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Kruger National Park – Game Reserve

Kruger National Park is situated in the North-eastern part of South Africa and is one of largest game reserves in Africa. Boasting the unmatched option of allowing visitors the freedom of either doing a self-drive, or guided safari. The Kruger is one of the main reasons that many tourists decide to visit South African. This must see game reserve has one of the highest concentrations of free roaming wild animals and includes everyday sightings of the infamous Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo). Hundreds of other species also call the Kruger home including a diverse variety of feathered kind; such as the world’s largest non-flying bird the ostrich and a huge number of raptor species. Eco-systems abound and are as varied as the game that inhabit them; from mountains to open savannah and bush thickets to tropical forests, all form an integral part of this amazing landscape. The Kruger area offers tourists one best experiences in terms of the variety of accommodation ranging from 3 star to 5 star. Allowing tourists a choice of finding the accommodation of their dreams; or simply to fit their budget and the opportunity to enjoy the experience.

3 Star Kruger Wildlife Safari

Days 1 – 3 / 4 / 5

Our Kruger packages range from 3 days to 5 days packages. 
All packages include accommodation, selected meals and various game drives.

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Days 1

Pickup from your home, hotel or O R Tambo airport and travel in an airconditioned Quantum to Tremisana Game Lodge.
At 17h00 board the open Landcruiser for a 4h SUNSET DRIVE. Dinner will be an unforgettable BUSH BARBEQUE at our incomparable MARULA BOMA, deep in the African bush. Overnight at Tremisana Lodge.

 

Days 2

Early morning coffee and rusks before we drive to the Olifants River for an amazing 4hr BUSH WALK with armed and experienced rangers. You will learn about the smaller denizens of the bush and tracking and spoor identification. Adrenalin surges will be acute as signs of the presence of the Big Five is everywhere. Return to Tremisana for brunch. You will then be transferred to the brand new Katekani Tented Lodge. Lunch will be served in the lapa and after a rest or swim in your private splash pool, We go to KAPAMA GAME RESERVE for a 3hr Big Five Game Drive. Dinner and overnight at Katekani.

 

Days 3

After breakfast, you drive on an open Game Viewer to the ORPEN gate of Kruger Park.
You will have a full day of game viewing and bird watching in this world-renowned game reserve.
Return to Katekani for dinner and overnight.

 

Days 4

Enjoy a 1h Bush Walk with armed ranger. After breakfast, we travel to the Blyde River Canyon with a stop at the Three Rondawels. Return to Johannesburg and surrounds at around 17h00. Airport dropoff by arrangement. 

 

Higlights

Sunset Game drive on Balulue Big 5 Game Reserve, Bush Braai at Marula Tree Boma, 4hr Big Five bush walk with armed ranger, 3hr game drive at the Kapama Game Reserve, FULL DAY IN KRUGER ON OPEN GAMEVIEWER, 1hr Morning walk, Blyde River Canyon highlights. 

TARIFF includes all transfers, all entry fees, all game drives/ walks, breakfasts and dinners. Excluded are lunches, drinks and personals.

 

4 Star Kruger Wildlife Safari

Day 1 – Johannesburg

Arrive at Johannesburg Airport from where you will be transferred (included) by shuttle to your accommodation at Emperors Palace near the airport. Emperors Palace offers luxurious accommodation, a glorious health and beauty spa, a magnificent casino with unparalleled gaming enjoyment, the finest in dining options, spectacular entertainment choices, world class conference facilities, and impeccable service.

Accommodation: Peermont Metcourt – Emperors Palace – or similar
Room: Classic Room
Arrival: Day 1
Departure: Day 2
Included: Accommodation,  breakfast x 1

Featuring 77 spacious contemporary suites, the Peermont Metcourt Suites at Emperors Palace offers guests a home away from home. With friendly service that’s unrivalled and extensive access to all that Emperors Palace has to offer – including casinos and venues – the Metcourt Suites is truly an experience not to be missed. This select-services hotel offers extensive modern convenience suited to the international guest – including a large reception area with enough space to accommodate large tours with ease. Guests can start their day with breakfast at the stylish Primavera restaurant and from there embark on an exciting journey to relishing in all The Palace of Dreams has to offer.

The Emperor’s Palace Resort is conveniently located alongside O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Day 2 – Timbavati Game Reserve (Greater Kruger Park)

This morning, depart early from Johannesburg by shuttle to the world renowned Kruger National Park area.
Arrive in the early afternoon (generally in time for the afternoon game drive).

 

Day 3 – Timbavati Game Reserve (Greater Kruger Park)

Today, guests have the opportunity to enjoy a morning as well as an afternoon game drive (included). The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve was initiated in 1956 by a group of landowners which was concerned about the degradation of this once pristine wilderness area. Timbavati is dedicated to conservation by maintaining the biodiversity of species and is also involved in different research projects. The 12 000 hectare Timbavati is well known for its excellent game viewing and if you are lucky you may even spot one of the famous white lions of the Timbavati. Other than the Big 5 there are great opportunities to see all sorts of wildlife, both big and small, and your field guide is an expert on the area’s flora and fauna. Simbavati also has its own specialized photographic game drive vehicle, which, along with photography equipment can be booked at an additional cost (subject to availability). The lodge is family friendly and offers a wide variety of educational outdoor activities for children (4+). Activities such as tracking skills, birding, bush vegetation and archery can all be learned. The onsite spa also offers a wide variety of treatments which can be enjoyed during the day.

