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The best of Africa... distilled into one lodge - Bushwise Safari Lodge

This amazing safari offers to give you an experience of finding the hidden treasures of Africa. Become a part of Africa, sit around a fire under the stars and listen to the roaring of lion, the calling of hyenas, and the grunting of hippos. Become one with nature and enjoy the thrill of observing the animals in their natural environment. Choose from a variety of activities and take back with you memories of an exciting safari holiday covering the natural and cultural diversity of this magical country!

Key information

  • Maximum group size: 10 persons per vehicle
  • Children policy: Minimum age allowed on Sunset drive for participation is 6 and for the Morning walk inside the Kruger is 12 years of age. All ages welcome on the other activities.
  • Starting point and ending point: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA)
  • Afrikaans, English speaking guide
  • All park entry and conservation fees are included


  • Opportunity to see the famous Big Five
  • Qualified and experienced full-time guides with a vast knowledge and passion for the African bush and its creatures
  • Option to go on game drives in Kruger National Park
  • Customized itinerary based on your selection and a variety of excursions to choose from
  • Including entry and conservation fees
  • Daily delicious breakfast and 3-course dinner under the African sky by candle light.
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers


4 activity days in English
The organizer also speaks: Afrikaans
Airport transfer included: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
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  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Internet access
  • Laundry

Bushwise Safari Lodge combines the real Kruger safari experience with accommodation boasting a unique ambiance. All the rooms are air-conditioned and furnished with a rustic touch, inspired by the African bush.

All rooms have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, private balconies/patios and mosquito screens in front of all the doors and windows. The bathrooms are en-suite with showers and one room is available with a bath tub.

The lodge has an upper deck with swimming pool and bar area with amazing views of the Kruger Park and the Crocodile River. There are spa treatments available at a beauty spa nearby. These can be booked at an additional cost.

At night, become part of the African night whilst sitting by a fire under the stars, listening to the roaring of lion, the ayrie calling of hyenas, or hippos grunting in the river. Enjoy a wonderful candle-lit dinner under the African sky in the Boma.

  • Accommodation level: Classic African style


  • All rooms are air-conditioned and furnished with a rustic / ethnic touch inspired by the African bush
  • Bathrooms en-suite with showers; one room available with bath
  • English breakfast is served daily; 3-course dinners are served in an enclosed boma under the stars by candle light.
  • Fully stocked bar on premises
  • Insect screens in front of all the doors and windows
  • Free Internet facilities available
  • Same day laundry facilities
  • Upper deck balcony / terrace - with infinity swimming pool overlooking Kruger National Park


You will be picked up and dropped off at the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA).

Accommodation, Breakfast and Dinner are also included in your package.

Your daily schedule will be planned based on your selection of any four activities from the following choices:


You will depart at 5:30 a.m. Your personal guide will cook you breakfast, overlooking on the waterholes. You will be served a packed breakfast on the half-day safari so as not to encroach on the game viewing time.

There will be a number of stops during the day, one of which you will have the opportunity to buy yourself lunch. Experience the African bush and wilderness at its best. The Kruger Park boast over 140 animal species, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo) and over 500 birds species. All ages welcome.


Take a walk on the wild side in the Kruger National Park, get to feel and smell the bush where armed Kruger guides will introduce you to what Kruger has to offer on foot. You will be leaving the lodge at about 4:15 a.m. and be back at the lodge at about 10 a.m. for a well-deserved, hearty breakfast.

Tracking of animals and the medicinal use of plants and trees are just a few of the topics that will be covered, as well as identification and habits of birds and animals. Sightings of some of the Big Five is a realistic possibility, therefore you will be accompanied by two armed guides. Please note that no children under 12 years old can attend this activity.


On the sunset drive, you get to see all the nocturnal animals of Kruger that are usually absent during the day. Experience an unforgettable sunset that only Africa can produce. Spotlights are provided on the open safari vehicle to help in the hunt for the glinting eyes of nocturnal animals.

This is an adventure not to be missed. You will depart the lodge at 3:45 p.m. and arrive at Kruger where the sunset drive will start from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Back at the lodge, a delicious three-course candle-lit dinner will be waiting for you in the boma under the African Sky.

