7 Day Chalet and Greenfire Lodge Safari

Discover the scenic wonders of the northern region of South Africa with a Big 5 safari tour of Kruger National Park and Greater Kruger.

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  • Duration: 7 Days
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What’s included

  • Transfers in a luxury air-conditioned tour vehicle 
  • Registered tour guide
  • Meals specified in the itinerary
  • Activities specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fee for panorama route attractions

Kruger National Park

  • 3 nights’ chalet accommodation at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
  • 1 x 3-hour game drive with a SANParks guide in an open safari vehicle
  • 5 x 3-hour game drives in an open safari vehicle with your tour guide
  • Kruger National Park entrance fee

Balule Private Game Reserve

  • 3 nights’ luxury accommodation at Greenfire Game Lodge
  • 6 x 3-hour guided game drives in an open safari vehicle

Panorama Route

  • Stop-off at viewpoints to the main attractions

Description

 HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • 3 Nights en-suite chalet accommodation in the Pretoriouskop rest camp (communal ablutions)
  • 3 Nights en-suite luxury accommodation at the Eco friendly Greenfire Lodge
  • Morning and Afternoon open vehicle safari drives
  • Sunset Safari Drive in the Kruger Park 
  • All entrance and conservation fees 

Our 7-day Kruger safari tour offers a magical mix of chalet and luxury suites in stunning bushveld surrounds, daily game drives in open safari vehicles and incredible animal sightings with a tour of the famous Panorama Route in between.

Pretoriuskop Rest Camp is located in the southern section of Kruger Park which is renowned for its high concentration of game. Guests stay in classic Kruger bungalows and enjoy delicious bushveld meals under the stars in the evenings.

Greenfire Game Lodge is located in Balule Private Game Reserve which is one of 18 unfenced game reserves that make up Greater Kruger. This vast protected wilderness area shares an unfenced border with Kruger Park and the animals roam freely between the two areas.

Accommodation

PRETORIUSKOP REST CAMP ǀ SANParks accommodation in Kruger National Park

A selection of bungalows and guest chalets in a secure rest camp.

Pretoriuskop Rest Camp is located in the southern section of the Kruger National Park which is renowned for its incredible biodiversity and high concentration of wildlife and birds. It’s surrounded by kiaat woodlands and savanna grasslands which is home to the Big 5 and an array of antelope.

Accommodation at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp ranges from budget-friendly campsites for tents and caravans and self-catering bungalows to family cottages and luxury guest houses. A recent addition is a luxury tented campsite that is situated on the fence overlooking the surrounding leafy woodlands.

There is a fully-stocked convenience store at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp and the restaurant which offers tourists simple, affordable meals. Pretoriuskop Rest Camp is best known for its spectacular swimming pool that’s built up against a flat granite boulder. 

Children of all ages are welcome at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp.

GREENFIRE GAME LODGE ǀ Luxury accommodation in Balule Private Game Reserve

9 deluxe suites, sleeping up to 18 adult guests

Greenfire Game Lodge is a dramatically revamped ecotourism destination located on Balule Private Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger. The 50 000-hectare reserve is one of 18 unfenced private reserves that fall within the Greater Kruger, which lies adjacent to the iconic Kruger National Park. Game roams freely between the two vast wilderness regions so you’re guaranteed incredible Big 5 wildlife sightings.

The luxury safari lodge is best known for its striking contemporary architectural design, isolated location and magnificent views over a seasonally-dry Mohlabetsi River. No effort has been spared to deliver an exclusive safari experience where the ultra-chic facilities of a modern safari lodge blend seamlessly with its stunning natural surrounds.

Each ensuite chalet lies nestled in a lush riverine woodland area, carefully positioned on the escarpment so they feel completely private. Floor-to-roof glass-fronted lounges lead out onto a private deck with panoramic views of the Balule bushveld. It’s an eco-conscious lodge so there is no air-conditioning but the suites are cleverly designed to allow air to breeze in and cool it down, and in winter sunlight pours in to warm up the suites.

Guests need to be 12 years and older to stay at Greenfire Game Lodge. Children aged 12-18 years are charged as adults.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (approx 385 kilometres)

Travel from Johannesburg in an air-conditioned tour vehicle to Pretoriuskop Rest Camp in Kruger National Park. It’s a 5-6 hour journey with a stop enroute for lunch and refreshments (for your own account).

