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Kruger Park Safari: Guided Day Tour from Nelspruit
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Kruger Park Safari: Guided Day Tour from Nelspruit

By Kruger Flexi Tours - Day Tours
Recommended by 94% of travellers
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Ages 6-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 11h
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Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Driver/guide
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Kruger Park day entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - Kruger Flexi Tours - Day Tours


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Kruger Mpumalanga Intl Airport, Mbombela South Africa
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Pushchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8541P2

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • A maximum of 30 people per booking
        • Please note: pickup reconfirmation is required upon booking, please refer to voucher for further details
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        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: 8541P2

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        • Kruger Flexi Tours - Day Tours
          211
          Mbombela, South Africa
          Joined in June 2011
        • Sabrina B
          0 contributions
          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
          0 contributions
          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
          0 contributions
          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
        • 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
        • asham702
          0 contributions
          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
          0 contributions
          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
        • annakiza
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience!!!
          A great cultural experience! "Secret" roads, forests, rocks from different periods, information about volcanoes, people of swaziland, the culture of the Swazi, waterfalls, dance, singing, candles and more!! Dave was a great driver but he also shared a lot of knowledge with us and a lot of jokes! Great trip! I highly recommend it!!
          Written 30 August 2022
        • annakiza
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great views, great driver, great food!! Amazing day!
          Amazing day with Dave! He gave us a lot information about all sights we visited, he was full of energy and we loved this day. When we told him that on coming Monday my 6year old would celebrate her birthday he sang her a birthday song, bought her a gift from a local market, even had the ladies in the restaurant sing her the birthday song, in a special African way (!), and make a pancake for her, that was a great surprise for all of us! All the views were amazing and all information and jokes coming from Dave made this day unforgettable!
          Written 27 August 2022
        • CarolynP116
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A Must-Do Excursion
          Dave was amazing!! He made our experience truly memorable!! We saw everything and a few hidden gems of this area of the country! We would HIGHLY recommend this excursion!!
          Written 15 July 2022
        • NinaL1246
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing
          If you are looking for a trip full of adventures, this is it !!! The greatest guide(s) and good service. I had a time of my life. I got to see it all, Amazing nature and Canyons,The big 5 in Kruger, the busy Town of Maputo, the beautiful beach in Ponta do Ouro and the history and culture of Swaziland/Eswatini. I would really go one more time 😃
          Written 3 June 2022
        • VeronicaH1689
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Panorama Route - A photo does not do justice to the most spectacular landscape I have experienced. Don't delay booking.
          The whole experience was awesome and the most spectacular sight for me was the Three Rondavals. The other sites were beautiful as well. Dave our guide was friendly and never stopped sharing his knowledge throughout the tour. There is nothing I would change about the tour.
          Written 28 April 2022
        • ycalu
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Breathtaking
          Amazing day tour, fully recommend. The tour started at the planned time and Dave was exceptional during the all day, making the trip very interactive and relaxed at the same time. amazing sites and breathtaking views are the main attraction. time fore exploring and pictures was always available without any rush - definitely awesome thank you very much for such a great day.
          Written 9 March 2022
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        Khutso M
        Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dave gage us an amazing experience and made our kruger tour a very memorable one. He was professional, shared some interesting information with us went the extra mile for us to see as many animals as possible. We got to see a pair of mating leopards, a civet and had a fairly close encounter with an elephant. It was truly a memorable experience which was complimented by his excellent service
        Written 9 June 2021
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        Thank you for theses kind words. Great day was had. Thanks Dave
        Written 10 June 2021
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        ANNA
        Nicosia, Cyprus6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2022 • Family
        I was really stressed about taking a six year old for safari to kruger but Dave not only took the time days before the tour to explain to me how safe it is but he also made us all feel safe at the park. Furthermore he managed to show all the big 5 in less than 3 hours! He really knew where and when to go and where and when to stop. He also shared a lot of information about all animals, trees, birds that we ve seen at kruger. We laughed a lot, learned a lot, saw a lot!!! Great day!! Thanks Dave!!!
        Written 30 August 2022
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        Thanks a million. Love Kruger Park and it is my pleasure to show you everything. We made our luck. Thanks Dave
        Written 1 September 2022
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        josepauloprospero
        Lisbon, Portugal6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2020
        It was my first safari and really liked it! We saw all the Big 5 in the morning and many other animals during the day.
        Dave spotted a Leopard between the bushes where no one could see it. He has special eyes. Would do this tour again!
        Check also the Old Vic Travelers Inn Hostel, it's where the tour departs and it's an amazing hostel that belongs to Dave.
        Written 12 March 2020
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        Thanks a million . It was my pleasure to show you Kruger. Thanks Crazy Dave
        Written 13 March 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        SittoK
        Johannesburg, South Africa41 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2021 • Friends
        We were picked up on time, and given advice on taking a blanket to keep warm in the back. We arrived at the Malelane Gate and there began our tour.

