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Ashtons is proud to announce that in 2017 we will be launching our very own quarterly in-transfer magazine: Ashtons: Into the Wild. The launch edition will be released on the 1st March 2017 and will have a distribution of 5000 copies. The magazine will feature articles on wildlife, conservation, Greater Kruger history and news, as well lifestyle and current affairs. It will also include extensive Ashtons product information, profiles of staff, and information relating to the local communities in Ashtons’ primary areas of operation. Free copies will be provided to all Ashtons’ scheduled shuttle and private transfer passengers and will also be distributed to an extensive list of local and international members of the travel trade. For further information or to enquire about advertising opportunitues please CONTACT US.
The set-departure KRUGER SHUTTLE between Johannesburg and 7 Hoedspruit locations (daily return) now offers online booking & payment. DIRECT CLIENTS can book & pay for shuttle seats online by clicking on the BOOK NOW button within each departure listed below. ALL AGENTS can check seat availability online and/or place real-time bookings at STO rates via our online agent booking portal. Please submit a request via the CONTACT US form to arrange login details.
Ashtons has been in operation since 1993 and is a nationally bonded member of SATSA (member number 486). Our flagship product is the set-departure KRUGER SHUTTLE which was launched in 2010 and has been booked by over 45 000 passengers to date. We also offer long-haul private transfers anywhere from/to Johannesburg which depart in accordance with each group's unique travel requirements. Please CONTACT US for more information about the private transfers.
Ashtons also offers Greater Kruger LODGE & SAFARI PACKAGES which combine quality game lodges and up-close-and-personal safari encounters with our affordable transfers from/to Johannesburg. Experience the real Africa in prime Big Five territory under the watchful eyes of professionally trained guides and reduce your overall safari cost with Ashtons. See below for all your options.
Shuttles & Transfers
Kruger Shuttle: 06h45 Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
The 06h45 KRUGER SHUTTLE departure from Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport provides affordable & reliable daily transfer to 7 convenient Hoedspruit locations. The 7 drop-off locations have been carefully chosen due to their close proximity to all the game lodges and safari operations located in the surrounding private game reserves. Book the KRUGER SHUTTLE with Ashtons and then liaise with your chosen lodge/safari for collection from the nearest shuttle location. Transfer in air-conditioned comfort through beautiful scenery at a fraction of the flight cost!
Kruger Shuttle: 11h00 Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
The 11h00 KRUGER SHUTTLE departs from Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport every Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday, providing affordable & reliable transfer to 6 convenient Hoedspruit locations. The 6 drop-off locations have been carefully chosen due to their close proximity to all the game lodges and safari operations located in the surrounding private game reserves. Book the KRUGER SHUTTLE with Ashtons and then liaise with your chosen lodge/safari for collection from the nearest shuttle location. Transfer in air-conditioned comfort through beautiful scenery at a fraction of the flight cost!
Kruger Shuttle: 10h45 Hoedspruit to Johannesburg
The KRUGER SHUTTLE departs from 7 convenient Hoedspruit locations 10h45-12h00 daily, providing affordable & reliable transfer back to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport after your safari. The 7 pick-up locations have been carefully chosen due to their close proximity to all the game lodges and safari operations located in the surrounding private game reserves. Book the KRUGER SHUTTLE with Ashtons and then liaise with your chosen lodge/safari for delivery to the nearest shuttle location. Transfer in air-conditioned comfort through beautiful scenery at a fraction of the flight cost!
Lodges & Safaris
Umlani Bushcamp Packages
See the real Africa at Umlani with its beautifully designed Eco Lodge offering intimate and thrilling wildlife encounters, award winning meals and a chance to reconnect with nature in the one of Africa's world-renowned wilderness reserves. Guests are accommodated in traditional African reed and thatch huts as well as eco Rondavels, which blend naturally with the environment and provide pure comfort.
