Exceptional comfort in nature at Ku Sungula Safari Lodge

Who says adventure in the wild heart of South Africa can’t be combined with a touch of luxury? At Ku Sungula Safari Lodge, you can enjoy an unforgettable safari experience and comfort. The authentic African safari-style rondavels are tastefully decorated and one with the pristine nature. Enjoy the convenience and personal atmosphere of this rustic, intimate lodge. The charming rondavels offer breathtaking views of the bush while cooling against the heat through their clever design. Witness the most spectacular starry sky at night and listen to the sounds of the wilderness in the morning. At the lodge, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks according to the itinerary.


  • Daily Game drives
  • One night camp in The Kruger National Park
  • Full day Panoramaroute
  • Bush Walk

Travel overview

Day 1. Road transfer from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo to Ku Sungula Safari Lodge and game drive PM

Day 2. Full day Ku Sungula safari lodge

Day 3. Camp in the Kruger National Park

Day 4. Leave camp, game drive towards Ku Sungula safari lodge, Game Drive PM

Day 5. Full day Panorama scenis route

Day 6. Bush walk and road transfer to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport


Travel description

  • Tailor-made safari car
  • Game drive car
  • Transfers
  • Lodge
  • Meals included
  • Drinks included
  • Activities
  • With your own 4WD
  • Campsite
Day 1. Road transfer from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo to Ku Sungula Safari Lodge and game drive PM

Today the adventure begins! In the morning, you take a flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival, the driver from our partner Swift Kruger Shuttles will be waiting for you at the OR Tambo Airport bus terminal. The pickup time is 07:45 am local time. The shuttle arrives around 1:20 pm at the Olifants West Gate endpoint, where one of our guides will be waiting to take you to Ku Sungula Safari Lodge. After a warm welcome, you check in, and it’s time for a delicious lunch and relaxation. In the afternoon, our guide and tracker will take you on your first game drive, exciting! Keep your camera and binoculars ready because the game drives go off-road and take you as close as possible to the animals. Once back at the lodge, a delicious dinner awaits you.


Accommodation: Ku Sungula Safari Lodge
Mealplan: Lunch, Dinner and Drinks
Activities: Transfer from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport to Balule Olifants West
Game drive PM


Experience the African Bushveld in the wild heart of South Africa with a touch of Luxury. Ku Sungula Safari Lodge is a Greater Kruger Park Safari Lodge in South Africa that exudes the romance and beauty of a bygone age. At the lodge they offer you daily comfort and convenience during an unforgettable safari experience. Your stay is your own unique personal adventure in the South African bush. Ku Sungula means “new beginnings” in the local Shangane. The authentic African rondavels in safari style are built and tastefully furnished and are completely absorbed in the charm of the surrounding bush. The rondavels are situated in such a way that they offer a view of the pristine bush, they are exclusively designed to provide coolness in the heat of the African bush. Enjoy this comfortable style and personal atmosphere in this rustic, intimate lodge. Listen to the Sounds of the bush at night and discover the breathtaking starry sky. Experience the magic at Ku Sungula Safari Lodge.

Day 2. Full day Ku Sungula safari lodge

You know you can’t leave Africa without having seen elephants. So that’s exactly what we’re doing today! Today’s plan includes not one but two exhilarating game drives in the Olifants West Nature Reserve. This is the home of, as you may have guessed it, elephants. And so much more! As the early morning sun paints the horizon with hues of gold, we depart from the lodge to the Olifants River Valley within the reserve. Tucked away along the western border of Kruger National Park, a piece of paradise awaits. Prepare to be spellbound by the breathtaking landscapes, the untouched wilderness, and the diverse array of wildlife that calls this place home. You’ll peer carefully at the waterholes in hopes of spotting leopards or hippos. After the morning safari, breakfast back at the lodge will be a welcomed must. Then, you’ll have some free time before lunch. A perfect opportunity for a power nap. Because in the evening, we’ll be returning to the reserve once more. Be extra quiet and experience the interactions of the animals, from the haunting howls of hyenas to the thunderous roars of lions. With adrenaline still coursing through your veins, you’ll be grateful to return to the lodge for dinner. What a day!

Accommodation: Ku Sungula safari lodge
Mealplan:              Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Drinks
Activities:             Game drive AM & PM



Day 3. Camp in the Kruger National Park

This morning, you wake up early again because today you will spend the entire day in Kruger National Park. And of course, you want to make the most of it! You leave the lodge in the dark, as you head toward the beautiful orange sky of sunrise. The discovery continues, and together we explore the winding rivers and deep ravines in Kruger National Park. After the morning safari, you return to the camp, where a delicious breakfast awaits you. Once finished, we leave the camp for the next destination in the natural park: one of the Kruger Rest Camps. Along the way, you enjoy the long game drive through the wilderness. After dinner in the evening, you can relax in the comfortable bed of your bungalow in the camp.


