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5 Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari
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5 Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari

By Viva Safaris
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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$1,036.97
per adult
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$1,036.97
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-99, max of 9 per group
Duration: 5 days
Start time: Check availability
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English
Features animals


  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch on non transfer days & days not in Kruger
  • All activities
  • Local guide
  • Hotel and/or Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Gravelotte
  • Entry/Admission - Gravelotte
  • Entry/Admission - Kruger National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Gravelotte
  • Entry/Admission - Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
What's not included
  • Drinks
  • Lunch on transfer days and days in Kruger (we will stop at places where lunch can be purchased)
  • Gratuities
  • Flight to South Africa
  • Items of a personal nature

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Take note that transfers to the lodges are included in the package. All transfers that depart from the airport (O R Tambo Airport) depart no later than 9:30am and flights should be booked accordingly. Allowance needs to be made for disembarkment and customs to meet your driver on time. Drop offs at the airport are by 5:00pm on the last day. Again, allowance needs to be made for Check in and Boarding. Please bear this in mind when booking flights. We will collect you from your Johannesburg hotel (location dependant) or O.R. Tambo Airport on the day of departure as mentioned. We would recommend booking accommodation either at the airport, (O R Tambo Airport) or in Sandton City.
  • Airports:
  • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 62517P6

  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is 5 Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari?
5 Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari price starts from $1,040.31. Discover and book 5 Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari on Tripadvisor
What is the 5 Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari cancellation policy?
5 Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book 5 Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari on Tripadvisor
Which company provides 5 Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari?
5 Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari is hosted by Viva Safaris. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Viva Safaris on Tripadvisor. Discover and book 5 Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for 5 Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari?
On average, this experience will take approximately 5 days. Discover and book 5 Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 62517P6

Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
7 stops
Day 1
Transfer from Johannesburg to...
Day 2
Game walk and game drive
Day 3
Kruger National Park
Day 4
Kruger National Park
Day 5
Sunrise Drive and Transfer Back...
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About the operator

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Geoffrey L
Geoffrey L
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Don't hesitate...just book!
One of the most unforgettable experiences of my lifetime, courtesy of Viva Safaris. Whether you're traveling solo
Navigator34412821587
Navigator34412821587
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Super safari
The experience was unforgettable. The guides were experienced and full of humor and jest. We experienced several in
KathiE141
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Safari under time pressure, but very friendly, supportive staff
We did the 6 day safari, and it was a bit of a mixed experience. The schedule was very tight, and it felt like we d
VancouveJasonVancou
VancouveJasonVancou
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Perfection
I am going to try to answer all the questions I had before booking my first Safari of my life. I randomly found thi
amandalQ9726MS
amandalQ9726MS
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Awesome experience!
We absolutely loved our experience with Viva Safaris! We saw 4 of the big 5 on the first day's sunset drive on the
ModeCharlie
ModeCharlie
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5 day Safari
Could not recommend Viva Safaris enough! So incredibly well organised, the most amazing staff members, delicious f
Alice G
Alice G
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Best experience at Viva Safaris
it’s been a couple of weeks we left Tremisana Lodge and we still think of it with goosebumps. Everything was perfec
clairewright21
clairewright21
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Amazing
We had a great time with Viva Safari’s. We stayed at Tremisana for 1 night and Marc’s Treehouse Lodge for 3. We fou
Michel K
Michel K
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4day tent Safari
Dear Viva Safari Team we really enjoyed our 4 day tent Safari. We felt super warm welcomed and appreciated the lo
Shayara93
Shayara93
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Great adventure
Absolutely amazing trip! It was my first time in South Africa and my first Safari and I couldn't imagine anything b
Celeste G
Celeste G
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Can't Wait to Return!
As an avid nature and animal lover, I came to Viva Safaris Tremisana lodge to experience the African Bush and to vi
Caroline M
Caroline M
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Awesome, wonderful and great experience for life.
Everything was great of the 5 day katekani Lodge. A big shout out to the service with Margaret and Mandla who were
nicolelY4511WI
nicolelY4511WI
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Great fun, charming hospitality
We had a wonderful time with Viva safaris. Warm homely hospitality with knowledgeable and entertaining guides. Raym
Dralt78
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From world travelers, BEST experience we've ever had!!!!!!! Highly recommend!!!!!!!
I don't even know where to start! My partner and I travel often, several times a year and travel all over the worl
spm23
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Amazing, don’t consider any other Safari company
Amazing 7 day tour, the drives each day are brilliant and up close with so many different animals, the off road exp
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Tyler P
Minneapolis, MN6 contributions
May 2021
Viva Safaris was fantastic and this was an experience of a lifetime! When our South Africa trip was canceled last year due to covid, we didn't know when we would be able to go on this adventure again. Luckily, Viva Safaris made is super easy from the beginning, giving us the peace of mind to reschedule whenever it was convenient for our group. That happened to be exactly one year after we were originally scheduled to go, and we are so thankful it all worked out!

