Day 1: Introduction to the Wild
You will be collected by one of our friendly guides, meeting and setting off with fellow travellers towards a private game lodge situated in a Big Five Game Reserve (part of the Greater Kruger). After checking in, you may rest in your air-conditioned en suite chalet, have a quick refreshing dip in the pool, unwind at the bar or relax in the beautiful gardens. At around 17h00 we board the open Landcruiser for an exciting Big 5 Sunset Game Drive. Watch the magnificent African sunset, and after darkness falls, rangers use powerful spot lights to locate animals. The light from the spotlight is reflected by the tapetum behind the animal's retina - so what one sees first is the “eyes” of the animal. This first introduction to the wild will continue with a candle-lit dinner, served in the middle of the African bush. While enjoying the magical atmosphere of the Bush Boma, you’ll taste one of South Africa's favourite dishes: the famous Braai! You’ll then be taken back to your chalet for the night.
Included meals: Dinner
Day 2: Bush Walk & Game Drive
Awaken at sunrise for an exhilarating day of unforgettable bush life. Your guide will drive you to a remote part of a Big 5 Game Reserve, where you will enjoy a 4h Bush Walk. Your experienced guide will lead you through the bush. We usually walk along the banks of the Olifants River where abundant bird life is often encountered. Sightings of elephant, hippo and crocodile are common. 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. You'll then return to your lodge for a brunch, and a lunch a bit later. We'll then go on an afternoon game drive around 15:00 (open vehicle) looking forward to seeking out the infamous Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo). Upon your return, you’ll be transferred to your chosen accommodation.
Included meals: Brunch, dinner
Day 3: Kruger National Park
After breakfast, we head towards the Kruger National Park on the open-sided Game Viewer vehicle and enter the park at Orpen Gate. The added elevation and absence of windows allow for excellent viewing and photographic opportunities. The Orpen/Satara region has the greatest concentration of animals in the whole of Kruger Park. Sightings are guaranteed. You will have a great day of game-viewing and bird-watching in this truly outstanding wildlife paradise. Your qualified guide will show you various animals, large and small, that frequent this outstanding region and will stop as often as desired for prime photo opportunities or to answer any questions. The zone of Kruger you visit has the highest percentage population of giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and impala that attract numerous lions and other predators. Our route will take us to our lunch spot at a rest camp where you'll be able to sit at a restaurant and/or buy snacks and refreshments at own costs. Lunch also offers a welcome opportunity to stretch your legs and enjoy a little shopping. After some more leisurely game-viewing, we make our way back to your chosen accommodation where dinner will be served and where you’ll be able to reflect and share your experiences of the last few days with fellow travellers.
Included meals: Breakfast, dinner
Day 4: Return Through Blyde River Canyon
Before leaving the wild, you’ll enjoy an early morning Bush Walk in another part of the Game Reserve 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 head towards a well-known touring spot: "The Three Rondavels", part of the Blyde River Canyon, which is the third largest canyon in the world. Thereafter we continue on our journey back to Gauteng where we should drop you by your accommodation or airport at around 17:00.
Included meals: Breakfast
- All transport
- All accommodation
- Qualified and registered guide
- All Breakfasts (except morning of departure) and Dinners
- Lunch on Day 2
- Entrance & conservation fees to Kruger National Park
- Game drive in Kruger National Park (1 Full Day - open vehicle)
- Sunset Game Drive in Big 5 Game Reserve (3H - open vehicle)
- Big 5 Bush Walk with armed ranger (4H)
- Game Drive in Big 5 Game Reserve (2H - open vehicle)
- Sunrise Bush Walk with armed ranger
- Blyde River Canyon (Three Rondavels view point)
Meals not specified in the itinerary