This tour is created on past client experiences but you are welcome to replace your accommodation to a level that suits your comfort preference and your wallet. Our travel experts will be happy to assist you with alternative options.
Known as one of the best Big Five Game Reserves in South Africa, Thornybush offers unrivaled game viewing in the Greater Kruger National Park and shares a fenceless border with the Timbavati Game Reserve.
Serondella Game Lodge is an intimate 4-star lodge with only four luxury suites that offer spectacular views of a waterhole that attracts an abundance of wildlife. The well-appointed suites and phenomenal service compliment the safari experience perfectly.
Over the next three days, you will have the opportunity to enjoy early morning and late afternoon open vehicle game drives conducted by a highly qualified tracker and ranger and guided bush walks that afford the opportunity of seeing the smaller creatures of the bush. Other activities offered in the area include a one-hour scenic flight over the Lowveld section of the Blyde River, spa treatments, tree-top canopy tours, boat cruises, and a visit to the Hlokomela community project which encompasses local initiatives to provide services to the local communities.
The private reserve is home to an abundance of species: 147 mammals including the "Big Five", 114 reptiles, 507 birds, 49 fish, 34 amphibians and 336 trees. The reserve is predominantly open savannah and with a nearly perfect year-round climate, it is the ideal African safari holiday destination.
This tour is perfect for families and friends traveling together with the option to book the lodge out on an exclusive use basis.
Accommodation: Serondella Game Lodge
Your African safari adventure begins as you take a short flight from Johannesburg's OR Tambo Airport to Hoedspruit Airport. On arrival, you will be met and transferred by road to your lodge.
Depending on your time of arrival, you may have time to explore the lodge facilities and enjoy a sumptuous lunch before venturing out into the bush on your first-afternoon game drive. Thornybush Game Reserve is a photographer's paradise, so be sure to have your camera ready as you come up-close for some perfect shots, including the most magnificent sunset you will ever see. On your return, you will be greeted by a perfectly prepared dinner served under a canopy of stars.
In the morning you will gather in the dining area as you enjoy a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee, before heading back into the bush on a morning safari. Game drives are generally 3 -4 hours in duration with a stop en-route to stretch the legs and enjoy a refreshment. When you return to camp, breakfast is served and is followed by some free time to relax in your suite or beside the pool. For the more adventurous travelers, we recommend the guided bush walks that is sure to heighten your senses.
Later in the afternoon, you will venture back into the bush for another afternoon game drive, hopeful of seeing an abundance of wildlife that
Accommodation: End of tour
After yet another exhilarating morning game drive and heartwarming breakfast, you will gather your belongings and bid farewell to the African bush as you transfer to Hoedspruit Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg. On arrival, you will connect with your onward travel arrangements, leaving behind a magical safari experience.
Accommodation, all meals, morning and afternoon game drives in 4x4 game viewers, daily bush walks.
All ages permitted but children 2 - 5 years are not permitted on game drives, babysitting is available at an additional cost.
"Always attentive to everything I needed, Giada was the best person I could find to make my reservation and take away all the doubts we had during the process. She was very patient and willing to clarify everything, to solve everything, even when I sent wrong information, she was willing to solve everything. I really appreciate your attention."
"Had a great safari! Was easy to organize, food was nice and the guides were great! Saw a lot of wildlife, elephants, rhinos, buffalo, lion, leopards, giraffes, zebras, hyenas and wild dogs."
"Our travel consultant, Annemarie, was very attentive to our needs, wants and budget."
- Sheila Beaudry
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