Kruger Experience - Lodge (5 days)

5 Days | Experience South Africa's Kruger Park and surrounding region.

5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews submitted.
Short breaks
AUD $1,905
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Embark on a thrilling journey into the vast, game-filled Kruger National Park. Head out on game drives to spot lions, zebras, buffaloes, cheetahs and elephants during the day, and relax in a comfortable lodge in the evening. Enjoy delicious traditional African cuisine, admire sweeping vistas, learn about the flora and fauna of the region from experienced guides and marvel at the beauty of a star-studded African sky. Time spent in Kruger is rewarding and inspiring - this trip is really one to savour.

Trip overview

Map of Kruger Experience - Lodge (5 Days) including South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
Short breaks, Wildlife
South Africa
Physical rating
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Min 6
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
This trip generates 53.64 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Experience a private game reserve in an open top 4x4 vehicle
  • Enjoy traditional South African cuisine while dining under the stars
  • Try to spot the Big Five in Kruger National Park on two full day game drives
  • Stay in a comfortable safari lodge in a communal setting with friendly hosts
  • Take in amazing views at the viewpoint over the awesome Blyde River Canyon and view the Three Rondavels

Is this trip right for you?
  • This itinerary starts and finishes in Johannesburg and includes 2 long travel days.
  • On Short Breaks, you maintain a good level of independence and freedom, with the added bonus of having the details sorted out for you. You’ll have lots of free time and you won’t be accompanied by a Trip Leader. This means that all included activities and tours will be run by different local Intrepid partners, and these may operate independently from each other. The included activities and transfers will operate on a join-in basis, which means that you could have your Adventure all to yourself, or others may join you along the way. If you would prefer to travel in a group with a dedicated Trip Leader, just get in touch with your booking agent and they will take you through some alternatives.
  • The transport to and from Kruger National Park will be in a 13-seater minivan. This is a shuttle service that departs daily. You may be sharing this shuttle ride with other travellers booked on different trips and itineraries to you.
  • Our lodge is located within the Greater Kruger Park ecosystem. It’s about a 50 minute drive to Kruger National Park’s Orpen Gate. On this itinerary you will have Game Drives in both the Kruger National Park and neighbouring Private Game Reserves.
  • As the early bird catches the worm, the early camper sights the animals. There will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.
  • Regardless of where you stay, power cuts and breaks in hot water are sometimes unavoidable, as in any developing country. In particular, South Africa suffers from load-shedding: rolling blackouts that are engineered specifically to share out available power in the region.


Map of Kruger Experience - Lodge (5 Days) including South Africa



4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners


4x4 safari vehicle, Minibus


Lodge (4 nights)

  • Private Game Reserve - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Kruger National Park - Full Day 4X4 Game Drive
  • Kruger Lodge Reserve - Morning Nature Walk
Add on activities
  • Panorama Route - Day trip - ZAR1550

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Important notes

1. This trip starts and ends in Johannesburg. We depart between 5.30am and 6:30am on Day 1 so it is essential that you overnight in Johannesburg the day before the tour. If you want to explore Johannesburg at either end of the tour, please allow additional days.

2. You will be picked up between 5.30am and 6.30 am on Day 1 of this itinerary. Our preferred Joining Point Hotel is the Holiday Inn Rosebank and pick up time if 6.00 am. If you require a pick up from another Rosebank area hotel only, please advise your booking agent at least 14 days prior to departure. Our local operations team will advise the relevant Hotel reception of the exact pick up time 24 hours prior to pick up.

3. This trip finishes upon arrival in Johannesburg on Day 5. On arrival in Johannesburg you can be dropped at the airport or at our finishing point hotel. Please do not book any flights until after 10pm this evening.

4. Please note this is a join in adventure and you will travel with a group of like minded Intrepid and non Intrepid passengers during transfers and game drives.

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5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews submitted.
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Karen-Anne · Traveled June 2024
5 day Kruger Experience was amazing - Panzi Lodge was really nice and the host and staff look after you very well (food is delicious). The game drives within Kruger National Park, the private reserve drive and the Panorama Route provided many WOW wildlife and scenery moments. Highly recommend this trip.
Review submitted 24 Jun 2024

Judith · Traveled August 2023
Loved our 5 day Kruger Lodge in comfort experience. We were well looked after all the way, and loved the activities. Two consecutive days game drive was really good. We got different experiences each day. Highly recommend this trip.
Review submitted 09 Sep 2023

David · Traveled August 2023
The five day Kruger Park Tour was excellent. Accommodation and food was great as were the safari drives where we got to experience so much wildlife. We were got to experience the big five up close. Great tour.
Review submitted 11 Sep 2023

Mattia · Traveled August 2023
A dream come true; found it a little pricey but now I found totally worth it. Competent and lovely staff; safe and clean environment; definitely got everything I was looking for! And the animal sights of course !
Review submitted 14 Aug 2023

Ann · Traveled October 2022
A wonderful magical place. The lodge was amazing, the food excellent, the staff cheerful, the game drives outstanding. Loved every minute.
Review submitted 29 Oct 2022
Kruger Experience - Lodge (5 days)
AUD $1,905