On this 5 day safari you will get to see various wildlife amongst the various fauna and flora, feel the thrill of following big animals on a sunrise drive, and see the injured and orphaned animals at the local rehabilitation centre.
Per Person Sharing Rate: R 9,995.00 Valid 01 Jan - 31 Dec 2016
Single Rate: R 10,995.00 Valid 01 Jan - 31 Dec 2016
Children Under 12 Rate: R 5,595.00 Valid 01 Jan - 31 Dec 2016
Pick up from your hotel in Gauteng or Johannesburg Airport and travel via the Highveld grasslands to the subtropical Lowveld. At Tremisana Game Lodge in the Balule section of the Kruger National Park, unwind at the bar, enjoy a refreshing dip in our pool and relax in the beautiful tropical gardens. Board an open Landcruiser for a 3h Sunset Drive, your first opportunity to experience the varied fauna and flora of Africa. Watch the magnificent African sunset and, after dark, use spotlights to locate nocturnal animals. Dinner in the Marula Tree Boma will be a BUSH BRAAI. Continue the night drive after dinner and overnight at Tremisana Lodge.
At sunrise drive to the mighty Olifants River to enjoy a 4h Bush Walk. Your rangers will lead you through the bush at a pace you can handle. The thrill of following big animals will remain with you forever. Adrenalin surges will be acute, notwithstanding that your rangers are adequately armed. Return to Tremisana for brunch. Later you may sleep in your air-conditioned chalet, swim or read wildlife magazines in our Lapa Lounge. We drive to Tshukudu Big Five Game Reserve in time for High Tea at 15h30, after which we enjoy an afternoon game drive. The rangers are in constant contact so as to be informed of the movements of the animals. Return to Tremisana at 19h30.
Drive to the Orpen Gate of Kruger on a custom-built open-sided Game Viewer. You will have an opportunity to view game without intervening glass windows and also listen to and smell the denizens of the bush. We have regular stops at picnic spots, rest camps and places of interest. The Orpen-Satara-Nwanedzi region’s open plains attract large herds of zebra, giraffe and antelope, that, in turn, attract many predators. In fact this zone has the highest concentration of lions in Africa.
Today we enjoy a morning game drive. Breakfast will be al fresco – your ranger will set up a picnic table and chairs in a suitable bush location. Return to Tremisana for a swim or rest in your air conditioned chalet. After tea, 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.
Enjoy a Sunrise Drive. After breakfast, drive via the Panorama Route to see the scenic splendours including the Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon. We return to Gauteng in the late afternoon. Airport drop-off by arrangement.
What to bring
- Casual neutral-coloured clothes by day and a pullover for the Sunset Drive
- Walking shoes, sun hat, sunglasses and swimming gear
- Suncream and insect repellant
- Flashlight, binoculars and photographic equipment
- Money for drink, personal expenses and lunches in Kruger and on transfer days
- A keen pair of eyes to help us spot all the animals
All transfers, all entry fees, all game drives and game walks and accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
- 3 hour sunset drive on Balule Plains big 5 reserve
- Bush braai
- 4 hour big five bush walk with armed rangers
- 3 hour game drive on Tshukudu big 5 reserve
- Full day in Kruger park on open gameviewer
- Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
- Champagne breakfast and game drive on Balule Reserve
- Sunrise drive
- Scenic highlights of Blyde Canyon
- Lunches on transfer days
- Day spent in Kruger Park
- Personal items.
General Policies & Disclaimers
TARIFFS include all transfers, all entry fees, all game drives and game walks and accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. Excluded are lunches on transfer days and the day spent in Kruger Park, drinks, gratuities and personal items. Tariffs are valid for the full calendar year.
All tariffs are in SOUTH AFRICAN RANDS INDEMNITY FORMS must be signed at the start of your safari. We recommend that you take out insurance against personal accident, medical expenses and baggage loss.
TRANSFERS to and from Gauteng to our accommodation establishments are in airconditioned Toyota Quantums. We offer you excellent security as we conduct door-to-door collection from your homes, hotels, hostels or Oliver Tambo Airport, thus ensuring your safety. Lunchstops are made at Dullstroom or Nelspruit.
Guests on our BUSH WALKS are always accompanied by two armed rangers. Although there is no legal limit to the minimum age of participants, Viva Safaris is informed by the recommendations of FGASA (Field Guides Association of S.A.). FGASA recommends that the minimum age be 16. Tourists aged between 12 and 16 may be permitted to participate in the bush walks as long as their parents take full responsibility in ensuring their children strictly obey all instructions from our rangers.