About the Tour
This 2-night,3-day Safari that starts & ends in Johannesburg will see you stay at Green Fire Game Lodge which is situated in the privately owned Balule Nature Reserve adjacent and open to the greater Kruger National Park system. Greenfire Game Lodge is isolated and in a totally natural environment. A small luxury Game Lodge where no effort is spared and the experience is personal and relaxed.
The diversity of vegetation within the reserve ensures that good game sightings are guaranteed, and besides the “Big 5” we are especially proud of the abundant birdlife and smaller mammals attracted by the riverine forest and open plains. Our qualified staff will explain the intricacies of the bush in detail. Accommodation is in well-appointed twin-bedded chalets with en-suite bathrooms. Isolated from each other in the riverine canopy and each with its own viewing deck. A central Lodge offers panoramic views from the shady verandah, a comfortable lounge, and a sun deck with a refreshing swimming pool. All meals, game drives, and game walks are included in our package. Walking safaris on request. The Lodge accommodates a maximum of 18 guests.
Day 1: Cape Town to Green Fire Game Lodge
Today you depart from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport to Green Fire Game Lodge on a shared shuttle bus. The bus departs from at 6:45 am, from the bus terminal right outside International Arrivals. The drive takes 6-7 hours and you travel through a few touristic towns en route to the town of Hoedspruit. Of course, you make scheduled and unscheduled stops for the bathroom, to stretch your legs and to buy some snacks or refreshments along the way.
On arrival at the lodge, you will get a brief camp orientation and then checked into your room. There is time to freshen up and enjoy a light snack before you set off on a sunset safari drive in the Safari drive. You arrive back at the camp as the sun is almost completely gone and you can sip on a refreshing drink or coffee at the camp dining area before sitting down to dinner. After dinner, spend sometime around the fire sharing stories of the day before retiring to your room for a good night’s rest.
Included Today: Shuttle Bus Transfer, Lunch, Sunset Safari, Dinner & Accommodation.
Day 2: Morning & Afternoon Safari Drives
You can expect twice-daily game drives in the lush Balule Nature Reserve. Boasting the ‘Big 7′, which is the Big 5 plus hippo and crocodile, and an abundance of birdlife and general game. The reserve is part of the Greater Kruger and falls within its boundaries, so the flow of wildlife is unhindered. The vegetation is highly wooded, attracting all sorts of browsing animals, while the presence of the Olifants River attracts those water-loving birds.
Photography on game drives is encouraged, as is bird watching. The experience of a morning safari sees the bush coming to life with all the diurnal animals, while evening drives bear witness to the activity of hyenas, jackals, lions, and owls.
Included Today: Morning & Afternoon Safaris, Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners & Accommodation.
Day 3: Green Fire Game Lodge to Johannesburg
Enjoy a last morning safari drive and breakfast at the lodge before checking-out. Your driver will collect you from the lodge and transfer you back to Hoedspruit Airport for your transfer to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport.
Included Today: Morning Safari, Breakfast, Transfer.
What’s not included in the price of this safari:
- Purchases of a personal nature
- Optional extra off-site activities
- Telephone calls
Good to Know:
- Special dietary requirements on request.
- Single, child & group rates on request.
- Prices subject to change without notice.
- This tour can be arranged to start and finish in Cape Town (Surcharges will apply)
- This tour can be extended.
- No children under the age of 12 years old allowed at the Lodge.
- 12 years and older: Considered as adults and accommodated in their own rooms.
- 12 years and older: Pay full adult rates and are permitted on safaris.