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Spectacular Safari South Africa

Viva Safaris invites you to join a value-for-money budget tented safari in Kruger National Park. Enthusiastically sharing the love and passion, you will be taken from your location in Gauteng to the right bush. You will experience the thrill of game drives and a walk in the bush among the various wildlife animals of Africa. Also, you will get close to injured and orphaned animals and birds while you're at Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre. Inhale the fresh balmy air of African bushveld!

Key information

  • Minimum group size: 1 person
  • Maximum group size: 9 persons
  • Starting point: Johannesburg or Gauteng
  • Ending point: Gauteng
  • English speaking guide
  • All park fees are included


  • 3 game drives
  • 1 full day in the Orpen Gate of Kruger in a custom-built open-sided vehicle
  • Sunset drive in Motlala Game Reserve to see wildlife and Balule Nature Reserve
  • A 4-hour bush walk, a sunrise walk, and a visit to Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
  • Entry fees into Balule, Orpen Gate, and Moholoholo
  • Delicious breakfasts and dinners
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfers


5 activity days
Group size: Maximum of 9 participants
Airport transfer included: O. R. Tambo International Airport
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Tremisana Game Lodge

You will stay at Tremisana Game Lodge for one night. Tremisana Game Lodge is the largest and leading lodge in this section, having a total of 15 chalets plus a two-bedroom guesthouse. It can accommodate a maximum of 40 guests. Each room of the lodge has an 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 Game Lodge is easily accessible all year round, including during the rainy season.

The presence of lions, elephants, and buffaloes necessitates an electric fence around the camp. Perhaps the most striking feature of Tremisana Game Lodge are 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 Game Lodge very relaxing. At night, the subdued light from the illuminated paved walkways lends a romantic and magical ambiance to the camp.

  • Accommodation level: Mid-range

Marc's Treehouse Lodge

You will stay in a tent at Marc's Treehouse Lodge for three nights. With seven tents, the 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. It has a swimming pool, a bush bar, and a boma where meals are served.

You can relax around the crackling campfire and share your impressions of the day’s wildlife trip.At the lodge, you can inhale the fresh, balmy air of African bush veld.

Fall asleep to the gurgling of the river, interrupted by the eerie whoops of hyena, spine-chilling wails of jackals, and the plaintive cry of the thick-tailed bush baby. Awaken to the melodious chorus of birdsong and watch the activity of wildlife drinking at the river or at the spotlit waterhole.

  • Accommodation level: Budget


Day 1: Gauteng / Johannesburg - Balule Nature Reserve

You will be picked up from your hotel in Gauteng or O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) and travel via the Highveld grasslands to the subtropical Lowveld. At Tremisana Game Lodge in the Balule section of the Kruger National Park, you may unwind at the bar, enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool, and relax in the beautiful tropical gardens.

Then, you will board to an open Land Cruiser for a 3-hour sunset drive that will be your first opportunity to experience the varied fauna and flora of Africa. You will then watch the magnificent African sunset and after dark, you will use spotlights to locate nocturnal animals. Dinner in the Boma will be a traditional South African meal. Your overnight stay will be in an en-suite chalet.

Day 2: Olifants River

At sunrise, you will drive to a remote spot along the Olifants River to enjoy a 4-hour bush walk. Your ranger will lead you through the bush at a pace you can handle. The thrill of following big animals will remain with you forever. Adrenalin surges will be acute even if your ranger is adequately armed. You will return to Tremisana for brunch. At 15:00, you will enjoy an afternoon game drive.

Afterwards, you will be transferred to Marc’s Treehouse Lodge where the accommodation is in tents near the Klaserie River. The tents are equipped with beds and bedding, soap, towels, electric light, and fan. Dinner and overnight will be at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge.

Day 3: Orpen Gate

You will drive to the Orpen Gate of Kruger on a custom-built open-sided game viewer. You will have an opportunity to view game without intervening glass windows and also listen to and smell the denizens of the bush. Viva Safaris has regular stops at picnic spots, rest camps, and places of interest.

The Orpen-Satara-Nwanedzi region’s open plains attract large herds of zebras, giraffes, and antelopes that in turn, attract many predators. In fact, this zone has the highest concentration of lions in Africa.

Day 4: Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre - Sunset Game Drive

After breakfast, you will travel to the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre for injured and orphaned animals and birds. You will have an opportunity to get close and personal to some of the residents including lions and leopards. Sunset game drive in Balule. Overnight will be at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge.

Day 5: Gauteng

You will enjoy a sunrise walk. After breakfast, you will drive via the Panorama Route to see the scenic splendors including the Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon. You will then return to Gauteng in the late afternoon. Airport drop-off will be scheduled by an arrangement.


The safari is 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 the game-viewing vehicles are 4x4 conversions with access to all roads in all weather conditions.

Included excursions

  • See the scenic highlights including the Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon
  • Visit Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre on day four


This safari will take place in Kruger National Park.



  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • River


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mosquito net


You will be served breakfasts and dinner. You will also enjoy bush braai at Marula Tree Boma.

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 game drives (3-hour sunset drive in Balule Nature Reserve, 3-hour in Tshukudu Game Reserve, and 1 full day game drive in the Orpen Gate of Kruger in an open vehicle)
  • A 4-hour bush walk with armed rangers
  • A sunrise walk
  • A visit to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
  • Viewing the scenic highlights of the Three Rondavels and the Blyde River Canyon
  • Entry fees
  • Delicious breakfasts and dinners
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfers from and to O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
  • Breakfasts and dinners plus bush braai at Marula Tree Boma

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 to and 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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This safari is available until December 31, 2018. Please select an arrival date below.

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