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3-Day Essence of the Kruger Park

3-Day Essence of the Kruger Park
3-Day Essence of the Kruger Park

Experience the essence of one of the world’s most famous National Parks. Roam the wilderness on Big Five Game Drives in a Private Reserve and Kruger Park and encounter the marvels of nature on a morning game walk. Enjoy a delicious traditional African meal around the boma fire. Your journey continues as you take in the sights of the Blyde River Canyon and Drakensberg Escarpment. The perfect Safari for adventurers with limited time.

Itinerary

Day 1: THE GREATER KRUGER PARK

Stop At: Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, Hoedspruit, 1380, South Africa
We depart Johannesburg and head for the Greater Kruger National Park where our Safari adventure begins. After travelling through the Highveld farmlands we descend the dramatic Drakensberg Escarpment and into the Lowveld, home to some of the most pristine Private Game Reserves in South Africa and the world renowned Kruger National Park. We arrive at Thornhill Safari Lodge in time for a delicious lunch.

After some relaxation time, we venture out on a late afternoon/evening Big five game drive in open 4×4 Safari vehicles in one of the neighbouring Private Reserves. Sundowner drinks and snacks are enjoyed at one of the waterholes en route; enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of the African Bushveld before continuing our game drive into the night. After an exciting evening, we return to Thornhill to experience a traditional South African meal around the log fire.

Located within the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve and forming part of the Greater Kruger Park ecosystem, Thornhill offers comfortable accommodation in authentic thatched roof chalets. Vibrant fabrics and local hardwood furniture all create that rustic yet stylish bush atmosphere. Sit back and relax in our Bar/Lounge area or sip cocktails around the swimming pool and treetop viewing deck overlooking the majestic Drakensberg Mountain Range and a never ending wilderness.

Included Activities

BIG 5 OPEN 4X4 VEHICLE GAME DRIVE IN A PRIVATE RESERVE OPEN TO THE KRUGER PARK

Meals Included

LUNCH

DINNER

Useful Information

Thornhill Safari Lodge is about a 45 minute drive to Kruger National Park’s Orpen Gate. Big 5 Game Drives on this itinerary are conducted in the Kruger National Park and neighbouring Private Game Reserves to achieve the best game viewing experience.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF THORNHILL IS FULL YOU WILL BE ACCOMMODATED IN A SIMILAR LODGE WITHIN THE GREATER KRUGER PARK REGION.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch: Dinner included

Drinks excluded
Accommodation included: Overnight at Thornhill Safari Lodge

Day 2: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Stop At: Pabeni Gate Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park, Hazyview 1350 South Africa
An early rise as you are greeted by your guide as you enjoy coffee and rusks before embarking on a day of exploration in the acclaimed Kruger National park. The Park offers an unrivalled wildlife experience that ranks with the best not only in Africa, but around the world. Its rich history dates back to 1898, and its goal has always been to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld. Today, this national treasure offers two million hectares of unspoiled African bushveld and captivating wildlife.

Truly the flagship of the South African National Parks, Kruger remains home to an impressive number of species ranging from 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 517 birds and 146 mammals. Look forward to a safari experience that unfolds from the moment you enter the Kruger Park.

Our game drive takes us through a landscape like no other, with an amazing variety of wildlife, birds, plants and trees. We break at a remote picnic site to enjoy a scrumptious bush brunch before continuing our Safari discovering the unspoilt and untamed wilderness that makes the Kruger Park so special. Our journey continues as we stop off at the various viewpoints and waterholes whilst game viewing and bird watching along the way.

We return to the comforts of Thornhill Safari Lodge, and enjoy yet another taste of traditional African cuisine before retiring to the peaceful sounds of the African night.

Included Activities

FULL DAY OPEN 4X4 SAFARI VEHICLE GAME DRIVE IN KRUGER PARK

Meals Included

BRUNCH

DINNER
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: Brunch Included

Drinks Excluded
Accommodation included: Overnight at Thornhill Safari Lodge

Day 3: GREATER KRUGER PARK TO JOHANNESBURG

Stop At: InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport, 1 O R Tambo Airport, O.R. Tambo, Johannesburg, 1619, South Africa
We begin our day with coffee and rusks before venturing on an early morning game walk exploring the reserve on foot. Our qualified filed guides will share their passion with you as you learn some fascinating facts about the environments and its inhabitants that surround you.

After a tasty breakfast, We bid you farewell as you continue further on your South African journey. Ascending the scenic Drakensberg Escarpment, We stop off to view the spectacular setting of the three Rondawels towering over the Blyde River Canyon en route back to Johannesburg.

Please don’t book any international flights until after 10pm this evening.

Meals Included

BREAKFAST

Optional Activities

· MORNING GAME WALK IN THE GUERNSEY PRIVATE NATURE RESERVE

· VISIT TO THE THREE RONDAWELS AND BLYDE RIVER CANYON.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.



Duration:3 days
Commences in:Hoedspruit, South Africa
Country:South Africa
City:Hoedspruit

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