. We stopped off twice in the day for coffee and lunch, Dave ensured we stopped at the best places and had a lovely steak for dinner. On the way home, Dave took us on the scenic route through a mountain range by the park which had spectacular scenery. All in all a fantastic day and we can’t thank you enough for one of the best experiences of our lives.
        Written 8 August 2023
      • kht53
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great taste of Kruger and South Africa scenery!
        Crazy Dave provided the best info I’ve encountered in traveling and booking all our arrangements online on the other side of the world. We added the Kruger Elephant tour onto our hunting safari, as it offered both game drives in Kruger plus touring the surrounding really nice scenery in the Blyde Canyon area. We were picked up by our fantastic guide, Ciska, in a safari vehicle with vinyl sides at 5 am at our lodging in Nelspruit. We traveled the second week of June, so the morning rides were cold, but she had thick blankets for us to wrap up in. Once we entered Kruger ( first in line!) at the Malelane gate, we did a morning game drive. She stopped for bathroom and snack/lunch/coffee breaks. Ciska drove us to our cabins at Lower Sabie. She prepared our dinner using the cabin grill and kitchenette. We took a night game drive by the Kruger guide, Petros. We had another morning and evening game drive on day 2, and stayed in cabins in Skukuza. We saw soooo many different animals, and Ciska and Petros knew the names, habits, and general locations of all of them and were incredible at spotting them. Kruger animals do not see the people in safari vehicles as predators, and so just ignore them. Ciska knew all the other guides and every vehicle shared info on sightings. There were not huge crowds; we usually only encountered another vehicle every 10 min or so. We left on day 3 through the Phabeni gate, near Hazyview. We toured the many scenic sites in the Blyde Canyon area. In each, we found vendors selling more or less the same variety of African-produced necklaces, carvings, etc. We enjoyed pancakes at Harry’s in Hazyview. Driving through the rolling misty hills covered in huge eucalyptus and pine forests was beautiful. Be sure to bring limited luggage as there is limited space on the safari vehicle. In early June, plan on layers with stocking cap, sweatshirt, wind proof jacket, gloves in the mornings and short sleeves in the afternoon and light jacket for the evening game drive, as sunset is about 5:30 pm. We were driven back to our lodging. We hired Crazy Dave to be our driver on our final day to take us to Chimp Eden and then on to the Nelspruit airport. Highly recommend.
        Written 25 June 2023
      • Jonathan M
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Tour
        I saw 4 of the big five in only a day. Tour guide worked well with other guides to find animals in park. This is an experience I will not forget.
        Written 17 June 2023
      • ksbrownutah
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Why isn’t everyone visiting South Africa?
        We had an amazing four days of tours with Dave and his colleague Ciska. First of all, arrangements were super easy to make, and communication with Dave and Ciska was excellent. The tours themselves were so amazing. Kruger Park is beyond description. We had an amazing day seeing so many amazing animals in the beautiful surroundings. The tours were paced brilliantly, we had plenty of breaks and opportunities to support local merchants. I only wish I had come to this beautiful place earlier. We will definitely be back. Dave is a master at hospitality and putting others at ease. We felt safe going through borders and navigating through the busy traffic of Maputo. Our trip to Swaziland was magical as well. We also loved our trip to the Blyde Canyon and surrounding sights. We had a blast with Dave and will remember this time fondly for years to come.
        Written 3 June 2023
      • asham702
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        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Beautiful Swaziland
        The views were amazing, we took lot of pictures. The driver was very friendly and had good knowledge of the place. We could manage to see many places.
        Written 15 April 2023
      • Sag79
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Just amazing- what a memorable trip!
        Just awesome loved everything with the tour. Our time at Kruger was magical and we have seen the big five and the ugly five. Just make sure to get out there as soon as the gates open! Mozambique: didn’t know what to expect but loved Maputo’s architecture and the chilled vibes of Ponta do Ouro. Eswatini: what a beautiful stay in the huts, waking up surrounded by impalas a magical experience for sure. Also the scenery was absolutely spectacular and doing the Panorama route north of White river and the amazing vistas before Barberton are worth it. Thank you Dave for your amazing company and great far from boring personality :) also the man can cook and we loved your braai 😀
        Written 16 January 2023
      • Ugoat
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Perfect and Amazing Day
        We have so a very wonderful and perfect day with Flexi Tours and especially with DAVE . The guy is amazing and make us a dream come true with a tour in Kruger Park. We was only 2 Persons on the Tour and Dave always explain everything to us about the animals. He knows the very best spots to see so many animals. We saw Giraffe, Hippos, Lions ,Zebras , Impalas , Buffalos , Pumba , Elephants , Eagles and so on. Our drive with Dave was about 12 Hours !!! He picked us up at 4:00 am and bring us back at 4:00 pm. He was so motivated to show us all the animals in Kruger.And so Dave drive hours and hours around to find the next new animal for us. And at the End Dave find after 8 hours a Rhino what is still missing on the list of the Big 5. At the we saw 4 of the Big 5. The Leopard was still missing but it is so hard to find and we where so happy about so much animals we saw. Everybody who has on his bucket list the Kruger Park and want to have a great experience and a amazing Day have to book Flexi Tours with Crazy Dave. The day was so very funny with Dave! Dave we love you so much and miss you !! 100% The Best Kruger Tour you will not regret !! Dave will make you such an Experience you will never forget. THANK YOU SO MUCH Best regards Torsten and Chris
        Written 23 December 2022
      • P1168DItimt
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Incredible wildlife viewing up close and away from the crowds and lines of other tours!
        Seeing ALL the big five - lions, rhino, elephants, leopard and buffalo, plus African wild dogs and many many others! Crazy Dave is THE go to guide for Kruger. He has an intuitive instinct for finding the animals and NOT following the crowds. As well as being one of the funniest and warmest of people. If you want to have an incredible day book with Kruger Flexi tours. I’ve been to Kruger twice now in 2019 and 2022 with Dave as guide - as both times we had incredible days. Highly recommended!!!!
        Written 5 September 2022
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles5 reviews
      Very good

