Project Description

Safari Description

An affordable 4 day Kruger Safari exploring both the Greater Kruger and the Satara region within Kruger National Park, including a quick visit to Blyde River Canyon on the Panorama Route before returning to Johannesburg. The safari lodge is based in the Greater Kruger National Park which runs along the unfenced western border of the Kruger National Park and offers the same excellent African safari experience as the game is able to flow freely through the bush into these areas.

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Itinerary

We collect from most hotels, guest houses, private homes or OR Tambo Airport and drive in an air-conditioned vehicle via the Highveld farmlands to the picturesque Lowveld and your Private Lodge in the Great Kruger National Park. You may rest in your air-conditioned chalet, have a quick refreshing dip in the pool, unwind at the bar or relax in the beautiful gardens. At around 17h00 we board the open Landcruiser for an exciting Big Five Sunset Drive. Your qualified guide will facilitate your first thrilling opportunity to experience the varied African fauna and flora. Watch the magnificent African sunset, and after darkness falls, use powerful spotlights to locate nocturnal animals.
Awaken at sunrise for an exhilarating day of unforgettable bush life. Drive to a remote venue, where you enjoy a 4h “ walk in the wild ”. Your experienced field guides will lead you through the bush at a pace you can handle in search of the Big Five. The thrill of following Africa’s large animals until you are close enough to take a decent photo will remain with you forever. Adrenalin surges will be acute, notwithstanding the fact that your rangers are adequately armed in case of danger. Return to Tremisana for brunch. Later you may sleep in your air conditioned chalet or swim in the pool. Our Lapa has extensive wildlife magazines. Visit the game viewing Hide overlooking Tremisana Dam.A light lunch will be served and at around 15h30 we go on a 4 h game drive on Balule Big 5 Game Reserve. On the game drive your rangers will be in radio contact so as to keep us informed of the movements of the game. We stop for Sundowners at a magnificent location and toast the splendour of Africa. Return to Tremisana at around 19h30.
Today we explore the Kruger National Park in a custom-built open-sided vehicle which allows for a total wildlife experience – you will not only have time to view game, but also to listen to and smell the African bush and its denizens. The absence of windows and elevated position allow for excellent photographic opportunities. The Orpen/Satara region of the park has the greatest concentration of animals in the whole of Kruger with sightings of the Big Five virtually guaranteed. You will have a great day of game-viewing and bird-watching in this truly outstanding wildlife paradise. Each day spent in the African bush presents new sightings, incredible encounters and no two days are ever the same making a safari such a rewarding experience.
Enjoy an early morning one hour Sunrise Drive on the open Land cruiser for your last chance to spot game and then after a hearty breakfast, we depart for a quick detour along the famous Panorama Route visiting the awesome Blyde River Canyon and Three Rondawels (09:30 – 10:00am). We return to Johannesburg in the late afternoon, starting with drop offs around OR Tambo Airport and then onto other areas as listed in “Please Note” below.
Chalet in a Private 3 star Lodge, which has simple furnishings. This is not a luxury safari camp, but a good budget friendly option with emphasis on game viewing. There are no drinks included in this package and the lodge runs a cash bar so please make sure you have enough cash available for your stay.
There is also the option of a Fly-in safari using either Phalaborwa or Hoedspruit Airports, with airport transfers included.
Estimated Johannesburg collection and drop off times:
Melville area: Collection from 07:45 – 08:15am | Drop off around 6:45 – 7:00pm
Sandton & Rosebank areas: Collection from 08:00 – 08:30am | Drop off around 6:00 – 6:30pm
OR Tambo Airport & surrounds: Collection from 09:00 – 09:30am | Drop off around 5:00 – 5:30pm

Please note these times cannot be guaranteed due to unforseen traffic issues, etc.
If you plan to book an onward local flight, please book from 7:00pm onwards.
If you plan to book an onward international flight, please book from 8:00pm onwards.

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Safari Details

  • Days: 4 Days | 3 Nights
  • Start Location: Johannesburg
  • End Location: Johannesburg
  • Pax.:1 – 12 persons
  • Departure: Daily
  • Pick up: 07h45 – 09h30 am
  • Drop off: 16h30 – 17h30 pm
  • Languages: English (other language on request)
  • Accommodation: Chalet
  • Road Transfer: Luxury Mini Coach or similiar
  • Game Drive Vehicle: Open Safari vehicle
  • Baggage Allowed: One medium suitcase and one shoulder bag
  • Recommended Pre/Post-Tours: Journey to Freedom, Soweto Township, Johannesburg City

Rates

African Blue Bronze Rating
  • ⇒ Sharing: R 10 895 pp (valid until 31/12/2018) & R 11 395 pp (valid until 31/12/2019)

    ⇒ Single: R 12 095 pp (valid until 31/12/2018) & R 12 795 pp (valid until 31/12/2019)

    ⇒ Children 7-11 years: R 6195 (valid until 31/12/2018) & R 6495 (valid until 31/12/2019) per child sharing with two adults

    Please Note: Only one child permitted per two adults sharing and subject to availability at properties

  • Included: 

    ⇒ Meals: 3 x Breakfast, 3 x Dinner, 1 x light Lunch, Tea and Coffee. Game Drives, Game Walks (n/u 12 years old), Transfers, Entrance Fee into the Kruger National Park and all Conservation Fees

    Excluded:

    ⇒ Lunches (± R 100 pp), bottle water, alcohol, cold drinks, gratuity

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What Clients’ Say

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Review via email
18 March 2019
“I highly recommend the 4 day Kruger and Blyde River safari!! It was such a well organized and beautiful trip and we saw so many animals. The private lands where the hotel is allowed us to see animals up close on our game drives and bush walks. We decided to stay in the hotel the whole time (as opposed to going to the treehouse) and we’re glad we did because the hotel is lovely and intimate and had great food. While we were there, there was a mix of all kinds of travelers including couples, retirees, and one or two families.
The first day had an afternoon drive and a outdoor candlelit dinner where we were able to make new friends and try regional favorites. The second day we had a morning bush walk where we saw giraffes, zebras, and hippos up close. and then a long afternoon game drive. On the third day, we spent the whole day at Kruger national park (about an hour drive away) and we saw the most animals of the entire safari including black and white rhinos, lions, elephants, giraffes, wildebeests, and hippos. The last day had a morning drive and an hour or so spent at the gorgeous Blyde River on the way back to Johannesburg. I HIGHLY recommend doing the 4-day safari because I loved being able to see not only the private lands where the hotel is, which feels more intimate and more lushly green, but also Kruger national park which is slightly more crowded and had a drier landscape.
Also David was THE BEST. He got us into this trip super last minute and accommodated us in exactly what we were looking for, even working through the weekend to make sure we were on the trip. We’re so happy we went with this tour and highly recommend this safari and African Blue to anyone!!!”
Tamara & Jim Mizrachi, Washington DC, USA
Review via email
03 October 2017
Hi David,
It was an amazing experience last week! The safaris was great and the Balule nature reserve and Kruger National Park was amazing! I got a chance to see all of the Big 5 animals. The wildlife and scenery were truly spectacular. It was a very memorable experience!
Thanks,
Thomas
Thomas Pronske, Texas, USA

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