Game Viewing Safaris and other Activities

From our Safari Lodge base, we offer our guests the thrill of personalized game viewing safaris into Kruger National Park in our open safari vehicle in search for the Big Five and all the other wonders the African bush has to offer. Our guides have a passion for the African bush and its creatures and can’t wait to share their vast knowledge of this unique eco-system with you. We operate in the South-Eastern part of Kruger National Park which is well known for its superb game viewing, with frequent sightings of the evasive lion and leopard.

In addition to our game viewing safaris, we also offer a variety of exciting activities.

Please note that it is extremely important to advise us of your planned itinerary at least a month before your arrival date – as seats are limited and we don’t want you to be disappointed if there is no availability.

FULL DAY SAFARIS – R1395 pp (8-9 hrs.) AND HALF DAY SAFARIS – R1190 pp (4-5 hrs.)- KRUGER PARK (Minimum 2 people, single person inquire at reception)

We depart at 05:30 am. and return late afternoon (before noon for the half day safari). Your personal guide will prepare a delicious breakfast, overlooking one of the water holes. (On our half day safari we serve a packed breakfast so as not to encroach on the game viewing time).

There will be a number of stops during the day, where you will be able to buy lunch or take in the splendor of the Kruger National Park. Experience the African bush and wilderness at its best. There are over 140 animal species, including the Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo) and 500 birds species for the viewing.

 


Buffalo – Photo credit Jean Botha

 

SUNSET DRIVE – KRUGER PARK – R1080 pp (3 hrs., Minimum age: 6)
On the sunset drive you get to see all the nocturnal animals of the Kruger National Park that are usually absent during the day.

Experience an unforgettable sunset that only Africa can produce. Spotlights are provided on the open safari vehicle to help find the unmistakable glinting eyes of nocturnal animals – an adventure not to be missed! We depart the lodge at 16:00pm. and take you to the Kruger National Park where the Sunset drive will start from 16:30 pm. to 19:30 pm.

 

MORNING WALK – KRUGER PARK – R1190 pp (3-4 hrs., Minimum age: 12)
Take a walk on the wild side in the Kruger National Park and get to feel and smell the bush where armed Kruger Park guides will introduce you to what the Kruger National Park has to offer on foot.

You will be leaving the lodge at about 4:30am. and will be back at the lodge at about 10am. for a well deserved, hearty breakfast. Tracking of animals and the medicinal use of plants and trees are just a few of the topics that will be covered as well as identification and habits of birds and animals.

Sightings of some of the Big 5 is a very real possibility.

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BUSH ORIENTATION WALK – MARLOTH PARK – R460 pp (1.5-3 hrs., all ages welcome)
Enjoy a leisurely walk on the border of the Kruger National Park along the banks of the Crocodile river with our field guide, who will enlighten you with his knowledge and his passion for the African Bush.

Zebra, blue wildebeest, kudu, warthog and giraffe are just some of the game that you might encounter on the walk. Our guide will also point out the amazing variety of bird species and trees in and around the Kruger National Park.

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VISIT TO A SWAZI CULTURAL VILLAGE – R1190 pp (5-6 hrs., all ages welcome)
Visit the Swazi Cultural Village where you will get to learn some of the Swazi customs and way of life on a guided tour through the village with one of the local guides.

Watch them perform local dances in traditional dress and experience their amazing natural African talent for rhythm. Cuisine lunch available for your own account. No visa necessary.

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ELEPHANT INTER-ACTION – R1080 pp (1/2 hr., All ages welcome) and ELEPHANT BACK SAFARI – R1395 pp (1 hr., This includes the elephant inter-action. Minimum age: 6)  – ON A GAME RESERVE, 40 km FROM BUSHWISE SAFARI LODGE.
Get up close and personal with elephants!

We will take you to a game farm about 40 km from us to meet these magnificent animals of Africa. They will allow you to touch and exchange greetings with the elephants and experience their exceptional intelligence (½ hr.) You also have the option to experience and enjoy an exciting elephant meander on the back of the elephant through the private game park (Another ½ hr.)

Departure from the lodge depends on booking time.


Elephants – Photo credit Jean Botha
 

 

QUAD BIKING – R1080 (Minimum age: 6)
We offer mild to wild quad bike and scrambler trails for the whole family.

Novice and more experienced and adventurous riders alike will enjoy action-packed scenic rides in the stunning Letubi Valley. Thirteen individually rated trails offer three levels of difficulty. Seasoned two- and four-wheel bikers can take up the 11 km endurance challenge.

The 5.2 km flat track will test die-hard speed junkies. Those not keen to ride can simply kick back in beautiful surroundings.

 

HORSE RIDING – GAME RESERVE, 40 km FROM BUSHWISE SAFARI LODGE – R1080 pp (1 hr., Minimum age: 6)
For the experienced as well as the novice rider, horse riding safaris are conducted on a private game farm about 40 km from us. Riders can explore the unspoiled African wilderness on horseback.

 

TIGER FISHING – KOMATI RIVER, 25 km FROM BUSHWISE SAFARI LODGE – R1190 pp (5-6 hrs., Minimum age: 6)
By far the most powerful fresh water fish on earth.

Because of their furious teeth, their scientific name is translated literally as water dog. Tiger fish have been recorded to hit their prey at 50km/h. They have 20 cone shaped teeth that are extremely sharp. A half day fishing safari (early morning or in the afternoon) takes place on the Komati river.

An experienced fishing guide caters for the novice and experienced fisherman alike.

 

 

MICROLIGHT SAFARI – GAME RESERVE, 40 km FROM BUSHWISE SAFARI LODGE – R2155 pp (15 min., Minimum age: 12)
You’ll be flying in a fixed wing bantam microlight aircraft over a private game reserve about 40 km from us on the southern border of the Kruger Park.

Expect an exhilarating big game experience. Flights are conducted early morning or late afternoon and availability is weather dependent. Minimum 2 people.