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!

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KRUGER SHUTTLE DESCRIPTION: 10H45 Hoedspruit to Johannesburg daily

For RATES please see the DEPARTURE section in the menu above
For TIMING and pick-up/drop-off LOCATIONS please see the ITINERARY section in the menu above

Over 40 000 clients and counting!

After your final guided game activity and breakfast, your game lodge, safari operation or private transfer company can deliver you to your chosen Hoedspruit KRUGER SHUTTLE pick-up location in accordance with the approximate timing given in the ITINERARY section in the menu above. PLEASE NOTE: you must make your own arrangements in advance for your chosen lodge/establishment to deliver you to the shuttle's pick-up location. If you need any advice or assistance in this regard please CONTACT US.

Departing from the 7 convenient Hoedspruit locations 10h45-12h00 daily, the KRUGER SHUTTLE will transfer you in air-conditioned comfort from the greater Hoedspruit area back to Johannesburg. There are 2 comfort stops along the way of about 15 minutes each, allowing you to stretch your legs, have a bathroom break, and buy some drinks and snacks for the road. You will have a fantastic opportunity to absorb some of South Africa's most beautiful scenery during the transfer. Arriving in Johannesburg approx 17h00-18h00, you will be dropped off at the Bus Terminal Building at OR Tambo International Airport to catch your flight or onward transfer service.

The Ashtons KRUGER SHUTTLE was launched in 2010 with only one 8-seater vehicle. A fleet of six 14-seater vehicles is now dedicated to this route with demand growing exponentially from international tourists who visit the game lodges, safari operations, and accommodation facilities in the greater Hoedspruit area. See the GENERAL INFO section in the menu above for some significant reasons why you should book this transfer service instead of flying between Johannesburg and Hoedspruit.

Here are some of the Greater Kruger game lodges and safari operations that we transfer clients from on a regular basis:

Timbavati Reserve: Umlani, Bateleur, Shindzela, Kambaku, Motswari, Simbavati
Klaserie Reserve: Africa on Foot, nThambo, Gomo Gomo, Baobab Ridge, nDzuti, Senalala, Xanatseni
Balule Reserve: Naledi, Pondoro, Ezulwini, Mohlabetsi, Toro Yaka, Greenfire, Sausage Tree, Ku Sungula, Masodini, Tshukudu, Tsakane, Transfrontiers, Muweti, Balule River Lodge
Karongwe Reserve: Shiduli; Indlovu River Lodge
Makalali Reserve: Makalali Private Game Lodge
Kapama Reserve: River Lodge, Southern Camp, Buffalo Camp, Karula Lodge
Kruger Park: Hoyo Hoyo, Imbali, Hamiltons
Hoedspruit Area: Dumela Lodge, Kubu Safari Lodge, Elandela, Moditlo, Khaya Ndlovu, Thornhill, Bona Ntaba, Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge, Nsele Safari Lodge, Timbavati Safari Lodge
Phalaborwa Area: Sefapane
Please note that we can transfer clients going to any lodges located in the above areas

Some excellent reasons to book the Ashtons KRUGER SHUTTLE:

  • Over 40 000 clients have booked on this route alone since launch in 2010
  • Our fixed pricing is a fraction of the cost of flying between Johannesburg and Hoedspruit where flexi pricing applies in accordance with demand
  • It is one of the most affordable & reliable ways to get between Johannesburg and the Greater Kruger area
  • Guaranteed daily departures with no single supplements
  • Wide range of drop-off/collection points close to all major reserves in the Hoedspruit area. By getting the clients to the main gates of all the major reserves in the area, the need for expensive local private transfers (e.g. Airport-Lodge) is largely removed - most lodges collect/return clients at the Ashtons shuttle locations for free or for a nominal charge
  • The product is endorsed by all the major game lodges and tour operators that operate in the area
  • All Ashtons KRUGER SHUTTLE vehicles are of high quality international standard - clients are transferred in Toyota Quantum 14-seater vehicles with large luggage trailers
  • We focus on comfort and safety providing air-conditioning, bottled water, individual seat belts, cup-holders, magazine nets and satellite tracking
  • Each vehicle has a relevant transport permit plus R100 million passenger liability insurance as well as PAX-Sure insurance of R500 000 per seat
  • Each driver is highly experienced in long distance driving, carries a valid driving licence and a professional driving permit, and drives for only 6-8 hours per day
  • Ashtons has been in operation since 1993 and is a nationally bonded member of SATSA (membership number 486)

KRUGER SHUTTLE FACILITIES:

  • All Ashtons KRUGER SHUTTLE vehicles are of high quality international standard
  • Clients are transferred in Toyota Quantum 14-seater vehicles with large luggage trailers
  • We focus on comfort and safety providing air-conditioning, bottled water, individual seat belts, cup-holders, magazine nets and satellite tracking
  • Each vehicle has a relevant transport permit plus R100 million passenger liability insurance as well as PAX-Sure insurance of R500 000 per seat
  • Each driver is highly experienced in long distance driving, carries a valid driving licence and a professional driving permit, and drives for only 6-8 hours per day


LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE:

  • Each passenger is permitted a maximum of 30 kg of luggage which will be stored in the large luggage trailer and/or the rear luggage section of the vehicle
  • Each passenger may also carry one hand-held item of luggage weighing no more than 5 kgs
  • Any extra luggage must be pre-booked in advance and confirmed by Ashtons in writing
  • Extra luggage will be charged for at R50 per extra 20 kgs or part thereof
  • Please CONTACT US if you would like to book extra luggage

