Accommodation on a Greater Kruger Lodge Treehouse Safari
Accommodation is in an en-suite chalet at Tremisana Lodge. 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.
Vehicles used on this type of 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.
Day 1: Arrival at the Game Lodge in Balule Game Reserve
Be collected from all hotels and guesthouses in Greater Johannesburg as well as from Johannesburg Airport in the early morning at more or less 7am. Clients can be picked up any time of day from Hoedspruit airport (which is closest to the lodge) and between 13h00 and 14h00 at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA).
We travel via farmlands to the picturesque Lowveld and on to Tremisana Lodge in the Balule Section of the Greater 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 gameviewer for a 3 hour Sunset Drive and Night Drive. Your guide will show you various animals and birds and after darkness falls, we use spotlights to locate animals active at night. 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
Awaken at sunrise for an exhilarating day of unforgettable bush life. Drive to a remote part of the Balule Game Reserve, where you enjoy a 4 hour Bush Walk. Your experienced expert 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 be unforgettable. Adrenalin surges will be acute, notwithstanding the presence of your armed ranger.
Return to Tremisana Lodge for brunch. At around 15h00 we go on an afternoon game drive.
You are then transferred to Marc’s Treehouse Lodge where accommodation is in fascinating and romantic tree houses!
Day 3: Full Day Kruger National Park Game Drive
After a relaxing night at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge we travel to the Kruger National Park where we board our open Game viewer. The absence of windows and high vantage point allows for excellent photographic opportunities.
You will have an amazing chance not only to view beautiful African wildlife, but also to listen to the African bush and its denizens and smell the clean air of nature. There will be regular stops at picnic spots and rest camps. Your experienced ranger will show you the many hideouts and habitats of the animals, birds and insects that live within this wildlife paradise.
The Orpen/Satara region boasts open plains and supports 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!
Day 4: Balule Morning Bush Walk, Panorama Route Tour and and Drop-off
Enjoy an early morning bush walk accompanied by an armed ranger. We then drive to the awesome Three Rondawels in the Blyde River Canyon. Return to Gauteng 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.
* KMIA Drop-off is also possible between 13h00 – 14h00.
Please book your flights accordingly.
Tariffs include all transfers, all entry fees, all game drives/ walks, breakfasts and dinners.
Excluded are lunches, drinks and personals. (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 8995 per person sharing – 2018: ZAR 9895 per person sharing
(INCLUDES SAFARI AND RETURN TRANSFERS)
We depart with a minimum of one person at a slightly higher per person rate.