You are collected from the airport (O R Tambo International Airport) or any address in Johannesburg (within close proximity) between 06:00 - 09:30. Airport arrivals should ensure flights land early enough to collect their baggage and make their way to the meeting spot on time. We strongly advise staying over in Johannesburg one night before the start of your Kruger Package in case of any unforeseen delays upon your arrival.
Traveling through farmlands to the picturesque Lowveld, we reach Tremisana Game Lodge in the Balule Section of the Kruger Park. Following a brief break, where you can unwind at the bar, take a swim, or relax in the tropical gardens, we embark on a 4-hour Sunset Drive aboard the open Landcruiser. Your guide will showcase a variety of animals and birds, utilizing spotlights after dark to spot nocturnal species. Cap off the day with an unforgettable BUSH BBQ at our Marula Tree Boma, followed by a Night Drive. Rest for the night in comfortable air-conditioned en-suite thatch-roofed chalets. (D)
Awaken at sunrise for an exhilarating day of unforgettable bush life. Drive to a remote part of the Balule Game Reserve, where you enjoy a 4-hour Bush Walk. Your experienced field guide will lead you through the bush. The thrill of following Africa’s large animals until you can take a photo will remain with you forever. Adrenalin surges will be acute, notwithstanding the presence of your armed ranger. Return to Tremisana for brunch. Lunch will be served in the Lapa at 13:30. At around 15:00 we go on an afternoon game drive. Transfer to Marc’s Treehouse Lodge where accommodation is in fascinating and romantic treehouses. (B, D)
Drive to the Orpen Gate of Kruger on a custom-built open-sided Gameviewer, offering unobstructed views and an immersive experience without intervening glass windows. Enjoy regular stops at picnic spots, restcamps, and points of interest as you witness the open plains of the Orpen-Satara-Nwanedzi regions, attracting large herds of zebra, giraffe, and antelope, subsequently drawing many predators. This zone is renowned for having the highest concentration of lions in Africa. (B, D)
Commence the day with a Sunrise Walk, followed by a delightful breakfast. Travel through the Panorama Route to marvel at scenic splendors, including the Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon. As the afternoon unfolds, we return to Johannesburg, with airport drop-off available upon arrangement at around 17:00. (B)
Transport from and to Johannesburg airport/accommodation
3 nights accommodation
4-hour sunset drive on Balule Big 5 Reserve
Bush braai at Marula Tree Boma
4-hour Big Five bush walk with armed rangers
2-hour afternoon game drive on Balule
Full day in Kruger on open game viewer
Scenic highlights of Blyde River Canyon including Three Rondavels
Ekstra udgifter på rejsen
1 nights' accommodation at Tremisana Lodge and 2 nights' accommodation in a treehouse or cabin at Marc's Treehouse Lodge.
Tremisana Game Lodge, boasts a total of 15 chalets and a two-bedroom guesthouse. Each unit is en-suite, and all are equipped with air conditioning. Every bed is adorned with its own mosquito net. While 24-hour WIFI is available to all guests, it's essential to note that, being in the heart of Africa's bush, WIFI signals may occasionally be intermittent, emphasizing the immersive connection with nature.
Marc's Treehouse Lodge*
There are three original treehouses, each without en-suite facilities but featuring private designated ablutions. These unique structures are either constructed in trees or supported by them. The remaining nine treehouses, while not literally situated in trees, are built on stilts within the tree canopy and are strategically placed in the gallery forest. Among these, three treehouses offer a picturesque view of an illuminated waterhole, often visited by our resident buffalo herd. The other nine treehouses are discreetly nestled within the gallery forest along the river. Every treehouse is furnished with beds and linen, provided with soap and towels, equipped with an overhead fan, mosquito nets, and boasts a wooden viewing deck.
Marc’s Treehouse Lodge has a swimming pool, a bush bar and a rustic boma where 3 course meals are served. After your evening meal, which always has a typical African flavour, you can relax around the crackling campfire and share your impressions of the day’s wildlife highlights and adventures.
*Please Note, there is limited tree houses at this lodge. So your booking might be in one of the cabins and not the tree house