This 9-day safari adventure provides the opportunity to explore the greater Kruger National Park while staying in luxurious accommodation and enjoying thrilling game drives.

Enjoy a self-drive adventure through this magnificent region of South Africa as you go in search of the Big 5, identify the constellations of the Southern Hemisphere, and unwind with professional spa treatments on your last few days at the Summerfields River Lodge & Rose Spa.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Go in search of Africa's Big 5
  • Study the Southern hemisphere constellations
  • Admire the prolific bird life of the area
  • Stay on the border of the Kruger National Park
  • Enjoy professional spa treatments & massages
  • Go on guided nature walks
  • Stay on the banks of the Sabi River

Day to Day Itinerary

Days 1-3

Enjoy stargazing at Tintswalo

Fly from Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport to Hoedspruit where you'll collect your rental car and drive to Tintswalo Safari Lodge in the Manyeleti Game Reserve. Expect an exclusive safari experience in this luxury lodge on the border of the Kruger National Park.

Go on game drives to spot Africa's Big 5 and the incredible variety of birdlife in this wildlife-abundant region. The lodge even offers you the opportunity to view game from your room as it overlooks an active waterhole.

In the evening you will get the remarkable opportunity to view the Southern Hemisphere constellations through a Meade telescope as an expert guide teaches you all about the star-lit African skies. Retire to your spacious and comfortable room in the evening and listen to the sounds of the wilderness as you drift off to sleep.

Days 4-6

Discover the Big 5 at the Sabi Sand

Today you will drive to exclusive Exeter Dulini Private Game Lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

This iconic reserve offers you another chance to see the Big 5 and the animals you haven't yet spotted. Go on more thrilling game drives as you explore this new and abundant landscape, and go on guided nature walks to get a more intimate experience of the bush.

Spend the hottest part of the day relaxing at the lodge and taking a dip in the plunge pool on the wooden deck. In the evening, skilled chefs will spoil you with delicious Pan-African cuisine served under an aged jackalberry tree.

Days 7-8

Relax and unwind on the Panorama Route

Today you'll leave the Sabi Sands behind and drive to Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge where a luxury room in an Austrian-style lodge, set near the Panorama Route, awaits.

This is the perfect location for the last leg of your journey, providing you with a tranquil environment to relax and unwind. The Wellness and Beauty Clinic is a great place to relax and indulge in aromatherapy, reflexology, hand, foot and scalp massages, facial treatments, full body exfoliations and wraps, as well as manicures and pedicures.

Enjoy a gourmet dining experience at the award-winning Oliver's Restaurant, where you can dine on mouth watering meals created by Oliver himself from only the freshest local produce.

Day 9

Fly back to Johannesburg

Your journey comes to an end today as you drive to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport where you'll drop off your rental car and board your flight to Johannesburg.


  • 3 nights at Tintswalo Safari Lodge on a fully inclusive basis
  • 3 nights at Exeter River Lodge on a fully inclusive basis
  • 2 nights at Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
  • Flight from Mpumalanga Airport to Johannesburg
  • 9 day car rental


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016 $4455
  • 01 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 $4510
  • 01 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017 $5240
  • 01 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017 $5240
  • 01 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 $5230
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017 $5230
  • 01 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $5230

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.



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