Departure Day: DAILY (except 25 December)

Total Day: 1 day

Pickup Location: 7 HOEDSPRUIT LOCATIONS - see ITINERARY

Pickup Time: 10h45 - 12h00 (see ITINERARY)

Drop-Off Location: JOHANNESBURG - OR Tambo International Airport (Bus Terminal Building)

Drop-Off Time: 17h00 - 18h00 (see ITINERARY)

Group Composition: MINIMUM 1 PERSON

KRUGER SHUTTLE RATES: Valid until 31 October 2016
R765 per person each way (1-2 people)
R735 per person each way (3 people)
R695 per person each way (4 people)
R665 per person each way (5+ people)

KRUGER SHUTTLE RATES: Valid 1 November 2016 - 31 October 2017
R815 per person each way (1-2 people)
R740 per person each way (3+ people)
 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Clients must book together onto the same shuttle departure to qualify for the 3+ rates
  • Rates are available on request for add-on transfer all the way to each individual game lodge in the greater Hoedspruit area (gate fees included where applicable). Please CONTACT US for quotes
  • No single supplements - guaranteed daily departures
  • Rates are subject to change without notice
  • For clients flying out from OR Tambo International Airport on the same day, we recommend that flights are booked to depart from 20h30 onwards (international) or from 19h30 onwards (local)
  • For clients overnighting in Johannesburg, please make use of the complimentary airport shuttle service offered by most airport-area hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses to get from the Bus Terminal Building at OR Tambo International Airport in accordance with the KRUGER SHUTTLE's timing given in the ITINERARY section in the menu above
  • We recommend that you make use of www.gautrain.co.za to transfer from OR Tambo's Bus Terminal Building if you are overnighting at an accommodation facility located in the Pretoria, Centurion, Midrand, Sandton, Rosebank or Marlboro areas

KRUGER SHUTTLE ITINERARY: Timing & Pick-up/Drop-off Locations
At the time of reservation please specify your preferred Hoedspruit-area pick-up location from the list below. Please note that it is your responsibility to liaise with your chosen game lodge for delivery to the relevant shuttle drop-off location below in accordance with the shuttle's timing

PICK-UP 1 @ 10h45: TIMBAVATI GATE
Shuttle clients coming from the Timbavati, Klaserie and Thornybush Reserves (or nearby lodges) will be collected from the Bush Pub & Inn (formerly Bones Bush Pub), located 200 metres from the Timbavati Gate near Hoedspruit - you can be delivered there by your game lodge or private transfer service. If early you can enjoy a drink/meal (own cost)

PICK-UP 2 @ 11h00: EASTGATE AIRPORT (HOEDSPRUIT)
Shuttle clients coming from the Kapama Reserve (or nearby lodges) will be collected from Hoedspruit's Eastgate Airport - you can be delivered there by your game lodge or private transfer service.

PICK-UP 3 @ 11h15: HOEDSPRUIT TOWN
Shuttle clients coming from Hoedspruit itself, the nearby game lodges, Manyeleti Reserve, or northern Sabi Sands will be collected from the Kamogelo Tourism Centre in Hoedspruit - you can be delivered there by your game lodge or private transfer service. If early you can enjoy a drink/meal at the Wimpy (own cost)

PICK-UP 4 & 5 @ 11h30: BALULE'S OLIFANTS WEST & YORK GATES
Shuttle clients coming from game lodges located south of the Olifants in the Balule Reserve will be collected from Balule's Olifants West and York gates on the R40 - you can be delivered there by your game lodge.

PICK-UP 6 @ 11h45: THREE BRIDGES RESTAURANT
Shuttle clients coming from game lodges located north of the Olifants River and north of Mica will be collected from Three Bridges Restaurant at The Outpost on the Olifants River (R40) - you can be delivered there by your game lodge or private transfer service.

PICK-UP 7 @ 12h00: KARONGWE/MAKALALI
Shuttle clients coming from game lodges located in the Karongwe and Makalali Reserves will be collected from the small southern boom gate in the bottom right corner of the Karongwe Reserve on the R36 (not the reserve's main gate) - you can be delivered there by your game lodge

DROP-OFF @ 17h00-18h00: OR TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (JOHANNESBURG)
Shuttle clients will be delivered to the Bus Terminal Building located next to the Car Hire Building and close to all terminals

If you need any advice or assistance in selecting the correct pick-up location please CONTACT US

IMPORTANT:

  • If you are overnighting close to OR Tambo Airport, please make use of the complimentary airport shuttle service offered by most airport-area hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses to get from the Bus Terminal Building at OR Tambo International Airport in accordance with the KRUGER SHUTTLE's timing given above
  • Delivery to Johannesburg accommodation facilities will be subject to pre/post shuttle transfer rates (details on application). We recommend that you make use of www.gautrain.co.za to get from OR Tambo's Bus Terminal Building if you are overnighting at an accommodation facility located in the Pretoria, Centurion, Midrand, Sandton, Rosebank or Marlboro areas


PLEASE NOTE:
The above is purely a guideline - timing is affected by traffic, weather, comfort stops and road conditions. Should unavoidable delays occur Ashtons will make contact with the relevant agents, transfer companies and accommodation providers.

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