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4 Days Big Five Safari in Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

Masodini Game Lodge, Balule Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit, 1380, South Africa

Big Five Safari South Africa

Enjoy a remarkable Big Five Safari in a private reserve and Kruger National Park. Let Masodini Game Lodge’s experienced guides take you to an unforgettable adventure. Extensively discover Kruger National Park or go to a full day excursion to the Panorama Route. In open and closed 4x4 safari vehicles and on foot, you will explore the majestic South African wilderness.

Key information

  • Group safari
  • Minimum of 2 and maximum of 8 participants.
  • Children from the age of 10 years are allowed to participate under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
  • All park fees are included.

Highlights

  • 3 game drives and 1 bush walk
  • A full day excursion to Kruger National Park
  • Alternative full day excursion to Panorama Route
  • A chance to spot the Big Five in Balule Nature Reserve
  • Experienced guides and open 4X4 safari vehicle
  • Full-Board: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 3 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


3 activity days in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Spanish
Group size: 2-10 participants
Airport transfer included: O. R. Tambo International Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Concierge desk
  • Garden
  • Honesty bar
  • Multilingual staff
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding

In the heart of the Bush Veld, Masodini Game Lodge offers comfortable four-star-like, private and secluded accommodation. Guests stay in tastefully decorated bush chalets with private patio and view into the bush.

Chalets have private bathrooms, air condition, and coffee stations.

Masodini Lodge is very private and can accommodate up to 10 guests.

Program

  • Day 1: Transfer from Johannesburg International Airport to Masodini Lodge. Arrival before 3 p.m. - 3 hours evening game drive in Balule Big Five Nature Reserve.
  • Day 2: Morning game drive for 1 hour; bush walk for 3 hours; and evening game drive in Balule Big Five Nature Reserve.
  • Day 3: Full day excursion to Kruger National Park with experienced guide (Alternative: full day excursion to Panorama Route with experienced guide)
  • Day 4: Departure after breakfast

Location

Masodini Game Lodge is ideally situated in the 5,000-hectare Balule Nature Reserve, part of Greater Kruger National Park, to offer you a true feeling of Africa. A bush-lover's paradise within this 'Big Five' Conservation area, the lodge itself is surrounded by fever trees and evergreen African date palms creating the perfect oasis. Make yourself at home at relaxed and comfortable Masodini Game Lodge.

Food

For breakfast Masodini Game Lodge will serve you a hot breakfast next to a cold breakfast buffet with fresh cut fruit, cereals, fresh juice, and yoghurt. The chef will be happy to prepare an omelet according to your wishes (Rebeca’s Special!) or surprise you with freshly baked sweet waffles. A light lunch will be served on the terrace.

In the evening you'll enjoy a three-course dinner with South African and international delicacies in the Boma next to the fire or on the terrace with a view of the lighted water hole.

On request, Masodini Game Lodge will be happy to organize a romantic candle-light dinner on your chalet's patio.

Please give prior notice about any special wishes or dietary requirements you might have - be it vegetarian, gluten or lactose-free - so that a perfect dinner can be prepared for you.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

We offer relaxing wellness massages - classic and hot stone massage.

Book a treatment with our therapist Winnie

What's included

  • Shuttles from and to Johannesburg International Airport
  • 3 nights in a comfortable bush chalet
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Program as described above
  • Conservation fees
  • Park fees

What's not included

  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Masodini Game Lodge will pick you up from the airport.

Driving directions from Johannesburg

  • Take the N4 from Pretoria, or the N12 from Johannesburg to Witbank (now eMalahleni).
  • From Witbank travel via Belfast, Dullstroom, Lydenburg (now Mashishing), Ohrigstad and the Strijdom Tunnel to Hoedspruit.
  • Travel through Hoedspruit across the 4 way stop in the center of “Town” then over the railway bridge to the second 4 way stop where you must turn left onto the R40, the road to Tzaneen/Phalaborwa.
  • After 16 km along this road, you will see the “BALULE, OLIFANTS WEST GATE” sign on your left indicating the main entrance on the right.
  • Upon entering Balule Nature Reserve and having paid the Conservation fee, the security guard will direct you to Masodini.
  • Turn immediately left and follow the “Maroelalaan” for approx. 800m parallel to the fence. Then the gravel road turns right - please follow for another 5 km (you might think it is more than 5 km - but please stay on the road until the sign "Masodini"). You will come to see the “MASODINI” sign on your left, indicating the entrance road to Masodini Game Lodge. Follow the main track (about 800m) to the Lodge.
  • A direct route from JHB or PTA will take approx. 5 hours, depending on the stops made along the route. The Panorama route via the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window, and Bourke’s Luck Potholes etc. will take approx. 8 hours.
Airport: O. R. Tambo International Airport Airport transfer included: O. R. Tambo 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 on arrival.
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Pricing information

For more information on children pricing, please contact Masodini Private Game Lodge.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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