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Exciting Safari South Africa

Viva Safaris offers you an exciting safari adventure at Kruger National Park and the Balule section. Experience the thrill of walking in the bush amongst different wild animals. The bush walks are very popular in Kruger Park and give you the brilliant opportunity to get really close to nature on foot. You will stay at Tremisana Game Lodge, the largest and leading big five game lodge in Kruger National Park. You are welcome to join this unique safari experience!

Key information

  • Group safari
  • Children 10 years and below can participate if supervised by a parent or guardian
  • Group size: maximum 9 persons per safari vehicle (Toyota Land Cruiser)
  • Start and end point: Gauteng
  • English speaking guides
  • Park entrance fees included


  • Sunrise and sunset drives
  • Free breakfasts, dinners, and a bush braai
  • Explore the famous Kruger Park and Balule Reserve
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: lions, leopard, elephants, buffalos, rhino, nocturnal animals
  • Clients are picked up from all hotels, private homes, and Johannesburg Airport
  • Safari game drives in an open Toyota Land Cruiser
  • Big five bush walk with armed rangers
  • 4 wildlife-viewing sessions
  • 3 nights' accommodation


4 activity days
Group size: Maximum of 9 participants
Airport transfer included: O. R. Tambo International Airport
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  • Shopping
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi

You will be staying for three nights at Tremisana Game Lodge, the largest and leading lodge in the Balule Section of Kruger National Park. They have a total of 15 chalets plus a two-bedroom guesthouse. It can accommodate a maximum of 40 guests. Every unit is en-suite (shower, toilet, basin) and all units are air-conditioned. Every bed has its own mosquito net. 24-hour Wi-Fi is available to all Tremisana guests.

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.

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


Day 1: Gauteng / Johannesburg - Balule Nature Reserve

All clients will be collected from hotels, guesthouses, or private homes in Gauteng as well as from O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg. You will travel via the Highveld farmlands to the picturesque subtropical Lowveld, and on to Tremisana Game Lodge in the Balule Section of the Kruger Park. After a short break during which you may unwind at the bar, have a swim, or relax in the tropical gardens, you will board the open land cruiser for a three-hour sunset drive.

During this drive, your guide will show you various animals and birds, and after dark, use spotlights to locate nocturnal species. Dinner will be at bush braai in the Marula Tree Boma deep in the African bush. Overnight stay will be in a comfortable air-conditioned en-suite thatch-roofed chalets.

Day 2: Balule Nature Reserve

You will wake up at sunrise for an exhilarating day of unforgettable bush life. You will drive to a remote venue, where you will enjoy a four-hour “walk in the wild”. Your experienced field guides will lead you through the bush at a pace you can handle in search of the big five.

The thrill of following Africa’s large animals until you are close enough to take a decent photo will remain with you forever. Adrenalin surges will be acute, not withstanding the fact that your rangers are adequately armed in case of danger.

You will return to Tremisana for brunch. Later you may sleep in your air conditioned chalet or swim in the pool. The lapa has extensive wildlife magazines. You will also visit the game viewing hide overlooking Tremisana Dam. A light lunch will be served and at around 3:30 p.m. You will then go on a four-hour game drive on Balule Big Five Game Reserve.

On the game drive, your rangers will be in radio contact so as to keep Viva Safaris informed of the movements of the game. You will stop for sundowners at a magnificent location and toast the splendor of Africa. You will return to Tremisana at around 7:30 p.m.

Day 3: Kruger National Park

You will travel to the Orpen Gate of Kruger Park where you will board the open game viewer. The absence of windows and the elevated vantage position, allow you for excellent photographic opportunities. You will have an amazing chance not only to view game but also to listen to and smell the African bush and its denizens. There will be regular stops at picnic spots, rest camps, and places of interest.

Your experienced ranger will show you many animals and birds that frequent this wildlife paradise. The Orpen-Satara-Nwanedzi regions boast open plains and support large herds of zebra, giraffe, and antelope that attract numerous predators. In fact, the zones you will visit have the highest concentration of lions in Africa.

Day 4: Balule Nature Reserve - Gauteng

Enjoy an early morning sunrise drive on the open land cruiser. After a hearty breakfast, there will be time to purchase some memorabilia from the shop and take your last photos of the luxuriant lush gardens at Tremisana. You will then drive to the awesome Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon. Then you will return to Gauteng in the late afternoon. Airport drop-off is by arrangement.

Included excursions

Bush walks

Viva Safaris' bush walks are very popular insofar as their guests are afforded a brilliant opportunity to get really close to nature on foot. Guests may experience an acute adrenaline charge when in the presence of big five animals such as elephant, lion, rhino, and buffalo. Guests on these bush walks are always accompanied by two armed rangers.

Safaris in Kruger National Park

Safaris in Kruger National Park are conducted on nine-seater open game viewing vehicles. The open game viewers offer elevated vantage positions from where your game viewing and photographic opportunities are greatly enhanced. All of the game viewing vehicles are 4x4 conversions with access to all roads in all weather conditions.

Sunset drive

This will afford you an opportunity of seeing Africa's animals. The guide will take you on 4x4 land cruiser game drive. Stops will be made to photograph the stunning sunsets and to listen to the night sounds and admire the clear southern hemisphere constellation. Spotlights are used to locate elusively nocturnal animals.

Visit to the Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon

On your last day of this safari, you will be able to visit the Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon.


This safari adventure will be held at Kruger National Park and Balule Nature Reserve, South Africa.



  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Dining area


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mosquito net
  • Tour assistance


During this safari, you will be served with breakfast and dinners daily. A bush braai will be held on the first night of this safari trip. Viva Safaris has acquired a 20-hectare property deep in Balule, in fact, over 10 kilometers from the main gate.

They have built a beautiful boma under a magnificent Marula Tree which they have protected against elephants by a ring of sharp-edged rocks. They have a flush toilet and wash hand basin. Armed rangers will patrol while you enjoy a bush braai in this remote piece of Africa.

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

What's included

  • 3-hour sunset drive at Balule Big Five Game Reserve
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 4-hour big five bush walk with armed rangers
  • 4-hour game drive at Balule Big Five Reserve
  • All entry fees
  • Breakfasts and dinners
  • Bush braai at Marula Tree Boma
  • Full day in Kruger National Park on open game viewer
  • Game drives
  • Sunrise drive
  • Transfers from and to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
  • Visit Blyde Canyon and Three Rondawels

What's not included

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Lunches
  • Personal items

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. Viva Safaris will pick you up from the airport. Transfer from Gauteng to the accommodation establishments are in air-conditioned Toyota Quantums. Viva Safaris offers you an excellent security as they conduct a door-to-door collection from your homes, hotels, hostels, or O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), thus ensuring your safety.

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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