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Kruger National Park - Private Sunrise Half day Safari trip.
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Kruger National Park - Private Sunrise Half day Safari trip.

By Kruger Gateway Safaris
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Duration: 7h
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Live guide: English
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  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
  • Guide/Driver
What's not included
  • No meals or food is supplied
  • Gratuities
  • Sanparks fee of R115 per RSA adult and R 460 per International adult. Kids fee half of adult fee..
  • Pick up Kruger Gate Hotel, SabiRiver Bush Lodge and Skukuza will carry a fuel surcharge of $20/trip.


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Perry's Bridge Trading Post, Hazyview, 1242, South Africa
    Green Open Safari Vehicle with a Cheetah logo branded as Kruger Gateway Safaris will be waiting at the entrance to Perry`s Bridge or at reception areas in designated camps in Kruger National Park.
Pickup details
  • Please take note that you may enter your own pick up point - provided it is in the Hazyview, area. Pick up from the Kruger Gate Hotel, Sabi River Bush Lodge, and Skukuza
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • Sanbonani Resort Hotel & Spa, Stormvoel Way, Hazyview-Vakansiedorp, Hazyview, 1242, South Africa
    • Sabi River Sun Resort, R536, Main Sabie Road, Hazyview, 1242, South Africa
    • Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa, R536 Hazyview-Sabie Road, Hazyview, 1242, South Africa
    • Blue Jay Lodge, 645 Blue Jay Steeg, Hazyview-Vakansiedorp, Hazyview, 1242, South Africa
    • Kruger Park Lodge, Portia Shabangu Dr, Hazyview, 1242, South Africa
    • Perry's Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel, R40, Hazyview, 1242, South Africa
    • Hippo Hollow Country Estate, R40, Hazyview, 1242, South Africa
    • Hazyview Cabanas, R536, Hazyview, 1242, South Africa
    • Woodlands Guest House, 648 Blue Jay Cres, Hazyview, 1242, South Africa
    • Umbhaba Eco Lodge, R40, Hazyview, 1242, South Africa
    • Kruger Gate Hotel, On The Sabi River At The Paul Kruger Gate, Kruger National Park, R536, Skukuza, 1350, South Africa
    • Skukuza Rest Camp, Kruger National Park, Skukuza, 1350, South Africa
    • Dreamfields Guest House, 137 Gompou Cres, Hazyview-Vakansiedorp, Hazyview, 1242, South Africa
    • Lions Rock River Lodge, R536 Sabie Road, Hazyview, 1242, South Africa
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 261396P3