Please note that no children under six years old can attend this activity.


Enjoy a leisurely walk on the border of the Kruger Park along the banks of the Crocodile River with a field guide, who will enlighten you with his knowledge and his passion for the African bush.

Elephant, Crocodile, Zebra, blue wildebeest, kudu, warthog, bushbuck, and giraffe are just some of the game that you might encounter on the walk. The guide will also point out the amazing variety of bird species and trees in and around Kruger. Participants of all ages are welcome.


Get up close and personal with the elephants. You will go to a game farm to meet these magnificent animals of Africa. They will allow you to touch and exchange greetings with the elephants and experience their exceptional intelligence for about half an hour.


By far the most powerful fresh water fish on Earth. Because of their furious teeth, their Scientific name is translated literally as water dog. Tiger fish have been recorded to hit their prey at 50km/h. They have 20 cone shaped teeth that are extremely sharp. A half day fishing safari (early morning 6 am to 12 pm or in the afternoon 12 pm to 6 pm) takes place on the Komati river. An experienced fishing guide caters for the novice and experienced fisherman alike.

Please note that no children under 5 years old can attend this activity.


This is a conducted quad biking experience through a scenic bushveld farm, for about one hour. No children under five are allowed on the tour and children under 12 years are only allowed with adult supervision. You have a choice to share a quad bike with your child if you wish.


The horse riding is well suited for both the experienced as well as the novice rider. This one hour horse riding safari will be conducted on a private game farm about 40 kilometers from your accommodation.

Riders can explore the unspoiled African wilderness on horseback. Departure from the lodge depends on booking time. No children under six are allowed on this activity.


Visit the Swazi cultural village about 80 km from Bushwise Safari lodge - but a very scenic drive indeed. You will get to learn some of the Swazi customs and ways of life on a conducted tour through the village with one of the local guides. Get to watch them perform local dances in traditional dress and experience their amazing natural African talent for rhythm. Cuisine lunch available for your own account. No visa is necessary. Participants of all ages are welcome. This trip will last five to six hours.

Included excursions

You can choose any FOUR of the following activities during your stay and any activity can be repeated:

  • Game viewing safari in Kruger Park
  • Morning walk in Kruger Park
  • Sunset drive in Kruger Park
  • Bush orientation walk in Marloth Park
  • Elephant inter-action on a game farm nearby
  • Tiger Fishing
  • Horse riding on a private game farm
  • Quad biking on a farm nearby
  • Visiting a Swazi cultural village


This safari will take place at Kruger National Park in South Africa. The Kruger National Park is one of the most unspoiled natural ecosystems left in Southern Africa. It is a 20,000-square-kilometer park that houses the five most dangerous species: elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, and buffalo, which are known as the Big Five. You can also encounter other big animals, such as giraffe, hippo, cheetah, wild dog, and hyena.

This wildlife area is also home to some 33 species of amphibian, 115 species of reptile, and 140 species of mammal, including all the big game species that were nearly wiped out by the hunters of the nineteenth century. Approximately 470 bird species have been recorded there, more than half of Southern Africa’s total. The South Eastern part of Kruger where Bushwise Safari lodge is situated, is well known for its superb game viewing, with frequent sightings of lion and leopard.

Nearby places

  • Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA), 100 kilometers
  • O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), 425 kilometers
  • Blyde river Canyon 247 kilometers
  • Spa, 8 kilometers



  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Terrace


  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance


Breakfast: Full English Breakfast daily.

Dinner: A three-course dinner serving traditional South African food (fixed menu) as a buffet under the African sky by candle light on a daily basis are included in the price of this safari package.

Lunch and drinks: A light lunch, soft drinks and/or alcaholic beverages can be purchased.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Hallal
  • Lactose Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)


Maputo city full day tour

Let yourself be introduced to Mozambique with its Portuguese and African culture. Your first stop will be a coffee shop on your way to Maputo. You will also pay a visit to the town hall and Catholic cathedral, the Steel House, the Botanical Gardens, the Fort and Train Station, the Wood Market (only on Saturdays), the fresh produce and fish market and visit the Polana hotel.

