KPS Safaris & Tours
KPS Safaris & Tours
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Multi-day ToursSafarisPrivate ToursNature & Wildlife ToursDay Trips
4:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
4:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
4:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
4:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
4:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
4:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
4:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday
4:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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KPS offer private game drives and overnight safaris in the Kruger National Park for families and small private groups. A Kruger National Park safari thus delivers some of the finest game viewing in the world and the right safari operator can offer visitors an experience of a lifetime. You game drives are done in an open safari vehicle.
Hoedspruit, South Africa
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Feb 2024 • Family
We were picked up at 5 am, not really our time time to start the day, but since we wanted to see the beauty of nature coming to life, it was worth.
So we went to the Kruger National Park to start our safari.
After approximately two hours our tour guide Heine provided us with coffee, tea and some breakfast snacks.
We went on to see many giraffes, zebras and elephants (which were like 1 meter in front of us)
Our tour guide Heine was really amazing… a pretty calm guy who enjoyed every single second driving trough the Kruger.
With all his knowledge of the park and the wild animals he could simply answer all of our questions.
The safari took about 12 hours but there was absolutely nothing missing.

The pictures capture the essence of this trip through my eyes and will give you a idea how good it was.

Thank you Heine!
Written 23 February 2024
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Christina H
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Jan 2024 • Couples
We had an amazing time with Heine. Even before traveling to South Africa, we were in contact with him. He provided us with multiple options and answered general questions. All the information was very helpful, and having Heine's support throughout was invaluable. The safari day with him was a lot of fun. Heine shared a wealth of information about the animals and took the time to ensure we had a great experience. He prepared delicious breakfast and lunch in the park. We felt very safe with him and wholeheartedly recommend Heine and KPS. It's a pity that a day goes by so quickly; we would have liked to spend more time with Heine. Thanks for the fantastic experience and valuable tips. Heine also sent us many recommendations for the rest of our journey through South Africa, for which we are grateful. We hope to meet Heine again someday, perhaps even in Germany
Written 27 January 2024
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Morning Christina, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your incredible experience with me and KPS on Trip Advisor. I'm thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time during our safari. Your kind words about the communication before your trip and the support provided mean a lot. I'm glad I could assist and provide the information you needed, making the journey smoother for you. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the safari day and the information shared about the animals. Creating a memorable experience for you was my goal, and I'm pleased to know that you felt safe and had fun. It's heart-warming to hear that you appreciated the meals and the time spent in the park. Your wholehearted recommendation is the highest compliment, and I'm truly grateful. I'm also glad that the additional recommendations for your journey through South Africa were helpful. It would be wonderful to meet again someday, perhaps even in Germany. Thank you once again for choosing KPS and for the fantastic experience. I hope our paths cross again for another adventure.
Written 4 February 2024
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Vera d
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Nov 2023 • Friends
In the beginning of November me and my friends went on a 3 night safari and we really had the most amazing experience!
All accommodations were nicely arranged and we could hear all the animals at night while still feeling safe. During the days our guide always had great snacks and drinks and we got to see amazing animals from up close right outside the vehicle.
We really recommend doing a safari here!
Written 21 November 2023
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Hi Vera, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience from our 3-night safari in early November. I'm thrilled to hear that you and your friends had such an amazing time. I'm delighted that you found the accommodations nicely arranged and that the sounds of the animals at night added to the overall experience. Ensuring our guests feel safe and immersed in the natural surroundings is a top priority. I'm glad you enjoyed the snacks and drinks during the day. It's our pleasure to provide those little comforts as we explore the beauty of the wildlife together. Witnessing incredible animals up close is always a highlight, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to share those moments with you. Your recommendation means a lot to us. If you ever decide to embark on another safari adventure, please don't hesitate to reach out. We'd be honoured to have you back. Thank you for choosing us, Vera, and I hope your memories of the safari stay with you for a long time. Warm regards,
Written 22 November 2023
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Johanna B
