6 Day Kruger Treehouse Safari

The 5-night/6-day Kruger safari tour offers a different and exciting trip to guests who don’t mind roughing it slightly to enjoy the privilege of a unique African bushveld experience. Guests stay in rustic but comfortable treehouses at a bushveld lodge.

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  • Duration: 6 Days
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What’s included

  • Collection and drop off at OR Tambo International Airport or any hotel in Johannesburg or Pretoria in a luxury air-conditioned Quantum
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary 
  • FGASA- and DEAT-registered professional field guide
  • Kruger National Park and Motlala Game Reserve entrance fee and conservation levy
  • Free Wi-Fi at all safari lodges

Description

This wildly popular 6-day budget treehouse safari offers the perfect combination of glorious daily game drives and a bush walk in the Greater Kruger and two full days to thoroughly explore the iconic Kruger National Park. It’s geared for the adventurous traveller wanting a more authentic safari experience, staying in a one-of-a-kind treehouse in gorgeous bushveld surrounds.

The Greater Kruger is made up on a collection of unfenced private game reserves which lie adjacent to the Kruger National Park. Game roams freely between the two in what is the largest protected wilderness region in Africa. The safari tour ends with a scenic return trip travelling via the world-famous Panorama Route.

Highlights

  • Balule Game Reserve
  • Motlala Game Reserve
  • Kruger National Park
  • Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
  • Tshukudu Game Reserve
  • Panorama Route

Accommodation

TREMISANA GAME LODGE

Treehouse accommodation in the Greater Kruger

15 thatched chalets, sleeping up to 40 guests

Tremisana Game Lodge is located in Balule Private Nature Reserve which is a protected wildlife area that falls within the Greater Kruger National Park in northern South Africa. Balule is 23 000 square kilometres of pristine bushveld that stretches along the length of the Olifants River. The reserve is unfenced and game roams freely between Balule and the Kruger National Park. Tremisana Game Lodge is less than an hour’s drive from the Kruger Park.

MARC’S TREEHOUSE LODGE

Treehouse accommodation in the Greater Kruger

12 treehouse units, sleeping up to 24 adult guests

Marc’s Treehouse Lodge is located in the Motlala Game Reserve which is home to 3 of the Big 5 (rhino, buffalo and leopard) and an abundance of antelope. It offers a selection of budget-friendly accommodation ranging from unique treehouses to comfortable guest houses and permanent safari tents. The lodge is geared for the adventurous traveller wanting affordable accommodation and an authentic bushveld experience.

Motlala Game Reserve is a 3 000-hectare private reserve that falls within the Greater Kruger. It’s ideally located to the iconic Kruger National Park and the major attractions in the northern safari hub of South Africa. The private reserve is unfenced and game is free to roam between the private reserves of the Greater Kruger and the Kruger National Park.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Travel from Johannesburg in an air-conditioned tour vehicle to Tremisana Game Lodge, located in the Balule Game Reserve which falls within the Greater Kruger. Settle into your chalet and relax until it’s time to depart late afternoon for a 3-hour sunset game drive in the private reserve. Return to your lodge for an authentic African braai (barbeque) deep in the bushveld at Marula Tree Boma.

Overnight in a thatched chalet at Tremisana Game Lodge.

Includes: Dinner

Day 2

Early morning wake-up for hot beverages and rusks before setting off to a remote corner of Balule Game Reserve for a 4-hour guided bush walk along the Olifants River with an armed safari guide. Enjoy the sights and sounds of a real bushveld experience while keeping a keen eye on the thick bush for the Big Five and an abundance of antelope, predators and indigenous birds.

Return to Tremisana Game Lodge for a late breakfast and refreshments; relax and freshen up before it’s time for mid-afternoon tea and the afternoon game drive which takes you from Balule to your accommodation in Motlala Game Reserve.

Overnight in treehouse accommodation at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge.

Includes: Late breakfast & dinner

Day 3

Wake up early for hot beverages and rusks before setting off for a full-day safari tour of the Kruger National Park. We enter via Orpen Gate and spend the day exploring the upper-south and central region. Lunch break at a popular Kruger Park rest camp (for your own cost). Return to your lodge late afternoon. Spend another magical night at the lodge lapa enjoying an authentic African meal.

Overnight in treehouse accommodation at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge.

Includes: Breakfast & dinner

Day 4

Enjoy a hearty breakfast and then join your guide for a tour of Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre located on the outskirts of Hoedspruit. The centre cares for injured and orphaned wild animals and birds of prey. The 2-hour excursion includes a photo opportunity with one of the ambassador cheetahs.

Return to your lodge mid-day and relax around the camp before it’s time to depart late afternoon for a 3-hour game drive in Tshukudu Game Reserve. Return to your lodge late evening and enjoy another magical evening at the lodge lapa.

Overnight in treehouse accommodation at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 5

Wake up early for hot beverages and rusks before setting off for a full-day safari tour of the Kruger National Park. We enter via Orpen Gate and spend the day exploring the upper-south and central region. Lunch break at a popular Kruger Park rest camp (for your own cost). Return to your lodge late afternoon. Spend another magical night at the lodge lapa enjoying an authentic African meal.

Overnight in treehouse accommodation at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge.

Includes: Breakfast & dinner

Day 6

Wake up early and join an armed ranger for a 1-hour bush walk in the private game reserve. Enjoy a hearty breakfast before departing mid-morning for the return journey to Johannesburg, travelling via the famous Panorama Route. Arrive in Johannesburg late afternoon (approx 17h00).

Includes: Breakfast

What’s excluded

  • International and domestic flights\personal items and purchases, including toiletries, snacks, drinks and curios
  • Cash bar for alcoholic beverages and extra soft-drinks at safari lodges and on game drives
  • Gratuities for lodge staff and professional guides
R 12,295 6 Days , Easy

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