You are collected from the airport (O R Tambo International Airport) or any address in Johannesburg (within close proximity) between 06:00 - 09:30. Airport arrivals should ensure flights land early enough to collect their baggage and make their way to the meeting spot on time. We strongly advise staying over in Johannesburg one night before the start of your Kruger Package in case of any unforeseen delays upon your arrival.
Traveling through farmlands to the picturesque Lowveld, we reach Tremisana Game Lodge in the Balule Section of the Kruger Park. Following a brief break, where you can unwind at the bar, take a swim, or relax in the tropical gardens, we embark on a 4-hour Sunset Drive aboard the open Landcruiser. Your guide will showcase a variety of animals and birds, utilizing spotlights after dark to spot nocturnal species. Cap off the day with an unforgettable BUSH BBQ at our Marula Tree Boma, followed by a Night Drive. Rest for the night in comfortable air-conditioned en-suite thatch-roofed chalets. (D)
Awaken at sunrise for an exhilarating day of unforgettable bush life. Drive to a remote part of the Balule Game Reserve, where you enjoy a 4-hour 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. Lunch will be served in the Lapa at 13:30. At around 15:00 we go on an afternoon game drive. Transfer to Marc’s Treehouse Lodge where accommodation is in fascinating and romantic treehouses. (B, D)
Drive to the Orpen Gate of Kruger on a custom-built open-sided Gameviewer, offering unobstructed views and an immersive experience without intervening glass windows. Enjoy regular stops at picnic spots, restcamps, and points of interest as you witness the open plains of the Orpen-Satara-Nwanedzi regions, attracting large herds of zebra, giraffe, and antelope, subsequently drawing many predators. This zone is renowned for having the highest concentration of lions in Africa. (B, D)
Following a delightful breakfast, our journey takes us to the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, a sanctuary for orphaned and injured animals. Here, you will have the unique opportunity to intimately engage with lions, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas, getting up close and personal with these remarkable creatures. In the afternoon, the adventure continues with a game drive at Balule, where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of the wildlife and the natural surroundings. (B, D)
Indulge in another immersive day of wildlife exploration as you embark on an extensive game-viewing adventure within the expansive landscapes of the Kruger National Park. Engage with the diverse fauna and flora, savoring the intricate details of this captivating wildlife sanctuary.
Following this enriching experience, relish a delightful dinner and retire for the night in the tranquil setting of Marc’s Camp, allowing the day's memories to linger as you immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the African wilderness. (B, D)
Commence the day with a Sunrise Walk, followed by a delightful breakfast. Travel through the Panorama Route to marvel at scenic splendors, including the Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon. As the afternoon unfolds, we return to Johannesburg, with airport drop-off available upon arrangement at around 17:00. (B)
Transport from and to Johannesburg
5 nights accommodation
4-hour sunset drive on Balule Big 5 Reserve
Bush braai at Marula Tree Boma
4-hour Big Five bush walk with armed rangers
2 full days in Kruger on open game viewer
Morning walk at Marc’s Camp with armed ranger
Scenic highlights of Blyde River Canyon including Three Rondavels