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Kruger National Park Safari

6 Nights

From $6,700 USD

Tour Highlights:

The magic of Kruger National Park without the crowds
100% ethical and sustainable to people and planet
Fully immersive wildlife safari experience staying in comfortable reed huts and luxury tents

Kruger National Park Safari

Journey Overview

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with our Kruger National Park Safari! Your journey begins in vibrant Johannesburg, where you'll stay at the stylish boutique hotel, The Peech. Explore the city's hidden gems on an exhilarating tour with Coffeebeans Routes and enjoy a delectable dinner at Marble Restaurant.

Next, fly to Hoedspruit Airport and enter the untamed beauty of Umlani Game Reserve for two days of thrilling game drives, bush walks, and intimate wildlife encounters.

Continue your sustainable safari at Tanda Tula for three more days of luxury and nature coexisting harmoniously. Morning and afternoon game drives will uncover the secrets of the African bush.

On the final day, bid farewell to your Kruger National Park Safari paradise as you return to Johannesburg and journey back to Cape Town, reflecting on the extraordinary experiences of your adventure.

For those seeking more, extend your journey with optional trips to breathtaking destinations like Blyde River Canyon, Panorama Route, Limpopo Province, Great Zimbabwe, or the magnificent Victoria Falls. Don't miss this chance to create lasting memories and forge a deeper connection with the wild. Join us for a South African safari road trip that will leave you longing for more!

Explore the Kruger National Park: Unforgettable Safari Adventures Await!

 

DAY 1

Art Deco Gem in Melrose North

  • Your Accommodation

    Upon landing in Johannesburg, Ndila Tours will be your escort to The Peech, a unique hotel housed in a 1950's Art Deco-style building, owned by the same family for generations. James Peech is actively involved in daily operations, preserving the essence of a grand family home. The Peech is located in the upscale Melrose North neighborhood, offering an escape in the heart of Johannesburg.

    Your home away from home:

    The Peech Hotel
    www.thepeech.co.za
    61 North St, Melrose North, Johannesburg, 2196
    Tel +27 (0) 11 537 9797

  • Your Travel Time

    You'll be collected from O R Tambo Airport in Johannesburg and transferred to The Peech Hotel. Travel time is approximately 37 minutes.

  • Your Activities

    Adjacent to the hotel lies the serene James and Ethel Grey Park, home to its bird sanctuary. The Peech provides a variety of amenities, including a bistro, a spacious outdoor pool, lush gardens, a library, and easy access to a nearby gym.

    After settling into your room, you'll embark on a Public Art Safari with Michael Letlala from Coffeebeans Routes. This tour is designed to immerse you in the authentic culture of the city and uncover the rich stories of Johannesburg. Coffeebeans Routes' innovative approach has earned them recognition and accolades, extending their tours to Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Nairobi.

  • Your Food

    Meal inclusions for this stop are breakfast only. The Peech Hotel offers a bistro where guests can enjoy meals.

    If you're seeking a delectable dining experience, Marble Restaurant in the area is recommended, where you can savor the flavors of Johannesburg.

DAYS 2 - 3

Bush Immersion at Umlani

  • Your Accommodation

    Umlani Bushcamp (DLB&B) is a truly unique, family-owned establishment crafted entirely from locally sourced materials. Here, the focus is on immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the bush, rather than being disconnected behind screens and modern comforts. While each Eco-Hut provides spacious and comfortable accommodations with en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers, you won't find Wi-Fi, air conditioning, or televisions throughout the camp. Umlani is dedicated to minimal environmental impact, and many of the staff have been part of the Umlani family since its founding in 1989, creating a strong sense of community.

