BUSH AND LIONS

BUSH AND LIONS

A world-class bush adventure in South Africa’s top safari destinations. You will discover the amazing beauty of the African Bush!
During this bush adventure, you will stay both at Ku Sungula Safari Lodge located in the Balule Nature Reserve which consists of 40,000 hectares and shares an open enclosure with the famous Kruger National Park.
An overnight stay is also planned at one of Kruger Park’s premium selected small campsites combining adventure and luxury.
You are invited for daily game drives, a Kruger park experience, a full-day Panorama route and an exciting bush walk.
Professional guides and trackers will take you in a dedicated safari vehicle to the most beautiful places to spot game and take in the vast ecosystem. In addition, this bush adventure is characterised by its quality, exclusivity, professionalism and individual supervision of a small group.

Highlights

  • Game drives
  • Camping in the Kruger National Park
  • Panoramaroute
  • Bush Walk

Travel overview

Day 1. Road transfer from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport to Balule Private Nature Reserve

Day 2. Camp in the Kruger National Park

Day 3. Leave camp, game drive towards Ku Sungula safari lodge, Game Drive PM

Day 4. Full day Panorama route

Day 5. Bush walk and road transfer to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport

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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 Airport to Balule Private Nature Reserve

Ku Sungula Safari Lodge located in the Balule Private Nature Reserve, has a rich animal world and spectacular views, as the border with the Kruger National Park is open and the northern Drakensberg Mountains form a great backdrop. The “reserve” is home to the Big-5, many other animal species and a paradise for birds.
On arrival, you will be warmly welcomed with a drink on our centrally located terrace. After checking into the authentic rondawel reserved for you, you can relax on the terrace and a delicious lunch will be served.
One of the safari highlights are the game drive safaris. Let our professional, passionate guides take you for an unparalleled bush experience. In an open safari vehicle, they will take you a few metres away from the wildlife.

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

 

KU SUNGULA SAFARI LOGDE

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. Camp in the Kruger National Park

Get up early for  two full camp days in the Kruger national Park. While residing in the private areas, it is worthwhile to visit the public areas of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. This area, where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sites. Enjoy the entire day exploring, looking out for the legendary Big Five animals: Buffalo, leopard, Elephant, Lion and Rhino and the bird life for which the park is famous all while touring the different ecological zones with its unbelievable number of species of trees, fish, amphibians, reptiles.
Be sure you have your binoculars ready; we will provide the rest. An early start accompanied by your professional tour guide, you leave the lodge heading out on a leisurely drive with beautiful scenery and loads of excitement! After entering the Kruger, keeping our eyes peeled as anything can happen…
                                                      ‘The chase is on!’

We have a hearty breakfast at one of the picnic spots. Lunch we will have in one of the camps. Back at the lodge a wonderful dinner will be served.

 

Accommodation: Letaba Rest Camp
Mealplan:              Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Drinks
Activities:              Whole day game viewing in the Kruger Park The Kruger National Park

 

THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

This well-known wildlife park is 380 km long, 60 km wide and has a total area of ± 20,000 km2. The park contains 25 camps, all of which are fenced. Only in these camps, and on the picnic areas, is it allowed to get out of the car. So, stay safe in the car.

In addition to its size, this park is also known for the wide variety of animal species. Of these, the so-called ‘Big Five’ are best known: lion, buffalo, leopard, rhinoceros, and the African elephant.

You must be lucky: Being in the right place at the right time to see all 5 of them!

There are also so many other beautiful animals, the giraffe, cheetah, hippo, beautiful bucks, wild dogs, hyenas, monkeys, wart hogs. In total there are about 150 species in the Kruger Park. Then I haven’t even mentioned the enormous number of birds, often with the strangest names. There are of course also many reptiles, special trees, and special plants.

Enjoy it!

Day 3. Leave camp, game drive towards Ku Sungula safari lodge, Game Drive PM

We will leave the camp after breakfast to embark on our way back to Ku Sungula Safari Lodge. Back on the vehicle, you will again have the opportunity to capture wonderful and a variety of wildlife in their natural habitat. Beginning of the afternoon we will be back at the lodge after checking in and a splendid high tea we once again will go on an afternoon game drive.
‘Somehow, the time, seems to fly past, and you find yourself clambering back onto the vehicle, heart pounding with excitement, for your afternoon adventure, deep in the African bush, with a superb blend of African experienced.’

 

Returned to the lodge a great evening meal will await.

 

Accommodation: Ku Sungula Safari Lodge
Mealplan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Drinks
Activities: Game drive PM

Day 4. Full day Panorama route

Today we will have the whole day to experience the Panorama route. We will visit as much as possible of the great Drakensbergen viewpoints and beautiful scenery in the surroundings of the Panorama route. Lunch we will have on the way. Back at the lodge we will have a splendid diner prepared by our chefs.

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

PANORAMA ROUTE
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 5. Bush walk and road transfer to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport

Greet the new day with a bushwalk. With the experienced knowledge of the armed guide, you will set off as your nostrils fill with the scent of crushing wild grass and your way through the bushes. This experience is interactive and educational, with the guide teaching you about, tracking, animal behavior and the bush’s ecosystem. Smell and taste the wild herbs, learn traditional uses, and explore the smaller wonders of the bush. Back at the lodge, an extensive breakfast will be served. After breakfast it is time to say goodbye and your transfer to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport will depart

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

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Practical information

Included:
  • 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 transfers from and to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport.
  • Excursions according to the itinerary.
  • English speaking guide, safari car and fuel, tents beds and bedding
Excluded:
  • International flights
  • Extra excursions
  • Extra stay
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
Travel:
  • Daily transport in safari vehicles
  • Transfer from and to airport
Other:
  • Daily departure subject to availability of accommodations.
  • The Bush and Lions experience starts with a minimum of 2 persons.
  • This package can be adapted to your personal wishes.

Price information

ZAR 22.697,00 per person sharing