We just love the Panorama Route and have designed a route that will take you to all of the most beautiful sites and experiences.
We collect our guests early and journey either via White River or Hazyview to Graskop. From Graskop town we head out to the far northern reaches of the Blyde Canyon to catch the early morning sunlight over the breathtaking 3 Rondawels vista. Starting at the 3 Rondawels we then slowly work our way back as follows :
10h30am - Bourkes Luck Potholes
11h15am - Gods Window
Your lunch stop is at Harries Pan Cakes in Graskop and this is for your own account.
After lunch we head to your final destination which is the Graskop Gorge Lift where you will descend in a 55m into the gorge and follow an exciting and informative 600m treetop path through a beautiful Afromontain biome. The story along your route as well as the diversity and beauty of the flora is without a doubt a highlight for many.
After the gorge we slowly make our way back to your lodge accomodation in the late afternoon.
In the East of South Africa, where the savanna bushveld meets the Drakensberg, among the shale, dolomite and granite of the Lowveld rock system, is a deposit of gold reefs that brought men from far and wide to vertically exploit its riches. The rains came and the rivers and streams washed their wrinkles into the face of the earth. At the edge of the escarpment, beautiful valleys where worn into the earth. The year was 1873 that an old prospector named Alec Patterson first found his way into these valleys with only his wheelbarrow and most personal possessions. With dreams of his own golden El Derado he settled next to a creek. Gold was discovered and the land was changed forever. Adventurers, rogues, hero’s, saints and sinners all journeyed on foot or by horse on pilgrimage to claim their fortune.
Allow our guides to take you on a journey of breath taking views, exquisite terrains and tall stories of the men and women that lay claim to this treasure of the Lowveld. Your journey will take you through the towns of Sabie, Graskop and Pilgrims rest. You will visit a series of beautiful waterfalls, see through Gods Window, Travel on the Graskop Lift deep into the valley and be mesmerised by the Three Rondawels and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. The Pilgrims Trail is a journey back in time full of adventure and rich in history.
A Specialist site guide
A day trip of between 8 – 10 hours dependant on time of year and weather
Luxury air-conditioned vehicle
Children six years and older are welcome
Collection from your lodge or local rendezvous in Hazyview, Nelspruit and White River area
Still and Sparkling water
Rates include VAT
Breakfast and Lunch
To capture the beauty of this environment we advise that our guests kindly bring with them the following:
- Comfortable shoes
- A good hat with sunscreen
- Backpack for your personals as there will be some walking to sites
- Weather appropriate clothing for the season of travel.
Going onGoing on Safari has always been an exciting but inherently risky adventure. For this reason any guest traveling with Safaria Trading (Pty) Ltd enters the Kruger National Park or any other of the Private Game Reserve at their own risk. An indemnity form is a mandatory requirement and must be signed by every guest when entering the The Kruger National Park or any of the other Parks and Reserves used by Safaria. By acceptance and payment of any Safari offered by Safaria Trading Pty Ltd and its staff, Safaria cannot be held liable for any circumstance or situation that is beyond our control that may influence or negatively affect the quality of Wildlife Sightings and the general Safari experience. Examples of this may be extreme or adverse weather conditions, road closures in the park as well as the surrounding communities, disruptive and unprofessional behavior from outside guests or patrons. Safari has always been an exciting but inherently risky adventure. For this reason any guest traveling with Safaria Trading (Pty) Ltd enters the Kruger National Park or any other of the Private Game Reserve at their own risk. An indemnity form is a mandatory requirement and must be signed by every guest when entering the The Kruger National Park or any of the other Parks and Reserves used by Safaria. By acceptance and payment of any Safari offered by Safaria Trading Pty Ltd and its staff, Safaria cannot be held liable for any circumstance or situation that is beyond our control that may influence or negatively affect the quality of Wildlife Sightings and the general Safari experience. Examples of this may be extreme or adverse weather conditions, road closures in the park as well as the surrounding communities, disruptive and unprofessional behavior from outside guests or patrons.
We will endeavour to seek out the finest wildlife sightings and create the most memorable experiences but sadly Safaria cannot guarantee that we will successfully track or locate the Big 5 or any specifically requested species. What is certain is that our guides will use there their knowledge and experience to bring our guests as close as possible to the unforgettable memories that Africa and the Kruger National Park is able to provide.
