5 Day Kruger Lodge Safari

Cultural & Theme Tours, Any Hotel or Address in Johannesburg to Any Hotel or Address in Johannesburg

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The 4-night/5-day Kruger safari tour offers guests a budget-friendly trip to South Africa’s most popular safari destinations where a real African experience doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. Guests stay in comfortable accommodation in a beautiful bushveld setting at a game lodge situated close to the Greater Kruger National Park. The tour is a combination of guided sunrise bush walks, Big Five safari tours with a professional safari guide in an open safari vehicle and the opportunity to interact with injured and orphaned animals and birds of prey in the care of a wildlife rehabilitation centre. Evenings are spent under the stars enjoying an authentic African bushveld braai (barbeque). The 5-day Chalet Kruger Safari ends with a tour of the Panorama Route which includes the world-renowned Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels. Transfers to and from Johannesburg and Pretoria in an airconditioned Quantum.
Day 1  Travel in an air-conditioned Quantum via Dullstroom or Nelspruit to Tremisana Game Lodge in the Balule Section of the Greater Kruger National Park. At 17h00, board a Toyota Landcruiser open safari vehicle for a 4-hour sunset game drive. Dinner is served under the stars at Marula Tree Boma, situated deep in the bush. Enjoy an authentic bushveld braai (barbeque) and relax around a roaring fire lulled by the distant call of hyenas and lions. Day 2 Early morning wake-up for tea/coffee and rusks before setting off to the Olifants River for a 4-hour guided bush walk with an armed professional safari ranger. Learn more about the flora and fauna of the Kruger National Park while keeping an eye on the bush for the Big 5. Your private safari guide will teach you to identify wildlife tracks and spoor and you’ll tick off many of the Kruger’s birds. Return to Tremisana Game Lodge for a late breakfast and refreshments.  Depart at 15h30 for an afternoon game drive in Balule Big Five Reserve. Enjoy sundowners and listen to the bushveld settle in for the evening. Return to Tremisana Game Lodge by 19h30 for a delicious dinner, served in the lodge lapa. Day 3 Enjoy the early-morning sound of the bushveld and birds waking up. Freshen up with a dip in the pool or relax on the lodge patio before it’s time to depart to Orpen Gate for a full-day Kruger safari in the Orpen-Satara- Nwanedzi region of the central-west belt; game viewing and bird watching and picking up tips on tracking and spoor identification from your professional safari guide. Lunch break at a popular Kruger National Park rest camp. Day 4 After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely drive to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre; located at the base of the majestic ‘Mariepskop’ mountain range in Hoedspruit. Interact with the injured and orphaned wildlife ambassadors and learn more about the incredible conservation efforts of the Moholoholo team. Return to Tremisana Game Lodge for lunch; relax and freshen up before departing for Tshukudu Game Reserve for a 3-hour afternoon game drive. This is a Big Five game reserve so be on the lookout for lion, rhino, buffalo, elephant and leopard. Return to Tremisana Game Lodge after an enjoyable night safari for a much-needed drink and a delicious meal at the lodge lapa. Day 5 Wake up early and join your professional safari guide for a sunrise game drive. Enjoy a hearty breakfast before departing for the Blyde River Canyon and popular attractions on the Panorama Route, which includes a stop at the spectacular Three Rondavels. Return to Johannesburg by 17h00; drop-off by arrangement at OR Tambo International Airport or any hotel/guest lodge in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

What’s included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • National Park fees
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group tour

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (recommended)