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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 packageView More Details
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 packageView More Details
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 packageView More Details
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!View More Details
Masodini Private Game Lodge
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.View More Details
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!View More Details
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 memoriesView More Details
Africa on Foot
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.View More Details
nThambo Tree Camp
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.
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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.View More Details
Umlani Bushcamp Safari
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. Guest is 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.View More Details
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.View More Details