Tree house vacation in Greater Kruger National Park
The tree house vacation gives a variety of safari activities. On the first night you will stay at Tremisana Lodge. In addition, the rest of the nights in tree house accommodation (Marc’s camp).
Temisana lodge is a good value for money lodge for the tourist who likes to socialize on a budget. The chalets have a bed, fan, mosquito proofing and a bathroom. The lodge is located within Balule Game Reserve, which is also next to Kruger National Park without fences.
From the second night onward you will stay in the tree house vacation resort within Guernsey Private Game Reserve.
Shuttle vehicles used on a tree house vacation
Shuttles on this tree house vacation is in mini bus. Game drives take place in open sided safari vehicles, rather than just a standard car. Game drive vehicles have three rows of seats on different levels, also with three seats. This offers the best possible wildlife photos. Vehicles provide you with the highest possible safety and comfort with the needed insurance in place.
Day by day guide of the tree house vacation
Day 1: Arrival at the Budget Game Lodge located within Balule Private Game Reserve
Start your tree house vacation with a shuttle picking you up at OR Tambo Airport (at set times). The shuttle will also pick up at all hotels in Johannesburg ONLY. The last pick-up in Johannesburg (OR Tambo) will be up to 9:30 am latest. Also this shuttle can be later, due to road and traffic on the day. Take-out lunch will be at one of the stops on route, at your own cost.
Shuttle for the tree house resort safari
Pick-up from Hoedspruit airport is at any time of the day. Hoedspruit airport is the closest airport to the lodge. Furthermore you get ZAR 500 discount if picked up in Hoedspruit (one way). Pick-up at any other area, will cost extra. All pick ups are available every day of the week.
We travel via a scenic route to the Budget Greater Kruger Park Lodge. This lodge (Tremisana Lodge) is based within Balule Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger Park.
After a short break, relax at the bush bar. So bring your own cash – confirm how much with on of our sales people). Try a cold and truly South African beer or have a swim in the tropical gardens.
The accommodations have Wifi in the guest areas. Yet the internet speed may be slow due to the remote location of the lodge. There is Credit Card Machines (however not at the Bar).
We board the safe open-sided game drive vehicle for an afternoon to night Game Drive. Trained game rangers will show you many wild animals and birds. Finally, after dark spot lights locate animals at night.
A proudly South African dinner, also known as a Bush Braai at the Marula Tree Boma will be amazing.
After dinner you will overnight in one of the comfortable air-con on suite thatch-roofed chalets that has mosquito nets.
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 Bush Walk. Your expert field guide will lead you through the bush.
The thrill of following Africa’s big 5 until you can take a close-up photo, will be breathtaking. Adrenalin surges will be acute, yet with the presence of your armed ranger.
Return to the affordable Game Lodge for brunch. So at around 15h00 we go on an afternoon game drive.
Accommodation at the tree house vacation resort is in fascinating and romantic tree houses!
Day 3: Full Day Kruger National Park Game Drive and overnight at your tree house vacation resort
After breakfast, you travel in an open-sided Game viewer to the Orpen area of Kruger Park. The added height and not having windows allows for great viewing and photo opportunities.
Your trained game ranger will show you many animals, large and small. Within this lovely wildlife paradise the animals roam a large area, which is over 200 million hectares in size. Therefore the longer your safari is, the better your chances to see all of the big 5.
Lunch in the park is a take-out meal (own cost). South-African restaurant meals are a special occasion, therefore takes long. Tips to waiters at restaurants must be at least 10% of the bill total.
The Kruger zone you will visit has the highest percentage population of herbivores. Furthermore this area attracts numerous lions.
Dinner and overnight in your fascinating tree house resort located in Guernsey Private Game Reserve.
Day 4: Moholoholo animal rehabilitation centre and private game reserve game drive
After breakfast, we travel to the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre for injured and orphaned animals and birds. Therefore, you will have an opportunity to get close to some of the lions and leopards. After lunch you drive to an Affordable Game Lodge. At around 15h00, we drive to the Big Five Tshukudu Game Reserve for an open vehicle game drive. Return to the Treehouse vacation Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Early Morning Bush Walk and Three Rondavels to Johannesburg
Enjoy an early morning bush walk lead by an armed ranger. We then drive to the awesome Three Rondawels at the Blyde River Canyon before returning to Johannesburg. Arrival in Johannesburg is in the late afternoon between 17:00 and 18:00 pm (latest).
Airport drop-off by arrangement:
* Hoedspruit Airport Drop-off at any time, 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.
International flight check-in / check-outs can take up to three hours and two hours for domestic flights. So please book your flights this way.
Prices include all transfers, park entry fees, all game drives/ walks, breakfasts and dinners.
Excluded is lunch on the second day, drinks and souvenirs.
** 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)
- Shuttle service
- 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)
It is important to note that this is not a private safari and there will be other guests joining you.
We welcome children on our safaris, however we reserve the right not to allow younger children on our game drives. This will be entirely up to the guide, since to ensure a pleasurable game drive for all guests. Usually a parent will join a young child in the cab, as we do not offer babysitting services.
Guests flying out of South Africa, should not book any flights earlier than 20h00 (domestic) or 21h00 (international). Due to morning activities on the last day of your safari. This will give us enough time to get you to the airport. We recommend that you rather stay over in Johannesburg if possible.
Private transfers is an extra charge.
Tree house resort safari:
2018: ZAR 10695 per person sharing
2019: ZAR 11395 per person sharing
(INCLUDES SAFARI AND RETURN TRANSFERS)
We depart with a minimum of one person at a slightly higher per person rate.