The set-departure Hoedspruit-Johannesburg Kruger Shuttle provides an affordable & reliable guaranteed daily transfer service back to Johannesburg from Hoedspruit itself as well as from the Greater Kruger & private reserves nearby such as: Timbavati, Klaserie, Balule, Kapama, Thornybush, Karongwe & Makalali.Transfer in air-conditioned comfort at a fraction of the flight cost and reduce the overall cost of your safari package

 



For timing and collection/return locations please see the Itinerary

Born out of the demand for a high quality and reliable daily return transfer service between the Hoedspruit area and Johannesburg that would provide a very affordable alternative to the expensive flights and long-haul private transfers between these 2 locations, 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 accommodatin facilities in the greater Hoedspruit area. See the General Info section above for some significant reasons as to why you should book this transfer service instead of any other.


After your final game activity and breakfast, your game lodge 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

Arriving in Johannesburg towards the end of the day, you can be dropped off at OR Tambo International Airport itself or at any accommodation facility within 5 kms of the airport. Other drop-off locations can be booked in advance at an at extra cost

Here are some of the lodges that we transfer clients from on a regular basis:
Umlani, Shindzela, Kambaku, Motswari, Simbavati (all Timbavati); Africa on Foot, nThambo, Gomo Gomo, nDzuti (all Klaserie); Naledi, Pondoro, Ezulwini, Mohlabetsi, Toro Yaka, Drifters-Tshimbila, Sausage Tree, Muweti (all Balule); Shiduli (Karongwe); Kapama's River Lodge, Southern Camp, Buffalo Camp and Karula Lodge; Hoyo Hoyo, Imbali, Hamiltons (all Kruger); Cheetah Inn, Kubu Lodge and Elandela (all near Hoedspruit). 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 16 000 clients have booked on this route alone since launch in 2010
  • 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

VALID UNTIL 31 OCTOBER 2014:

  • R720 per person each way
  • No single supplements - guaranteed departures
  • Discounts available for groups travelling together
  • Children aged 6 and under will pay half price when accompanied by an adult - in all other circumstances children pay full price
  • Rates are subject to change without notice.


PLEASE NOTE:
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)

Timing and Collection/Return Locations

  • At the time of reservation please specify collection/return locations from the list below
  • The Ashtons driver will have an Ashtons Kruger Shuttle signboard and a list of clients


Pick-up Timbavati Gate 10h45
Shuttle clients coming from the Timbavati, Klaserie and Thornybush Reserves (or nearby lodges) will be collected from 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 pedestrian crossing between the Car Hire Building and International Arrivals Terminal A at OR Tambo International Airport

Arrive Johannesburg 18h00-18h30
Shuttle clients can be delivered to any accommodation facilities located strictly within 5kms of OR Tambo International Airport at no extra charge. Delivery to any other Johannesburg accommodation facilities will be subject to pre/post shuttle transfer rates (details on application). The Gautrain www.gautrain.co.za is also highly recommended for transfer from OR Tambo to your hotel after taking the Kruger shuttle


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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