Kruger Park Day ToursWhilst the Kruger National Park does offer up some of the best wildlife safaris on the African continent, there may be a morning or a day where one needs to take a break and do something completely different.
The area surrounding the Kruger offers up a host of activities for all to enjoy.
Below is a listing of Kruger Day tour activities that we at Uyaphi.com can highly recommend, we will customize your Kruger safari plans to get the best out of your stay within the region.
Our Kruger Day Tour Portfolio
Kruger Golf Courses
Feel like a day off from the wildlife of the Kruger and a game of golf, well you are in luck. The are more than 9 courses within the area, including;
- Leopard Creek Country Club
- Malalane Golf Club
- Hans Merensky Golf Course
- Kruger Park Lodge Golf Course
- Sabi River Sun Golf Course
- Skukuza Golf Club
- White River Country Estate
Kruger Elephant Back Safari
A rare and exciting privilege it is to sit on the back of one of Africa's most graceful animals and explore the bushveld with a commanding view like no other. The sheer size and presence of these elephants is a humbling experience, at the end of the day we all walk away with a better understanding and appreciation of these gentle creatures that have changed our collective lives forever. If you have the time, Elephant Back Safaris come highly recommended.
Kruger Star Beds
There exist such a choice of lodges from the most luxurious to the most basic, from contemporary design to classic bush camps that the traveller is almost overwhelmed with choice. One new and desired feature of some camps is the "star bed". Effectively, it is a real bed with luxurious cotton sheets and linen and mosquito netting overlooking a vantage point and open to the stars so you are sleeping directly under the African sky.
Hot Air Balloon Safari
A Hot Air Balloon Safaris are offered either from Hoedspruit (close to the the Timbavati) or Hazyview (Close to the Sabi Sand Reserve). Catch the sun rising over the Kruger National Park as it lights up the African bushveld and the Drakensberg Escarpment, floating silently over wildlife rich private game reserves. Flights start at 05h00 in summer and 06:30 in the mid of winter.
Endangered Wildlife Experience
For those passionate about wildlife, nature and conservation an amazing educational experience awaits. A look into the behind the scenes of wildlife conservation in Africa while experts explain the rehabilitation techniques that are used on a variety of mammal and bird species including Wild Dog, Cheetah and Aardwolf. Tours are generally in the region of 2 to 3 hours in length.
Kruger Walking Safaris
A Kruger Walking Safari is a must for those energetic soles out there amongst us, whether it is a dedicated walking safari over a few days or a short bush walk from your safari lodge or camp, we have the options available for you. The thrill of tracking wildlife on foot is an unforgettable experience. Remember to ask us about walking safaris as not all lodges have this as an option!
Visit a Cultural Village
A safari in South Africa is not complete without a visit to anyone of the numerous cultural villages, and Kruger region is no exception. Get to know the local Shangaan people, their culture, their beliefs, their lifestyles (past and present) and their art work. Spend a few hours or spend the night, this is entirely up to you, but one thing is for sure - you will meet some of the friendliest people in the country.
Kruger Helicopter Tours
Helicopter Tours over the scenic Mpumalanga Lowveld is undoubtedly one of the best ways to experience and photograph the beauty and splendour of this magnificent region. Based in Hazyview, most tours are offered from surrounding lowveld lodges as well as the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve (and all lodges within). These flights offer the potential for a unique safari experience of the Kruger from above.
White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting on the upper Sabie River with the spectacular surrounding scenery and the rush of twenty exhilarating rapids of a 2-3 grading await the adrenalin enthusiast. Guided 2½ and 4 hour river adventures are available in 2 man inflatable "croc rafts", departing from the Sabie River Adventure centre in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Jane Goodall Institute
Fifteen kilometres outside of Nelspruit in a 1000 ha private nature reserve you will find the Jane Goodall Institute South Africa Chimpanzee Sanctuary. The sanctuary is a home of hope, peace and some degree of normality to dozens of traumatised chimpanzees from all over the continent. Chimp Eden offers a unique opportunity to see these Chimpanzees in their semi-wild habitat, offering guided visits three times daily.
Horse Back Safaris
Relaxing on horseback, that’s the plan. It’s a peaceful, laid-back one-hour outride, ideal for everybody from beginners through to the advanced horseman or woman. We’re riding well-trained, home bred polo ponies through the surrounding natural beauty of the 2000 hectare Sandford Conservancy and Game Park, a more peaceful ramble one can’t imagine. Bring the children too – none under 6 years old however.
Kruger Mountain Bike Trails
Guided mountain bike trails in the Kruger offers that something a little different for those looking for some other than a safari on foot or by vehicle. A choice of either half or full day trails are available, all trails depart from Olifants Rest Camp in the very south eastern corner of the National Park itself. Highly recommended albeit slightly out of the way.