3 Day Kruger Essence Safari

Daily Tour 3 Days, 2 Nights
Guernsey Private Nature Reserve Kruger Park, South Africa

Tour from ZAR 9,850 pp sharing | ZAR 1,400 pp single supplement| ZAR 4,925 children U/12

Are you short on time but want to experience the magic of Kruger? Relax, we have you covered with this 3-day Kruger Safari.

Experience the magic of Kruger National Park on this 3-Day Kruger Essence Safari.


Holiday Inn Rosebank (Google Map)

or Centrally Located Accommodation in Johannesburg


This tour departs at 6 a.m. from Holiday Inn Rosebank. Please advise us at least 24 hours before departure if you require a different pickup location.


  • 2 x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch, 2 x Dinners
  • 1 x Private Game Reserve Game Drive
  • 1 x Full Day Kruger Safari
  • 1 x Morning Nature Walk
  • Return Transfers
  • Accommodation
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Professional Guides


  • Any Meals and Activities not listed
  • Tips / Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

What to Expect

Embark on a 3-day adventure into the unspoiled wilds of Kruger Park and a captivating Big Five Private Reserve, all while enjoying the thrill of open 4×4 Game Drives.

Immerse yourself in the local culture with a taste of authentic African cuisine during a Boma Dinner under the starry evening skies. Delight in a leisurely day, basking in the African sun while sipping cocktails by the inviting swimming pool, or opt for exciting optional activities.

Join experienced nature guides for an early morning game walk and gain fascinating insights into the African bushveld. Then, set your sights on the breathtaking beauty of the Blyde River Canyon, rounding out this unforgettable journey.

  • A 3-Hour Sunset Safari in a private game reserve.
  • Full-day Safari in Kruger with a picnic breakfast
  • Comfortable rooms with en-suite bathrooms.
  • Passionate, English-speaking guides
  • Excellent Food in a relaxed bush setting
  • This is a join-in safari so you can expect to make new friends on your journey.

Useful Information:

The Lodge is situated in the Greater Kruger Area, about a 45-minute drive to Kruger National Park’s Orpen Gate.

The Game Drives on this itinerary are conducted in the Kruger National Park and neighbouring Private Game Reserves.

Please note that if the lodge is full you will be accommodated in a similar lodge within the Greater Kruger Park region.

Day 1: The Greater Kruger Park

Our journey kicks off with a departure from Johannesburg, venturing towards the magnificent Greater Kruger National Park, where our thrilling Safari adventure begins. As we traverse the Highveld farmlands, we descend the dramatic Drakensberg Escarpment into the Lowveld, an area graced with pristine Private Game Reserves and the renowned Kruger National Park. Our arrival at Thornhill Safari Lodge is met with a delectable lunch, setting the stage for the adventures ahead.

After some relaxation, we embark on a late afternoon/evening Big Five game drive in open 4×4 Safari vehicles within one of the neighboring Private Reserves. En route, we pause for sundowner drinks and snacks at one of the waterholes, allowing us to immerse ourselves in the captivating sights, sounds, and scents of the African Bushveld. Our game drive continues into the night, promising an exciting evening. To conclude this day of exploration, we return to Thornhill for a traditional South African meal by the log fire. Nestled within the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve and a part of the Greater Kruger Park ecosystem, Thornhill Safari Lodge offers comfortable accommodation in charming thatched-roof chalets. Vibrant fabrics and locally crafted hardwood furniture create a rustic yet stylish bush atmosphere. Unwind in our Bar/Lounge area or sip cocktails by the swimming pool and treetop viewing deck, commanding views of the majestic Drakensberg Mountain Range and endless wilderness.

Day 2: Kruger National Park

Daybreak signals an early start as your guide greets you with coffee before embarking on a day of exploration in the renowned Kruger National Park. This natural treasure, dating back to 1898, ranks among the world’s finest wildlife experiences, with a rich history dedicated to safeguarding the Lowveld’s wildlife. Spanning two million hectares of the unspoiled African bushveld, the Park showcases a remarkable array of species, including 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 517 birds, and 146 mammals. Prepare for a safari adventure that unfolds from the moment you enter Kruger Park, exploring its finest game drive routes.

Our game drive leads us through an unparalleled landscape, showcasing an astonishing variety of wildlife, birds, plants, and trees. At a remote picnic site, we pause to relish our packed breakfast before continuing our Safari, uncovering the pristine and untamed wilderness that defines Kruger Park’s uniqueness. Along the way, we stop at various viewpoints and waterholes for game viewing and bird watching. We return to the comforts of Thornhill Safari Lodge, where yet another taste of traditional African cuisine awaits, followed by a peaceful night serenaded by the sounds of the African wilderness.

Day 3: Greater Kruger Park to Johannesburg

Our day begins with an early morning game walk, allowing us to explore the reserve on foot. Accompanied by knowledgeable field guides, we gain insight into the environment and its inhabitants that surround us. Following a satisfying breakfast, we bid you farewell as you continue your South African journey, en route back to Johannesburg. Please ensure your international flights are booked for after 10 pm this evening.

Note: If the lodge is fully booked, accommodation in a similar lodge in the Greater Kruger Area will be booked.

Experience Highlights:

  • Big Five Game Drives in Private Reserve and Kruger Park.
  • Morning game walk.
  • Traditional African meal around the boma fire.
  • Scenic views of the Blyde River Canyon and Drakensberg Escarpment.
  • Rich wildlife encounters in Kruger National Park.
  • Exploration of diverse landscapes, viewpoints, and waterholes.
  • Comfortable accommodations at Thornhill Safari Lodge.

Included Meals:

  • Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 2: Packed breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3: Breakfast
Nestled within the expansive precincts of the Greater Kruger National Park Area, the Guernsey Reserve awaits, a mere 45-minute drive away from Orpen Gate. Surrounded by serene bush landscapes teeming with wildlife, this haven offers you the perfect opportunity to unwind after a day of exhilarating exploration within the Kruger National Park.
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