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Nov 2023 • Friends
Absolutely incredible, he was really lovely and took good care of us, with drinks, snacks, food and nice stories. We saw really nice animals, also in interaction with each other. And he stopped whenever we wanted it. I would give also 6 stars. Fantastic!!!
Thank you a lot!
Written 20 November 2023
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Good Evening Johanna, I am truly touched by your heartfelt review. Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing your experience. It was my absolute pleasure to have you on the safari, and I'm thrilled to hear that you found it absolutely incredible. Ensuring your comfort and enjoyment is my top priority, so I'm glad you felt well taken care of with drinks, snacks, food, and stories. Observing the wildlife, especially their interactions, is always a special part of the safari experience, and I'm delighted you enjoyed those moments. Stopping whenever you wanted to savour the sights is a fundamental part of the experience, and I'm glad I could accommodate your preferences. Your mention of wanting to give 6 stars is the highest praise, and I'm truly honoured. Thank you for your appreciation and for choosing us for your safari adventure. Wishing you many more fantastic adventures in the future and I hope our paths cross again. Regards
Written 22 November 2023
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Travel67500347958
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Nov 2023 • Friends
the safari was an experience I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Heine was incredibly kind and helpful, always making sure we were okay and had enough to eat and drink.
We were able to see so many beautiful animals and we also enjoyed the sunrise everyday!
Written 17 November 2023
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Dear Denize, Your heartfelt review warms my heart, and I'm truly grateful for your kind words. I'm thrilled to know that the safari left a lasting impression and that it's an experience you'll carry with you for the rest of your life. Ensuring your well-being and comfort during the safari was my pleasure. I'm glad you felt the care extended through ensuring you had enough to eat and drink. Witnessing the beauty of so many animals together is truly special, and I'm delighted you enjoyed those moments. There's something magical about sharing a sunrise, and I'm glad we could capture that enchantment each day. Thank you for choosing me as your guide, and for sharing in these memorable moments. I wish you many more incredible experiences in your future travels. Warm regards,
Written 22 November 2023
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Tamunz
Varen, Switzerland21 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We can only recommend the safari with Heine! Everything was perfectly organized and food and drinks were always provided along the way. He has a great deal of knowledge about the many different animals and was able to tell us a lot. He made every effort to ensure that we could see everything we wanted.
We will take many wonderful memories and moments of this safari home with us
Written 15 November 2023
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Hi Tamarra, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience from our safari together. I'm thrilled to hear that you had such a positive and memorable time. Ensuring everything was perfectly organized and providing you with food and drinks along the way was my pleasure. I believe those little details can enhance the overall experience. I'm glad you found the information about the diverse animals valuable. Sharing my knowledge about the wildlife of the area is one of the aspects of the job that I truly enjoy. Making the extra effort to help you see everything you wanted was important to me, and I'm delighted it added to your safari experience. It warms my heart to know that you'll be taking many wonderful memories and moments from this safari. Thank you for choosing me as your guide, Tamarra. I hope these memories stay with you for a long time. Wishing you many more incredible adventures in the future. Regards
Written 22 November 2023
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Clara D
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Oct 2023 • Friends
It was a pleasure to make this experience with Heinen. It was such a good time to drive with him and see all the animals. Also there were tasty sandwiches ;-)
Written 25 October 2023
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Hi Clara, I'm truly grateful that you took the time to share your memorable experience with me and the remarkable sighting we had during our safari. It was indeed an adventure I will remember for a long time, and I'm glad you feel the same way. Driving with you and sharing the thrill of seeing all those amazing animals was an absolute pleasure. Your enthusiasm and appreciation for the wildlife made the journey even more enjoyable. And those tasty sandwiches, what a delightful addition to our safari! We believe that such small comforts can make a big difference. The highlight of our adventure, of course, was witnessing the incredible sight of the hyena clan hunting a big buffalo bull that charged our Safari Vehicle. It's moments like these that make a safari truly unforgettable. Thank you for choosing us, Clara, and for sharing this experience with me. I hope it's just the beginning of many more adventures in the wild. Regards Heine
Written 25 October 2023
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TravelTony0509
Leicester, United Kingdom23 contributions
Jun 2023
Our group of x4spent a couple of days in Kruger National Park with Heine as our guide. We booked the trip approximately two months before it took place and communication was excellent throughout.

