Kruger Quickie Safari

Lion cubs on road near Tremisana Game Lodge

The Kruger Quickie safari is designed for those who are budget conscious and only have a few days to explore what the Kruger National Park has to offer.

This Kruger safari package is the quickest and most affordable way to see South Africa‘s greatest game reserve; low on your budget, while high on safari adventures and options!

Ever heard the guttural sound of a lion’s roar as you lie safely in bed at night? It touches your very soul. It’s one reason you need to come with us to the magnificent Kruger National Park; climb into our open safari vehicles with our registered, experienced field guides, and follow the spoor of the Big Five.

Our Kruger Quickie Safari departs from Johannesburg and is the perfect way to experience the bush; for we rise with the animals, rest when they do in the middle of the day; and venture out again when they begin their hunt for food. Our open vehicles provide the very best photographic vantage points and have no barriers between you and the bush. In that way; you really feel the wildness, and indeed the peace and serenity of being out there, away from the City stresses. Apart from the Big Five, Kruger is home to 147 different mammals, reptiles, and bird species. We begin the search for them from the moment we drive into the Park and with our professional guides; your chances of a memorable sighting are greatly increased.

Kruger Quickie Safari 3-Day Itinerary

Day 1:

We collect our clients from all hotels, guesthouses, private homes, or the airport in Johannesburg. We drive in an air-conditioned vehicle; via the Highveld farmlands to the picturesque Lowveld and Tremisana Lodge. You may rest in your air-conditioned chalet, have a quick refreshing dip in the pool, unwind at the bar; or relax in the beautiful gardens.

At around 5 pm we board the open Landcruiser for an exciting Big Five Sunset Drive. Your qualified guide will facilitate your first thrilling opportunity to experience the varied African fauna and flora. Watch the magnificent African sunset, then after darkness falls, we use powerful spotlights to locate nocturnal animals.

Dinner will be a Bush Braai /Barbeque at the Marula Tree Boma deep in the bush. Overnight in a comfortable, air-conditioned en suite thatch-roofed chalets.

Boma dinner under the Marula Tree
Boma dinner under the Marula Tree

Day 2:

Drive to the Orpen Gate of Kruger Park. Your custom-built open-sided vehicle allows for a total wildlife experience; you will not only have time to view wildlife; but also to listen to and smell the African bush and its inhabitants. The absence of windows and the elevated position allow for excellent photographic opportunities. The Orpen/Satara region has the greatest concentration of animals in the whole of Kruger Park. Sightings of the Big Five are guaranteed. You will have a great day of game viewing and bird watching in this truly outstanding wildlife paradise.

Kruger Quickie Safari
Kruger safari – elephant

Day 3:

Enjoy an early morning sunrise drive on the open Landcruiser. After a hearty breakfast, we then drive to the awesome Blyde River Canyon and view the Three Rondawels. We return to Gauteng in the late afternoon. Airport drop off by arrangement.

Panorama Route - Three Rondavels
Panorama Route – Three Rondavels

Tour may be extended by adding on additional nights. Option available to join and end the tour at Hoedspruit or Phalaborwa airports.

Accommodation used:

Tremisana Lodge is the largest and leading lodge in the Balule section of Kruger Park. We have a total of 15 chalets plus a two-bedroomed Guest House. Every unit is thatched, is air-conditioned and en suite ( shower, toilet, basin ), and has a tea/coffee station. Insect-proof screens are fitted on all windows. Each bed has its own mosquito net.

There is a splash pool, open-air boma for dinners around a crackling fire, and a covered Lapa; overlooking a waterhole. A very beautiful luxuriant garden boasts numerous bougainvilleas, palms, and cycads which give the camp a subtropical tone. Water features add a soothing effect and the overall feel of Tremisana Lodge is very relaxing. At night, the subdued light along the illuminated paved walkways lend a romantic and magical feel to this outstanding camp.

The lodge is serviced by two excellent boreholes. Its proximity to the tar road means Tremisana is easily accessible all year round, including the rainy season. The presence of lions, elephants, and buffalo necessitates the maintaining of an electric fence around the camp.

Kruger Quickie Safari Accommodation
Tremisana Lodge Accommodation

Kruger Quickie Safari Rates:

3-day Kruger safari:

2021: R11495 per person sharing; R13 195 single; R6 595 child under 12
2022: R12295 per person sharing; R13 995 single; R6995 child under 12

3-day Kruger Quickie Safari Rates Include

3-hour Sunset Game Drive in Balule Big Five Reserve
A Bush Braai at Marula Tree Boma
A full day in Kruger Park on an open game viewer
Sunrise Game Drive
Blyde River Canyon and Three Rondawels

4-day Kruger safari:

2021: R13 195 per person sharing; R14 795 single; R7 495 child under 12
2022: R13995 per person sharing; R15595 single; R7895 child under 12

4-day Kruger Quickie Safari Rates Include

3-hour Sunset Game Drive in Balule Big Five Reserve
A Bush Braai at Marula Tree Boma
4-hour Big Five Bush Walk With Armed Rangers
A full day in Kruger Park on an open game viewer
A four-hour Game Drive at Balule Big 5 Reserve
Sunrise Game Drive
Blyde River Canyon and Three Rondawels

Kruger National Park Walking Safari
Kruger National Park Walking Safari

5-day safari:

2021: R14 795 per person sharing; R16 395 single; R8 195 child under 12
2022: R15 595 per person sharing; R17195 single; R8695 child under 12

5-day Kruger Quickie Safari Rates Include

3-hour Sunset Game Drive in Balule Big Five Reserve
A Bush Braai at Marula Tree Boma
4-hour Big Five Bush Walk With Armed Rangers
Game Drive at Balule Big 5 Reserve (4-hours)
A full day in Kruger Park on an open game viewer
Morning visit to Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
3-Hour Game Drive on Tshukudu Big 5 Game Reserve
Sunrise Game Drive
Scenic Highlights of Blyde Canyon including Three Rondawels

6-day safari:

2021: R16 395 per person sharing; R17 995 single; R8 895 child under 12
2022: R17 195 per person sharing; R18795 single; R9495 child under 12

6-day Kruger Quickie Safari Rates Include

3-hour Sunset Game Drive in Balule Big Five Reserve
A Bush Braai at Marula Tree Boma
4-hour Big Five Bush Walk With Armed Rangers
Game Drive at Balule Big 5 Reserve (4-hours)
Two full days in Kruger Park on an open game viewer
Morning visit to Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
3-Hour Game Drive on Tshukudu Big 5 Game Reserve
Sunrise Game Drive
Scenic Highlights of Blyde Canyon including Three Rondawels

7-day safari

2021: R17 995 per person sharing; R19 595 single; R9 695 child under 12
2022: R18 795 per person sharing; R20 395 single; R10 295 child under 12

7-day Kruger Quickie Safari Rates Include

Two x 3-hour Sunset Game Drive in Balule Big Five Reserve
Two x Bush Braais at Marula Tree Boma
4-hour Big Five Bush Walk With Armed Rangers
Game Drive at Balule Big 5 Reserve (4-hours)
4-hour sundowner drive in Balule Big 5 Reserve
4-hour morning game drive in Olifants area
Two full days in Kruger Park on an open game viewer
Morning visit to Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
3-Hour Game Drive on Tshukudu Big 5 Game Reserve
Sunrise Game Drive
Scenic Highlights of Blyde Canyon including Three Rondawels

Excluded are lunches, drinks, and personals.

The above is also available on a fly-in basis; please check with us for rates. There are many other options available so please give us your preferred dates plus; the number of people, and an idea of the accommodation type you would like; so we can customize your Kruger itinerary to suit you.

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