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South Africa Safari   

Greater Kruger Wildlife Experience - Standard - 4 Days

Small group Lodge Safari - 3 nights / 4 days

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Tour code: KWE4

Explore the treasures of Southern Africa! We invite you to come and enjoy beautiful accommodation and become a Big Five expert in the Greater Kruger National Park. This itinerary uses Standard accommodation... we offer the same itinerary at two additional levels: Mid-Range and Up-Market.

Departs: Kruger, South Africa.
Ends: Kruger, South Africa
Group size: Minimum 1 guest.
Departure: Daily, subject to availability.

A combination of lodge packages highlighting Cape Town, the Greater Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls.

Big 5 game viewing in Greater Kruger National Park area on game drives and/or bush walks.

Meals included in your safari will be taken in the restaurants at the various accommodation establishments. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.

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Optional Shuttle Road Transfer from OR Tambo International Airport:  Call for pricing.

Greater Kruger Wildlife Experience - map

DAY 1; (1 Night) 

View of Bedroom at Timbavati Safari LodgeOn arrival in Hoedspruit, you will be met and transferred to your lodge situated in the Greater Kruger National Park area. Settle in to your accommodation and spend the afternoon at leisure before embarking on a sunset game drive in the private concession, followed by dinner.

Reaching the destination
A shuttle transfer service is available from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Hoedspruit town, Eastgate Airport or designated transfer collection points in close proximity to the lodge (optional and at additional cost). Alternatively, clients may fly in to Eastgate Airport, from where they will be collected by a representative from the lodge.

Should you require an overnight in Johannesburg prior top the start of the safari, we can arrange this at one of the many hotels available near OR Tambo or elsewhere.

Timbavati Safari Lodge is situated only minutes from the heart of the world-renowned Kruger National Park – Orpen Gate and it lies on the border between the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces of South Africa. The Lodge is ideally located offering both local and international visitors an array of choices for adventures, activities and safaris.

Timbavati nestles among glades of mature, exquisite indigenous trees, and is a paradise for nature lovers and bird watchers. The colourful, traditional Ndebele rondavels are spaced out amid beautiful shady trees, and offer guests en-suite, comfortable and clean accommodation in a truly African ambience.

The magnificent bar and large pool, are the perfect cure for dry throats and dusty bodies. Guests can relax in the cosy lounge or stretch out under the African sun on one of the pool side lounges. Enjoy a braai in the reed boma, under a canopy of African starlight, the aromatic scents of venison and hearty ‘potjie’ lingering around a roaring open fire, while the calls of nearby wildlife enhance that unmatchable sense of mystery of the African bush. Game viewing on foot or in an open vehicle (with spotlights at night) is a must for every visitor.

Overnight: Timbavati Safari Lodge or similar (rondavels with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar and boma).
Dinner included.

DAYS 2 - 3; (2 Nights)

Lion, Timbavati Safari LodgeThe next two days will be spent exploring the world-renowned Greater Kruger wildlife area with its diversity of life forms, in search of Africa’s Big Five. Keep those cameras ready on game drives in open safari vehicles and/or bush walks and cultural excursions!

Depending on the package selected, different activities will be included in your stay. Please see details below the listed accommodation options. Additional activities may also be booked, optional and for your own account.

Enter the world famous Kruger National Park with one of our highly trained guides, and experience the rush of adrenalin that comes with sighting Africa’s Big 5 up close in their natural surroundings.

Activities included in Kruger Experience:
• 1 x Sunset game drive in the private concession;
• 1 x Guided bush walk OR Timbavati Cultural village walk;
• 1 x Full-day Kruger National Park excursion including bush lunch;
• Return transfers to Eastgate Airport, Hoedspruit or designated shuttle transfer collection point.

Meals included: Breakfast x 3, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 3

Overnight: Timbavati Safari Lodge or similar (rondavels with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar and boma).
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner for 2 days.

DAY 4;

This morning after a last hearty breakfast in the African bush, you will be transferred back to Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit for your onward flight, or transfer to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg (cost of transfer not included).

*Should you wish to continue with a Victoria Falls Experience, an optional overnight in Johannesburg is advisable depending on available flights to Zimbabwe. Please enquire with our reservations office

Meals: Breakfast included.

Note: The accommodation specified in the itinerary is a guide only and is subject to availability. Alternatives will be nearby and of a similar standard.


Accommodation and meals as per itinerary, transport and excursions as per itinerary, park fees (unless stipulated), services of an English-speaking driver guide on the excursions specified.

Travel insurance, flights, pre and post tour accommodation, optional activities, all drinks, tips and curios, all personal expenses.

Eyes on Africa can arrange all domestic and regional flights for this itinerary. Please enquire with our reservations office.

Airport transfers are usually conducted in sedan vehicles or minibuses. The game drives will take place in open 4x4 vehicles.

Pre and Post Tour Arrangements
Pre and post tour accommodation and transfers can be arranged on request.

Travelling Times and Distances
All travelling times are affected by road conditions, border crossings, detours and weather conditions, therefore on certain days travelling times may be longer than anticipated especially where there is a lot of distance to be covered. Please keep in mind that the time it takes to travel 100 km in your home country is not equivalent to the time it takes to travel 100 km on African roads, therefore we encourage you to sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery Africa has to offer. Where possible additional stops will be made to ensure your travelling comfort at all times.

The onus is on the client to organize all visas required to visit South Africa prior to departure.

Information on Areas Visited
Situated on the tip of the African continent, South Africa has often been described as a world in one country. It has a wealth of natural beauty, pristine wilderness areas, warm and friendly people, cosmopolitan cities and excellent infrastructure - making South Africa a favourite safari destination.

Kruger National Park
The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, SANParks - Kruger National Park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.

Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Man's interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries - from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela - is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park's natural assets.

The African Safari is most often measured against "The Big Five" barometer. The Big Five is a group of animals including the lion, the leopard, the rhino, the elephant and the buffalo who earned their reputations as the most dangerous animals to be hunted on foot. The phrase "Big Five" was coined by hunters of yesteryear - before the advent of the photographic safari. Much international acclaim has been accorded to the Kruger National Park, famous for its diversity of wildlife. The members of the Big Five reside here in spectacular abundance, and most visitors manage to observe at least one pride of lions or herd of elephants during their stay. The Kruger National Park offers you, the visitor an exceptional experience in Africa at its best.


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