We strongly advise that our guests bring with them the typical Safari gear to see and capture those unforgettable sightings but sadly we cannot be held liable for and damage or loss caused to any personal items particularly photographic equipment and binoculars. This also includes any personal luggage held whilst on Safari. Should any of our guests personal items be left in the vehicle we will endeavour to have it returned however the owner will be liable for any costs incurred.
Please note that a booking is only considered 100% confirmed once payment, in full, for the individual or Safari group has been received and acknowledged by Safaria.
Cancellation policy: (Day Safari)
- We require full payment prior to going on Safari
- Should there be a cancellation received after payment has been made within 8 - 21 workings days prior to going on Safari, this will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
- Any booking that is cancelled within 7 Days of departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
- In the case of a cancellation where a 3rd party, Lodge, Destination or Operator is involved, such as accommodation, flights, transfer shuttles or coaches, the prevailing Lodge, destination or Operators cancellation policy will apply.
On acceptance and payment of your Day Safari you willingly acknowledge and accept the following conditions:
1. I voluntarily agree to participate in the afore-mentioned activity arranged and provided by Safari Trading Pty Ltd and conducted in the Kruger National Park and surrounding areas.
2. My general health is good and there is nothing that renders me unfit to participate in the afovementioned activity.
3. I acknowledge that there are risks and danger involved in the aforementioned activity.
4. I understand that I will be transported by an Open Safari vehicle, which is exposed, and subject to the natural elements and road conditions.
5. I am aware of the hazards and distribution of malaria in Southern Africa and acknowledge that I will be entering a malaria area.
6. I am aware of the potential dangers of exposure to the sun - directly or indirectly - and that serious sunburn may result from unprotected exposure.
7. I accept Safaria Trading Pty Ltd as well as SANParks conditions of participation and I voluntarily assume the risk inherent in taking part in such a tour. I together with my heirs, executors and administrators hereby release Safaria Trading Pty Ltd, its officers, servants, agents and representatives, from any liability, in connection with my participation in any tour, and from any liability or claims that could accrue to me or my heirs, executors and administrators arising out of my participation in the tour or in any related activities irrespective of whether such claim or claims arose through the negligence of any person, or from any of the risks, dangers or hazards inherent in an African Safari tour, or of any loss of, or damage to, any property from any cause whatsoever and I further indemnify and hold harmless Safaria Trading Pty Ltd.
For Lodge Bookings:
Provisional bookings will hold for a maximum of 7 days after which there will be an automatic release of the space.
Safaria Reserved Rights
In the event that Safaria, at any time, receives another firm enquiry, accompanied by the payment of a 25% deposit, seeking available accommodation being held by any of the lodges in its collection for the Guest, then Safaria reserves the right to request the Guest to immediately release the said accommodation; or Pay a non-refundable deposit to the relevant lodge in the sum equivalent to 25% of the full account, so as to secure the reservation.
In the event of a refund, the final refund payment will exclude bank charges / currency fluctuations incurred when payment was received by Safaria. This however, does not include credit card merchant charges.Safaria. This however, does not include credit card merchant charges.
Travel Cancellation Insurance
Guests are obliged to ensure that they have taken out (or the travelling guest has taken out) adequate travel insurance to cover the financial implications of Safaria and its Lodges Cancellation Terms and Conditions. The Guest will bear the sole and absolute responsibility therefore.implications of Safaria and its Lodges Cancellation Terms and Conditions. The Guest will bear the sole and absolute responsibility therefore.
General Accommodation Cancellation Policy:
(Please note that the prevailing Lodges Cancellation Policy will apply)
The FULL DAY KRUGER NATIONAL PARK Safari
As one of Africa’s premier Game Reserves with a near 20,000sqm kilometres of protected wilderness, The Kruger National Park is a bucket list destination for the avid adventure traveller, safari lover and wilderness aficionado. Being South Africa’s 2nd most popular destination after Cape Town, it’s a destination that needs an expert operator to guide you in your expectations and planning.
As the Premium Kruger Park Safari Operator, Safaria offers guests a host of Day Safari and Overnight Safari packages into the Kruger Park that focus on a more personalized and boutique safari experience. What makes us different is matter of both the “who” and the “how”. It comes down to who we are and how we make you feel. We follow a family philosophy around Safari and from our experiences have established a narrative around story telling and educating our guests. Our Safaris are not tours but journeys in the true sense of the word and every Safari is one of exploration and observation. The two main ingredients that we place the most emphasis on is the quality of Guiding and then making sure our guests are seated on the finest vehicles in operation. These two ingredients provide the very platform to ensure that our guests have a memorable experience.
