Kruger Experience - Lodge (5 days)


Embark on a thrilling journey into the vast, game-filled Kruger National Park. Head out on game drives to spot lions, zebras, buffaloes, cheetahs and elephants during the day, and relax in a comfortable lodge in the evening. Enjoy delicious traditional African cuisine, admire sweeping vistas, learn about the flora and fauna of the region from experienced guides and marvel at the beauty of a star-studded African sky. Time spent in Kruger is rewarding and inspiring - this trip is really one to savour.

5 days, from

$1,115

per person

GROUP SIZE

6 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL

 
2
Trip code: UBAJ
Style: Comfort
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Details

Countries Visited:  South Africa
Accommodation: Lodge (4 nights)
Transportation: 4x4 safari vehicle , Minibus
Meals: 4 dinners, 4 breakfasts
Group size: Minimum 1, Max 6

  • Experience a private game reserve after dark in an open top 4x4 vehicle

  • Enjoy traditional South African cuisine while dining under the stars

  • Try to spot the Big Five in Kruger National Park on two full day game drives

  • Stay in a comfortable safari lodge in a communal setting with friendly hosts

  • Take in amazing views at the viewpoint over the awesome Blyde River Canyon and view the Three Rondavels

Itinerary

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Day 1: Johannesburg / Greater Kruger National Park

Sawubona! Welcome to South Africa. Your Kruger Short Break starts very early this morning to get you to Kruger for a late lunch. If staying at the Holiday Inn Rosebank you will be picked up at 6am. If you are staying at alternate hotel (and advised us prior to departure) you will be picked up from 5:30am onwards. The exact time of pick-up for alternate hotels will be communicated to your hotel reception in the afternoon prior to day 1 of your itinerary. Please verify this time with reception the evening prior to your start day.

We depart Johannesburg, the 'City of Gold' and head off on an adventure of a lifetime. A truly unique African experience unfolds as we enter the Greater Kruger National Park ecosystem arriving at our Lodge in time for lunch (570 km, approx 8-9 hours travel time including stops along the way).

After some time to settle in, head off on a 3 hour afternoon game drive in open 4x4 vehicles in a private game reserve. Enjoy the thrill of spotting a impala, zebra, giraffe or lion, among other animals. Here you're likely to see any of the species that one may encounter in Kruger, since there are no boundary fences between the reserve and Kruger itself. Mid way through the safari stop for drinks at one of the waterholes before continuing the game drive into the early evening.

Located in the greater Kruger, your accommodation is wonderfully intimate, with limited permanent safari tented rooms. Rooms are tastefully decorated and comfortably appointed with private ensuite. The lodge also offers a comfortable lounge, perfect for chatting with the other guests over a drink or two. There is also a swimming pool, shaded deck area, dining tent and WiFi.

Day 2: Greater Kruger National Park

One of the largest game reserves in Southern Africa, Kruger National Park is home to over 500 bird species, 100 species of reptile and 150 mammal species, including the Big Five and the endangered African wild dog.
An early rise, as we make our way to the Kruger.

Our wildlife experience begins as soon as we enter the park, heading into prime game viewing areas where we hope to catch a glimpse of some of the amazing animals found inside the park, including the Big Five.

Enjoy breakfast at one of the picnic spots before continuing through the park. Our entire day will be spent game viewing, bird watching and stopping off at the various waterholes en route.

We depart the park in the late afternoon and return to the lodge for an evening of relaxation.

Day 3: Greater Kruger National Park

We depart the lodge and make our way back into the Kruger National Park. another full day game drive in Kruger National Park. After a full day of exploring we return to the lodge and relax around the fire listening to the night sounds of Africa.

Day 4: Greater Kruger National Park

Spend the day at the lodge at your leisure, or take part in the optional drive along the Panoramic Route viewing the Drakensberg Escarpment - some of the most stunning scenery South Africa has to offer. The sights en route include: God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and some of the magnificent waterfalls within the Blyde River Canyon.

Day 5: Greater Kruger National Park / Johannesburg

Rise early and head out on a morning bush walk within the surrounds of the property. Guided by a qualified nature guide, we learn about nature's finer details like bird, tree and spoor identification.

Transfer back to Johannesburg (600 km, approx 9-10 hrs). Along the way take in amazing views at the viewpoint over the awesome Blyde River Canyon and view the Three Rondavels.

On arrival in Jo'burg you can be dropped at the airport or any nominated Johannesburg or Pretoria hotel. No accommodation is provided for tonight, but we are able to book you additional accommodation in Johannesburg. Please ask at time of booking.

Please don't book any international flights until after 10pm this evening.

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5 days, from $1,115

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