The Hoedspruit-Johannesburg Kruger Shuttle provides affordable & reliable daily 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

 



For our competitive Rates please see the Departure section in the menu above
For our set-departure Timing and Collection/Return Locations please see the Itinerary section
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Over 21 000 clients and counting!

After your final game activity and breakfast, your game lodge, safari operation or private transfer company will return you to the nearest convenient Ashtons shuttle collection point for your comfortable transfer in air-conditioned comfort 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 towards the end of the day, 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 4 larger people-carriers 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 above for some significant reasons why you should book this transfer service instead of flying between Hoedspruit and Johannesburg.

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
Balule Reserve: Naledi, Pondoro, Ezulwini, Mohlabetsi, Toro Yaka, Greenfire-Tshimbila, Sausage Tree, Amukela Tshukudu, Tsakane, Transfrontiers, Muweti
Karongwe Reserve: Shiduli
Kapama Reserve: River Lodge, Southern Camp, Buffalo Camp, Karula Lodge
Kruger Park: Hoyo Hoyo, Imbali, Hamiltons
Hoedspruit Area: Cheetah Inn, Kubu Lodge, Elandela
Please note that we can transfer clients coming from any lodges located in the above areas

Some excellent reasons to book the Ashtons Kruger Shuttle:

  • Over 21 000 clients have booked on this route alone since launch in 2010
  • Our fixed pricing is a fraction of the cost of flying between Hoedspruit and Johannesburg 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 international standard - clients are transferred in Toyota Quantum 10/14-seaters and Iveco 19-seaters 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 - some vehicles have DVD players
  • 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)

  • All Ashtons Kruger Shuttle vehicles are of international standard
  • Clients are transferred in Toyota Quantum 10/14-seaters and Iveco 19-seaters 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 - some vehicles have DVD players
  • 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

Departure Day: Daily (except 25 December)

Total Day: 1 day

Pickup Location:Hoedspruit, Eastgate Airport, Timbavati Gate, Balule's Olifants West & York Gates, Three Bridges on the Olifants, Karongwe/Makalali small boom gate

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

Drop-Off Location:Johannesburg

Drop-Off Time:17h00 - 18h30 (see itinerary)

Group Composition:Minimum 1 person

RATES: valid until 31 October 2015

R715 per person each way (1-2 people)
R680 per person each way (3 people)
R650 per person each way (4 people)
R620 per person each way (5+ people)

 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Clients must book together onto the same shuttle departure to qualify for the 3-5+ rates
  • Rates are available on request for add-on transfer from each individual game lodge in the greater Hoedspruit area (gate fees included where applicable)
  • Children aged 6 and under will pay half price when accompanied by an adult - in all other circumstances children pay full price
  • 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
  • We recommend that you make use of http://www.gautrain.co.za to get from OR Tambo if you are overnighting at accommodation facilities located in the Pretoria, Centurion, Midrand, Sandton, Rosebank or Marlboro areas

TIMING & PICK-UP/DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
At the time of reservation please specify your pick-up/drop-off locations from the list below

PICK-UP: Timbavati Gate 10h45
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 will be delivered there by your game lodge or private transfer service. If early you can enjoy a drink/meal (own cost)

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

PICK-UP: Hoedspruit 11h15
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 will 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: Balule's Olifants West & York Gates 11h30
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 will be delivered there by your game lodge.

PICK-UP: Three Bridges Restaurant 11h45
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 will be delivered there by your game lodge or private transfer service.

PICK-UP: Karongwe/Makalali 12h00
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 will be delivered there by your game lodge

ARRIVE: OR Tambo International Airport 17h00-18h00
Shuttle clients will be delivered to the Bus Terminal Building located next to the Car Hire Building and close to all terminals

IMPORTANT:
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. Delivery to any 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 if you are overnighting at accommodation facilities located in the Pretoria, Centurion, Midrand, Sandton, Rosebank and 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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