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3 Days Budget Big Five Safari in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Overlanding Safari South Africa

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Bush walks at Kruger National Park are very popular insofar as guests are afforded a brilliant opportunity to get really close to nature on foot. You may experience an acute adrenaline charge when in the presence of Big Five animals, such as elephant, lion, rhino, and buffalo. The nine-seater open game viewing vehicles offer elevated vantage positions from where your game viewing and photographic opportunities will be greatly enhanced.


  • Starting point and ending point: Johannesburg
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: Big Five, buffaloes, nyalas, and nocturnal animals


  • 2 guided game drives
  • Bush walks with an armed ranger
  • Nocturnal animals safari in the famous park
  • 9-seater open game viewing vehicle
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • Park entry fees


3 activity days in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 9
Airport transfer included: OR Tambo International Airport
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Tremisana Game Lodge (1 night)

Tremisana is the largest and leading lodge in this section having a total of 15 chalets plus a two-bedroomed guesthouse. It can accommodate a maximum of 40 guests. Each room of the lodge has en-suite shower, toilet, and basin. All units are air-conditioned. 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, elephant, and buffalo necessitates an electric fence around the camp.

Perhaps the most striking feature of Tremisana game lodge is the beautiful gardens. The presence of numerous bougainvilleas, various palms, and cycads gives the camp a subtropical feel. Water features add a soothing effect, making the overall feel of Tremisana very relaxing. At night, the subdued light from the illuminated paved walkways lends a romantic and magical ambiance to the camp.

Tent at Marc's Treehouse Lodge (1 night)

Marc’s Treehouse Lodge offers rustic but comfortable accommodation geared to put one in close contact with the sights, sounds, and scents of the wild. Amenities include electric fans, mosquito nets, comfortable beds, linen, towels, and soap.


Day 1: Balule Game Reserve

Viva Safaris will collect you from your hostel or O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) and travel via Dullstroom to Tremisana Lodge in the Big Five Balule Game Reserve. There you transfer to an open game viewer for a sunset drive. After dark, spotlights are used to locate nocturnal animals. Dinner will be an unforgettable Bush Braai at our new Marula Tree Boma deep in the African bush. Overnight in an en-suite chalet at Tremisana Lodge.

Day 2: Kruger National Park

You travel on the open-sided Game viewer to the Orpen Gate of Kruger. The added elevation and absence of windows allow for excellent viewing and photographic opportunities. Your qualified guide will show you various animals, large and small, that frequent this outstanding wildlife paradise. This zone of Kruger has the highest percentage population of giraffe, zebra, and antelope that attract numerous lions and other predators. Dinner and overnight at Marc’s Camp in your tent supplied with bed and bedding, towel and soap, electric light and fan.

Day 3: Kruger National Park

You will have an early morning bush walk accompanied by an armed ranger. You will be shown various interesting details of the bush, including insects, spoor, and scats. You have an excellent chance of encountering buffalo, nyala, and other game on foot. After breakfast, Viva Safaris drives to the Three Rondawels of the Blyde River Canyon. Viva Safaris returns you to your hostel or airport at around 17:00.


This safari will be held at Kruger National Park in South Africa.


Throughout the safari, you will be served breakfast and dinner daily.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

  • 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

Things to do (optional)

  • Capture photos of the sceneries and wildlife
  • Enjoy the game drives and activities
  • Explore the surroundings
  • Rest in your accommodation
  • See the stunning views

What's included

  • 2 game drives in Balule and Kruger
  • Sunrise bush walk with an armed ranger
  • Bush braai at Marula Tree Boma
  • Breakfasts and dinners
  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfers from and to O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
  • All entry fees
  • All transfers

What's not included

  • Personal items
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

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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