R14 495 / Sharing
R15 995 / Single
R14 495 / Child
Staying in luxury safari tent accommodation
Adjacent to the greater kruger national park
Balule Big Five Reserve • Kruger National Park • Tshukudu Game Reserve
Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre • Blyde River Canyon
The 4-night/5-day Kruger safari tour offers guests a real African safari experience with a touch of luxury. Enjoy a safari excursion staying in luxury tented chalets at a bushveld lodge on a private game reserve situated on the border of the Greater Kruger National Park.
The tour offers you a combination of guided bush walks, leisurely game drives searching for the Big Five with a professional safari ranger and the unique opportunity to interact with injured and orphaned animals and birds of prey at a wildlife rehabilitation centre. Evenings are spent under the stars enjoying a delicious bushveld braai (barbeque) lulled by the crackle of an open fire and the night sounds of the bush.
The 5-day luxury Kruger safari ends with a scenic tour of the Panorama Route which includes the world-renowned Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels. Transfer to and from Johannesburg and Pretoria in an air-conditioned luxury Quantum.
1-night stay at Tremisana Game Lodge
3-night stay in a luxury safari tent at Katekani Tented Lodge
Sunset game drive
Bush barbeque under the stars
4-hour morning guided Big Five bush walk
3-hour game drive at Motlala Game Reserve
Full day safari tour of Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle
Visit to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Hoedspruit
3-hour game drive at Tshukudu Game Reserve
1-hour morning guided bush walk with a professional safari guide
Scenic highlights of the Panorama Route, including Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels
Collect: 7h00 from OR Tambo International Airport or any hotel/guest lodge in Johannesburg and Pretoria
Drop-off: By 17h00 on last day of tour at arranged destination
Travel in an air-conditioned luxury Quantum to Tremisana Game Lodge in the Balule Section of the Greater Kruger National Park.
At 17h00, board a luxury Toyota Landcruiser open safari vehicle for a 4-hour sunset game drive.
Dinner is under the stars at Marula 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.
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 before departing for the brand new Kalekani Tented Camp. Lunch is served at the lodge lapa; afternoon spent relaxing and freshening up.
Late afternoon, join your professional safari guide for a 3-hour game drive in Motlala Game Reserve with guaranteed sightings of the Big 5, an abundance of antelope and predators and a wide selection of indigenous birds. Enjoy drinks and snacks at a spectacular vantage point as the sun sets.
Dinner is served back at Kalekani Tented Lodge; retire for the night in your tented chalet after a wonderful day in the bushveld.
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 to Orpen gate at the Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle. Enjoy a full day in the Kruger; 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 Kalekani Tented Lodge as the sun sets low over the spectacular private game lodge. Dinner is served at the lodge lapa.
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 wildlife ambassadors and learn more about the incredible conservation efforts of the Moholoholo team.
Return to Kalekani Tented Lodge for a light lunch; relax and freshen up before it’s time to depart at 15h00 for a 3-hour game drive at Tshukudu Game Reserve.
Return to Kalekani Tented Lodge for a much-needed drink and a delicious meal at the lodge lapa.
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 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.
- 1-night stay at Tremisana Game Lodge
- 3-night stay in a luxury safari tent at Katekani Tented Lodge
- Sunset game drive
- Bush barbeque under the stars
- 4-hour morning guided Big Five bush walk
- 3-hour game drive at Motlala Game Reserve
- Full day safari tour of Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle
- Visit to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Hoedspruit
- 3-hour game drive at Tshukudu Game Reserve
- 1-hour morning guided bush walk with a professional safari guide
- Scenic highlights of the Panorama Route, including Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels
- International and domestic flights
- Personal items and purchases, including toiletries, snacks, drinks and curios
- Cash bar for alcoholic beverages and extra soft-drinks at safari lodges and on game drives
- Gratuities for lodge staff and professional guides
More about Lodges & Reserves – 5-Day Luxury Kruger Safari
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.
Katekani Tented Lodge
Luxury accommodation in a tented lodge located in a secluded corner of a private game reserve that borders the Big 5 Kapama Game Reserve. Katekani Tented Lodge is an exclusive destination that offers guests the ultimate blend of luxury and bushveld safari ambiance. Expect a warm welcome and professional dealings with staff members who have been recruited from 5-star establishments in South Africa.
Katekani Tented Lodge has four beautifully-appointed tented chalets with spectacular views of the bushveld. Each tented chalet has a private pool on a large deck, surrounded by large indigenous trees and rocky granite outcrop. The units are air-conditioned with an inside and outside shower.
Nights are spent at a rustic African lapa with a well-stocked bar; enjoying an authentic African barbeque and swopping stories around a roaring fire. Listen for the eerie whoop of a hyena and distant deep-throated roar of a pride of lions. Wake up to the sounds of the bushveld; the birdlife in the private game reserve is prolific and a guided bush walk will introduce you to the sights and sounds of the bushveld and its incredible array of flora and fauna.
Motlala Game Reserve
Motlala Game Reserve is a private safari destination and home to 3 of the Big Five; black and white rhino, buffalo and leopard. The reserve is in a spectacular bushveld region in the heart of Hoedspruit in the Limpopo Province.
Its neighbours include the likes of Klaserie Private Nature Reserve and Timbervati Game Reserve, aswell as Kapama Private Nature Reserve and Tshukudu Game Reserve. From Motlala Game Reserve it is an easy drive to the Kruger National Park via the town of Phalaborwa.
Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a sanctuary for injured, poisoned and orphaned wild animals and birds; with a focus on healing and rehabilitation so they can be returned to the wild. Those that can’t be set free stay on at Moholoholo and become wildlife ambassadors for conservation, helping to educate visitors on the harmful practices that endanger our precious natural resources.
Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre lies in the shadow of the majestic “Mariepskop”, a pinnacle landmark in the lush valley of Hoedspruit. It lies on a route to famous South African destinations in the Limpopo Province, including the Kruger National Park, Blyde River canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Pilgrim’s Rest, Graskop and Sabie on the scenic Panoramic Route.
Some of the animals you’ll see at Moholoholo include lion, leopard, serval, cheetah, hyena aswell as an array of eagles and vultures. The most famous resident at Moholoholo is Stoffel, the cutest and naughtiest honey badger you’ll ever meet. The centre also runs a successful wildlife breeding programme so you’ll get to see a selection of cute, gorgeous “want-to-take-home” babies.
A visit to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is fascinating but it’s also an opportunity to support an incredibly worthy cause. The centre is self-funded and relies on the generous support of corporate donors, volunteers and visitors. The Moholoholo team are very involved in the anti-rhino poaching initiatives that dominate the region where wildlife conservation runs thick in everyone’s blood.
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.
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