Ashtons has been in operation since 1993 and is a nationally bonded member of SATSA. We focus on the Greater Kruger and the Garden Route, offering up-close-and-personal safari encounters, quality game lodges and very affordable transfer options with our own vehicles and drivers.

Experience the real Africa in prime Big Five territory under the watchful eyes of professionally trained guides. Reduce your overall safari cost by booking onto the daily return Kruger Shuttle service between Johannesburg and the greater Hoedspruit area. Book a private transfer that suits your unique travel requirements. Experience unparalleled adventure and beauty on the Garden Route. See below for all your options

Shuttles & Transfers

07h00 Kruger Shuttle: Daily from Johannesburg

The daily 07h00 Kruger Shuttle departure from Johannesburg provides affordable & reliable set-departure transfers to Hoedspruit and the Greater Kruger game lodges and safari operations located in the surrounding private game reserves. Transfer in air-conditioned comfort through some of South Africa's most beautiful scenery at a fraction of the flight cost and reduce the overall cost of your safari package

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11h00 Kruger Shuttle: from OR Tambo Airport Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays

The 11h00 Kruger Shuttle departs from Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. It provides affordable & reliable set-departure transfers to Hoedspruit and the Greater Kruger game lodges and safari operations located in the surrounding private game reserves. After flying into Johannesburg, transfer on the same day in air-conditioned comfort through some of South Africa's most beautiful scenery at a fraction of the flight cost and reduce the overall cost of your safari package

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11h00 Kruger Shuttle: Daily from Hoedspruit

The daily 11h00 Kruger Shuttle departure from Hoedspruit provides affordable & reliable set-departure transfers back to Johannesburg from Hoedspruit and the Greater Kruger game lodges and safari operations located in the surrounding private game reserves.Transfer in air-conditioned comfort through some of South Africa's most beautiful scenery at a fraction of the flight cost and reduce the overall cost of your safari package

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Lodges & Safaris

Naledi Game Lodge

Naledi Game Lodge is for those who wish their Big 5 African Safari experience to be intimate, personal, private  and exclusive! Naledi is set right in the heart of Big Game Country, in the world's most famous reserve, the magnificent Greater Kruger National Park. Located in the private Balule Reserve which was incorporated into Greater Kruger some years ago, at Naledi you will have all the benifit of a private safari in a very private place!

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Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge

Come and experience the magic of Mohlabetsi. Situated in the vast Balule Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger Park, this is Africa at its very best! At this small, intimate lodge, with only 20 beds, guests are assured of comfort and unobtrusive attentiveness, combined with an intimacy with nature. Come and be especially close to the African Spirit and join the many creatures that have made Mohlabetsi their home!

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Ezulwini Billy's and River Lodges

Ezulwini (Zulu for paradise) offers lodges of superb quality at very reasonable prices. Experience quality service and traditional cuisine in exceptional, panoramic, African settings. Ezulwini is situated in the Balule Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger Region which shared game with the Kruger National Park.

Billy's & River Lodge has its own unique theme and charm, and will provide you with an authentic, atmosphere-filled, African adventure.  Relaxation comes easily when surrounded by the restful allure of nature in our ecologically oriented lodges.  After your departure, Ezulwini lodges will provide you with enduring memories

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The Village Lodge

The Village Lodge with a three star grading, is situated in the centre of Storms River Village on the edge of the Tsitsikamma Forest. This pristine area of forest mountain and sea is a must for the Garden Route traveller and the Lodge is ideal for a stop over to enjoy all that this delightful area has to offer. 

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