The 3-night/4-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 4-day Chalet Kruger Safari ends with a tour of the Panorama Route which includes the world-renowned Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels.
Day 1 Travel in an air-conditioned Quantum via Dullstroom or Nelspruit to Tremisana Game Lodge in the Balule Big Five Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park. At 17h00, board a Toyota Landcruiser open safari vehicle for a 4-hour sunset game drive. Return late evening after an exciting night safari. 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. Spend the night in a comfortable chalet with airconditioning and en-suite bathroom at Tremisana Game Lodge. Day 2 Early morning wake-up for tea/coffee and rusks before setting off to a remote corner of Balule Game Reserve where you will be taken on a 4-hour guided bush walk with an armed professional safari guide. Enjoy the sights and sounds of a real bushveld experience while keeping a keen eye on the thick bush for the Big Five and an abundance of antelope, predators and indigenous birds. Return to Tremisana Game Lodge for a late breakfast and refreshments; relax and freshen up before it’s time for mid-afternoon tea and the afternoon game drive. Enjoy a leisurely drive through Balule Big 5 Reserve. Dinner is served under the stars at the lodge boma. Day 3 Wake up early for a hearty breakfast. 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 in an open safari vehicle to Orpen Gate at the Kruger National Park. Enjoy a full day Kruger safari; sight-seeing, 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. Return to Tremisana Lodge as the sun sets low over the spectacular private game lodge. Dinner is served at the lodge lapa. Day 4 Wake up early and join your professional safari guide for a 1-hour bush walk in the private game reserve. Enjoy a hearty breakfast before departing for the Blyde River Canyon and popular attractions on the Panorama Route, which includes 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.