You will stop for lunch at a beachfront restaurant where you can enjoy prawns, seafood platters, and local beer not included in the price. Depart the lodge between 7 and 8 a.m. and return about 5 p.m. Visas can be obtained at the border post (for your own account) and you will be assisted by our guide. The price is 2775 ZAR per person and all ages are welcome (Visa fees and lunch not included in price).


You’ll be flying for 15 minutes in a fixed wing bantam microlight aircraft over a private game reserve on the southern border of the Kruger Park. Expect an exhilarating big game experience. Flights are conducted early morning or late afternoon and availability is weather dependent. Fly with the eagles with the wind in your hair above our captivating Bushveld. The price of this activity is 2155 ZAR per person and no children under 12 are allowed.


Visit the Swazi cultural village of the King of Swaziland, where you will get to learn some of the Swazi customs and ways of life on a conducted tour through the village. Get to watch them perform local dances in traditional dress and experience their amazing natural African talent for rhythm. The price is 2155 ZAR per person. Visa is required.

Visit the Ngwenya Glass Factory (handmade glass), the Ezulweni Valley, Craft Market (crafts and curios) and Rose Craft (Mohair products). Lunch will be at a local restaurant on your own account.

Swazi candles will be the last visit on the list, watch the creation process and meet the artisans. Depart the lodge between 7 and 8 a.m. and return about 5 p.m. Visa’s can be obtained at the border post (for your own account) and you will be assisted by your guide. The price for this full day tour is 1960 ZAR per person and all ages are welcome.


On this full-day tour, you will get to experience Mpumalanga’s most spectacular scenery. Visit the charming village of Graskop and the spectacular Lisbon Falls, Mac-Mac Falls, and Berlin Falls. The breathtaking view from God's Window overlooks a sheer 300-meter drop into a ravine which houses an indigenous forest and Kruger Park can be seen in a distance.

The natural potholes of Bourke’s Luck are deep cylindrical holes formed by the action of sand and rocks carried down by the water when the river is in flood. You will also be visiting the Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world. Lunch will be at the famous Harry’s Pancakes (at your own expense). Depart between 7 and 8 a.m., return at 6 p.m. This trip is for all ages. The price for this tour is 2155 ZAR per person.

Spa treatments

Spa treatments are available at a private spa about 4 km from Bushwise Safari lodge. Transfer can be arranged. If interested in spa treatments, you will be given the contact details of the beautician to book your treatment.

Payment in cash only directly to the owner of the spa.

What's included

  • Transfers from and to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) (airport in Nelspruit)
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 4 of the activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entry and conservation fees
  • Daily English breakfast and 3-course dinner under the African sky by candle light
  • Free WiFi

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Alcohol and beverages
  • Lunch

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Johannesburg / Nelspruit

  • Upon leaving O.R. Tambo Airport (JNB), follow the road signs onto the R21S Boksburg.
  • Take the N12 freeway heading eastward toward eMahlahleni.
  • The N12 then joins the N4 freeway.
  • Stay on the N4 as it bypasses the town of eMahlahelni, Middelburg and Nelspruit.
  • Stay on the N4 heading toward Maputo.
  • Go through the town of Malelane.
  • About nine kilometers after Hectorspruit, you will see a sign that reads Marloth Park.
  • DON’t turn off there, as it is a very bad dirt road.
  • About four kilometers further, take the Tenbosch turn-off to your left - which is a tar road.
  • Continue along this road for about 10 kilometers until you reach the entrance gate into Marloth Park.
  • About 3 kilometers further, you will find a road sign on your left-hand side that reads "Waterbok Street."
  • Turn right into Waterbok Street.
  • Continue for about 100 meters.
  • Turn right into Swartwitpens Street at the Y-junction.
  • Turn left into the first street preceding the Y-junction.
  • Continue for about one kilometer until you see a T-junction with the river and Kruger Park in front of you.
  • Turn right 50 meters before the T-junction at the "Bushwise Safaris and Lodge" sign.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA). Transfer from and to the airport is included in your package. Bushwise Safaris will pick you up from the airport.


  • E 31 47′ 28,8″
  • S 25 20′ 11,2″
Airport: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport Airport transfer included: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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