TASTE OF THE BUSH - Greater Kruger Park Area of Hoedspruit, South Africa



photographic, birding & big 5 safaris WITH AFRICAN CUIsine

photographic, birding & big 5 safaris WITH AFRICAN CUIsine

photographic, birding & big 5 safaris WITH AFRICAN CUIsinephotographic, birding & big 5 safaris WITH AFRICAN CUIsine

Other options


Taste Of The Bush is flexible!

If you do not fancy one of our standard packages, we will gladly create a tailor made tour to meet any specific needs you may have. We also conduct day trips to all the different destinations included in our tours, so please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions and suggestions to help us plan your dream safari.


Travel options

  Our standard packages run over 5 nights from a Monday to a Saturday morning with tours starting and ending at any one of these good airports in the Lowveld / Kruger region: 

  • Eastgate Airport, situated outside of Hoedspruit (HDS)
  • Skukuza Airport, situated within the Kruger National Park (SKZ). Please note that a conservation fee is applicable to all flights into the park. This fee will be incorporated into the cost of the tour.
  • Phalaborwa Airport, situated in Phalaborwa (PHB)
  • Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, situated close to Nelspruit and White River (KMIA)
  • OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg (JHB). From here, a 6 hour road transfer needs to be booked, either with Taste Of The Bush or with another transfer company, as arranged by the agent/guest)

Please note that your itinerary will be adapted according to the airport you arrive at.

All flights must be organized by the agent or guest. If so wished, however, we can assist with the booking of local flights (from within South Africa to one of the airports above) at an additional cost.

Although we do prefer that you fly in to one of the airports above, we can even transfer you by road from an airport or hotel in Johannesburg to the Lowveld. The 5-7 hour journey from Johannesburg (depending on where you start your tour) does offer an opportunity to see more of South Africa and it is, for the most part, very scenic.

Travel tip: You can fly straight to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) from KMIA (or the other way round), and the Eastgate airport in Hoedspruit allows for flights directly to and from  Cape Town.


Accommodation options


When we travel within the Greater Kruger Park, we normally make use of a semi-tented bush camp. The accommodation is really excellent but you do not pay anything as much as you would for a five star lodge. This makes your holiday so much more affordable and you still get a good bed and great food! We firmly believe that this type of accommodation offers one of the best ways to experience the African bush, as you have all the comfort you need, but your canvas and shade cloth abode allows you to hear all the sounds of the night, ensuring you truly feel at one with the bush! 

Within the Kruger Park, however, there are different accommodation options at different tariffs. When you contact us with the dates of your holiday, we will let you know what these options are and, based on your choice of accommodation, the resulting cost of your tour. We then proceed to make the bookings through our personal Kruger agent. 

On the tour contained in package 2, we additionally spend one night in a delightful guest house of great standard!

Extra Information

Safari essentials

When going on safari it really helps to have a decent pair of binoculars, which can be bought at any of the shops within the Kruger Park. Feel free to e-mail us or to ask your guide for his assistance with choosing the right pair. We also advise that you buy a map of the Kruger, sold at the entry gates or camp shops. These maps contain pictures of the mammals and some key bird species and help you to keep record of everything you saw while on game drive.


The Kruger Park falls within a malaria area, so we advise our guests to take malaria precaution. Speak to your doctor about the various types of prophylactic drugs available, possible side effects, etc., and follow the common sense prevention tips available online, like wearing protective clothing at night (long sleeves and pants as well as socks) and using deterrent creams/sprays (available at all camp shops within the park). Pregnant women should, of course, be extra careful. It is important to note that not all the species of mosquitoes in this area cause malaria and that not even all of the species that do cause malaria carry the parasite, so there is no need for paranoia, but awareness and prevention is always better than cure.

Corona Virus

Vital information - Escape crowded places - come to the bush


At this stage, 06 March 2020 there has been 6 confirmed cases of the Corona virus in South Africa. None in our Greater Kruger region. Although we believe that this is a serious matter we also belief that this is a great time to travel to the areas not effected, because flights are much cheaper! If one follow just a few basic rules like not to touch anything that is not needed to touch and to wash your hands regularly, the chance of contracting this virus is very small. We urge people not to panic... it is probably much safer here in the bush then in crowded areas!