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5 Day Safari Tremisana Lodge
Kruger National Park
Balule Nature Reserve
A Microbus Safari to the Kruger Park staying at Tremisana Game Lodge, and the opportunity to view the wildlife in Kruger National Park.
The very best VALUE-FOR-MONEY tours to Kruger Park.
Tremisana is the largest and leading lodge in the Balule section of Kruger Park. We have a total of 15 chalets plus a two-bedroomed Guest House. Every unit has a thatch roof, is air-conditioned and en suite ( shower, toilet, basin ) and has a tea/coffee station. Insect-proof screens are fitted on all windows.
There is a splash pool, open air boma for dinners around a crackling fire and a covered lapa overlooking a waterhole. A very beautiful luxuriant garden boasts numerous bougainvilleas, palms and cycads which give the camp a subtropical tone. Water features add a soothing effect and the overall feel of Tremisana Lodge is very relaxing. At night, the subdued light along the illuminated paved walkways lend a romantic and magical feel to this outstanding camp.
The lodge is serviced by two excellent boreholes. Its proximity to the tar road means Tremisana is easily accessible all year round, including the rainy season.
Day One: We collect our guests from all hotels, guesthouses and private homes in Gauteng as well as from Johannesburg International Airport. We travel via the Highveld farmlands to the picturesque subtropical Lowveld and onwards to Tremisana Game Lodge in the Balulue Section of the Kruger Park. During a short break, you may rest in your room, have a refreshing dip in our sparkling pool, unwind at the bar or relax in the beautiful gardens. At around 17h00 you board the open Landcruiser for a Sunset Drive. Your qualified guide will facilitate your first exciting opportunity to experience the varied African fauna and flora. Watch the magnificent African sunset, and, after darkness falls, use spotlights to locate nocturnal animals. Dinner in the Boma will be a traditional South African meal. Overnight in comfortable, air-conditioned en suite thatch-roofed chalets.
Day Two: Awaken at sunrise for a cuppa and rusks before an exhilarating day of bush experience. Drive to the mighty Olifants River, where you enjoy a four hour “ walk in the wild ”. Your experienced field guide will lead you through the bush at a pace you can handle in search of the Big Five. The thrill of following Africa’s large animals in a quest to approach close enough to take a good photo will remain with you forever. Adrenalin surges will be acute, notwithstanding the fact that your ranger is adequately armed in case of potential danger. Return to Tremisana for brunch, after which you may swim or sleep in your airconditioned chalet. The new Lapa has extensive wildlife books and magazines. A snooze on a hammock might also do the trick ! For the very keen, we offer a game-viewing Hide (with ablutions) overlooking Tremisana Dam, where animals and birds often come to drink. At around 15h00 we drive to Tshukudu Game Reserve, where a scrumptious tea is served. We may even be joined by the tame Cheetahs ! We then go on a 3 hour Game Drive where the chances of seeing the Big Five are especially good. All the rangers are in constant radio contact and great sightings are guaranteed !
Day Three: Drive to the Orpen Gate of Kruger, where we transfer to a custom-built open-sided Gameviewer. The open vehicle allows for a total wildlife opportunity - you will not only have an amazing opportunity to view game, but also to listen to and smell the African bush and its denizens. The absence of windows and your elevated vantage position allow for excellent photographic opportunities. Your experienced guide will show you many animals and birds that frequent this wildlife paradise. We have regular stops at picnic spots, rest camps and places of interest. The Orpen-Satara-Nwanedzi regions have open plains and support large herds of zebra, giraffe and antelope that attract numerous predators. In fact, this zone has the highest concentration of lions in Africa !
Day Four: Enjoy an early morning Sunrise Drive on Balule on the open Landcruiser. After a hearty breakfast, there is an opportunity to purchase some memorabilia from our shop and take your last photos of the luxuriant lush gardens at Tremisana. We then drive to the awesome Blyde River Canyon and view the Three Rondawels. We return to Gauteng in the late afternoon. Airport dropoff by arrangement.
Day Five: Early morning Game Drive precedes a CHAMPAGNE BUSH BREAKFAST. Your guide will set up picnic tables and chairs at any spot you choose along the Olifants River. Enjoy an unforgettable breakfast al fresco in the middle of the African bush ! After breakfast, continue with the Game Drive and return to Tremisana in the late morning. After High Tea, we drive to Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre. Here you will learn about the sterling work being done in rehabilitating injured and orphaned animals. You will get close and personal to some of the residents, including lions and leopards. Your understanding of Conservation will be greatly improved. Return to Tremisana for dinner and overnight.
Inclusions & Exclusions
TARIFFS include all transfers, all entry fees, all game drives and game walks and accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
Excluded: lunches,drinks, gratuities and personal items
NOTE : For people that are unable to do the walk, we replace Day Two with a full day safari on an open vehicle in Kruger.
Please note: No children under the age of 12 years may participate in the bushwalks, an alternative activity can be arranged.
Transfers from Gauteng are in air-conditioned Toyota Quantums. Secure door-to-door collection from your hotel/hostel/airport ensures peace of mind regarding your safety concerns. We collect cliens from Dullstroom or Nelspruit.
Indemnity forms must be signed at the start of your safari
Limitations Luggage - 20 Kg
Tremisana Game Lodge
The presence of lions, elephants and buffalo necessitates the maintaining of an electric fence around the camp. A troop of Vervet Monkeys have learned how to avoid being shocked and have made Tremisana their permanent home. Their antics never fail to amuse and enthrall our guests. Mindful of the increasing demand of tourists to have extended walks in the bush, away from the crowds, 2008 saw the introduction of a new product for clients booking the Tremisana safaris : The Balule Plains experience. Our guests really enjoy getting close to Nature while tracking the Big Five. 2010 sees the introduction of a new product: A game drive in the Big Five Tshukudu Game Reserve. The game drives on Tshukudu are excellent and the rangers are in constant radio contact with one another. Unlike Kruger Park, limited off-road driving is permitted to get a better photo of the Big Five.
What to bring? - casual neutral-coloured clothes by day and a coat for sunset drive. - sunhat, sunglasses, swimming gear, walking shoes. - Sunscreen and insect repellent. - Flashlight, binoculars and photographic equipment. - Money for lunches, drinks and personal expenses. - A keen pair of eyes to help us spot all the animals!