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Budget Safari South Africa

Viva Safaris welcomes you to this excellent value for money budget safari to Kruger National Park. You will have fascinating opportunity to explore the wildlife in the fantastic wilderness of Africa including Kruger National Park, Olifants River, Balule Private Game Reserve, and Motlala Game Reserve. Your journey will also include visits to Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and the Three Rovandels. Join this excellently affordable safari in the adventurous South Africa's wilderness!

Key information

  • Maximum group size: 9 persons
  • Children policy: Please take special notice of the documentation required by the South African Home Affairs Department
  • Starting point and ending point: Gauteng
  • English speaking guide
  • All park fees are included


  • 3 game drives
  • 1-hour morning walk at Marc’s camp
  • Chances to see the Big Five, lions, leopards, and more
  • 4-hour adventurous bush walk along Olifants River with armed rangers
  • 2 full days on open game viewer in Kruger National Park and entry fees
  • Bush Braai at Marula Tree Boma
  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers


6 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 be staying at Tremisana Game Lodge for one night. Tremisana 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 en-suite shower, toilet, and basin. All units are air-conditioned. 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 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 very relaxing. At night, the subdued light from the illuminated paved walkways lends a romantic and magical ambiance to the camp. Tremisana has a swimming pool, an outside bar and lounge, and two reeded open-air Bomas for dining.

Marc's Treehouse Lodge

You will be staying in a tent at Marc's Treehouse Lodge for four nights. 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.

Each treehouse has its own private ablutions and has a viewing deck overlooking the perennial Klaserie River or the Breakfast Dam where animals often come to drink.

Blessed with a romantic aura of unspoiled Africa, Marc's Treehouse Lodge is situated in a game rich bushveld paradise. Twelve rustic reed-and-thatch treehouses, each with individual facilities, accommodate a maximum of 32 guests.

Three of the treehouses are built around an illuminated waterhole, often frequented by the resident buffalo herd, while nine treehouses are discreetly situated in gallery forest along the river. There is a swimming pool, outside bar, and three Boma venues for dining. The treehouses are rustic and charming and have lanterns to brighten the African night.


Day 1: Gauteng - Balule Game Reserve

From home / hotel / hostel or O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), Viva Safaris will pick you up and drive to Tremisana Game Lodge where you will have time to have a swim or quick rest in your chalet. Then, you will board the open Land Cruiser for an exciting sunset drive. After dark, you will use spotlights to locate nocturnal animals. Dinner will be an unforgettable bush braai and overnight will be in an en-suite chalet at Tremisana.

Day 2: Olifants River

You will have an early morning departure for the Olifants River where your armed ranger will conduct an exciting four hours' walk in the wild. You will enjoy this prolonged opportunity to discover and savour the Bushveld’s secrets on foot. You will get a fantastic opportunity to track Africa’s big animals and approach close enough to take a good photo. You will return to Tremisana for brunch. After high tea, you will board the open Land Cruiser for a 2 hours' game drive. Dinner and overnight will be at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge.

Day 3: Kruger National Park

You will drive to Orpen in Kruger where you transfer to an open game viewer. Your guide will show you the varied fauna and flora of this magnificent wildlife paradise. You will enjoy a full day of birdwatching and game viewing. You will transfer to Marc’s Treehouse Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre

After breakfast, you will drive to Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre for orphaned and injured animals. You will get an opportunity to get up close and personal to lions, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas. Sunset game drive on Motlala Game Reserve.

Day 5: Kruger National Park

You will enjoy another full day of game viewing in the Kruger National Park.

Day 6: Blyde River Canyon - Gauteng

You will have an early morning game walk with an armed guard to explore the many animals that inhabit Marc’s. After breakfast, you will travel to the Three Rondavels of the Blyde River Canyon. You will return to your home / hotel / hostel or O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) at around 17:00. -Vehicle

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

  • Visit to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
  • Visit to the Blyde River Canyon and Three Rondavels


This safari will take place at Kruger National Park.


Breakfasts and dinners will be served for you. You will also have a bush braai for dinner on the first day and a brunch at Tremisana on the second day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • 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

  • 1 brunch at Tremisana on the second day
  • 2 full days on open game viewer in Kruger National Park
  • 2-hour afternoon game drive in Balule Private Game Reserve
  • 3-hour game drive in Tshukudu Private Game Reserve
  • 3-hour sunset drive in Balule Private Game Reserve
  • 4-hour bush walk along Olifants River with armed rangers
  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfers from and to O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
  • Entry fees
  • Transfers
  • Breakfasts and dinners

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.

Transfers 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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