5-day Private Lodge Kruger Safari

5-day Private Lodge Kruger Safari

South Africa
5 days & 4 nights
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Are you ready for an exciting African Safari?

This is a luxury safari of a lifetime! This package is perfect for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway! Explore the African wilderness on a full day safari in the Kruger National Park, enjoy the breath-taking Panorama Route and experience the magic of the Manyeleti Private Game Reserve with a morning and evening safari in open 4x4 vehicle! Your package includes flights, transfers, accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner as well as water, local beers and wine and to top it all, you will have a private guide who will be your host for the duration of your stay!

Enhance your Trip with?

  • Hot air Balloon Ride
  • Nyani Cultural Village tour
  • Visit Jessica the Hippo
  • Fishing
  • Timbavati Bush School
  • Bush walk

What's Included

  • Flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
  • Meet & greet by JOA Safaris guide
  • Private transfer to lodge
  • Luxury accommodation
  • All meals
  • Drinks
  • Afternoon safari in Phelwana Private Nature Reserve
  • Morning and afternoon safari in Manyeleti Private Game Reserve
  • Full day private Kruger National Park Safari
  • Private Panorama Route day tour
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
  • Conservation fees
  • Gratuity for lodge staff
  • Private transfer to airport
  • Flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg

What's Excluded

  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Gratuity for guide
  • Visa costs
  • Medical insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Other optional activities

What to expect?

Excitement awaits you as you board a flight from O.R. Tambo international Airport in Johannesburg to Hoedspruit Airport inside the Greater Kruger National Park. You will be met by your Jewel of Africa Safaris tour guide who will transfer you to Phelwana Game Lodge. You will be staying in a luxury tent or bush villa for the next 4 nights, each with its own private veranda and pool.

Check in and enjoy lunch before you meet with your ranger who will share great pointers on how to spot the wild animals in the bush. After your briefing, you will set off on your first safari drive in the park. During this drive, you can expect to see giraffe, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and impala to name but a few.

Arriving back at camp as the sun is setting, imagine sipping a sundowner drink on the deck; looking at the amazing African sunset over the majestic Drakensberg Mountains before dinner is served. Enjoy a glass of superb South African wine with a cozy campfire in the background, while your guide points out the Southern Cross star constellation.

We depart early today for the Manyeleti Private Game Reserve. This reserve is open to Kruger National Park, Timbavati Nature Reserve and the Sabi Sands Nature Reserve and has excellent wildlife viewing opportunities! This reserve is private and exclusive and only rangers in 4x4 vehicles may drive here and we have the opportunity to go off-road to get the perfect close-up photo!

We return to camp at around 11am for lunch and to relax before our second safari starts at 2pm. This is Big 5 country so make sure your cameras are charged and at all times - expect the unexpected!

We will be back at camp at around 7pm and you will have the opportunity to freshen up before dinner is served!

You might have heard that South Africa is a world-in-one-country and today will bear witness to this as we depart after breakfast to visit the breath-taking Panorama Route.

The Panorama route is a beautiful winding road situated on top of the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains which is the longest and largest mountain range in South Africa. Highlights:


God’s Window is a beautiful viewpoint on the edge of the mountain range.
Lisbon Waterfalls and the Berlin Waterfalls are two beautiful fall with an interesting history.
The Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world and the biggest all-green canyon in the world.
Bourke's Luck Potholes is where two rivers meet and a truly spectacular sight! We will enjoy lunch in the lovely little tourist town of Graskop at the famous Harrie’s Pancakes and we will return to the camp before sunset.
We will enjoy lunch in the lovely little tourist town of Graskop at the famous Harries Pancakes and we will return to the camp before sunset.

The day starts early as you depart on safari in the world-famous Kruger National Park – where nothing is impossible! Your guide will tell you to expect the unexpected. The whole day is devoted inside the Kruger Park with your private guide in your own private air-conditioned closed vehicle.

Explore this vast 2 million-hectare wildlife haven, roughly the size of Wales, in search of the Big Five today - Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino. Our guides are experts in showing you the hidden intricacies of the animal species, birds, trees, insects and all aspects of the fauna and flora. Enjoy breakfast and lunch at one of the many stopovers. We return to camp as the sun sets over the African bush. Arriving back at camp, freshen up and enjoy some more of the world famous South African wines while reminiscing about the day’s amazing sightings before dinner is served.

We check out after breakfast and make our way to the nearby endangered species center for a tour of the facility. The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre is a unique African wildlife facility focusing on conservation and the sustainability of rare, vulnerable and threatened species.

HESC houses a number of animal species including rhino, cheetah, African wild dog, lion, African wild cat, Ground hornbill, Sable antelope, to name just a few. Visitors can view the resident animals in close proximity, in a habitat simulating what they would experience in the wild. Guests are also afforded the opportunity of watching rare African vultures feeding at the Vulture Restaurant.

Afterwards you will be transported back to Hoedspruit airport for your flight to Johannesburg remembering all too well the amazing experience you had the last 5 days!

You may leave Africa,

but Africa will never leave you!

Extend Your Safari

  • 3-day Victoria Falls
  • 4-day Cape Town
  • 5-day Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park


The Jewel of Africa Safaris Team has a combined experience of more than 30 years in African travel and tourism. Our expert team will help you build your ulimate African holiday

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