    Your home away from home:

    Umlani Bush Camp
    www.umlani.com
    Timbavati Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit, 7985
    Tel +27 (0)21 785 5547

  • Your Travel Time

    On the morning of Day 2, following a delightful breakfast by the poolside at The Peech, your next adventure awaits. At 10h00, Ndila Transfers will be ready to pick you up and escort you to OR Tambo Airport, where you'll catch a brief, one-hour flight to Hoedspruit. Touching down in Hoedspruit just after midday, you'll be greeted by the welcoming Umlani team, who will arrange a shared shuttle to transport you to the bush camp in Timbavati.

  • Your Activities

    During your stay at Umlani, your package includes two daily game drives, with an evening drive upon arrival and a morning drive on your departure day.

  • Your Food

    You'll enjoy fully catered accommodations, meaning you can leave all your culinary concerns behind and savor the wilderness experience to the fullest!

    Meal inclusions: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAYS 4 - 6
Timbavati & Kruger Park

Riverside Safari Retreat

  • Your Accommodation

    Tanda Tula is a place that leaves a lasting impression. Established on a shoestring budget in 1976, it remains in the caring hands of the Scott family, who wholeheartedly embody the concept of "transformation" so vital in South Africa. Transformation here signifies the essential shift from exclusive white, male ownership of land, businesses, and resources to a more equitable distribution, allowing the majority of the population to share in these resources.

    Don Scott, one of the owners at Tanda Tula, passionately advocates for this transformation: "It is imperative that we all commit to a transformation in
    our industry, especially one that nurtures the talents of young black individuals. As a company, Tanda Tula wholeheartedly believes this is the key to ensuring our businesses remain sustainable in the long run. Succession planning must be inclusive and representative of the country's demographics."

    Tanda Tula not only focuses on the development of its staff but also places great importance on the education of their children. They generously provide full scholarships for their children to attend Southern Cross School, a renowned private school offering world-class education from pre-primary to 12th grade.

    Tanda Tula's commitment to the spirit of the early days of safari is evident in their choice of tented accommodation. However, these are no ordinary tents but rather luxurious five-star suites with canvas walls. The goal is to maintain the essence of the safari's bygone era while adding modern comforts and conveniences. Tanda Tula offers two distinctive camps: the Safari Camp and the Tented Camp. Both camps feature just twelve spacious tents, generously sized at over 50 square meters, complete with large private bathrooms, outdoor showers, a comfortable sitting area, and a private deck.

    Your stay at Tanda Tula promises not only an unforgettable safari but also a luxurious and authentic connection with the untamed beauty of the African wilderness.

    Your home away from home:

    Tanda Tula
    www.tandatula.com
    Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa, 1380
    Tel +27 (15) 793 0369

  • Your Travel Time

    Today, you'll embark on your final thrilling game drive or bush walk with the knowledgeable rangers at Umlani, soaking in every last moment of the wild wonders. After this memorable experience, you'll be transferred to the remarkable Tanda Tula (DLB&B), just a short 10-kilometer drive away.

  • Your Activities

    During your stay at Tanda Tula, the skilled trackers and rangers will guide you up close to a captivating array of wildlife, including wild dogs, cheetahs, leopards, lions, elephants, zebras, giraffes, ostriches, and wildebeests.

  • Your Food

    Dining at Tanda Tula is an experience as unique as the setting itself. Meals are always enjoyed al fresco and are never held in the same location twice. You'll be transported to different parts of the reserve for each meal, where guests come together around one long table, attended to by hosts, staff, and rangers.

    The lodge buildings themselves are a testament to five-star catering, featuring an extensive wine list to complement your culinary experience.

    Meal inclusions: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 7
Hoedspruit

Journey's End

  • Your Accommodation

    On your last day, you’ll be collected from Tanda Tula and transferred back to Hoedspruit Aiport (45 minutes). From there, you’ll fly back to O R Tambo and continue with your onward journey.

    Your home away from home:

    Hoedspruit
    www.tandatula.com
    Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa, 1380
    Tel +27 (15) 793 0369

  • Your Travel Time

    45 minutes

  • Your Activities
  • Your Food
YOUR JOURNEY ENDS HERE

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