3 Hour Sunset Game Drive in Big Five Reserve Bush Braai at Marula Tree Boma 4 Hour Big Five Walk with Armed Ranger 2 Hour Afternoon Game Drive in Balule Reserve Full Day in Kruger Park on Open Game viewer Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre 3 Hour Drive at Tshukudu Game Reserve Scenic Highlights of Blyde River Canyon
We collect you from your hostel or Johannesburg Airport and travel via Dullstroom or Nelspruit to Tremisana Lodge which is situated in the Big Five Balule Game Reserve in Greater Kruger. After a short break, during which you may unwind, have a swim or relax in the tropical gardens, we board the open Landcruiser for a 3 hour Big 5 sunset game drive. After dark, spotlights are used to locate nocturnal animals. Dinner will be an unforgettable bush braai (barbecue) at our new Marula Tree Boma deep in the African bush. After dinner we continue the night drive and overnight in comfortable air-conditioned en suite thatch-roofed chalets at Tremisana Lodge.
Awaken at sunrise for an exhilarating day of unforgettable bush life. We take a Game Drive to a remote part of the Balule Plains in the Greater Kruger, where you enjoy a 4 hour BIG 5 Bush Walk. Your experienced field guide will lead you through the bush. The thrill of following Africa’s large animals until you can take a photo will remain with you forever. Adrenalin surges will be acute, notwithstanding the presence of your armed ranger. Return to Tremisana for brunch. In the afternoon we go on a BIG 5 game drive. We then make our way to the camp where you will enjoy dinner and overnight in permanent tents.
On day 3 we spend a full day on an open Game viewer in Kruger Park. Your ranger will attempt to show you all of the Big Five. We have regular stops at picnic spots, rest camps and places of interest. The area we visit has excellent visibility of open plains, home to numerous herds of zebra, giraffe, wildebeest and other antelope, that attract many predators. Elephant, buffalo and rhino are also abundant. In fact this zone has the highest concentration of lions in Africa. After a day spent in Kruger we make our way to the camp where you will enjoy dinner and overnight in tent.
After breakfast, 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. After lunch, you drive to Tremisana. At around 15h00, we drive to Tshukudu Game Lodge where we enjoy another open vehicle game drive in the Big Five Tshukudu Game Reserve. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight in your tent.
Another day to experience the wonders and marvels in Kruger. Your guide will take time to assist you in spotting that elusive special that you have not yet seen. Every day in Kruger is a novel experience with the element of suspense and anticipation always exciting.
We have an early morning bush walk accompanied by an armed ranger. You will be shown various interesting details of the bush, including insects, spoor and scats. You have an excellent chance of encountering buffalo, Nyala and other game on foot. After breakfast, we drive to the Three Rondawels of the Blyde River Canyon. We return you to your hostel or airport in Johannesburg around 17h00.
On your first night you will be accommodated in en-suite chalets at Tremisana Lodge. On the following nights your accommodation will consist of double-bedded or four-bedded tents supplied with beds, bedding, towels and soap, electric lights and electric fan. Ablutions include two separate showers and two separate toilets.
Transport to and From Johannesburg, accommodation, meals as indicated, services of an experienced guide, Park entrance fees and all activities and game drives.
Tariffs are all-inclusive. Excluded are lunches, drinks and personal items
We pick from most accommodation establishments in the Johannesburg area as well as Johannesburg Airport, please confirm the relevant times with your reservations agent.
You can be dropped off at your accommodation in Johannesburg or the Airport, if you are flying out the same day please book national flights for 7pm or after and international flights for 8pm or after.
Kruger National Park, in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa, is among the world’s greatest nature reserves. It is one of the few places on earth where wildlife can be seen in such great variety and at such close quarters. Some 520 bird, 114 reptile and 146 mammal species, including the fabled Big Five - elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo, densely populate the park. Although in nature there are no guarantees, in Kruger Park you stand the best chance of thrilling sightings of game. From some of Africa’s largest prides of lion, to birds found nowhere else within the country’s borders. The present Kruger Park is immense, covering 19,685 km2, an area almost the size of Wales or two thirds of Belgium. There are more than 3000 km of roads on which to explore the Park. Obviously in a limited time, one can do only so much, however our experience shows us which are the best roads to take at certain times of the year, ensuring you get the most of your visit to the Park. Our tour focuses mainly on the Central and Southern areas of the park, as it has the largest concentration of game.
In winter (April to September) the days are mild (average about 23º C), with sometimes cool nights (down to 6º C). In the summer the days average 30º C, but sometimes exceed 40º C, with the welcome cooling effect of afternoon thunderstorms. Rain in the summer months (October - March i.e. “rainy season”) varies from about 800mm in the south, to 500mm in the northern areas. Should you have further questions, please feel free to contact us on the below details.