The staff was amazing.. starting with our driver that drove us from Joburg, to the greeting by management upon arrival, the cook/cleaning staff and all the fantastic guides. They all went above and beyond to make our experience unforgettable. I would HIGHLY recommend Viva Safaris to anyone looking for an authentic South African safari in Kruger National Park!
Written May 21, 2021
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Hi there Thanks for a lovely response. We are thrilled that you availed yourself of our extremely generous cancellation policy and were able to reschedule at no additional costs. Thanks for your splendid assessment of ALL our staff and your unqualified endorsement of Viva Safaris !!! Be well Piero
Written July 21, 2021
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Mgriffth12
4 contributions
We had such a fantastic time on this trip. We got picked up on time from our hotel in Johannesburg and drove to Tremisana Lodge. We did safari drives/walks every day, and saw something incredible each day - including all of the big 5! The day we arrived there were elephants right outside the Lodge, and the rhinos were another highlight. The lodge was clean and comfortable, the pool was cold but it was lovely being in the pool with monkeys playing in the trees above. The staff were all outstanding! The game guides always tried their best to see the animals and we're so enthusiastic. The food was fantastic. I am a vegetarian and was well catered for. Overall, we can't fault this trip and would definitely recommend it
Written October 15, 2022
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Hi Melissa Thanks for an equally INCREDIBLE review. It must have been incredibly inspiring to arrive at Tremisana Game Lodge and spot a herd of elephants right at the entrance gate ! Thanks for your incredibly kind words of praise for the venue, the staff, the food and the care you so appreciated. We welcome your recommendation. Be well.
Written October 25, 2022
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Veronica T
Conyers, GA9 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
My husband and I had a wonderful time from pick up to drop off! We saw the big 5 almost straight off the bat. The weather was initially chilly which meant the animals were sunning themselves. Took pics of a pride. Even got a video of a mating. Mama and baby rhino made an appearance but not close enough for pics. We also took some shots of hippos. The accommodations were comfy and the food plentiful. On the bland side though
Written September 18, 2022
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Hi Veronica We are pleased that you were able to successfully photograph the Big Five. The mating lions and mother and baby rhino were certainly highlights. It is pleasing to know that you enjoyed the accommodation and meals - I shall recommend to chef Mama D to add a touch more spice ! Be well
Written September 21, 2022
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Alan F
Chester-le-Street, UK19 contributions
What an amazing experience!! Once in a lifetime, so pleased that we chose Viva Safari. We did the 5 day Tremisana Lodge safari, thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it!
The staff were very welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable, making sure that every safari we did was unforgettable.
Tremisana Lodge itself is very clean and well maintained, the meals (thanks mama) were plentiful and delicious.
Although all the staff were brilliant, special mention to Lucky, Smiley and mama.
Highly recommend Viva Safari's
Written January 23, 2023
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Hi Alan Thanks for a really great review. We are thrilled to know that your experience with Viva Safaris was unforgettable and that you "thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it". Thanks for your positive appraisal of our staff and mentioning your enjoyment of Tremisana Lodge and the delicious meals. We appreciate your high recommendation.
Written January 26, 2023
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Matt K
1 contribution
Mar 2023
We had a great time on our safari through Viva, and got to have so many incredible up-close animal interactions. We liked the combination of having game drives in both Kruger and in the reserve, as the dynamic and opportunities afforded from both differed. The accommodations were excellent, and staff was amazing and knowledgeable.
Written March 27, 2023
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julie v
1 contribution
Mar 2020
We are extremely satisfied with Viva Safari experience. All the staff was very friendly and helpful. The activities were well organized and they were fun, never a time to get bored but ensuring also some time to rest near the pool with nature! The food was healthy and delicious. The rooms were very clean. The guides are local, experienced and provide valuable Information. We especially want to thank s Elias, Mama, Delina, Charlie for their friendliness. So overall we would definitely recommend to go with Viva Safari !
Written March 26, 2020
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Hi Julie Thanks for a Perfect review. We are thrilled to read that you are "extremely satisfied" with Viva Safaris. Thanks for complimenting our "well-organised" activities, our "healthy and delicious" food, " very clean" rooms and "experienced" guides. Thanks for mentioning Elias, Delina and Charlie by name. Be well Piero
Written March 29, 2020
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Jimmy T
8 contributions
We did the 5 day Tremisana Lodge which was great and would recommend this as it has something new to offer each day. While there we saw all the Big 5! Plus so much more and the trip ended so well seeing a pack of wild dogs which are vary rare eating an Impala followed by tracking a lioness which then ended up us seeing 2 Rhinos and then stumbling across her partner the male Lion which walked 2 metres from the back of our car. This all in 2 hours plus we saw loads more throughout. It was so amazing!!!!
Written February 28, 2018
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Hi Jimmy Thanks for an amazing review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the varied safari experiences we offer and that you saw the Big Five. You had a fantastic 2 hours : Wild Dogs on a kill; lioness tracking; rhinos and a male lion walking 2 metres behind your open vehicle - almost a dream !! Truly amazing !! Kind regards Piero
Written March 6, 2018
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Londa N
Cape Town, South Africa7 contributions
Apr 2021
I believe that one cannot separate human interactions from any activity. Sure, I signed up for a safari, but this tour reminded me of the importance of relationships. Good interactions make any experience so much richer. On this basis, I would really like to commend the team at Viva Safaris. Everyone - from management, to the office lady, to our field guides, to the ground & kitchen staff - engaged us and interacted with us at a very authentic and relational level. Having travelled a lot, I am seriously jaded by the gimmicky antics of many tourist establishments - there was not a HINT of that here, which was awesome. Many thanks to the team - I hope you folks survive covid!
Written April 19, 2021
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Hi Londa I very rarely receive a review that is clearly written after a lot of serious thought. Thank you for such an honest, incisive and well-intended assessment of Viva Safaris. We shall endeavour not only to survive this crisis, but also to maintain those "very authentic and relational" levels of engagement with future guests. Be well Piero
Written July 21, 2021
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Shekar C
Los Altos, CA56 contributions
Dec 2019
We took the 5-day Tremisana Lodge Safari with Viva Safaris and in summary we got what we expected in the safaris, and our expectations far exceeded in terms of people and Service at Viva Safaris. Here are the details:

