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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.
Come and enjoy the wonders of the Kruger National Park, open 4×4 safari vehicle games drives, a 4 hour bush walk as well as a visit to the Moholoholo Wildlife rehabilitation center, whilst relaxing at the Tremisana Safari Lodge. This 5 Day Safari Package to the Kruger National park is inclusive of all activities, accommodation on a Dinner Bed and Breakfast bases and a must for any traveler.
- 3 Hour Sunset Drive on Balule Plains Big 5 Reserve
- Bush Braai
- 4 Hour Big Five Bush Walk with Armed Rangers
- 3 Hour Game Drive on Tshukudu Big 5 Reserve
- Full Day in Kruger Park on open Gameviewer
- Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
- Champagne Breakfast and Game Drive on Balule Reserve
- Sunrise Drive
- Scenic Highlights of Blyde Canyon
Pick up from your hotel in Gauteng or Johannesburg Airport and travel via the Highveld grasslands to the subtropical Lowveld. At Tremisana Game Lodge in the Balule section of the Kruger National Park, unwind at the bar, enjoy a refreshing dip in our pool and relax in the beautiful tropical gardens. Board an open Landcruiser for a 3hr Sunset Drive, your first opportunity to experience the varied fauna and flora of Africa. Watch the magnificent African sunset and, after dark, use spotlights to locate nocturnal animals. Dinner in the Marula Tree Boma will be a BUSH BRAAI. Continue the night drive after dinner and overnight at Tremisana Lodge.
At sunrise drive to the mighty Olifants River to enjoy a 4h Bush Walk. Your rangers will lead you through the bush at a pace you can handle. The thrill of following big animals will remain with you forever. Adrenalin surges will be acute, notwithstanding that your rangers are adequately armed. Return to Tremisana for brunch. Later you may sleep in your air-conditioned chalet, swim or read wildlife magazines in our Lapa Lounge. We drive to Tshukudu Big Five Game Reserve in time for High Tea at 15h30, after which we enjoy an afternoon game drive. The rangers are in constant contact so as to be informed of the movements of the animals. Return to Tremisana at 19h30.
Drive to the Orpen Gate of Kruger on a custom-built open-sided Game Viewer. You will have an opportunity to view game without intervening glass windows and also listen to and smell the denizens of the bush. We have regular stops at picnic spots, rest camps and places of interest. The Orpen-Satara-Nwanedzi region’s open plains attract large herds of zebra, giraffe, and antelope, that, in turn, attract many predators. In fact this zone has the highest concentration of lions in Africa.
Today we enjoy a morning game drive. Breakfast will be al fresco – your ranger will set up a picnic table and chairs in a suitable bush location. Return to Tremisana for a swim or rest in your air conditioned chalet. After tea, we travel to the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre for injured and orphaned animals and birds. You will have an opportunity to get close and personal to some of the residents, including lions and leopards.
Enjoy a Sunrise Drive. After breakfast, drive via the Panorama Route to see the scenic splendours including the Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon. We return to Gauteng in the late afternoon. Airport drop-off by arrangement.
Tremisana Lodge offers budget-friendly accommodation in Big 5 safari country. The lodge is ideally located in the northern region of Mpumalanga; an easy drive from the Kruger National Park, Hoedspruit and the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and Tshukudu Game Reserve.
The private safari lodge is owned by Viva Safaris; a leading tour operator that works in close association with Moafrika Tours. Viva Safaris specialises in overland safari tours to the Kruger National Parks and premier game reserves in the region.
Tremisana Lodge was a founder member of the Balule Game Reserve; the largest and leading lodge in this section of the Greater Kruger National Park. The safari lodge accommodate up to 40 guests in 15 luxury tented chalets and a two-bedroomed guesthouse. Each room is air-conditioned with an en-suite bathroom with a shower.
The most striking feature of Tremisana Game Lodge is its spectacular bushveld garden setting; indigenous South African plants blend in seamlessly among exotic species, which includes striking bougainvillea, cycads and aloes. The lodge and gardens are protected from curious wildlife by an electric fence; but you’ll still see and hear the presence of lions, elephant, buffalo and hyena.
