Shinzelle Safaris

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$827 pp (USD)
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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Johannesburg to Balule Private Nature Reserve

Johannesburg to Balule Private Nature Reserve

Depart from OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg by shuttle to African Rock Lodge, on Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate.

African Rock Lodge offers cozy rooms, with mosquito nets, en suite bathrooms, tea and coffee-making facilities, and air-conditioners. Lodge amenities include Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, a bar, and a restaurant.

You'll experience the magic of a sunset safari in the heart of the African wilderness! An unforgettable adventure on Pridelands, in the Balule Private Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger.

As the sun sets over the savannah, your experienced guide takes you on a journey to discover the diverse wildlife including the Big Five.

As the sky turns golden, you'll watch the sunset, toast with a sundowner in hand, and enjoy the tranquillity of the wilderness up close and personal.

You'll then return to the lodge in the evening, where a delicious traditional South African Braai is served in the boma, under the stars, around the crackling glow of a campfire.

Main Destination:
Balule Private Nature Reserve (Greater Kruger)
Best Time To Visit May to September (Dry season)
High Season October to March (Not overly crowded)
Best Weather Apr-May and Sep-Oct (Mild and little rain)

Wildlife in Balule NR

ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
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HyenaCommon
White RhinoOccasional
Black RhinoOccasional
LionOccasional
Accommodation:
African Rock Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located outside Kruger NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 2

Full-Day Safari in Central Kruger National Park

Full-Day Safari in Central Kruger National Park

You'll experience the beauty and wildlife of Kruger National Park on a full-day safari. Your adventure begins as you enter Orpen Gate, and head out into the vast savannah in search of the Big Five and other wildlife.

Your knowledgeable guide will take you on a journey through the different ecosystems of the park, and you'll have the chance to see a wide variety of animals and birds in their natural habitat.

Afterwards, you'll stop for a delicious breakfast, before continuing your safari, where you'll have several opportunities to spot wildlife and take photos along the way.

You'll then enjoy a relaxing lunch break in the park, taking in the beautiful scenery. After lunch, you'll continue your safari, looking out for the animals, with great chances of spotting the Big Five, and other animals such as giraffes, zebras, and a variety of bird species.

You'll return for dinner at the lodge in the late afternoon, with memories of a truly unforgettable day in the African bush.

Main Destination:
Central Kruger National Park
Best Time To Visit May to September (Dry season)
High Season December to January and July to August
Best Weather Apr-May and Sep-Oct (Mild and little rain)

Wildlife in Kruger NP

ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraAbundant
HippoCommon
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HyenaCommon
White RhinoOccasional
LionOccasional
Black RhinoVery Rare
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
African Rock Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located outside Kruger NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Panoramic Tour of the Blyde River Canyon and Boat Cruise of the Blyde Dam

Panoramic Tour of the Blyde River Canyon and Boat Cruise of the Blyde Dam

On your 3rd day, you will depart from African Rock Lodge for the magnificent Blyde River Canyon. This natural wonder is one of the largest green canyons in the world and is a must-see when visiting the Kruger Canyon region.

The day begins with a boat cruise waiting to take you on a cruise of the Blyde Dam. This leisurely 90-minute cruise will take you to the Kadishi Tufa Waterfall and give you a different perspective of the three rondavels.

You will continue your day with a scenic road trip to the three Rondawels viewpoint, before heading down the canyon to Bourke's Luck Potholes. Once you’ve enjoyed the potholes, you will head for lunch at one of the charming restaurants in the area.

After lunch, you will head back to your accommodation where you can enjoy some rest before dinner is served at the lodge in the evening.

Main Destination:
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve (Panorama Route)
Accommodation:
African Rock Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located outside Kruger NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 4

Sunrise Safari in the Pridelands and Transfer to Johannesburg

Sunrise Safari in the Pridelands and Transfer to Johannesburg

On the final day of the tour, you will experience a sunrise safari on the Pridelands. It will start early in the morning, allowing you to see wildlife during the most active times of the day as the sun rises over the treetops. The safari includes a stop for tea and coffee, providing a chance to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings while sipping on a hot beverage. This safari is a great way to end your experience with a memorable and peaceful morning in the African bush.

After your sunrise safari, you will have breakfast at the lodge before leaving in your comfortable shuttle safely back to O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

You will be departing with a lifetime of amazing memories of an unforgettable Kruger Park safari in the African savannah.

This package gives you maximum exposure to the Greater Kruger and Kruger National Park over your three days on safari.

Main Destination:
Or Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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