Accommodation on a Kruger Park Lodge Treehouse Safari
Affordable Greater Kruger Park Lodge Tree House accommodation is in an en-suite chalet. These chalets have a comfortable bed, a fan and mosquito proofing as well as a bathroom. You have spectacular views over Balule Game Reserve, which is adjacent to Kruger National Park without fences. From the second night onward, you will stay in a Tree house located within Guernsey Private Game Reserve.
Vehicles used on a Kruger Park Lodge Treehouse Safari
Transfers from and to the airport as well as Greater Kruger National Park (Balule Game Reserve) is in a 12 seat bus and game drives take place in open safari vehicles to offer the best possible game viewing experience. Vehicles are equipped to provide guests with highest possible levels of safety, comfort and experience.
Itinerary of the Kruger Park Lodge Treehouse Safari
Day 1: Arrival at the Affordable Kruger Park Lodge in Balule Game Reserve
You can be collected from all hotels and guesthouses in Gauteng as well as from Johannesburg Airport in the early morning at the latest 9:30am. Pick up at any time of day from Hoedspruit airport (which is closest to the lodge) and between 13h00 and 14h00 at Nelspruit Airport (MQP) / Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA).
We travel via farmlands to the picturesque Lowveld and on to an Affordable Greater Kruger Park Lodge in the Balule Section of the Greater Kruger Park.
After a short break, during which you may unwind at the bush bar, you can have a swim or relax in the tropical gardens, we board the open game drive vehicle for a 3 hour Sunset Drive. Your guide will show you various animals and birds and after darkness falls, we use spotlights to locate nocturnal species. Dinner will be an unforgettable Bush Braai at our Marula Tree Boma.
After dinner continue the Night Drive and overnight in comfortable air-conditioned en suite thatch-roofed chalets.
Day 2: Full day in Balule Game Reserve and transfer to the Kruger Park Lodge Tree house
Awaken at sunrise for an exhilarating day of unforgettable African Wildlife. Drive to a remote part of the Greater Kruger’s Balule Game Reserve, where you enjoy a 4 hour Bush Walk. Your experienced field guide will lead you through the bush.
The thrill of following Africa’s big 5 until you can take a exhilarating close-up photo of a wild animal, will remain with you forever. Adrenalin surges will be acute, notwithstanding the presence of your armed ranger.
Return to Affordable Game Lodge for brunch. At around 15h00 we go on an afternoon game drive.
You are then transferred to the Kruger Park Lodge Tree house where accommodation is in fascinating and romantic tree houses!
Day 3: Balule Morning Bush Walk, Three Rondavels as a Panorama Route Tour highlight when dropped off in Johannesburg
Enjoy an early morning bush walk accompanied by an armed ranger. We then drive to the awesome Three Rondawels in the Blyde River Canyon. Returning to Johannesburg in the late afternoon.
Airport drop-off by arrangement:
* Hoedspruit Airport Drop-off at your earliest convenience due to it being close by.
* Drop-off at your accommodation in or Johannesburg Airport (OR Tambo) is in the late afternoon due to a 6 hour drive.
* Nelspruit Airport / KMIA Drop-off is also possible between 13h00 – 14h00.
Please book your flights accordingly. International flight check-out takes up to three hours and local flights up to two hours.
Tariffs include all transfers, all entry fees, all game drives/ walks, breakfasts and dinners.
Excluded are lunch on the second day, alcoholic beverages and souvenirs. (available at request and you are welcome to bring a bottle of your own wine)
** Terms & Conditions apply **
- Government imposed increase of park fees and/or taxes
- Park fees (for non-residents)
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water (on all days)
- All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Accommodation on the day before the tour departs
- Accommodation on the last day
- International flights (from/to home)
- Tips (No tip expected)
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day)
On our safaris, we make use of facilities and accommodation situated inside the Kruger National Park and close by for comfort.
We supply a permanent camp in Bahule Game Reserve, which is also where our open game drive vehicles are based. Safaris with accommodation in multiple rest camps are available on request.
It is important to note that this is not a private safari and more than likely there will be other guests joining you on the game drive vehicles, air-conditioned mini bus transfer vehicles as well as in the dining facility.
Although we welcome children on our safaris, we reserve the right not to allow younger children on our normal game drives. This will be entirely up to the guide’s discretion and will be in order to ensure a pleasurable game drive for all our guests (including the parents). Should this be the case, a bush bumble (kiddies game drive) will be conducted after the normal game drive, especially for the kids. We do not offer babysitting, but we can make an arrangement during the booking process. Private game drives for families can be arranged at an extra charge.
Guests flying out of OR Tambo Airport on the last day are reminded to not book any flights earlier than 19h00 (domestic) or 20h00 (international) in order to give us enough time to get you to the airport. We recommend that you rather stay over in Johannesburg if possible. Since we cannot guarantee our arrival time in Johannesburg on the last day we will not be held responsible for reimbursements of flight tickets, should we arrive later than expected. Guests flying out of Nelspruit on the last day may, depending on their flight details, not have enough time to see the Panorama Route. Private transfers for guests with early flights can be arranged in advance at an extra charge.
2017: ZAR 8295 per person sharing – 2018: ZAR 9095 per person sharing
(INCLUDES SAFARI AND RETURN TRANSFERS)
We depart with a minimum of one person at a slightly higher per person rate.