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Kruger Lodge Experience (3 days)

3 Days | Head out into the wilds of Kruger National Park in comfort

5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews submitted.
Short Breaks
Wildlife
From
GBP £685
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No holiday to South Africa would be complete without a safari - a chance to spot Africa's Big Five and to wander the vast open savanna. Join us as we heed the call of the Kruger and embark on a magical journey into this vast, game-filled national park. Search for lions, leopards, buffaloes, rhinos and elephants during the day, and then relax in a comfortable lodge at night. This is the perfect way to see the spectacular Kruger National Park without sacrificing creature comforts.

Trip overview

Map of Kruger Lodge Experience (3 Days) 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
UBAI
This trip generates 31.85 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 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

Map of Kruger Lodge Experience (3 Days) including South Africa

Inclusions

Meals

2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Transport

4x4 safari vehicle, minibus

Accommodation

Lodge (2 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

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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 3. 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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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews submitted.
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Justin · Traveled September 2023
A short, but excellent introductory safari adventure in the renowned Kruger National Park. The accommodations were very generous "glamping" style tents with staff and food that absolutely made you feel like at home. The drivers were thorough and amazing - we got to see four of the big 5, including 2 leopards! Seeing one leopard is rare in of itself. The drive back to Johannesburg was also great as you stop by the Three Rondavels and Blyde River Canyon viewpoint area. Transportation was efficient to and/from Kruger. Would definitely do another tour with Intrepid again!
Review submitted 29 Sep 2023

Kylie · Traveled March 2020
Review submitted 16 Mar 2020
Kruger Lodge Experience (3 days)
From
GBP £685