5 Day Kruger Park and Tent Experience
Experience the African bush in the most authentic way, permanent tents along a river bed will give you that authentic rustic feel.
You are collected from Johannesburg and brought to the Greater Kruger area where you will go on your first evening game drive followed by a delicious braai under the African stars. Tonight you will spend the night in the chalets at our main camp. An early morning rise, and you’re off on a 4 hour big five bush walk with another game drive after lunch. From here you will be transferred to your tented camp for dinner and some much needed rest. An early morning rise sees you off on a full day Kruger National Park Game Drive. Today is spent at an animal rehabilitation in the morning, with another big five game drive in the afternoon. Finally, you will enjoy an early morning bush walk before catching your transport back to Johannesburg but not without first stopping at the beautiful Blyde River Canyon.
Johannesburg – Greater Kruger National Park
Pick up from your hotel in Gauteng or Johannesburg Airport and travel via the Highveld grasslands to the subtropical Lowveld. At our main 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 Boma will be a traditional South African meal. Overnight in an en suite chalet.
Greater Kruger National Park
At sunrise, we drive to a remote spot along the Olifants River to enjoy a 4h Bush Walk. Your ranger 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, even if your ranger is adequately armed. Return to our main lodge for brunch. At 15h00 we enjoy an afternoon game drive. Transfer to your camp where accommodation is in tents near the Klaserie River. The tents are equipped with beds and bedding, soap and towels and electric light and fan. Dinner and overnight at your camp.
Greater Kruger National Park – Kruger Park
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.
Greater Kruger National Park
After breakfast, 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. At around 15h00, we drive to Tshukudu Game Lodge where we enjoy another open vehicle game drive in the Big Five Tshukudu Game Reserve. Overnight at your camp.
Greater Kruger National Park – Johannesburg
Enjoy a Sunrise Walk. 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.
This tour includes:
- 3-hour Sunset Drive on Balule Big 5 Reserve
- Bush Braai at Marula Tree Boma
- 4-hour Big Five Bush Walk with armed rangers
- 2-hour Game Drive on Balule Reserve
- Full day Kruger Park on open vehicle
- Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
- 3-hour Game Drive at Tshukudu Game Reserve
- Scenic highlights of Blyde Canyon