      • Most travellers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 261396P3

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      • Kruger Gateway Safaris
        387
        Hazyview, South Africa
        Joined in March 2020
      • minhnM8636CI
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing experience
        Gerrie went above and beyond to ensure we had the best possible experience. He was very knowledgeable and informative, we learned a lot and saw all of the Big 5 plus a variety of other animals. Excellent customer service, highly recommend this safari!
        Written 9 June 2024
      • Sherri R
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Kruger Gateway Safari review
        We had a spectacular private safari trip with Gerrie on May 15th. We saw more than expected in great part to Gerrie’s knowledge of animal behavior and persistence in finding the animals we hoped to see. Highly recommend!!
        Written 16 May 2024
      • rspuram
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Just book it ! He is the best when it comes to the beasts in Kruger !
        Gerrie is the best ! the experience was remarkable, we are a group of 9 people & we did a whole day self drive safari too to see the difference between Kruger gateway private safari & with our own car inside the park but the difference is very obvious and he just gave an out of the world experience , Gerrie knows his job , I would recommend to converse with him and get to know more about the flora and fauna of the park as he loves to share his knowledge , he is very communicative ,we loved the way he engages with children , the drives were never boring & we spotted all big 5 in just 2 game drives & spotted interesting birds on the way , i highly recommend Gerrie - Kruger gateway safari , you don’t have to think twice and just go ahead with your booking with Gerrie
        Written 12 May 2024
      • Shellywolkowicz
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        By far the warmest recommendation we can give!
        We had the most amazing journey with Gerry exploring the Kruger park! It was such an unbelievable experience, Gerry picked us up from Jobourg, facilitated the whole trip, and gave a 200% attention to every small detail; From the accommodation, throughout the vehicle, journey, and safari itself - Gerry (and his lovely wife as well!) made sure we are the most comfortable during this trip, communicated with lots of patience to every small question we had, and was very prompt and professional, to give us the most unforgettable trip. Don't expect the same luck: but it is undeniable that Gerry knows the park and it's ways (and the animals ways) so well, that we saw all magnificent seven in one day! Bottom line: a very warm recommendation, will be definitely happy to recommend Gerry to all our beloved ones! 777
        Written 12 May 2024
      • douglwin
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent tour with great commentary!
        My son and I were on a tour with Gerrie recently. It was more than what I expected. We certainly wouldn’t have seen a small percentage of what we saw with Gerrie had we gone by ourselves or with other tours. We gave our wish list at the beginning and he delivered, and then some. We did leave the agenda of each day to him. After all, he’s the expert. He knew where to go, where to look and he is looped in with his colleagues that share information on the happenings throughout the day. Just as important, he has a welth of information and amazing stories that makes the long day fly by. I would recommend going with Gerrie for sure! I’m certainly recommending him for my family or friends that are coming to Kruger.
        Written 10 May 2024
      • L8736EBnileshp
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best Guide in Kruger National Park!!!
        If you are in Kruger National Park, you have to take Gerrie as your guide. He is the nicest person with so much knowledge to share about the animals. Our aim was to spot Lions and maybe a Rhino, but were not successful on our drive that day. However, when we told him we were doing a self drive the next day, Gerrie (on his day off, with his wife) came to the park and succesfully guided us where to spot the Lions and the Rhino........What a great guy!!....Hope to see you again if we are back in Kruger again!
        Written 10 May 2024
      • 555karae
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent Guide in Kruger
        Amazing trip to Kruger with Gerrie as our guide. He really took the time to explain the animals to our group. It was special for the kids in our group as Gerrie really took the time to explain and make them feel like they were little rangers!! Gerrie also takes photos throughout your safari and will send them to you at the end!! Wonderful guide and experience.
        Written 6 April 2024
      • Travel31778844339
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Everything went as planned. Reliable, friendly guide.
        We went on the Kruger Game Reserve tour and it exceeded our expectations, thanks to our guide and driver. I would like to participate again.
        Written 28 March 2024
      • shawnkY3144MR
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        5 Stars
        This tour with Gerrie was absolutely amazing . So glad we chose the private tour. Gerrie is the best tour guide EVER !!!!! Thank you again for such an unforgettable Safari Adventure. Shawn & Jennifer
        Written 26 March 2024
      • Fearless26746650631
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Phenomenal Safari with the best Guide!!
        Gerrie was our Guide for today, you can feel that he is passionate with his Job, he really enjoys to Show you everything, tells you so cool facts about every Animal you may see, fantastic! We wanted to see some rhinos, so gerrie took us to many of them🤪 Gerrie also made pictures the whole Trip and sent them to us later. He is a funny guy and he knows a lot of things, he made our Safari Trip to Something Special that we will Never forget.
        Written 20 March 2024
      • 918beatrixh
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best safari I‘ve ever experienced!