Accommodation: Simbavati River Lodge (4*) – or similar
Room: Classic Room
Arrival: Day 2
Departure: Day 4
Included: Accommodation, 2 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 2 x dinner,
2 x pm game drive, 2 x am game drive 

Simbavati River Lodge is an intimate and friendly camp built on the banks of the Nhlaralumi River in the heart of the world famous Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Shaded by age old Jackalberry and Leadwood trees, Simbavati is warm and welcoming, with a generous contemporary design and accommodation for guests in luxury tented rooms or thatched chalets. Simbavati takes its name from the local Shangaan language, translated as “the place where the lions come down from the stars”. The focus of the lodge is on the excellent big-5 game viewing, breathtaking views, friendly and knowledgeable staff in an environment where guests are made to feel comfortable and relaxed from the moment they arrive.
The luxurious tented accommodation offers generous bush or water views from your own private viewing deck. Tents are spaced adequately far apart to ensure privacy, and they have all of the amenities to ensure a luxurious and comfortable stay. Facilities include a Wellness Centre and Specialised Camera Equipment for hire at the Curio Shop.

Days 4

Morning game drive (included).
Transfer (included) by shuttle to Johannesburg International Airport (Shuttle to arrive early evening)

Higlights

Surise and Sunset Game drive,Timbivati, Big 5 Game Reserve, Simbivati, Game Drives, Largest Game Reserve in South Africa, 4 Star, Game Guides, Wildlife Safari.

 

5 Star Kruger Wildlife Safari

Day 1 – Johannesburg

Arrive at Johannesburg Airport from where you will be transferred by shuttle to your accommodation near the airport.

The Emperors Palace Resort is conveniently located alongside O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

The resort spares no luxury and offers luxurious accommodation, a glorious health and beauty spa, a magnificent casino with unparalleled gaming enjoyment, the finest in dining options, spectacular entertainment choices, world class conference facilities, and impeccable service.

Accommodation: D’Oreale Grande – Emperor’s Palace (5*) – or similar
Room: Classic Room
Arrival: Day 1
Departure: Day 2
Included: Accommodation,  breakfast x 1

Day 2 & 3 – Timbavati Game Reserve (Greater Kruger Park)

This morning, depart early from Johannesburg by shuttle to the world renowned Kruger National Park area.
Arrive in the early afternoon (generally in time for the afternoon game drive).

Things to do:

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge offers game activities in the early morning and evening when game is most active. Game drives are conducted by experienced field guides and Shangaan trackers in open 4x4 vehicles, with excellent photographic opportunities. Game walks are offered subject to availability.

You traverse over 12,000 hectares of the big-5 game country, with lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo as well as other species such as kudu, zebra, warthog, giraffe, monkey to name a few.

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve was initiated in 1956 by a group of landowners who were concerned about the degradation of this once pristine wilderness area. Timbavati is dedicated to conservation by maintaining the biodiversity of species and is also involved in different research projects.

Accommodation:

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge (5*) – or similar

Room:

Luxury Safari Tent

Arrival: Day 2
Departure: Day 4
Included:

Accommodation, all meals, 2 game viewing activities per day

Did you know?

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is one of the few places in the world where you have the opportunity to see the unique white lion in their natural environment. The resident lion prides of Timbavati carry the recessive gene “chinchillia’ that is responsible for this unusual anomaly. Two white lions were born into resident prides, and guests have a great chance of seeing these cubs while visiting either of the Simbavati Safari Lodges.

Days 4

Morning game drive (included).
Transfer (included) by shuttle to Johannesburg International Airport (Shuttle to arrive early evening)

Higlights

Surise and Sunset Game drive,Timbivati, Big 5 Game Reserve, Simbivati, Game Drives, Largest Game Reserve in South Africa, 5 Star, Game Guides, Wildlife Safari.

INCLUDES:
– 3 x nights accommodation
– 3 x breakfast
– 2 x lunch / brunch
– 2 x dinner
– Timbavati Game Reserve Conservation Fee
Activities & Excursions included:
– Day 2: Afternoon game drive
– Day 3: Morning & afternoon game drives
– Day 4: Morning Game Drive
Transfers:
– From Johannesburg airport to your accommodation near the airport (seat-in shuttle)
– From your accommodation in Johannesburg to Simbavati Hilltop Lodge (seat-in shuttle)
– From Simbavati Hilltop Lodge to Johannesburg airport (seat-in shuttle)

EXCLUDES:
– Flights, airport taxes and visas (where applicable)
– Other Conservation Fees/Entrance Fees – National Parks not indicated above
– All drinks / beverages
– Meals not indicated above
– Gratuity fees, tips, curios, telephone calls, internet, laundry, fax, anything of personal use etc.
– Optional activities
– Other expenses not specifically mentioned in the quote

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