We found Heine to be very knowledgable about both the national park and the wildlife in general. It was clear from the very first day that Heine had prioritised our safety, comfort and enjoyment of the trip above all else.
Going above and beyond, our guide made every effort to ensure we saw as much variety as possible within the national park and served as excellent company for the duration of the trip.
Drinks and snacks were provide and the tour look place in a high standard vehicle which allowed excellent views of the various animals.

The cost of the trip is very fairly priced and offers good value in my opinion. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend KPS tours to a friend and should I return to Kruger, I will again use this company for my tour.
Written 14 June 2023
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Hi Tony, Thank you for choosing KPS Tours for your unforgettable three-day safari in Kruger National Park. It was an absolute pleasure to have you and your group of four as our guests, and I'm thrilled to hear that it was an adventure of a lifetime! I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to you, Daniel, Lee, and Brian for joining me on this incredible journey. Your enthusiasm and appreciation for the wildlife and the park made the experience even more enjoyable for me as a guide. I'm glad that our communication leading up to the trip was seamless. At KPS Tours, we understand the importance of clear and effective communication, ensuring that our guests are well-informed and prepared for their safari. Your kind words about my knowledge of the national park and the wildlife mean a lot to me. It's my passion to share my expertise and make sure that our guests feel safe, comfortable, and engaged throughout the trip. I'm delighted to hear that you felt prioritized in terms of your safety, comfort, and overall enjoyment. I'm pleased that we were able to explore a wide variety of wildlife within the park. Witnessing the beauty and diversity of Kruger National Park is always a special experience, and I'm glad that I could contribute to creating those unforgettable moments for you. Thank you once again for your business and for your recommendation. Should you decide to return to Kruger National Park in the future, I would be honoured to guide you on another extraordinary safari. Wishing you many more incredible adventures! Best regards,
Written 15 June 2023
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Kathleen
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May 2023
10 out of 10 for Heine (KPS Safari's) from my first contact, 8 months prior to our trip Heine was fantastic. Communication was prompt, giving us answers and suggestions to put our upcoming trip into motion. Once we had finalised our trip and committed, Heine stayed in touch sending us video's and pictures. We (a group of 4 couples) met Heine outside Kruger where he took us shopping to get our "supplies", before piling into his safari truck beginning a 5 hour trip up to Shingwedzi Rest Camp. We saw so many amazing animals in our first few hours, later in the afternoon Heine opened his coolbox to our surprise it was filled with all our favourite bevies, he had done his homework, and we arrived at the restcamp with only minutes to spare before it was locked. The next day we were up and ready at 5.30 am, heading to Letaba rest camp for 2 nights and then 2 nights at Skukuza. We had daily breakfasts on the go which we loved, it was generally on a bridge and prepared by Heine, rusks, coffee and fruit. The animal sightings were amazing, everyday we started at dawn and got back to our rest camps as they were closing, even though the days were long Heine made sure we saw absolutely everything possible which we loved. His knowledge of the animals is amazing, and it was never a problem answering our questions or explaining about the animals. We had lunch at other rest camps and roadside stops and every afternoon that cool box was ready with our bevies to get us through the last couple of hours. Our sightings were fantastic, we saw a leopard up a tree with its a kill, a group of lions setting up and trying for a kill, a lion ran within metres from our truck chasing zebra and wildebeest. The hippos were adorable, we could sit and watch them for ages. We had close encounters with hyena's, vultures, zebra, elephants, giraffes, wild dogs, many types of antelope and crocodiles. We spotted many different species of birds and were forever bugging Heine for his "bird book" to work out which one it was! We took off road tracks alot, bumping along looking for, and finding animals. Every day was exciting, we saw another leopard sitting on the side of the road and even a cheetah close up. I highly recommend Heine Thom from KPS Safari's, he is a beautiful person, nothing is a problem, he knows Kruger and the animals so well, and he knows how to get as much out a of day as possible.
Written 9 June 2023
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Dear Kaye Thank you so much for your incredible review and for being such amazing guests! I'm truly grateful for the opportunity to share the Kruger Safari experience with you and your group of friends. This was definitely one of my best Kruger Safari experiences that will be forever etched in my memory. From our first contact, eight months prior to your trip, it was a pleasure assisting you in planning and organizing your safari. I'm glad that my prompt communication, along with the answers and suggestions provided, helped set your trip into motion and build anticipation. I'm thrilled to hear that you appreciated the videos and pictures I sent during the planning phase. It was my way of sharing the excitement and beauty of Kruger National Park with you before your arrival. The shopping trip to gather supplies and the five-hour journey up to Shingwedzi Rest Camp was a great way to start our adventure together. I'm delighted that the surprise of finding your favourite beverages in the cool box brought a smile to your faces. It's all part of the preparation and personalization to ensure your comfort and enjoyment throughout the trip. Waking up early at 5:30 am and heading to Letaba Rest Camp for two nights and then two nights at Skukuza allowed us to make the most of our time in Kruger. The daily breakfasts on the go, packed with rusks, coffee, and fruit, on a bridge surrounded by nature, were truly special moments. I'm glad you loved them as much as I enjoyed preparing them for you. It brings me great joy to hear that the animal sightings were amazing and that we managed to maximize your opportunities to observe the wildlife. Starting at dawn and returning to the rest camps just as they were closing ensured that you didn't miss a single moment. I'm humbled by your kind words about my knowledge of the animals and my willingness to answer your questions and share information. The lunches at other rest camps and roadside stops provided us with the necessary fuel to continue our adventures. And of course, the cool box filled with your favourite beverages for the last few hours of the day was a small touch to keep you refreshed and satisfied. The variety of wildlife sightings you described is truly extraordinary. From leopards and lions to hippos, hyenas, giraffes, and even a cheetah close up, it seems like we encountered a plethora of magnificent creatures. Exploring gravel tracks together and spotting different bird species added an extra level of excitement and curiosity to our journey. Lastly, I want to express my deepest gratitude for your recommendation. It means the world to me. I strive to provide an unforgettable experience, and your kind words reaffirm that I'm on the right path. Thank you for acknowledging my passion for Kruger National Park, my knowledge of the animals, and my dedication to ensuring you get the most out of each day. Once again, thank you for being such fantastic guests and for sharing the fun and laughter with me. It was a pleasure having you on this journey, and I sincerely hope our paths cross again for another incredible safari experience in the future. Wishing you all the best!
Written 11 June 2023
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SANDJAW
Middleton in Teesdale, UK174 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
We had the privilege of being part of a group of four friends visiting the Kruger National Park for three individual full day safaris over the course of a week.

