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Kruger Experience - Lodge (4 Days)

4 days with Intrepid Travel   Rating: Budget

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Day 1 Johannesburg / Greater Kruger National Park
Sawubona! Welcome to South Africa. Your Kruger Short Break starts very early this morning to get you to Kruger for a late lunch. If staying at the Holiday Inn Rosebank you will be picked up at 6am. If you are staying at alternate hotel (and advised us prior to departure) you will be picked up from 5:30am onwards. The exact time of pick-up for alternate hotels will be communicated to your hotel reception in the afternoon prior to day 1 of your itinerary. Please verify this time with reception the evening prior to your start day.

We depart Johannesburg, the 'City of Gold' and head off on an adventure of a lifetime. A truly unique African experience unfolds as we enter the Greater Kruger National Park ecosystem arriving at our Lodge in time for lunch (570 km, approx 8-9 hours travel time including stops along the way).

After some time to settle in, head off on a late afternoon/evening Big Five game drive in open 4x4 vehicles in a private game reserve. Sundowner drinks are enjoyed at one of the waterholes before continuing our game drive into the night.

After an exciting evening, return to the lodge to enjoy a traditional South African meal around a log fire. Located in the greater Kruger the lodge has comfortable rooms and a swimming pool for a refreshing post-safari swim.

Day 2 Greater Kruger National Park
One of the largest game reserves in Southern Africa, Kruger National Park is home to over 500 bird species, 100 species of reptile and 150 mammal species, including the Big Five and the endangered African wild dog.

An early rise, as we make our way to Kruger National Park

Our wildlife experience begins as soon as we enter the park, heading into prime game viewing areas where we hope to catch a glimpse of some of the amazing animals found inside the park, including the Big Five.

Enjoy breakfast at one of the picnic spots before continuing through the park. Our entire day will be spent game viewing, bird watching and stopping off at the various waterholes en route.

We depart the park in the late afternoon and return to the lodge for an evening of relaxation.

Day 3 Greater Kruger National Park
Spend the day at the lodge at your leisure, or take part in the various optional activities on offer including another full day game drive in Kruger National Park.

Day 4 Greater Kruger National Park / Johannesburg
Rise early and head out on a morning bush walk within the surrounds on the property. Guided by a qualified nature guide, we learn about nature's finer details like bird, tree and spoor identification.

Transfer back to Johannesburg (600 km, approx 9-10 hrs). Along the way take in amazing views at the viewpoint over the awesome Blyde River Canyon and view the Three Rondavels.

On arrival in Jo'burg you can be dropped at the airport or any nominated Johannesburg or Pretoria hotel. No accommodation is provided for tonight, but we are able to book you additional accommodation in Johannesburg. Please ask at time of booking.

Please don't book any international flights until after 10pm this evening.
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All This Included
Get a taste of one of the most famous game reserves in the world on this 4-day safari in Kruger National Park. Staying in a beautiful lodge just outside of the park, spend days searching out the remarkable animals that make their home here – leopards, lions, giraffe, rhino, hippos, antelope, buffalo are just some of the wild and wonderful creatures to see. After exciting days exploring the open savanna, relax in the evenings eating traditional foods and listening to the nocturnal symphony of this incredible safari destination.
 
  • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Transportation: 4x4 safari vehicle, Minibus
  • Big 5 game drive
  • Kruger game drives
  • Morning nature walk
Highlights
  • Experience a private game reserve after dark in an open top 4x4 vehicle.
  • Enjoy traditional South African cuisine while dining under the stars.
  • Try to spot the Big Five in Kruger National Park on a full day game drive.
  • Stay in a comfortable safari lodge in a communal setting with friendly hosts.
  • Visit the awesome Blyde River Canyon and view the Three Rondavels on your return trip to Johannesburg.
Accommodations
Lodge (3 nights)
Notes
  • This trip departs early in the morning on day 1 and it is strongly recommended that you arrive at least one day prior.
  • You will be picked up on day 1 from the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.
  • If you require pick up from another centrally-located hotel in Johannesburg, please inform your booking agent at least 14 days prior to departure.
  • This trip finishes upon arrival in Johannesburg on Day 4. Please do not book any flights until after 10pm this evening.
  • Due to Thornybush Private Reserve safety regulations, children under 6 are not be permitted to participate in the morning bush walk.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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