3 Day Kruger Budget Camping Safari

The 2-night/3-day TentKruger safari offers guests a real African safari experience, staying in rustic but comfortable accommodation in the legendary treehouses at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge.

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  • Duration: 3 Days
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What’s included

  • Transfer to/from Kruger National Park in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle 
  • 2 night’s accommodation in safari tents at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge 
  • Sunset game drive in Motlala Game Reserve 
  • Full-day safari tour of the Kruger National Park 
  • Guided sunrise bush walk along Klaserie River 
  • Professional field guide 
  • All meals as per itinerary  


 The lodge is located in Motlala Game Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. 

The tour includes sunset game drive in Motlala Game Reserve, a full-day in the iconic Kruger National Park and a magical sunrise bushwalk along the Klaserie River. Evenings are spent under the stars enjoying an authentic African bushveld braai (barbeque). 

The tour ends with a scenic drive back to Johannesburg via the Panorama Route to view the Three Rondavels which stand sentry over the Blyde River Canyon.  


  •  Accommodation in Motlala Game Reserve 
  • Guided safari tour in the Kruger National Park 
  • Guided bush walk in Klaserie Game Reserve 
  • Three Rondavels on the Panorama Route  


Marc’s Treehouse Lodge

Marc’s Treehouse Lodge is located in the Motlala Game Reserve which is home to 3 of the Big 5 (rhino, buffalo and leopard) and an abundance of antelope. Motlala Game Reserve falls within the Greater Kruger National Park and is ideally located to the iconic Kruger Park and the major tourist attractions of the Hoedspruit region.  

The tented accommodation at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge is rustic but comfortable. The canvas safari tents are tucked away in a woodland grove with the sights, sounds and scents of the wild African bush creating an authentic safari experience. 

Each safari tent is fully-equipped for comfort and convenience, including electric fans and mosquito nets. Guests enjoy watching the parade of animals that come down to the Klaserie River on their private wooden deck overlook the Klaserie River.   

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DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG - KRUGER PARK (5 Hours/ 388 Kilometres)

Guests are collected from OR Tambo International Airport or a pre-arranged hotel/guest lodge within the city precinct of Johannesburg or Pretoria. The route to the Kruger National Park in the Mpumalanga Province takes you from the wide-open spaces of the Highveld, down the escarpment and through the scenic Lowveld region.  

Stopover for lunch along the way (own expense). Arrive at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge mid-day; book into your accommodation, freshen up and rest. Depart at 17h00 for a sunset safari tour of Motlala Game Reserve. Return for a star-lit dinner around the boma at the lodge. 

Includes: Dinner


Wake up early (5h30-6h00) for a full-day safari tour of the Kruger National Park, stopping at a popular rest camp for lunch. Return to Marc’s Treehouse Lodge late afternoon. Another magical night spent around the boma enjoying an authentic African meal. 

Included: Breakfast and dinner


Wake up early and set off with a professional safari guide for a 1-hour sunrise bush walk along the Klaserie River. Return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast. 

Depart mid-morning for your return trip to Johannesburg; travelling via the Panorama Route to see the beautiful Three Rondavels. Stop for a bite to eat and refreshments along the way. 

Arrive late-afternoon (17h00) in Johannesburg; drop-off at OR Tambo International Airport or your hotel or guest lodge. 

Includes: Breakfast

What’s excluded

  • Scheduled flights to/from or Tambo international airport 
  • Other domestic flights 
  • Kruger national park conservation fees 
  • All purchases of a personal nature 
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (cash bar only) 
  • Gratuities 
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary 
  • Any other activity not specified in the itinerary 
  • Visa fees if required  

Important information

Guests are collected and dropped off at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. By special request, guests can be collected from their accommodation in Johannesburg or Pretoria for an additional cost. No cost for collection from hotels or guest lodges within the city precinct. 

Collection time: Between 7h30 to 9h30 

Drop-off time: Between 16h30 and 18h00 

Please note

If you plan to fly out of OR Tambo International Airport on the last day of the safari tour, we suggest reserving a domestic flight that departs no earlier than 19h30 and an international flight that departs no earlier than 21h00.  

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