Sometimes the destination is not only rewarding part of a trip, especially when the journey is driving through the diverse and wonderful South African countryside.This is a short trip to one of the best private game reserves in the Kruger, incorporating a 6 hour drive along the Blyde River, mountains, waterfalls, farmland, and a bit of South African culture.
You will arrive at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and collect a pre-arranged rental car and follow the directions to your safari lodge in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Spend 3 nights at Simbavati River Lodge; a warm and welcoming lodge overlooking a dry river bed.
From approximately US$1450 per person sharing in low season to approximately US$1650 per person sharing in high season.
Please note that you can drop a night at each lodge to shorten your safari and lower the cost.
As with all the tours on our website, this is just an example of the safaris we are able to arrange. We take pride in creating holidays and safaris from scratch, placing particular emphasis on matching the destinations and properties to your budget. Contact us now to start the process of arranging your dream holiday and safari.
Arrive at Johannesburg airport where you will collect your pre-arranged rental car and self-drive to Simbavati River Lodge, in the Timbavati Reserve. Here, guests will spend 3 nights on a full board plus game activities basis. The drive takes approximately 6 hours on good, safe and well-signed roads.
Simbavati River Lodge is a 4 Star lodge with modern amenities and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The main areas of the lodge offer a spacious lounge, bar, boma and extensive decks with magnificent views overlooking the Nhlaralumi river where guests can enjoy wildlife sightings.
After your morning game activity and brunch, you will self-drive back to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport allowing at least 6 hours for the drive, in time for your onward travel arrangements.
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