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Shumbalala and Greater Kruger Safari Extension

Gameviewing in Thornybush Private Game Reserve


A stay at Shumbalala Game Lodge, in the Thornybush Reserve bordering Kruger National Park, South Africa, is an ideal way to experience additional game viewing while enjoying the amenities of a deluxe wildlife lodge. Set on the banks of the Monwana River, Shumbalala is an oasis of luxurious comfort in the heart of the African bushveld. Activities include morning and late afternoon game drives in search of the Big Five, bush walks in the company of an expert ranger and tracker, or simply relaxing on decks overlooking a waterhole where animals frequently congregate. The lodge caters to a maximum of eight guests in four suites, each with its own fireplace and spacious bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers.

Detailed Itinerary

Days 1-3
Shumbalala Game Lodge

Upon arrival at the Hoedspruit airport, transfer by 4WD vehicle to beautiful Shumbalala Game Lodge, deep in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve, for close-range sightings of leopard, rhino, lion, elephant, buffalo (the “Big Five”), cheetah, blue wildebeest, the elusive wild dog, and more. This is prime gameviewing territory, and a wonderful complement to the environment at Sabi Sand. In addition to game drives, bush walks in the company of an expert ranger and tracker are also possible. Overnights at lodge...BLD each day

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Day 4
Johannesburg / Depart

Afternoon flight to Johannesburg, connecting with homeward-bound flights...B


Length: 4 days
Cost From: $3545  
Arrive: Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa
Depart: Johannesburg, South Africa
Meals: Meals as indicated
Activity: Safaris, Wildlife and Natural History
Trip Level:

Gameviewing by 4WD vehicle, bush walks

Visa Requirements

A visa is not required for U.S. citizens visting South Africa.