On this 5 day Kruger Park Safari you will spend 4 nights and only pay for three nights at the luxury Simbavati Game Lodge in the Timbavati Game Reserve which gives you an authentic safari experience and 8 open vehicle safari drives. This is why you go to a private safari lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park, for a relaxing well-earned once in a life time genuine safari. Go Safari will arrange this dream safari for you.
An exclusive African Safari experience awaits you at the Simbavati Game Lodge, situated in the world famous Timbavati Private Game Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. The reserve is home to the famous White Lions and offers exceptional game viewing opportunities. Simbavati Game Lodge has extensive tracts of wilderness (over 9 500 hectares) in which to experience an authentic but affordable African safari.
|5 Day Safari||
Cost per person
|Staying at Simbavati River Lodge||ZAR 19,198.00 - SAVE R5,281.00|
|Staying at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge||ZAR 23,198.00 - SAVE R6 612.00|
Cost for 4 or more people travelling together on request
We will meet you at your hotel/guest house in Johannesburg and travel east to Dullstroom and Lydenburg. After a refreshment break in Ohrigstad we then a drive along part of the panoramic route along the escarpment of the Drakensberg mountains, stopping the Blyde River Canyon to experience the breath-taking view. This magnificent canyon is the third largest canyon in the world.
Continue down the spectacular Abel Erasmus Pass into the Lowveld, it is now only a forty five minute drive to the Timbavati Reseve gate. Timbavati is a "Big Five” reserve which is part of Greater Kruger Park. Your safari starts now with an hours drive throug the Timbavato to Simbavati River or Hilltop Lodge. After enjoying welcome “non-alcoholic” drink on arrival, time to settle into your luxury suite/tent then enjoy a light lunch looking out over the reserve and the river.
Late afternoon is "safari time" Meet your ranger and board an open game tracking vehicle to explore the African Bush looking for some of the many species that make this area home. The ranger will point out and explain the many animals found, and hopefully you will be lucky enough to see the elusive cats. Just before sunset the ranger will stop and sundowner drinks accompanied with tasty snacks are enjoyed in the bush. The drive back to the lodge will be a night drive using spot lights to look for the elusive nocturnal animals. Once back at the lodge meet fellow guests at the bar area and dinner is served in a traditional "boma".
A very early morning wake up call and a welcome mug of coffee with your ranger before departing on the early morning game drive tracking animals and searching for the Big 5. Return to the lodge and freshen up, and enjoy a sumptuous brunch. Following brunch just enjoy the lodge surroundings, relax next to the pool with a good book, get pampered in the Spa, sit on your private deck and see what animals come to drink or catch up on some sleep.
Afternoon high tea is a time to interact with other guests and is served at around 3:30pm with a selection salty and sweet treats. Following directly thereafter you are off to an afternoon & evening game drive adventure with a stop-over in the bush for sundowners watching the splendour of the African sun setting over the mountains. Drinks are accompanied by snacks and some South African specialties. After the sun set stop the drive is continued with the aid of spot lights looking for any animals not yet spotted. Return to the lodge, freshen up and meet for a pre-dinner drink. Dinner is served at various settings - around the fire, by candle light in the dining room, on the lodge deck, or even in your suite - for a more romantic affair!
A very early morning wake up call an a welcome mug of coffee with your ranger before departing on the early morning game drive tracking animals and searching for the Big 5. Return to the lodge and freshen up, and enjoy a sumptuous brunch. Check out and enjoy the last few hours at the lodge. A driver will meet yoy at the lodge and drive you to Hoedspruit Airport in time for the 2:30pm flight to Johannesburg or Cape Town Airport.
The itinerary may be changed to accommodate weather and time constraints. You also have the option of flying both ways.You will be guided throughout the safari and have access to Go Safari 24/7 if any problems arise.
Go Safari can tailor make this safari for you using our skills, contacts, knowledge and experience.