Settle into your chalet; freshen up and relax. We depart at about 15h30 for an afternoon/night game drive with a SANParks guide in an open safari vehicle. We return after the normal gate closing times. Join your guide for a 3-course al-fresco dinner under the stars.

Overnight in a chalet at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp in Kruger National Park.

Includes: Dinner

DAY 2 & 3: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Wake up early for hot beverages and rusks, and then join your guide for a 3-hour morning game drive in Kruger Park in an open safari vehicle. Return to the rest camp for Brunch and a few hours of relaxation. There’s a lovely pool at Pretoriuskop and an onsite restaurant for lunch. 

We depart late afternoon for a 3-hour sunset game drive in an open safari vehicle. Return for a 3-course al-fresco dinner under the stars prepared by your guide.

Overnight in a chalet at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp in Kruger National Park.

Includes: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 4: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK - GREATER KRUGER (approx 90 kilometres)

Wake up early for your last sunrise game drive in Kruger Park. Return to the rest camp for a light breakfast, pack up and be ready to depart mid-morning for a tour of the famous Panorama Route and the drive to Balule Private Game Reserve in Greater Kruger. 

We stop along the way to visit the main attractions such as God’s Window and the Three Rondawels viewpoint. We arrive mid-day at Greenfire Game Lodge in time for a light lunch.

Settle into your suite; freshen up and relax. We depart late afternoon for a 3-hour sunset/night game drive in an open safari vehicle. We return to the lodge after the sun has gone down and enjoy dinner under the stars on the outdoor deck or in the restaurant (depending on the weather).

Overnight in a luxury suite at Greenfire Game Lodge in Balule Private Game Reserve.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 5 & 6: BALULE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Wake up early for hot beverages and rusks, and then join your guide for a 3-hour morning game drive in Balule in an open safari vehicle. Return to the lodge for breakfast and a few hours of relaxation. 

We depart late afternoon after High Tea for a 3-hour sunset/night game drive in an open safari vehicle. We return to the lodge after the sun has gone down and enjoy dinner under the stars on the outdoor deck or in the restaurant (depending on the weather).

Overnight in a luxury suite at Greenfire Game Lodge in Balule Private Game Reserve.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 6: GREATER KRUGER

Wake up early for hot beverages and rusks, and then join your guide for a 3-hour morning game drive in Sabi Sands in an open tour vehicle. Return to the camp for a late breakfast and a few hours of relaxation. 

We depart late afternoon for another glorious 3-hour game drive in Sabi Sands in an open safari vehicle. We return to the camp after the sun has gone down and enjoy dinner under the stars at the boma or under cover on the veranda (depending on the weather).

Overnight in a permanent safari tent at Tydon Safari Camp in Greater Kruger.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 7: BALULE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE - JOHANNESBURG (450 kilometres)

Enjoy your last sunrise game drive in Balule. Return to the lodge for a light breakfast, pack up and be ready to depart mid-morning for the return journey to Johannesburg. We stop enroute for a bite to eat and drinks (for your own account).

We arrive back in the city between 17h30 and 18h00. 

Exact drop-off time depends on where you are staying and traffic in that area at that time of day. Please confirm exact timings with your MoAfrika Tours representative before booking a connecting domestic or international flight.

Includes: Breakfast

What’s excluded

  • Scheduled domestic and international flights
  • Purchases of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (cash bar)
  • Meals and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Balule game reserve conservation levy
  • Gratuities
  • Visa fees if required

Important information

Guests are collected and dropped off at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. By special arrangement, guests can be collected and dropped-off from their hotel in Johannesburg or Pretoria (broad city precinct). Please pre-book this with your MoAfrika Tours representative.

Collect: Between 07h30 and 08h00

Drop-off: Between 17h30 and 18h00

Please note

Exact collection and drop-off times depend on where you are staying and traffic in the area at that time of the day. 

Tour price is quoted per person per tour and is subject to change. 

Children 6 years and younger are not permitted on the open safari vehicles. 

Children must be older than 12 years old to stay at Greenfire Game Lodge.  

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