        It was our first safari and it was just awesome! We didn’t have high expectations, we were just hoping to see a few animals.. but hopefully we had Gerrie as a tour guide and he showed us every animal. We spotted the big 5 and even more animals. Gerrie is very passionate and experienced. He explained us a lot about the animals. We had so much fun during that trip. I highly recommend to book a safari tour with Gerrie! He also took pictures with his camera and sent them to us afterwards. It was a unforgettable Safari!! Big thanks to Gerrie!!
        Written 19 March 2024
      • xgllgx
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        What an amazing day!
        An amazing experience! What an amazing day we had, from pick up to drop off. It wasn’t only about the animals that we got to see, but also the great food information that we learned about all the animals and the safari.
        Written 17 March 2024
      • Freedom42609700650
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        What a day!
        Gerrie is very knowledgeable, friendly and goes the extra mile to please. Went out of his way to show us a lion kill - one of our crazy expectations of the day. And within the first 4 hours of our tour we had seen all the Big 5. The kids are still talking about it. Thanks Gerrie for making our fist safari tour a memorable one.
        Written 3 March 2024
      • O9648GPkeving
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Gerrie's safari with us in wonderland!
        Normally i am not a big comment writer... but this time i have to share this MAGICAL EXPERIENCE!!!!! It was difficult for us to choose between all safari excursion service (price, private safari possibility, etc...). Well, guess what? Choose Gerrie from Kruger Gateway safari!!!! First of all, doing this one day trip with Gerrie make your day: He is passionnate, knows everyplaces, show and describe animals, nature and a bit of south africa history like no one else. And the guy is sooooo Nice!!!! We started at 5 a.m and before 9 a.m we saw all big fives, but also saw little fives , rare birds, lion VS éléphant scene (crazy !!), baboone playing scene.... etc... But Gerrie's personnal experience make all this!!! We saw so much safari groups that day with cowboys safari drivers going around with lack of experience that we thanks karma to have chosen Kruger Gateway Safari! We will remember Gerrie and that day for long... Thanks again for the human passionnate side and this day of unparrallel magic! We will go back to France with emotional souvenirs... A thousand thanks ! Kevin & Kelly
        Written 29 February 2024
      • 559tobiasr
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Outstanding experience
        We can only recommend Gerrie as a tour guide for your Kruger Tour. This day was absolutely outstanding. Gerrie’s knowledge about the history of the park, its animals etc. goes far beyond average. You can really feel his passion doing what he is doing and make this an unforgettable experience. For us, he definitely went the extra mile. We enjoyed that day so much having seen an incredibly beautiful park, lots of fantastic animals and would highly recommend Gerrie as your tour guide. Thank you very much for that special day in your “office” ;-)
        Written 27 February 2024
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      Refiloe
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2020 • Family
      Oom Gerrie was amazing. It was the best Kruger Game Drive I have ever been on. He made sure to find all the animals we wanted to see, he even extended our time so we could find lions and we saw 8 of them. He even gave us photographs of the animals and us as a family. Totally amazing. Unmatched experience 👌🏽
      Written 4 January 2021
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      Hi. I really appreciate your very kind comments. Luckily Mother nature played along. Keep well.
      Written 5 January 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      missestar
      Amsterdam, The Netherlands14 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2021 • Family
      We’re a Dutch family with 3 kids living in South Africa and have had an amazing day out with Gerri from Kruger Gateway Safaris! He really went out of his way to show us as much as possible and took extensive time (more as planned) to entertain our needs as a family (including necessary pitstops for our 3 year old) . Expert insightful knowledge about the animals and a kind way of interacting with the kids. Can really recommend it !
      Written 1 April 2021
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      Hi Esther and family. Thanks for the kind review. We always thrive to serve and the kids were a treat. Travel safely back to Hout Bay.
      Written 2 April 2021
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      Gigi
      Hong Kong, China3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2023
      I came to Kruger solo, had limited time, felt frustrated and hopeless that I was not able to find a good safari tour. I found Gerrie's contact on google. We had a brief phone call. And Gerrie managed to offer me a customized half day Safari trip and even brought me to the airport to catch my flight to Johannesburg in time. It was raining with some thunderstorm on that day. I was worried. Gerrie came with a closed vehicle so I didn't get wet, which I am still grateful for. We drove around in the park. I was able to see so many special and interesting animals, big (3 rhinos in the rain!) and small (many beautiful birds and frogs etc.) totally fantastic scenes. Gerrie was explaining all the nature beauty to me and taking great pictures using his camera at the same time. I received all the beautiful photos he took right after my tour..! Besides all the great safari tour experience, I also, still appreciate the genuine conversation we had - Gerrie is a great human, with wisdom, a deep level of understanding towards life. Thanks for the advice and encouragement. I will never forget it. It was such a blessing meeting you!
      Written 18 February 2023
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      Hi Gigi, thank you very much for your very kind words. I believe we had a great time together with Mother Nature providing in abundance at a time you needed it. Keep well and true to yourself.
      Written 20 February 2023
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      Imraan M
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2021 • Family
      Gerri gave our family an unforgettable Kruger experience!