Guests only stay one night at Tremisana Lodge on the 4-day Kruger safari but it’s enough to soak up the soothing effect of the lodge; with romantic walks along softly illuminated pathways and the glorious sounds of birds waking up in the stunning garden setting.
Your stay at Tremisana Lodge is made even more pleasurable by members of staff from the local village who have been with Viva Safaris for more than a decade. Chef Delina Mnisi whips up mouth-watering dishes served with her famous homemade bread and hearty local vegetables and healthy salads.
Balule Big Five Reserve
Balule Big Five Reserve is a 35 000-hectare private safari concession situated adjacent to the Kruger Park, and home to the Big Five and an abundance of wildlife and birds. The reserve falls within the Greater Kruger National Park, and was established in the early 2000s when the game fences between a grouping of farms were dropped and the newly-proclaimed land was integrated into the Kruger National Park.
The beauty of Balule Big Five Reserve is the perennial Olifants River flows through the centre of the reserve for a stretch of about 20 kilometres. This abundant water supply attracts scores of game and prolific birdlife, being a rich eco-zone with lush riverine forests and bushveld.
Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s largest game reserves and one of South Africa’s most popular tourist destinations. Located in the north-eastern region of South Africa in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, the reserve is 19 485 square kilometres and shares a border with Mozambique to the east and Zimbabwe to the north.
The wild bushveld region was proclaimed a protected wildlife reserve in 1898 and became South Africa’s first national park in 1927. The reserve is named after former president Paul Kruger who foresaw the urgent need to protect South Africa’s wildlife from rampant poaching. The Kruger National Park is rich in history and boasts several impressive archeological sites.
Fences were dropped between the Kruger National Park and its neighbours to create a peace park that links the Kruger National Park with the Gonarezhous National Park in Zimbabwe and the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique. This vast protected wildlife belt is known as the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park.
The Kruger National Park falls within the Kruger-to-Canyon Biosphere; an area designated by UNESCO as an International Man and Biosphere Reserve, awarded for the seamless integration of man and wildlife in a region characterised by rich diversity of flora and fauna.
The Kruger National Park is world-renowned as a Big Five destination (which includes elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard and lion), its abundance of antelope and predators and prolific birdlife. In addition to incredible sightings of wildlife on a guided safari tour, the Kruger National Park is a destination purely for the rich biodiversity, and cultural and archeological heritage.
Blyde River Canyon
The Blyde River Canyon is an impressive natural landmark in South Africa and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mpumalanga Province. It forms the northern part of the Drakensberg escarpment, stretching 25 kilometres in length and 750 metres deep in places. The canyon consists mostly of red sandstone and the sheer cliff faces glow in the evening light.
The Blyderivierpoort Dam lies at an altitude of 665 metres and at the centre of the canyon is the Three Rondavels (South African word for small huts). The Three Rondavels is a grouping of huge, round rocks that look like the traditional homes of the indigenous people of South Africa. Blyde River Canyon is the second largest canyon in Africa and regarded as one of the largest canyons on Earth, and referred to as a ‘green canyon’ as it is carpeted in a blanket of lush subtropical foliage.
The canyon is part of the world-renowned Panorama Route; which takes visitors on a scenic drive through expansive man-made forests and indigenous bush through the historical mining towns of Graskop, Pilgrim’s Rest and Sabie. Popular attractions along the route include God’s Window, the Pinnacle and Bourke’s Luck Potholes.
- Collection and drop off at OR Tambo International Airport or any hotel in Johannesburg or Pretoria in a luxury air-conditioned Quantum
- 4 night at the Tremisana lodge
- All meals as indicated in the itinerary
- FGASA- and DEAT-registered professional game ranger
- Kruger National Park and Balule Big Five Reserve entrance fee and conservation levy
- Free Wi-Fi at all safari lodges (not Marc’s Treehouse Lodge)
- Transfer in comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle
- 4 x atmospheric dinners
- Sunset drive in open game viewer
- Morning bush walk
- 4 x breakfast
- Full day game drive in Kruger NP
- Blyde river Canyon and 3 Rondawels
- Personal items