Accommodation:  One of Kruger rest camps
Mealplan:                Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Drinks
Activities:               Whole day game viewing in the Kruger Park



The Kruger Park was created in 1898. Paul Kruger, then president of the Transvaal Republic, had already thought in 1884 that game should be protected in the area from Sabi to Crocodile River. At the time, this area was for hunting and he felt it necessary to protect the game that lived in the lowveld.
At the time of its creation, the Sabi and Shingwedzi areas were very poorly developed.
It was only in 1916, when a committee was set up, that the possibility of bringing tourists here was first considered.
People at the time did not think that wildlife spotting would become a tourist attraction.
It was only in 1928 that construction of the first tourist facilities began, the first huts where you could stay overnight were built in Satara, Skukuza and Pretoriuskop, still existing camps in the Kruger Park.

Day 4. Leave camp, game drive towards Ku Sungula safari lodge, Game Drive PM

You wake up to the sound of birds chirping, and is that a zebra in the distance? It’s your last day in Kruger National Park, so you’re up early again. Today, we return to the Ku Sungula Safari Lodge, but not before having a good breakfast in the camp and making a beautiful journey through the nature reserve. Perhaps you are in the right place at the right time and spot the rare black rhino! In the early afternoon, you arrive at the Ku Sungula Safari Lodge with a festive welcome: an extensive lunch. After that, there’s time for a small break to recharge your batteries, including those of your camera. And that is necessary because in the afternoon, you go on another spectacular game drive until dusk. You return to the lodge in time for a tasty dinner.


Accommodation: Ku Sungula Safari Lodge
Mealplan:                Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Drinks
Activities:            Game driving in Kruger park

Day 5. Full day Panorama scenis route

Today, the impressive Panorama Route is on the agenda. Beautiful natural wonders, waterfalls, and breathtakingly beautiful vistas live up to the name of this route. We visit as many viewpoints and sensational landscapes in the area of the Panorama Route as possible. There is much to see, so we have lunch on the way. When the day is done, you return to the lodge, where you enjoy an appetizing evening meal lovingly prepared by our chefs.

Accommodation: Ku Sungula Safari Lodge
Mealplan:                Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and drinks
Activities:              Full day Panoramaroute



They didn’t give this route this name for nothing!
Graskop is a busy town with nice souvenir shops and restaurants because of the starting point of the panorama route. Perhaps a nice place for you for a cup of coffee or to buy some souvenirs. From Graskop you start the Panorama Route. You will come across 3 viewpoints with the appropriate names “The Pinnacle”, “God’s Window” and “Wonder View”.
The Panorama Route is located along one of the largest forested areas in the northeastern province of Mpumalanga and centers around the Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world. The route starts at the foot of Long Tom Pass, then descends to the Lowveld Plains and ends near the border with Limpopo Province. The area that the Panorama Route traverses is mainly characterized by the large number of waterfalls. Other well-known natural phenomena include the rock formations Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the grass-clad mountains The Three Rondavels and the lookout point God’s Window.
The Panorama Route has an important historical significance. Many of the towns along the route, such as Pilgrim’s Rest, Graskop and Sabie, emerged in the late 1800s in connection with the Gold Rush: The quest for gold.

Day 6. Bush walk and road transfer to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport

Early rise!  Greet the new day with a bush walk. In the morning, you will take a final safari on foot, accompanied by an experienced and armed guide. During the bush walk, the guide will share their knowledge while your nose fills with the scent of crushed wild grass as you make your way through the bushes. You will learn about tracking, animal behavior, and the ecosystem of the bush. Smell and taste the wild herbs, learn traditional customs, and explore the smaller wonders of the bush.

After the morning safari, an extensive breakfast will be waiting for you at the lodge. Then it’s really time to say goodbye. The shuttle bus to Johannesburg airport departs around 9:40 am, and you arrive in Johannesburg between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm. From there, the connecting flight home departs, and you will land the next day with a suitcase full of beautiful memories.


Mealplan:  Breakfast and Drinks
Activities:  Bush Walk, Transfer from Balule Olifants West to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport



Practical information

  • Overnight stays in accordance with the itinerary including meals local drinks and house wines. (excluding premium brand drinks and spirits)
  • Entrance fees apply to the parks
  • Road transfer from and to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport
  • Excursions according to the itinerary
  • English speaking guide, safari car and fuel
  • International flights
  • Extra excursions
  • Extra stay
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Daily transport in safari vehicles
  • Transfer from and to airport
  • Daily departure subject to availability of accommodation.
  • The Bush and Leopard experience starts with a minimum of 2 persons.
  • This package can be adapted to your personal wishes.

Price information

ZAR 38.739,- per person sharing