Overview

Wake up to the sounds of the African bushveld and embark on an adventure like no other with our Safari Game Drives.

Start your day with a warm cup of coffee or tea at the main lodge before setting off in a Safari vehicle. With a knowledgeable guide by your side, you will have the chance to witness the early morning activities of the BIG 5 and the LITTLE 5, including the Elephant, Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Elephant Shrew, and many more. Enjoy stops along the way for coffee and snacks, and ask any questions you may have.

Kruger National Park

Duration: Full day
Time: 5:00am – 17:00pm
Rate: R3000.00 / All Inclusive Full Day Activity

Kruger National Park is a world-class destination that’s on every wildlife enthusiast’s dream list! Established in 1898, this unique park spans over 2 million hectares (a whopping 19,000 km!) and is more than 350km long, making it one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the world.

The park is a haven for South African wildlife, with 147 species of mammals, 507 species of birds, and even 33 species of amphibians calling it home. It’s also home to the famous BIG 5 – the African Elephant, Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Lion, and Leopard – which you’ll have the chance to see up close!

The full-day game drive starts at 5 in the morning, where you are picked and transported to Kruger. Throughout the day, you are accompanied by a guide who will drive you around the park in a closed vehicle. At lunch, you will stop off at one of the park’s restaurants for something to eat before heading back out.

 

Manyeleti Game Reserve - Morning Drive

Duration: Half day
Time: 5:00am – 10:00am
Rate: R1650.00 / All Inclusive Half Day Activity

Wrap up warmly and head to the main lodge for a steaming cup of tea or coffee before hopping onto a Land Cruiser and heading to Manyeleti Game Reserve.

The reserve is home to some of the most iconic animals in the world, from the majestic African Elephant to the elusive Leopard. It also has the LITTLE 5, a group of small creatures that call the bushveld their home. When it’s time to take a break, take plenty of photos and feel free to ask your guide any burning questions you may have.

Manyeleti Game Reserve - Afternoon Drive

Duration: Half day
Time: 14:00-19:00pm
Rate: R1650.00 / All Inclusive Half Day Activity

Get ready for an adventure under the stars with our afternoon safari drive. You’ll witness a whole new side of the Bushveld as day-roaming animals call it a night and our nocturnal friends come out to play. As the sun starts to set, the guide turns on the spotlight as you work your way through the bush spotting the animals. Once the drive is over, you can head back to the lodge to freshen up before heading out to have dinner beneath the stars at open-air boma.

Sunset Drive Or Night Drive On Guernsey Private Nature Conservancy

Duration: Half Day
Sunset drive time: 16:30pm-18:30pm
Night drive time: 20:00pm-22:00pm
Rate: R595.00 / All Inclusive Half Day Activity

Hold onto your binoculars because as the Guernsey Private Nature Conservancy is swarming with diverse wildlife including buffalos, leopards, giraffes, zebras and antelopes.

The sunset game drive leaves before sunset, allowing you to explore the reserve and witness the animals come alive in the cool late afternoon. The sunset drive includes a sundowner stop before returning for dinner at around 8pm.

The night drive offers a whole new experience, as the animals come out to play under the starlight. With very little light pollution, the night sky is a spectacle to behold. As you drive around the reserve, your guide will help you spot the night creatures, from the elusive leopard to the African yellow bat. The night drive leaves a little later, giving you time for an early dinner at around 7pm before heading out.

Morning BushWalk on Guernsey Private Nature Conservancy

Duration: Half day
Time: 6:00am-8:00am
Rate: R495 / All Inclusive Half Day Activity

There’s nothing quite like a morning bushwalk. As you explore the fauna and flora of the bush, your guide will teach you about the plants and trees that thrive in this environment and help you track the movements of Buffalos, Leopards, Giraffes, Zebras and Wildebeests.

While the tour is not particularly strenuous, a reasonable fitness level is required to walk comfortably at a leisurely pace for 90+ minutes. Special walks can be arranged to accommodate individual preferences.

Horse Safari on Guernsey Private Nature Conservancy

Duration: Half day
Time: 05:30am-08:00am or 16:30pm-19:00pm
Rate: R900 (1.5hrs) or R1150 (2.5hrs) / All Inclusive Half Day Activity

Explore the bush like a true adventurer with our Horseback Safari. During the ride, you’ll have the chance to take in some breathtaking views of the Bushveld and see herds of beautiful plains game, such as giraffes and zebras, and maybe a buffalo if you’re lucky.