      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2019 • Couples
      We can only add to the already fantastic reviews of this tour company - we had a the best overnight stay in Kruger with our tour guide Ciska who looked after us so well. Her ability to spot a Cheetah 200m away meant we got a really rare sighting!

      Our overnight accommodation in Pretoriuskop was lovely and our Braai dinner was cooked to perfection.

      The second day took us the length of the Panorama route with none of the stress of route planning and driving and the views along the way were nothing short of spectacular.

      We needed to get back to Nelspruit a little earlier than planned and we were given the flexibility to do so, truly making it a "flexi" tour.
      Written 21 July 2019
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      Thanks for these kind words and wonderful review. Thanks Dave
      Written 22 July 2019
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      Tucson, AZ9 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2019 • Family
      You can definitely believe the glowing comments already made here about Dave's Flexi-tours of Kruger plus the absolutely gorgeous country along the Blyde River Canyon. A short time into the first day Dave seemed like an old friend--a superbly knowledgeable old friend. He picked us up in Nelspruit at 4:30 a.m. to make sure we entered the Park when it opened at 6, making sure we had the best opportunity to observe many of the Park's beautiful creatures. After 1 1/2 days we had taken photos of over 25 species, some only a few yards away--elephants ambling alongside us, giraffes with their heads in trees, rhinos, zebras, etc. While Dave stayed at the Park cabins (where we were to sleep for the night) to prepare a delicious barbeque for us, we took a night ride with a Park employee and observed a lion pair calmly on the hunt for their warthog dinner and a leopard feasting on an impala in a nearby tree. After leaving the park we headed to the spectacular Blyde River Canyon area followed by a super lunch at Harris's Pancakes and a shopping opportunity. At 77 the experience was not too strenuous for me, and the young teens were delighted with everything! Dress warmly though. In June the rides in an open vehicle were very chilly.
      Written 7 July 2019
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      Thanks a million for these lovely kind words. It was my pleasure to look after you. Thanks Dave
      Written 9 July 2019
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      Lotte Spijkerman
      12 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2018 • Friends
      Two weeks back my friend and I went for the 2 day + 1 night safari (called the Leopard Crawl Tour) with Flexi Tours. In one word: amazing! We really had an real good time. Before the tour we stayed in Nelspruit Mbombela Backpackers hostel (also a recommendation!) where we got picked up by our guide, Dave, in his safari jeep at 5 am to start our tour. Dave is really, really great. Thanks to him we had an unforgettable time!

      The drive from Nelspruit to the Kruger park entrance takes about an hour. Because in the early morning it is still cold outside, Dave had some warm blankets ready for us inside the safari jeep. We arrived by the entrance around 6 pm and started our safari directly after the gate was opened. We saw a lot of animals, because Dave is a real good 'spotter'. He knows where the animals usually hide. Thank to that we saw the big 5 on our first day! And of course we learned a lot about the animals.

      After the safari day, Dave drove us to our nice rest place in the camp. Dave showed us around and prepared a 'braai' (BBQ) for us. Dave was the cook and we ate together. We had a lot of delicious meat and homemade salads that Dave prepared before the tour. We even had a traditional drink as a dessert.

      We recommend you to book a place inside the Kruger park, because it allows you to go for a night safari! You'll see a lot of nocturnal animals, that are asleep during the day. It was wonderful.

      The next morning Dave woke us up at 4:45 am, when he had the breakfast ready. After this start, we packed our things and started for the last and second day of the tour. Again, this was so great! We saw a lot of animals again. Also new ones, because Dave likes to show different places than he did the first day. Great, because the park is so big and diverse. We saw some of the smaller animals, all very very beautiful. We also got to see a cheetah.

      After the day, Dave drove us back to Nelspruit. I can't say it enough: it was a-ma-zing. The animals, the nature, the guide - the whole tour was great. From 1 out of 10 I would say 11! :)

      Also: do not forget your binoculars! Otherwise, buy one. It is worth the investment.
      Written 11 November 2018
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      Thanks wow what a great review. Thanks a million for all the kind words. Thanks Dave
      Written 19 November 2018
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      New Delhi, India16 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2018 • Couples
      What an incredible experience. Great host and staff. Everything is so well managed and taken care of on the trip with special touches on the little details for the betterment of the experiences any traveller can ask for.
      Written 28 August 2018
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      Thanks for writing this wonderful review. I love showing people Kruger so thanks for the kind words. Dave
      Written 29 August 2018
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      One Night Leopard Tour of Kruger National Park from Nelspruit provided by Kruger Flexi Tours - Day Tours

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