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Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with our game drives and sundowners along the Oliphants river! Immerse yourself with a bush walk, in the breathtaking natural beauty and witness the awe-inspiring wildlife in their natural habitat. It's an experience you'll never forget! And that's not all - we also offer guided trips to the famous Kruger National Park and the breathtaking Panorama Route. Our private safari vehicles ensure a comfortable and personalized service. We also offer airport transfers from Hoedspruit to our lodge.    Contact us now to book your tailor-made safari trip and activities. Get ready for exceptional hospitality and professionalism - we can't wait to show you the best of Africa!


Game drives

Game drives are conducted by professional  FGASA Certified Guides within 6000 hectares Big 5 Grietjie and Doreen Private Game Reserve open to the KNP, on our open game viewer vehicle. Through the expertise of your guide, you will be taken  in the bush to discover animals , to learn more about their behaviors and the environment where they live.  You will have the chance to observe from close the iconic African wildlife and for once you will not be  watching a Nat Geo documentary but you will be part of it! 

Early Morning Game Drive from 5.30 to 9.00 am ( about 3 hrs )

Stop for Coffee/Tea break ,cookies.

Afternoon Game Drive from 4.00 to 7.00 pm ( about 3 hrs )

Stop for Sundowner with drinks and snacks.

Please note that our activity timings may vary based on weather and season to ensure your safety and enjoyment.


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Walking safari

The walking safari is a 3 hrs guided walk in the bush, where your Guide will lead you to closer encounters with animals but most of all he will show you how to understand animal behavior and movements through their spurs and tracks, including the small ones that usually you cannot see from the vehicle. It is an absolutely amazing and very rewarding experience.  Highly recommended! 

Conducted by a highly skilled and certified armed FGASA  Trail Guide within Big 5 Grietjie Private Game Reserve, Balule. It is available either early morning or in the afternoon. 

Children between 6 and 17 are admitted only according to specific safety criteria and  if accompanied by at least one parent.  

Children below 6 years old usually are not allowed for safety reasons.

Please note that our activity timings may vary based on weather and season to ensure your safety and enjoyment

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Boat cruise safari

After breakfast at the lodge, your guide will take you on game drive to the boat pier with our open game viewer through three neighboring  Big 5 Private Game Reserves, along the Oliphants Rivers' bank. Once there you can have lunch or refreshments at the local restaurant. Onboard the double-deck “ Kambako “  boat, you will be cruising upstream the Oliphants river at a very slow pace, together with your guide. You will have the opportunity to observe some aquatic animals from close, like hippos, crocodiles, water birds, as long as animals like buffalos, elephants, giraffes,  water antelopes, and occasionally leopards and lions.  In the late afternoon, you will experience an amazing sunset from the upper deck while sipping your favorite drink. The cruise will last 3 hrs after which your guide will take you back to our lodge on a fascinating night game drive.

Full Day Activity - ( price, time schedule and availability to be confirmed upon booking )

2 guided game drives from and back to Ngalali Retreat through 6000 hectares Big 5 PR +

1 guided boat cruise +  snacks & drinks included, Lunch excluded.

Please note that our activity timings may vary based on weather and season to ensure your safety and enjoyment.

Kruger National Park
 Full day trip

This full day guided trip  inside the magnificent Kruger National Park will be conducted  in our private Toyota Land Cruiser safari vehicle with semi open windows , aircon, fridge, only 6 seats, each one with view. This is one of the most interesting and rewarding safari tour: spending around 12 hrs inside the Park will give you higher chances  of animal sightings. While your guide will drive and find the animals for you, you'll be sitting comfortably in our safari truck  observing animals and taking memorable photos.  The trip will be conducted by us, professional FGASA certified guides.  We will stop for breakfast and lunch and  whenever you need to stretch your legs. Highly recommended!

Full Day Activity - Starting early morning around 5.30 am until 18.00 pm.

Two meals, water, drinks, coffee and snacks included.

Please note that our activity timings may vary based on weather and season to ensure your safety and enjoyment.

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