6 Day Katekani Tented Lodge Safari

This tour takes you to a secluded private game reserve in the wildly popular Greater Kruger in northern Mpumalanga where you’ll enjoy four full days discovering this wilderness region.

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  • Duration: 6 Days
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  • Pickup available
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What’s included

  • Transfers with Viva Safaris in a luxury Toyota Quantum tour vehicle 
  • 1-nights’ accommodation at Tremisana Game Lodge
  • 4-nights’ accommodation at Katekani Tented Lodge
  • 4-hour sunset game drive in Balule Game Reserve
  • 4-hour guided bush walk along the Olifants River
  • 3-hour sunset game drive in Motlala Game Reserve
  • 2 full-day safari tour of the Kruger National Park
  • Morning tour of Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
  • 3-hour sunset game drive in Tshukudu Game Reserve
  • Kruger National Park entrance fee
  • English-speaking Viva Safaris tour guide
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary 

Description

Guests stay in a newly-built tented lodge that’s conveniently located to the iconic Kruger National Park and the ‘safari capital’ of South Africa, the burgeoning town of Hoedspruit. Enjoy an authentic safari experience in idyllic bushveld surrounds and return to Johannesburg travelling via the world-famous Panorama Route.

Highlights

Greater Kruger National Park

  • Balule Nature Reserve
  • Motlala Game Reserve
  • Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
  • Tshukudu Game Reserve

Kruger National Park

Panorama Route

Accommodation

TREMISANA GAME LODGE ǀ Accommodation in Balule Game Reserve

15 thatched chalets, sleeping up to 40 guests

Tremisana Game Lodge is located in Balule Private Nature Reserve which is a protected wildlife area that falls within the Greater Kruger National Park in northern region of South Africa. Balule is made up of a collection of private game farms which are unfenced and collectively they share an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park. It’s a Big 5 wildlife destination in an area renowned for its outstanding biodiversity.

KATEKANI TENTED LODGE ǀ Tented accommodation in Greater Kruger

6 safari tents, sleeping 12 adult guests

Katekani Tented Lodge is a tented safari camp located close to Hoedspruit in the Greater Kruger National Park. Situated in a prime bushveld area that borders the Kapama Game Reserve, Katekani Tented Lodge offers guests an authentic safari experience with easy access to the iconic Kruger National Park.

Guests have a choice of 6 classic permanent safari tents which are carefully positioned on an elevated stand under a traditional thatch roof, offering spectacular views of the surrounding bushveld. 

Each safari tent comes standard with its own private deck and splash pool and an ensuite bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower. Guests dine under the stars in the evening at traditional boma (barbeque area) and enjoy pre-dinner drinks at the cosy lodge bar. 

Itinerary

DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG - GREATER KRUGER (approx 440 kilometres)

Depart from Johannesburg for the Greater Kruger. It’s a scenic 5-hour journey with a quick refreshment stop along the way. Arrive at Balule Game Reserve early afternoon; book into the game lodge, freshen up and relax before it’s time to depart late afternoon for a 4-hour sunset game drive. Return to the lodge at about 21h00 and enjoy an authentic bush braai (barbeque) under the stars at the outdoor boma.

Overnight at Tremisana Lodge in Balule Game Reserve.

Includes: Dinner

DAY 2: GREAT KRUGER

Wake up early for hot beverages and rusks before departing for an early morning 4-hour guided bush walk along the banks of the Olifants River. You’re accompanied by an armed and experienced game ranger who’ll point out all the smaller details of the bushveld that you don’t usually see off the back of an open safari vehicle. Return to your lodge for breakfast.

Late morning, we drive to a secluded private game reserve that lies on the border of Kapama Game Reserve. Enjoy a leisurely lunch and relax around the camp until it’s time to depart late afternoon for a 3-hour sunset game drive in Motlala Game Reserve. Dinner is served under the stars at the outdoor boma.

Overnight at Katekani Tented Lodge.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 3: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Wake up early for a sunrise breakfast and then join your tour guide for a full-day safari tour of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. We enter through Orpen Gate and spend the day exploring the upper southern and central region of Kruger Park which is renowned for its strong populations of lions and other predators who stay in the area because of its rich bounty of antelope. We stop for lunch at a popular Kruger Park rest camp (own cost). Return to Katekani Tented Lodge late afternoon. Dinner is served under the stars at the outdoor boma.

Overnight at Katekani Tented Lodge.

Includes: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 4: GREATER KRUGER

After breakfast, we depart for Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre which lies at the foothills of the majestic Mariepskop mountain range which forms part of the world-famous Drakensberg mountains. Spend the morning meeting the wildlife ambassadors of Moholoholo, including a photo opportunity with a cheetah. Return to Katekani Tented Lodge for lunch. Freshen up and relax before it’s time to depart for a late afternoon 3-hour game drive in Tshukudu Game Reserve. Return late evening and enjoy dinner under the stars at the outdoor boma.

Overnight at Katekani Tented Lodge

Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 5: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Today we spend another magical day exploring different parts of the Kruger National Park. We stop for lunch at a popular Kruger Park rest camp (own cost). Return to Katekani Tented Lodge late afternoon. Dinner is served under the stars at the outdoor boma.

Overnight at Katekani Tented Lodge.

Includes: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 6: GREATER KRUGER - JOHANNESBURG

Wake up early for hot beverages and rusks before departing for a 1-hour sunrise guided bush walk, accompanied by an armed and experienced game ranger. Return to the lodge for breakfast; pack up and be ready to depart mid-morning for the return journey to Johannesburg. We travel back via the famous Panorama Route, stopping along the way to see the Three Rondavels. Arrive in Johannesburg at about 17h00.

Includes: Breakfast

What’s excluded

  • Scheduled flights to/from OR Tambo International Airport
  • Purchases of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (cash bar)
  • Lunches on transfer days and in the Kruger Park
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • Visa fees if required

Important information

PICK-UP/DROP-OFF POINTS

Guests are collected and dropped off at OR Tambo International Airport (shuttle bus parking area opposite Terminal B). Look out for the Viva Safaris white Toyota Quantum tour vehicle.

By special arrangement, guests can be collected and dropped-off from their hotel in Johannesburg or Pretoria (broad city precinct). Please pre-book this with your MoAfrika Tours representative.

Pick-up from 09h15

Drop-off from 17h00

Please note

If you plan to fly out of OR Tambo International Airport on the last day of the safari tour, we suggest booking a domestic flight that departs no earlier than 19h30 and an international flight that departs no earlier than 20h00.

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