Best of Kruger & Surround

Greater Kruger Area

9 Day/8 Night Safari


Kruger Park is South Africa's most exciting African safari destination. Steeped in legend and history, the iconic Kruger National Park in South Africa is waiting for you to explore its vast landscapes and spectacular  African wildlife. 

Family Safari

Create memories that last and stay on a traditional, Family Holiday Safari with Mafigeni in the legendary Greater Kruger Park & Surround. See the delight on your children's faces when they get face to face with the Big 5 and other animals.

Ideal for introducing nature to your kids, this safari will keep curious, young minds occupied. Children can even accompany your walking safari with an expert safari guide who can 'show-and-tell' more exciting stuff than can be seen on TV, giving them plenty to talk about when they get back to school. Mafigeni ensures that your group gets personal attention at all times, by including a dedicated safari guide for your entire safari.  

Spending quality family time together in wonderful natural surroundings is what makes life memorable! This ideal vacation destination for the whole family will transport you to a world of peace and comfort in the wilderness. Enjoy exciting game drives with experienced rangers and spot as many birds as you can - this area is a birdwatchers haven.

This family safari package is designed to offer the best of the Kruger Park from a place of comfort and offers inter-leading family suites, excellent food and a really special bush atmosphere. This family safari lodge is the perfect playground for parents and children with excellent facilities for all. Guests can hear traditional African tales and enjoy camp fire dinners under the stars for an unforgettable family getaway.

Take a journey of exploration to find Africa's Big Five: Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo, you will discover unique wildlife on this amazing safari.

No set departure dates

Private Safari with a minimum of 4 persons per group


Optional Safari Activities that may be included in this itinerary at an additional charge:

Kruger Area:  Hot Air Ballooning over nature reserve * Bird Watching * Walking safari in Big 5 area * Tracking Rhino * Microlight flight over nature reserve * Canopy Tour (Zipline) * Sekororo Traditional Dancers * Helicopter flight into Canyon * Wellness therapy in the bush * White-water Rafting (seasonal) * Quad Biking * Golf * Elephant Back Safari * Spa * Game viewing on Horseback * Kloofing * Abseiling * Fishing


Daily Itinerary:

Day 1: Your international flight lands at the OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg. After clearing customs, collect your baggage and proceed to Domestic Departures for your connecting flight to Hoedspruit airport. Here you will be met by your Guide and transfer to the Mafigeni Lodge. 

Day 2: This morning participate in an African Wildlife orientation tour at the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre. After this hands-on experience, enjoy lunch at a quaint bush cafe before boarding for a tranquil cruise on the Swadini dam.  

A very early morning today, but so worth it!

 Day 3: local culture.  Time permitting, round off the day with a game walk/drive on the Mafigeni Reserve. , you will enjoy a nature walk in a Big 5 private reserve, accompanied by This morningcheetah. After the nature walk, enjoy a scrumptious  breakfast, before heading to Nyani Village for an insight on

Day 4: Enjoy the picturesque mountain scenery as you wind your way along the Blyde River Canyon. Gold rush outposts, waterfalls and God’s Window are just a few of the beautiful places you will come across today.   

Get your binoculars and camera ready! After Breakfast, travel to Kruger Park and enjoy a full day of superb 

Day 5: in the Park.  Overnight in Kruger.  game  viewing

Day 6: Another fabulous day of game viewing in Kruger, as you make your way out of the Park.   

Day 7: Explore Tzaneen and surrounding areas today. Kaross  Embroidery, Zipline the Letaba headwaters and Interact with Lions cubs, Cheetah, Caracul, Hyena and more carnivores.  

Day 8: Today you get to enjoy Elephants up close and personal.  No visit to the  Kruger area would be complete without a kiss for Jessica the Hippo.  Round off the day with a game drive to the neighbouring Rhino Sanctuary.  

Day 9: Sadly, you have reached the end of your safari.  Transfer to the airport and connect to Johannesburg before boarding your International flight.  


Safari Fees:

  • All safari prices are quoted on a per person sharing basis. 

  • A single supplement fee is charged for guests travelling solo.


Budget Safari 

US $2,500.00

CAD $3,250.00

Standard Safari

US $3,750.00

CAD $4,850.00

Luxury Safari

US $8,500.00

CAD  $11,000.00


Accommodation Grading and Description:

Budget Safari Clean, comfortable accommodations with basic amenities (backpacker/tented accommodation with communal ablution facilities)

Standard Safari Comfortable accommodations with overhead fan/air-conditioner in room & en-suite bathroom facilities (3 and 4-star accommodation)

Luxury Safari Spacious, private chalets furnished in understated luxury. Enjoy silver    service, fine linen & en-suite bathrooms (5-star acc


Safari Price Includes:

  • Accommodation during safari period

  • Road Transportation

  • Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary

  • Services of English speaking guide

  •  Bottled water in safari vehicles

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

  • Drinks (local beer, local wine and sodas)

  • Laundry services at Mafigeni Lodge

  • Airport transfers as per itinerary airports

  • Services of travel agent for airline reservations

  • Services of travel consultant to plan itinerary

  • Government tax of 15%


Safari Price Excludes:

  • Accommodation prior & post safari period

  • Optional extra activities added to

  • itinerary

  • during Additional vehicle hire safari

  • French, German, Spanish guide/translator

  • Top shelf drinks not included

  • Visas for countries that require entry visas

  • Medical & Travel insurance

  • All airfares required for the safari

  • Equipment hire on safari

  • Personal item purchases

  • Gratuities (Lodge staff, guide, servers)