5-day safari experience staying at a Private Game Reserve sharing unfenced borders with the Kruger Park & Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
Departure Point: OR Tambo Aiport Bus Terminal at 6:45 am (Private collections can be arranged from your hotel on request at a surcharge).
Note: This package starts and ends in Johannesburg. There is also the option to start and finish in Cape Town. Additional charges will however apply.
Add on Packages: Extend your holiday by adding a Garden Route, Victoria Falls or Cape Town Package to your safari.
Day 1: Johannesburg to the Private Game Reserve & Sunset Safari Drive
The shuttle bus departs from Johannesburg's OR Tambo Airport at 6:45 am, from right outside International Arrivals. The drive takes 6-7 hours and you travel through a few touristic towns en route to the town of Hoedspruit. Of course, you make scheduled and unscheduled stops for the bathroom, to stretch your legs and to buy some snacks or refreshments along the way.
On arrival at Main Camp, you will get a brief camp orientation and then checked into your room. There is time to freshen up and enjoy a light snack before you set off on a sunset safari drive in the Manyeleti Reserve. Safari drives in the Manyeleti will be accompanied by a ranger or guide who have a comprehensive knowledge of all flora and fauna found in Manyeleti. They are all very passionate people who have a special ability to teach you about nature. You arrive back at the camp as the sun is almost completely gone and you can sip on a refreshing drink or coffee at the camp dining area before sitting down to dinner. Dinner is served and you have a choice from a three-course meal including starters, main course, and dessert. After dinner, spend sometime around the fire sharing stories of the day before retiring to your room for a good night’s rest.
Day 2-3: Morning & Sunset Night Safari Drives in the Private Game Reserve
Today you will get a wakeup call from your guide and make your way down to the dining area for tea and coffee which will be served with biscuits before departing on your morning adventure.
Your guide will explain the morning's events before departing on an open game viewing vehicle through the Manyeleti Game Reserve.
You will have the opportunity to spot the Big 5 animals like Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant, and Buffalo, as well as an array of antelope and other wildlife animals that can be found in the Reserve.
Arriving back at the camp after the safari drive, you are invited to relax and enjoy brunch at your own leisure. After brunch, there is time to walk around the camp or have a swim (depending upon the season of course). Make good use of this time to catch up on some sleep or simply enjoy the absolute tranquillity of the bush from the comfort of your room.
Hopefully feeling totally relaxed and well-rested, you make your way to the restaurant area for a light lunch including sandwiches and snacks, fruit juices and ice-cold drinks. Your guide meets you in the restaurant area and you depart on an afternoon safari drive in the Manyeleti Game Reserve. You make your way back to the camp after an exhilarating drive where dinner will be waiting for you. Dinner is served, and you have a choice from a three-course meal including starters, main course, and dessert. After dinner enjoy an early night’s rest or stargaze from the deck in front of your air-conditioned tented room.
Day 4: Full Day Kruger Park Safari Drive
Day four of your safari begins with early morning tea or coffee and a light snack before venturing into the wilderness to explore the Kruger National Park in search of Africa’s Big Five (rhino, leopard, lion, buffalo and elephant) and the variety of other wild animals and birds that inhabit the legendary Kruger National Park. You will stop en-route to enjoy breakfast packs provided by the lodge and for lunch, there will be a stop at a Main Rest Camp. After lunch, we continue on the afternoon safari drive in search of any animals that may have eluded us thus far. We return to Tthe Lodge after a full day in the Kruger. Dinner is served under the stars.
Day 5: Morning Safari Drive in the Private Game Reserve & Transfer to Johannesburg
Today your safari trip comes to an end. However, there is still an exciting morning safari game drive planned. You will get a wakeup call from your guide and make your way down to the dining area for tea and coffee which will be served with biscuits before departing on your morning adventure. You will have the opportunity to spot animals that have eluded you thus far. Arriving back at the camp after the safari drive, you enjoy breakfast then check-out from your rooms. We travel back to Johannesburg via beautiful landscapes and quaint towns. Your safari ends back in Johannesburg at approximately 17:30.