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.


  • Game drives Am & PM
  • Ku Sungula 4 star safari lodge
  • Bush Walk

Travel overview

Day 1. Transfer from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport to Balule private Nature Reserve Ku Sungula Safari Lodge

Day 2. Full day Ku Sungula lodge

Day 3. Bush walk and transfer from Ku Sungula Safari Lodge 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. Transfer from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport to Balule private Nature Reserve Ku Sungula Safari Lodge

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 Private 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 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. Bush walk and transfer from Ku Sungula Safari Lodge 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 and local drinks and house wines, excluding premium brand drinks and spirits
  • Entrance fees apply to the parks
  • Activity's according to the itinerary
  • Englisch speaking guide, safari car and fuel
  • International flights
  • Extra activity's
  • Extra nights stay
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Daily transport in safari vehicles
  • Transfer from and to airport
  • Daily departure subject to availability of accommodations
  • The BUSH AND RHINO EXPERIENCE starts with a minimum of 2 persons
  • This package can be adapted to your personal wishes

Price information

ZAR 14234,- per person sharing