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Kruger Park Safari Services

Open Safari Vehicles

Sunrise in the east over the world-renowned Kruger National Park will signal your opportunity to experience exhilarating life changing moments in the Kruger National Park with these tailor made Open Safari Vehicle Safaris. The field guides affectionately refer to these safari vehicles as OSV’s (Open Safari Vehicle).

The open safari vehicle and guide will collect you at your Lodge or Hotel before heading to the Kruger National Park gate and the life altering moments that lay beyond. There will be knee blankets, poncho’s and bottled water available on the open safari vehicle for your convenience and pleasure during the safari. Qualified local field guides accompany you on your safari, giving you their personal attention while sharing their knowledge about the great variety of wild animals, birds and scenic beauty of the wild untamed African bush that is Kruger National Park.

We offer Half Day Kruger Safaris, either in the morning or in the afternoon, but for the Kruger National Park and its wildlife to truly get under your skin, open your schedule or stay a day longer and take advantage of the Full Day Kruger Safari.

The main areas and Kruger Park entrance gates we are currently focusing on is Phabeni gate and Paul Kruger gate near Hazyview, or further down, Komatipoort and Marloth Park area at the southern Crocodile Bridge gate.

Thula Seats will be delighted to perform your private transfer to and from your lodge or hotel to the local airports in Nelspruit (KMIA/MQP), Skukuza airport or Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport. Private transfers to and from all the Private Game Reserves around Kruger Park can be arranged.

During your Kruger Park Safari lunch is excluded, but your Safari guide will stop at one of the Kruger National Park rest camps for your convenience. This is also a time of reflection and gives you an opportunity to stretch your legs when you use the amenities of the Kruger National Park camp.

Are you alone? No worries. As our safaris are shared, you will be spending the day with other people on the open safari vehicle forging new lifelong friendships.

Visit the restaurant and if you have time, do not miss out on the memorabilia you will find in the Kruger shop. The day will wind down as you are delivered back to your lodge or hotel after the Kruger Park Safari.

Children under 6 years is unfortunately not allowed to enter Kruger National Park in an Open Safari Vehicle, however if you want the whole family to join in the Kruger National Park Safari, let Thula Seats arrange your safari in an air-conditioned closed vehicle to include the young ones.

Kruger Park Safaris available:

Departing from Hazyview area

Departing from Marloth Park/Crocodile Bridge area

  • Half Day Morning Safari (5 Hours) 05:00 – 11:30
  • Half Day Afternoon Safari (5 Hours) 13:00 – 18:00
  • Full Day Kruger Safari (8 Hours) 05:00 – 15:30

  • All guides are from the area and will ensure a memorable experience while guiding you through the Kruger National Park where elephants, buffalos, lions, rhinos, leopards, giraffe, zebra and many more roam totally free.
  • All Safaris are conducted in Open Safari Vehicles and include a qualified guide as your driver.
  • Lunch is excluded but we stop at one of the Kruger Park rest camps for your convenience
  • Entrance fees ( Conservation fees ) excluded ZAR R 304-00 (2017)

Open Safari Vehicle Transfers from Skukuza Airport:

  • Airport to Lodge Return Transfers are done with Open Safari Vehicles
  • Extended game viewing opportunities during your transfer
  • Experienced driver guide accompanies you during your transfer
  • Transfers from Skukuza airport to lodges and rest camps in the Kruger National Park as well as Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve.
  • Kruger Park Conservation fees and Sabi Sand entrance fees excluded.
  • Our guides are passionate qualified field guides guiding your safari transfer experience or full and half day safaris through the untamed African bush.
  • Pick up from Hazyview hotels and lodges around 05:00 – 05:15, a bit later from outlying lodges.
  • All Safaris and Open Vehicle Transfers are conducted in Open Safari Vehicles and include a qualified guide and or driver.
  • Entrance fees excluded, but can be included with prior arrangement.

Please use the form below to enquire.

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