Pretoriuskop Safari Review

by Veronique Pedro
(South Africa)

Young elephant in Kruger National Park

Young elephant in Kruger National Park

Young elephant in Kruger National Park Baobab tree, Kruger National Park Display in the museum, Skukuza - the story of Harry Wolhuter Giraffe was the first animal we saw

The highlight was on the day we were leaving we saw a male lion walking right past our car, on the way out to go back home we saw a leopard which is hard to spot!! So we saw the BIG 5 in 1 day!!! Now that is lucky!!!

Logistics

I booked through the SANParks Reservations, we know about it through everything advertised and people who have been there; internet.

Accommodation

We stayed in Pretoriuskop in the Kruger Park - it was beautiful and very neat. The service of the shops were awesome!!!

SANParks performed well except when we wanted to move to a different camp, but we were helped by a very polite lady who apologised when we were laughed at for requesting another chalet.

Food

To us everything was local we live in SA, so to us nothing was new, but the food was yum yum yum...

Wildlife

When we entered the Kruger Park we immediately saw a giraffe, 5km onwards we saw a rhino, we drove the weekend seeing everything.

We saw elephants standing in front of our car, we have the most amazing photos of our trip!!

Typical Day

We got up at 4am to get ready and joined the queue waiting for the gates of the camps to open to spot any animals, we would stop at all the picnic spots, at every camp we stopped and went to the shops.

We visited the Steve Hamilton Museum in Skukuza, we visited all the memorial spots, we saw the Baobab tree.

We drove around and went back ending with a quiet braai listening to the wildlife.

It was great seeing the sunset on the beauty of our country, and hearing from a British woman that we have the most beautiful country in the world!!

Disappointments / Regrets

Everything was great but having bathrooms which were kilo's apart was not nice!!

Tips and Advice

Visit all the camps, plan well, take your camera...

Veronique's Safari Details:

Rating: 9/10

Safari company used: Independent (make an enquiry)

Parks visited: Kruger National Park in South Africa

Date of safari: 2 July for 3 days

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