As an ethically operated and Fair Trade certified safari camp, Umlani is dedicated to conserving the African wild and uplifting the local community. This gives guests an opportunity to have a more meaningful experience of Africa and a holiday that makes a real difference.
Bateleur Safari Camp Packages
The 3500 hectare Bateleur property is located in the heart of the world renowned Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, an exceptional safari location. All artificial barriers between the Timbavati and the adjacent Kruger National Park have been removed and the Bateleur property itself shares unfenced borders with Kruger.
On this exclusive property they proudly offer Bateleur Main Camp, an 8-bed up-market Safari Camp.This prime wilderness area boasts the Big Five, a large diversity of antelope species, the entire range of smaller predators, over 500 bird species, and a tremendous diversity of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.
Shindzela Tented Safari Camp Packages
Shindzela (named after the Honey badger in the African Shangaan language) is an authentic tented Safari camp situated within the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park. It is a simple yet comfortable and affordable South African bush camp, offering an authentic African safari experience in an unfenced, natural wilderness environment where you can explore the African wilderness on game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles and on foot during our walking safari trails. Safari activities are conducted by professional and knowledgeable safari guides.
Kambaku Safari Lodge & River Sands Packages
Kambaku Safari Lodge is nestled in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which can be found within the world renowned Greater Kruger National Park. Providing the ultimate escape from schedules with its home away from home ambiance. Combines simple luxury with a high level of environmental consciousness.
Kambaku River Sands unfenced camp is perfectly situated on the banks of the a dry river bed allowing animals to roam freely around through the camp, the Suites are set spaciously apart, allowing for secluded views of the unspoilt bush.
Africa on Foot Packages
Experience a Kruger Walking Safari with Africa on Foot. The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is part of the Greater Kruger Park and shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park.
It is here that guests can take part in incredible walking safaris led by experienced and professional game rangers through a wildlife area rich in game including lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo as well as hyena, hippo, giraffe, zebra and a whole host of other wildlife.
nThambo Tree Camp Packages
Experience a Kruger Safari at nThambo Tree Camp and stay in unique authentic accommodation in the heart of the Southern Klaserie which boasts the plethora of interesting bird life and is a haven for bird-watches.Each Chalet is eye-level with the trees which makes bird watching and game watching conveniently comfortable from your balcony.The small size and privacy on nThambo means that activities are flexible and exciting night drives can also be conducted.
Xanatseni Private Camp Packages
Xanatseni Private Camp is situated within the Savanna Biome which covers 32% of South Africa. The camp is known for its dense Mopane forest which is unique to this part of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. Recently upgraded, Xanatseni Private Camp is a thatched, full board camp which provides absolute comfort while retaining the charm and ambiance of a bygone safari era. It has 5 main bedrooms, a boma area with camp fire, perfect for enjoying sundowners or evening drinks around the fire.
Naledi Bush & Enkoveni Lodge Packages
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!
Greenfire Game Lodge Packages
The Private Greenfire Game Lodge located in the 35 000 hectare Balule section of the Greater Kruger. The lodge has been carefully designed to integrate with the natural environment thereby enhancing the wilderness ambiance. It was completely revamped during the first half of 2013, and the resultant level of quality and comfort is guaranteed to exceed expectations. Offering flexibility is the key and we go to great lengths to ensure that everybody gets exactly what they want from their African adventure. Greenfire Lodge cater for those who are first timers to Africa and want to see as much game as possible, as well as those who want to absorb the finer detail of the bush on foot.
Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge Packages
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!
Ezulwini Billy's & River Lodge Packages
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 shares 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
Masodini Private Game Lodge Packages
Located within Balule Nature Reserve, part of Greater Kruger National Park, Masodini Private Game Lodge is "the" place to explore wildlife in a private reserve. Watch the Big Five from open game viewing vehicle and follow wildlife through the bush. An experience you'll never forget. The lodge is likewise a perfect starting point to explore the many outdoor activities around Hoedspruit and the Lowveld.
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.