The Mpumalanga area is one of great contrast, bordered in the west by the towering escarpment with lush indigenous forests, crystal-clear streams and plunging waterfalls, and then falling away into the flat Lowveld bushveld, home to one of the richest diversities of fauna and flora in the world. Various private reserves and the renowned Kruger National Park are located in this area. We spend time both in the Park and on our own adjacent private reserve. Being privately owned we are able to conduct game walks and open vehicle game drives on our property.

Day 1: Balule Private Game Reserve

Departing from the Greenfire Lodge Johannesburg at 06h30 we set off on the scenic road to Mpumalanga. A brunch stop in the historic Dullstroom will be enjoyed before we wind our way down the Drakensberg escarpment and into the untamed Lowveld. The next two nights will be spent at our well-appointed Greenfire Bush Lodge which is situated in a private reserve within the greater Kruger National Park, an area where animals roam naturally and unrestricted. The tented Lodge blends into the bush and offers comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, a refreshing splash pool, and stunning views over the surrounding wilderness. Dinner tonight is cooked in the traditional manner over an open fire.

Day 2: Balule Private Game Reserve

We start the day with the customary coffee and rusks, before setting off on a game walk. We walk for approximately 3 hours in search of game, stopping regularly to learn more about the ways of the bush. A Drifters guide and tracker lead all walks. Return to the Lodge for a late morning brunch after which it’s time to relax around the pool and to enjoy the surroundings. In the afternoon we conduct an open vehicle game drive, which develops into an extensive night drive. Being in the bush at night provides us with the opportunity of viewing nocturnal animals, otherwise not normally seen. This evening we enjoy a hearty bush “braai” and again fall asleep to the sounds of the wild.

Day 3: Hazyview, Lowveld

Rising with the African sun, we will enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting off to explore the highlights of the Panorama Route. Our first stop will be to view the impressive Blyde River Canyon, then on to Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Gods Window, and the cosy little town of Graskop where we will enjoy an own expense lunch at Harry’s Pancake Bar. This afternoon we descend the Kowyn Pass to a traditional village where we will spend some time with the local Shangan people. After a full day, we make our way to the Greenfire Lodge Hazyview, a log cabin built spectacularly on stilts in the indigenous forest on the banks of the Sabie River – we will spend two nights here.

Day 4: Hazyview, Lowveld

An early start, we depart at sunrise and travel the short distance to enter the southern sector of the Kruger National Park for a full day of game viewing. Slowly traversing in search of the many animals that inhabit this area, we enjoy the high vantage point and comfort of our well-equipped vehicle. Although most of the day will be spent game viewing, we will stop at various designated sites to stretch our legs, to enjoy Brunch, and to wander around one of the Parks rest camps. Late this afternoon we exit the Park and return to the comfort of our Greenfire Lodge Hazyview.

Departure Day

After a relaxed morning we depart to arrive in Johannesburg in the late afternoon.

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Price Includes:

All transport, accommodation, food, coffee, tea, fruit juice at breakfast etc, group equipment, permits and entry fees and professional guides.

Price Excludes:

Airfare, visas, alcohol and soft drinks, meals where stipulated, curios, tips and optional excursions.

Drifters Balule Bush Camp

Greenfire Lodge Hazyview

Only 25 km from the renowned Kruger National Park and within close proximity to Sabie, this Lodge provides the ideal base from which to explore all of the attractions of Mpumalanga – Blyde River...
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