4 Day Kruger and Balule Experience
You will be collected from your accommodation, or from the airport, and driven to Greater Kruger National Park where you will do a 3 hour evening game drive and end off with a braai (barbeque) out in the African Bush. An early rise sees you going on a 4 hour Big five bush walk with armed rangers today, with a 4 hour sundowners game drive done after lunch. An early wake up sees you going on a full day game drive deep into the heart of the Kruger National Park. Enjoy an early morning game drive before getting your transport back to Johannesburg via the beautiful and scenic panorama route with a quick stop to gaze out at the beautiful vistas of the Blyde River Canyon.
The perfect budget safari package of Kruger National Park and its surrounds, for those who would like to get as much as they can out of a short time as possible.
Johannesburg – Greater Kruger National Park
We collect our clients from all hotels, guesthouses and private homes in Gauteng as well as from Johannesburg Airport. We travel via the Highveld farmlands to the picturesque subtropical Lowveld and to our main lodge in the Balule Section of the Kruger Park. After a short break during which you may unwind at the bar, have a swim or relax in the tropical gardens, we board the open Landcruiser for a 3h Sunset Drive. Your guide will show you various animals and birds and after dark, use spotlights to locate nocturnal species. Dinner will be a Bush Braai in our Marula Tree Boma deep in the African bush. Overnight in comfortable air-conditioned en suite thatch-roofed chalets.
Greater Kruger National Park
Awaken at sunrise for an exhilarating day of unforgettable bush life. Drive to a remote venue, where you enjoy a 4h “walk in the wild”. Your experienced field guides will lead you through the bush at a pace you can handle in search of the Big Five. The thrill of following Africa’s large animals until you are close enough to take a decent photo will remain with you forever. Adrenalin surges will be acute, notwithstanding the fact that your rangers are adequately armed in case of danger. Return to our main lodge for brunch. Later you may sleep in your air conditioned chalet or swim in the pool. Our Lapa has extensive wildlife magazines. Visit the game viewing Hide overlooking the Dam at your lodge. A light lunch will be served and at around 15h30 we go on a 4 h game drive on Balule Big 5 Game Reserve. On the game drive your rangers will be in radio contact so as to keep us informed of the movements of the game. We stop for Sundowners at a magnificent location and toast the splendour of Africa. Return to your lodge at around 19h30.
Greater Kruger National Park – Kruger Park
We travel to the Orpen Gate of Kruger Park where we board our open Gameviewer. The absence of windows and the elevated vantage position allow for excellent photographic opportunities. You will have an amazing chance not only to view game but also to listen to and smell the African bush and its denizens. There will be regular stops at picnic spots, rest camps and places of interest. Your experienced ranger will show you many animals and birds that frequent this wildlife paradise. The Orpen-Satara-Nwanedzi regions boast open plains and support large herds of zebra, giraffe and antelope that attract numerous predators. In fact, the zones we visit have the highest concentration of lions in Africa!
Greater Kruger National Park – Johannesburg
Enjoy an early morning Sunrise Drive on the Open Landcruiser. After a hearty breakfast, there will be time to purchase some memorabilia from our shop and take your last photos of the luxuriant lush gardens at your lodge. We then drive to the awesome Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon. Return to Gauteng in the late afternoon. Airport drop off by arrangement.
This tour includes:
- 3-hour Sunset Drive at Balule Big 5 Game Reserve
- Bush Braai at Marula Tree Boma
- 4-hour Big Five Bush Walk with armed rangers
- 4-hour Game Drive at Balule Big 5 Reserve
- Full day in Kruger on open Gameviewer
- Sunrise Drive
- Blyde Canyon including Three Rondawels