        Our guide, Ciska, was very knowledgeable and shared so much interesting information with us along the way. At all times she kept us aware of our surroundings and we felt safe throughout the tour.

        We were fortunate to spot a lot of animals, except the cats, but it was definitely a worthwhile experience. Such amazing value for money. Will definitely reach out to them again for a tour when next out there.
        Written 2 October 2021
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        Wow thank you. Thanks for a great day out with us ,yes Ciska is a wonderful caring person who loves guiding in Kruger. Sometimes cats are not easy to find, and we are grateful for understanding about this. thanks Crazy Dave
        Written 4 October 2021
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        Kevin F
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2021 • Couples
        Dave organised for us at the last minute a 2 nights / 3 days Kruger National Park Safari. We were so glad because it was during easter and not a lot of free places at the campsite but Dave coule managed it.
        We arrived in Kruger with his open safari car and we saw a looot of animals like the big 5, zebras, giraffe, warthogs, hippos etc. The Trip with Dave was awesome, so much fun and he is the perfect tourguide. We would recommend this tour to anyone. I think it was the best experience of our life.

        We recommend as well his beautiful backpack ! Everything you need. Dave, his family and staff are awesome and funky guys!

        You muss stay there!

        Thank you crazy Dave
        Written 11 April 2021
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        Thanks a million. Kind words. Love what I do and it was great to take people out into Nature with this Covid blue we have. Thanks Dave
        Written 12 April 2021
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        Ugoat
        Oberhausen, Germany7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2022
        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
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        Thank you . Thanks a million. Kind words, I had just as much fun as you two. Loved looking for all the animals. What better way to spend the day with great people in God's Private paradise? Thanks Crazy Dave
        Written 26 December 2022
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        Katherine Carmichael
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2021 • Friends
        We couldn‘t have asked for a better tour! Dave knew exactly where to be, when to be. We saw all of the big 5 up close and it felt like we were the only ones in the park. Even though we got really close with the animals, Dave stayed respectful of their personal space without compromizing the view. He also has extensive knowledge on the animals of the park.. even the birds! We definitly recommed you book a tour with Dave!
        Written 17 August 2021
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        What a great day we had. I love my job and so it was a pleasure to show you Kruger. Yes we were lucky ,but then we make our luck with patience. Thanks for these kind words. Crazy Dave
        Written 18 August 2021
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        Tim T
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2022 • Family
        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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        Thanks a million. Tim. Kind words ,just doing what I love. Yes it was a fantastic day in Kruger. Thanks for the return visit,which was even better this time round ,as you had your son with you. Thanks Dave
        Written 8 September 2022
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        Paul R
        6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2023 • Family
        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
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        Thank you
        Written 16 August 2023
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        Piero Duello
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2022 • Couples
        It was fantastic! Dave is great, we had a wonderful time. I don’t think we could’ve gotten a better trip anywhere else. The prices were good. The experiences were amazing. We’d give give both our trips and Dave 100/10. Just really superb. And remember to ask about the zebra joke, it’s so funny lol.
        Written 14 June 2022
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        Thanks guys wow what a great safari. I love the day more than you guys. We made our luck BIG Five and wild dogs in the first hour , the pay off for getting up early 4 am. Yes thanks great joke haha Dave
        Written 15 June 2022
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