Here are a few questions that are regularly asked and we want to help answer them for you.
How to choose your Day Safari Operator
Choosing the right Day Safari operator all starts with your own expectations of the Safari experience that you want to have. With a wide variety of operators to choose from it’s important to do your research as they vary from a 3Star to a 5Star. Quality operators have a standard and that’s usually clear in the quality of vehicles operated as well as website, product descriptions, booking platform and up to date social media platforms. Ticking all of these boxes would mean you have found a quality operator.
What Safaria aims to do is set the standard in being the Premium Kruger Park Day Safari Experience and we do it by making sure that we offer the very best in every aspect. From our vehicles and guides to our digital presence and booking functionality. Doing the basics well are key but the real benchmark is the way in which we conduct our Safari and our passion to share our knowledge of the Savannah in an informative and professional manner. This is what really differentiates a quality Safari from a Tour.
Book your Kruger National Park Safaria Experience
Our Safaria website offers guests a variety of Day Safari products that allows them to review the Safari, download the PDF as well as book and pay the selected Safari on the requested date through a secure credit card pay link. Our online booking platform is hosted by Nights-Bridge who are a reputable destination booking solution giving you piece of mind that your booking and payment are professionally handled. Once you have booked an automated email will come through to your provided email address and the owner will personally respond within a few hours confirming your booking. Should you rather wish to send an enquiry this will also be treated with urgent attention. All enquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Which is the best Kruger Park Day Safari
Safaria offer a range of day safari packages but the most popular is the Full Day Ulendo Safari. We would also recommend this for the simple reason that there is so much to see in the Kruger Park that one really does need a full day to experience it. With such incredible diversity and such wonderful history and heritage, your guide needs a full day to share with you this iconic wilderness and its past.
The Safaria Full Day Ulendo Safari
This Full Day Safari Tour offers guests the best opportunity to see the Kruger National Park, its diverse landscapes and most importantly its wildlife. With a Full Day your expert guide has more time to share the wonders of the Kruger National Park
As sun slowly begins to rise over the Kruger National Park, our guests are collected from Paul Kruger Gate, Phabeni Gate, Numbi Gate or Malelane Gate. These pick up times are confirmed prior but are usually between 05h30am and 06h00am. Guests staying in Hazyview can be collected from their accommodation and guests without transport can book a transfer from their accommodation to the closest gate. Prior to your departure we would request copies of each guests Passport via email so that we pre-arrange your access into the Park. After all if you only have a day why waste valuable time queuing when you should be exploring.
After the pre-drive safety discussion you will begin your bush Ulendo. ‘Going-to-bush’ and discovering the Kruger Park over a full day, is an extraordinary experience. Waking with all of its wildlife and watching as they go about their daily journey, our guides will interpret and share with you their story. We want our Safarras to experience the Kruger National Park visually, imaginatively and emotionally. For this very reason our guides are not only experts on the land and its wildlife but also its heritage and folklore.
As you journey your guide will start to share all of these wonders. You will seek out its wildlife and go in search of the legendary Big 5. On Ulendo you will learn the story of Kruger the people and cultures that created this mystical place.
The Full Day Ulendo Safari Itinerary
Once your booking has been confirmed and collection arrangements agreed, your Full Day itinerary will be as follows :
05h30am collection from lodge in Hazyview or 06h00am Collection from Gate
06h05 Pre-drive briefing with a Safaria Coffee
06h15am Enter the Kruger National Park
08h30am Breakfast stop and comfort break at one of the Main Camps
09h15am Back on Safari (Explore the Thorn Thickets)
12h30pm Lunch and comfort break at one of the Main Camps
13h30pm Back on Safari (Follow the Rivers)
16h00pm Return to the Gate on entry
Professional bush guide with Open Safari Vehicle
Ulendo Safari are 9 to 10 hours in duration
Blankets and Rain Ponchos on vehicle should the weather change
Children 3 years and older are welcome
Safari cappuccino on your vehicle
Refreshing Safaria still water
Safaria Vehicle Wifi
Personal Safaria sightings journal to capture your day
Excludes Kruger National Park Entrance fee (we recommend including)
Transfer to Park gate (Guest can either self-drive, arrange resort shuttle to gate or request Safaria transfer)
Breakfast & Lunch