First and foremost, discuss with the KPS team the best options for making the most of your trip, it would probably be best to book accommodation within the Kruger Park to avoid restrictions on day visitors (e.g. entry and exit times.

KPS operate a good, spacious safari vehicle that would accommodate six people comfortably with room for camera equipment etc.

Our safaris were conducted by Hein and Donald very professionally. They have e collent knowledge if the park and it’s inhabitants and take care to plan for stops out of the vehicle to stretch your legs or enjoy sumptuous breakfast and lunch breaks!

Depending on the time of year, expectations on safari need to be managed, the dense bush in March makes finding animals a challenge. Hein and Donald did a great job ultimately allowing us to see four of the Big Five, with a huge bonus of two sightings (on different days) of a large pack of wild dogs a particularly special treat for us.

Highly recommended!
Written 20 March 2023
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Dear Sherry, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're glad to hear that you had an enjoyable time on your three full-day safaris with KPS. We're delighted that our team was able to provide you with excellent service and share their extensive knowledge of the Kruger National Park and its inhabitants. We're also happy to hear that you found our safari vehicle spacious and comfortable, with enough room for camera equipment. We appreciate your feedback regarding accommodation within the Kruger Park to avoid restrictions on day visitors, and we will take this into consideration for future recommendations to our guests. We agree that the time of year can impact expectations on safari, and we're thrilled that we were able to help you see four of the Big Five and even more impressively, two sightings of a large pack of wild dogs - a rare and special treat indeed. Thank you for choosing KPS, and we hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future. Best regards, KPS Team
Written 28 April 2023
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