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Kruger Park Day Tour
Enter the Kruger National Park and be welcomed to real Africa! Where an unrivaled diversity of life forms co-exist with historical and archaeological points of interest. No trip to South Africa can be complete without visiting the iconic Kruger National Park, Africa’s largest Big 5 game reserve. This flagship of our country’s national parks covers almost 2 million hectares and stretches for nearly 350 kms from north to south. It can be likened to the size of Scotland and is an absolute must to visit on your South African Journey. The excitement and thrill of exploring all this in an open safari vehicle will complete your adventure. Pickup times are seasonal, but normally depart at 05H30 from your lodge and return back at approximately 17H00.
Big 5 Safari Drives
Experiencing Africa’s Big 5 in this natural bush-veld will create memories you will treasure forever. Your experienced guide will take you on an epic adventure, sharing their local knowledge of not only the African wildlife but the fauna and flora of this incredible wonderland too.
You can experience the thrill of seeing some of Africa’s so called ‘Big 5’ from the safety of your open vehicle and may be lucky enough to have an up-close personal encounter with our ‘Little 5’ too.
Your guide will lead you on a journey of discovery and the sights and sounds of this African bush will leave you with a lifetime of memories and a yearning for many more.
Pick up for this activity will be 05:00 or 14:00. Safari Drives start at 06:00 or 15:00.
Big 5 Walks
Walking Safaris are available in one of our neighbouring private game reserves, which is home to Africa’s Big 5.
The reserve also boasts a wide variety of fauna and flora, interesting topography and beautiful vistas.
The privilege of being able to do a nature walk within this 3.5 million-hectare Greater Kruger National Park will be an adventure never forgotten,
Panorama Full Day Tour
This tour starts a little later than the other activities – with a departure time from the lodge of 8.00 am.
You will make your way into part of the magnificent Blyde Canyon (3rd largest canyon in the world), via the Abel Erasmus Pass and JG Strydom Tunnel.
For those avid bird spotters this is where you may be lucky enough to see the very endangered and rare Taita Falcon, as there is a breeding pair nesting here – the only known site in South Africa and one of the only 50 known sites throughout the African Continent.
From here, you will continue onto The Three Rondavels Panoramic View Site, The incredible Bourkes Luck Potholes, both the Berlin & Lisbon Falls, God’s Window and the Pinnacle. A truly special tour in one of the most spectacular areas of our country.
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center is a unique African wildlife facility focusing on conservation and the sustainability of rare, vulnerable and threatened species. Founded on passion, the center has adopted a holistic approach to its conservation activities, by educating surrounding communities on enhancing tourism, breeding, rehabilitation and anti-poaching, to name but a few. This is an absolute ‘must see’ facility where wild dog, cheetahs, rescued baby rhinos and elephants are observed. There are four 2 hour tours daily starting at 9H00 until 15H00 (last tour).
Blyde Dam Boat Cruise
Viewing the majestic view point of the Canyon (which is at an altitude of 665m) from the water is actually a magnificent sight. This canyon is not only the third largest canyon in the world but it is by far the greenest. The Blyde Dam is also home to the Kadishi Tufa Waterfall which is one of the few rare living Tufa waterfalls in the world today, and is said to be the second highest waterfall in the world dropping over 200 m from its limestone shelf. Hippos and crocs are also resident to the Dam and the boat gets fairly close up for great photo opportunities. This tour is extremely popular – and is offered daily either in the morning or in the afternoon. Cruises are 1H30 mins in duration and times are from 11:00 to 12:30 and 15:00 to 16:30.
Timbavati Travel Spa
Luxurious Spa treatments in the comfort of your own room – they come to you! These experienced therapists will spoil you with a 60 minute full body massage. Their oils, containing natural silk proteins, are handcrafted locally by Godding & Godding and their essential oils are created to relax, relieve and revitalize.
Gourmet Food, Gin & Beer Tours
Enjoy an amazing craft gin and beer pairing in the bush on your second afternoon safari. A day is also taken out to partake in some of the culinary delights Hoedspruit has to offer. This begins with a craft coffee and dark chocolate tasting, followed by a 6 course tappas style lunch highlighting our local cuisine and ending with a wine pairing.