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Kruger Lodge Experience

4 Days | Experience the magical Kruger Park in style.

4.7 out of 5 based on 10 reviews submitted.
Short Breaks
Wildlife
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CAD $1,338
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Get a taste of one of the most famous game reserves in the world on this 4-day safari in Kruger National Park. Staying in a beautiful lodge just outside of the park, spend days searching out the remarkable animals that make their home here – leopards, lions, giraffe, rhino, hippos, antelope, buffalo are just some of the wild and wonderful creatures to see. After exciting days exploring the open savanna, relax in the evenings eating traditional foods and listening to the nocturnal symphony of this incredible safari destination.

Trip overview

Map of Kruger Lodge Experience including South Africa
Start
Johannesburg, South Africa
Finish
Johannesburg, South Africa
Theme
Short Breaks, Wildlife
Destinations
South Africa
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 6
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
UBAD
This trip generates 64.56 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 after dark 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 a full day game drive
  • Stay in a comfortable safari lodge in a communal setting with friendly hosts
  • Visit the awesome Blyde River Canyon and view the Three Rondavels on your return trip to Johannesburg

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.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

Map of Kruger Lodge Experience including South Africa

Inclusions

Meals

3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

Transport

4x4 safari vehicle, Minibus

Accommodation

Lodge (3 nights)

Activities
  • Private Game Reserve - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Kruger National Park - Full Day 4X4 Game Drive
  • Kruger Lodge Reserve - Morning Nature Walk
Add on activities
  • Kruger Lodge - Massage Treatment - From - ZAR480
  • Panorama Route - Day trip - ZAR1550
  • Kruger National Park - Day trip - ZAR1950
  • Private Game Reserve - Big 5 game drive - ZAR1200

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Important notes

1. This trip departs between 5.30am and 6:30am on Day 1 so it is essential that you overnight in Johannesburg the day before the tour.
2. You will be picked up on day 1 from our preferred Joining Point Hotel; the Holiday Inn Rosebank and pick up time is 6.00 am.
3. If you require pick up from another centrally-located hotel in Johannesburg or OR Tambo Airport Hotel, please inform your booking agent at least 14 days prior to departure.
4. This trip finishes upon arrival in Johannesburg on Day 4. Please do not book any flights until after 10pm this evening.

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 10 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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Kelly · Traveled June 2023
This is a great way to see Kruger and the 4 day experience was perfect for us. We enjoyed the optional boat tour of the canyon. Meals were superb and the game drives were fantastic.
Review submitted 07 Jul 2023

Ashleigh · Traveled June 2023
The lodge accomodation was so beautiful and the staff were really friendly and helpful. The inclusions were all great, I have nothing but good things to say about this experience. Would highly recommend!
Review submitted 29 Jun 2023

Patricia · Traveled June 2023
Our Kruger Lodge Experience was saved by the wonderful Solly from Intrepid who we were so lucky to have as our guide for two days in Kruger National Park. The breadth and depth of his knowledge was amazing. We learnt a lot and developed a greater appreciation for the adaptability of the wide range of animal species and the importance of maintaining a balanced ecosystem. He was entertaining, friendly and caring during two long days of driving and viewing. The accommodation however was neither “tastefully decorated” nor “comfortably appointed”.
Review submitted 26 Jun 2023

Mark · Traveled December 2022
The 4 day safari was excellent value for money. The accommodation & meals were to a good standard and the fun of staying in a permanent tent added to the experience. All the staff, from the transfer drivers to/from JNB, the hotel staff and in particular Harrison on the safari itself were friendly, knowledgeable and professional - I highly recommend if like us, this is your first safari!
Review submitted 19 Dec 2022

Simon · Traveled December 2022
Great company, easy transfers with nice stop offs, safari itself was excellent. Everyone we met was really friendly. Very much enjoyed the two days of safari.
Review submitted 05 Jan 2023
Kruger Lodge Experience
From
CAD $1,338