Relax in total comfort and surrender to the moment. This luxury Kruger safari combines old-world charm with superb service, gourmet dining and exceptional game viewing. Elegance and style mingle faultlessly with the rugged beauty of the African bush: from soft linen, silver cutlery, antique furniture and romantically-draped beds to dazzling views of surrounding Mopane trees and passing by wildlife.
The Timbavati offers unparalleled, exclusive Big Five game viewing along an unfenced border of the Kruger National Park. You might even be so lucky and spot each member of the Big Five on the first day of your African safari. The area is well known for its diversity of African wildlife, with exceptional sightings of leopard, lions, zebra, giraffes, wild dogs and massive herds of buffalo are commonplace. Sensitive off-roading practices allow close-up game sightings.
Depart from Johannesburg for your flight to Hoedspruit Airport. You will be met and taken on a short road transfer to a safari lodge in a Big Five private game reserve that shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park.
Your luxury Kruger safari will revolve around exciting game viewing activities, fine dining and soaking up the unhurried and timeless atmosphere. Nestled under a canopy of Mopane and Tamboti trees, the thatched cottages exude safari elegance of a bygone era. Watch passing by free-roaming wildlife from your private veranda.
Unpack and relax in your luxury suite or take a dip in the sparkling lodge pool before embarking on your first afternoon safari that will continue after nightfall, giving you insight into the nocturnal bush.
Spend the next two days in search of wildlife on morning and afternoon safaris in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Wake up at dawn and enjoy a hot coffee and 'rusk'. Bundle up under a blanket for your morning game drive.
Enjoy brunch and afternoon tea on the deck and watch passing by wildlife. Sip on cocktails and enjoy a quiet African sunset. Go in search of nocturnal wildlife with the aid of a spotlight on an evening game drive.
Savour African inspired meals in a lantern-lit setting. Recall it all around a crackling fire under a blanket of sparkling stars. Hear the hyenas crying out at night and fish eagles calling in the morning.
After a final morning game drive and breakfast, you depart for Hoedspruit to catch your flight back to Johannesburg. We are sure this won't be your last African safari and those memories made will one day lead you back to Africa.
Our Africa Destination Specialists can customize and create your ultimate African safari. If you still have not had enough of the African bush we recommend combining this luxury Kruger safari with a safari in Botswana.