      Our family of five had been to the park many times before, and were looking for something different this time.

      We were collected at 5:30 at our chalet door, and made it into the park just before 6am to witness a beautifull African sunrise over the lowveld.

      Gerri gave us allot of background information on the park, its vegetation and animal behaviours that made every sighting more interesting.

      With his calm and patient approach, we were able to enjoy each sighting including leopards,lions, buffalo herds, elephants, giraffe, wild dogs, hyaena and many eagles.

      Before the day was over, we received photos of every animal sighting that will allow us to cherish these wonderful memories!

      Thank you Gerri for a personalised Safari experience!
      Written 18 August 2021
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      Hi Imraan and family. Thanks for the very kind review. Happy you enjoyed the pictures. Keep well.
      Written 19 August 2021
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      Astrid Kouatcho
      Bedfordview, South Africa1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect experience!
      A full day of being mesmerized by nature.

      Gerrie went above and beyond to ensure that our experience in the Kruger Park was an unforgettable one.

      Professional, friendly and excellent service!
      Would highly recommend & would definitely do this again.
      Written 1 January 2021
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      Hi Astrid. Thanks for the kind review. It was my pleasure to be your guiding host on New year's day . Loved the company. Keep well.
      Written 1 January 2021
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      Nkamo Mpakanyane
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2021 • Couples
      What an amazing experience! From the minute Gerrie fetched us from the hotel he was on time and had already asked the hotel staff to organise our pre arranged breakfast pack with the hotel. Upon arrival at Kruger National Park Gerrie arranged our entry into the park seamlessly and from the second we entered the park the 5 star game drive ensued!

      A very informative, patient, and passionate game drive guide. Gerrie went out of his way to make sure that we saw all the animals on our wish list and more. What is even more amazing is that with his professional camera he took the most amazing pictures for us and sent them to us via WhatsApp very promptly.

      We throughly enjoyed the experience and with the most professional,smart, easy to chat to guide.

      Thank you once again Gerrie and we will be back soon!
      Written 27 February 2021
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      Hi Nkamo, thanks for the very kind review on a most eventful day. Lookin forward to be of service again.
      Written 27 February 2021
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      Karien van Vuuren
      10 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2021 • Family
      What a wonderful experience it was to go with Gerrie to Kruger National Park.We had a great time and Gerrie's knowledge about the Park and Wildlife is outstanding.He planned our trip so well,focused on our preference of possible sightings.We were spoilt to a 20min show by a herd of elephants drinking,splashing and cooling down in a waterhole,10m from our safari vehicle and 3x different sightings of lion.We highly recommend Gerrie if you are looking for an unforgettable experience.
      Written 14 July 2021
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      Hi Karien, it was great having you as guests again. I really appreciate your kind words. Keep well and keep safe.
      Written 15 July 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Milly
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2022 • Family
      Took a Kruger Park family tour with Gerrie Smit from Kruger Gateway Safaris on 10 Jan'22. I can honestly say that this was our best experience. To Gerrie, this is not just a job. His passion for wildlife was clearly visible and I was completely blown away with his knowledge of the Kruger Park eco system. Added to this, his perseverance to keep driving through the park so that we could experience all the beauty and wildlife on offer. He was totally engaging and passed on valuable information throughout our journey. Thank you Gerrie for a wonderful experience and the beautiful photos. Will definitely do this again.
      Written 14 January 2022
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      Hi Milly, I am humbled by your review and to realize our clients appreciate our total dedication. It was a true pleasure being your family's guiding host.
      Written 16 January 2022
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      Anand
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2020 • Couples
      We found Mr Gerrie via Google . We had our half day private safari on 29th Jan 2020. He was very caring and interactive from the very beginning. He came to pick us up at 6 in the morning and stayed till 3 in the afternoon. He had no hurries and took all his time in showing us around. He is passionate about Kruger and he has a lot of information to share beginning from the beetle to the majestic lions. We could see all big 5 in half day drive .All thanks to Gerrie. He is humble , moral and patient . He is the guy you need to go to when coming to kruger national park. Thanks a lot Gerrie. We had an awsme experience at kruger, all thanks to you. 🙂
      Written 22 April 2020
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      Hi Anand. Trust you are keeping well in these difficult times. Thanks for the kind review. It was an honor to be part of your celebration. Keep well and above all keep safe.
      Written 22 April 2020
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      Tia
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2023 • Family
      If you are looking for a great experience look no further. We had the very best day we could have dreamed of with Gerrie. This was our third game drive at Kruger and this one blew the other two out of the water. Gerrie literally went the extra mile to make sure we were able to see what we wanted to. He was extremely generous with his time and very knowledgeable about the park and the animals. 11/10 experience.
      Written 3 June 2023
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      Hi Tia , thank you for your very kind review of our safari trip together. As a passionate guide I, very much thrive on clients like your selves. Travel safely home to the USA.
      Written 4 June 2023
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