If you’re worried about not being a seasoned rider, there are rides that are suitable for all levels and even ponies available for kids.

Weather and seasons

October to April (Rainy season)

During the rainy season, you can expect thunderstorms with short downpours in the morning and/or afternoon, followed by cloudy skies with occasional sun.

This season brings new growth as the vegetation becomes lush and green. It’s also the time for calving, as there are plenty of fresh plants for the animals to feed on. If you enjoy a spot of birdwatching, you’re in for a treat, as the blooming flowers attract various birds and insects, including migratory birds. There are also plenty of photo opportunities, with moody skies, vibrant colours, and beautiful landscapes, so don’t forget to pack your camera!

May to September (Dry season)

The dry season in Africa is a prime time for safaris as it provides better wildlife viewing opportunities. The lack of vegetation makes the animals more visible, and the limited water sources lead to more animals gathering at these spots, making for a concentrated viewing experience.

The winter season offers the added benefit of cooler temperatures, which decreases the number of insects, particularly mosquitoes. While mosquitoes may still be present, their numbers are significantly reduced in cooler weather.

Our Packages

3 Nights Luxury Spa Package

Package includes:

  • 3 nights luxury accommodation at the Kusudalweni Safari Lodge and Spa
  • Full board stay includes three meals each day prepared by our expert chefs
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks are excluded
  • 2 x rejuvenating 1-hour spa treatments (timing can be flexible to suit your needs)
  • 24hr access to our gym
  • Sunset drive on the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve, including sundowners & snacks
  • Concierge service
Per person: R15,500 / $885 / £775

4 Nights Ultra All-Inclusive Luxury Package

Package includes:

  • Enjoy a three-course evening meal & drinks every day, including private or in-room dining
  • Alcoholic drinks excluding premium liquors
  • Mini-bar included and fully stocked each day
  • 1 x Full-day safari at Kruger National Park with lunch included
  • 2 x Morning safari at the Manyeleti Big 5 reserve
  • Sunset drive on the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve, including sundowners & snacks
  • 1 x 1-hour spa treatment
  • Scenic boat trip on the Blyde River Canyon
  • Trip to see Jessica, the world-famous hippo
  • Concierge service
Per person: R27,750 / $1,595 / £1,395
6 day all inclusive package

6 Nights Ultra All-Inclusive Luxury Spa Package

Package includes:

  • Enjoy a three-course evening meal & drinks every day, including private or in-room dining
  • Alcoholic drinks excluding premium liquors
  • Mini-bar included and fully stocked each day
  • 1 x Full-day safari at Kruger National Park with lunch included
  • 2 x Morning safari at the Manyeleti Big 5 reserve
  • Sunset drive on the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve, including sundowners & snacks
  • 2x relaxing & rejuvenating 1 hour spa treatments
  • Scenic boat trip on the Blyde River Canyon
  • Trip to see Jessica, the world-famous hippo
  • Full-Day Panorama Route Tour
  • Concierge service
Per person: R39,500 / $2,275 / £1,975

Book your stay today

  • A 5-star luxury lodge without the cost
  • Total flexibility with 8 safari tours and loads of activities to choose from
  • Small and intimate lodge – hosting a maximum of 10 guests

Find us in the heart of
South Africa

Embark on an unforgettable wildlife adventure in the heart of the African Lowveld at Kusudalweni Safari Lodge & Spa. Nestled within the breathtaking Greater Kruger National Park ecosystem, our lodge is surrounded by lush open woodland, sprawling savannahs, and a diverse array of wildlife and bird species.

Kusudalweni is effortlessly accessible, located just a mere 40-minute drive from the Kruger Orpen Gate and the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport. We recommend a 4×4 for self-drives to ensure a seamless and stress-free arrival to your luxury safari getaway.

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Book your stay today

  • A 5-star luxury lodge without the cost
  • Total flexibility with 8 safari tours and loads of activities to choose from
  • Small and intimate lodge – hosting a maximum of 10 guests