We were picked up promptly by Viva Safaris (Dan) from Johannesburg Hotel, and the travel was very comfortable. It was helpful to have a restaurant menu ready in the car, and to order them ahead of our arrival to save time. Well planned. The food place was moderately priced and the food was very good. We found the food was more than what we expected, nevertheless, we too doggy-bags, so none was wasted. Dan was very helpful and a happy person to make the journey very comforable.

Instead of going through day-by-day, here is the summary of details of our safari. We had Bush Braai, Morning Bush walk, evening Sunset Drives, a day-long Kruger Park visit, and visitation to Moholoholo Rehabilitation center . All of them were very good, and was made exceptional by the Rangers from Viva Safaris. We were clear on the fact that seeing animals are not guaranteed, but the rangers made every effort to make sure we saw a good majority of animals, including 4 out of Big 5, and many others. Their continued explanations were very useful, stopped wherever we could, to see those animals near and crossing etc.
A sunset drive to Tshukudu Game Reserve, where they have the Big 5 in the reserve was included and it kind of guarantees to see more of Big 5 up close and personal too. These were all included in the package.
We were a group of 10 and we are all vegetarians. The extent to which the kitchen and staff went to make us feel at home was unbelievable. It is not an exaggeration to say, that we've had some of our best vegetarian dishes in Tremisana, considering the fact that we travel extensively around the world.

Even though we did not meet Piero in person, it is too obvious on the culture and hospitality he demands from his staff and it clearly showed. People were very customer focused and were willing to do whatever they could do.

I want to call out the names of the rangers, whom we got to know more and these were exceptional: Subusiso (Victor), Bongani (Fortune), Charl, Rex, Caiphus, and Cap; on the administrative side, Pretty and Rianna, and all the kitchen staff (didn't get their names). Without a doubt, these are the folks that keep the business running. Thank you all. Also, want to say our special thanks to RIchard from Tshukudu Game Reserver for patiently answering all questions, and doing a wonderful game drive.

This note won't be final,if we didn't express our thanks to Lucky (who droves us from Tremisana to Dullstroom) and Tabo from Dullstroom to Johannesburg. These people made all the difference.

It may sound like that this was a lob-sided review, and it is because, the issues that we encountered were minimal to nothing. Just for those who want to know what those issues are, here they are: (1) One of the chalet's door has gaps on the bottom, and it lets some bugs (ants) come inside the room. When we discovered this at 10:30 PM on a night, they readily responded, cleaned the place and provided a stop gap measure to prevent the problem happening again. Hopefully, the would fix this permanently. The other one is that not all rooms are made equal, so we requested for a change and when some other guests vacated mid-way during out stay, we got couple of our rooms readily changed. Small issues were there, but the way the staff responded to them, makes all the difference.

Overall, exceptional, and if I have to go back for a Kruger Safari, Viva Safaris has our business, 100% for sure.
Written January 1, 2020
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Hi Shekar What a wonderful review !!! It is equally AMAZING. Thanks for going into such splendid detail and advising how our operation "far exceeded" your expectations. There is really very little for me to say except a very, very big THANK YOU. Be well and hope to see you again. Kind regards Piero
Written January 15, 2020
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AAH
West Sussex, UK65 contributions
Mar 2019
We stayed for four nights at the Ngala Lodge and had a brilliant time. Went out on safari early morning and watched the sunrise, came back to the lodge and relaxed and went out again every afternoon and watched the sunset. Saw all the animals, far beyond our expectations. Our driver and tracker were first class. Food in the lodge/hotel was excellent. Highly recommend this visit and would love to do it again
Written April 4, 2019
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