4 Day Kruger Encounter Safari

Daily Tour 4 days, 3 nights
Guernsey Private Game Reserve Kruger Park, South Africa

Tour from ZAR 11,500 pp sharing | ZAR 2,100 pp single supplement| ZAR 5,750 children U/12

Experience the magic of Kruger National park on this 4-Day Kruger Encounter Safari.


Holiday Inn Rosebank (Google Map)

or Centrally Located Accommodation in Johannesburg


This tour departs at 6 am from Holiday Inn Rosebank. If you require a different pickup location, please advise us at least 24 hours before departure.


  • 3 x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch, 3 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 4-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 and is about a 50-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: Greater Kruger Park

Our journey commences with a departure from Johannesburg, as we set our course for the iconic Greater Kruger National Park, where our unforgettable Safari adventure unfolds. As we traverse the picturesque Highveld farmlands, we descend the awe-inspiring Drakensberg Escarpment and enter the Lowveld, a region renowned for housing some of South Africa’s most pristine Private Game Reserves and the world-famous Kruger National Park. Our arrival at Thornhill Safari Lodge is timed perfectly for a delightful lunch.

After a leisurely break, we embark on a late afternoon/evening Big Five game drive in open 4×4 Safari vehicles within one of the neighbouring Private Reserves. Along the way, we pause for sundowner drinks and snacks at a waterhole, immersing ourselves in the enchanting sights, sounds, and scents of the African Bushveld. Our game drive extends into the night, promising an exciting and immersive experience. Nestled within the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve and an integral part of the Greater Kruger Park ecosystem, Thornhill Safari Lodge offers comfortable accommodations in authentic thatched-roof chalets. Vibrant fabrics and locally crafted hardwood furniture contribute to a rustic yet stylish bush atmosphere.

Guests can unwind in the Bar/Lounge area or enjoy cocktails by the swimming pool and treetop viewing deck, affording sweeping vistas of the Drakensberg Mountain Range and the boundless wilderness.

Day 2: Kruger National Park

Daybreak signals an early rise, where you’re greeted with coffee and rusks before embarking on a day of exploration in the renowned Kruger National Park. This national treasure, dating back to 1898, ranks among the world’s premier wildlife destinations, not just in Africa but across the globe. Its enduring mission has been to safeguard the wildlife of the South African Lowveld. Today, it proudly boasts two million hectares of unspoiled African bushveld.

As the flagship of South African National Parks, Kruger remains home to an impressive array of species, encompassing 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 517 birds, and 146 mammals. Anticipate an immersive safari experience from the moment you enter Kruger Park, as we explore its finest game drive routes. Our game drive traverses varied landscapes, featuring a remarkable diversity of wildlife, birds, plants, and trees.

We pause at a remote picnic site to savour our packed breakfast before continuing our Safari, delving deeper into the unspoiled, untamed wilderness that defines Kruger Park’s unique character. Along the way, we visit various viewpoints and waterholes, offering opportunities for game viewing and bird watching.

We return to the comforts of Thornhill Safari Lodge, where another delectable taste of traditional African cuisine awaits, followed by a tranquil night serenaded by the sounds of the African wilderness.

Day 3: Leisure Day

Today is your leisure day, an opportunity to bask in the African sun, unwind at the lodge, and sip cocktails by our inviting swimming pool. Alternatively, you can engage in a variety of exciting optional activities. Opt for a Big Five game drive, pay a visit to a local animal rehabilitation centre, or simply spend the day reading beneath the shade of our famous Marula trees. After a day of relaxation in the distinctive African ambience of the lodge, you can look forward to relishing the delicious African dishes prepared by our skilled chefs.

Optional Activities:

  • Big Five Game Drive
  • Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
  • Panorama Route and Blyde River Canyon
  • Cycling Safari

Day 4: Greater Kruger Park to Johannesburg

We begin the day with an early rise, venturing on a game walk to explore the reserve on foot. Accompanied by qualified field guides, you’ll gain insights into the environment and all its fascinating inhabitants that surround you. Following a satisfying breakfast, we bid you farewell as you continue your journey back to Johannesburg. Please ensure that international flights are not booked before 10 p.m. this evening.

Note: Thornhill Safari Lodge is ideally located, a 45-minute drive from Kruger National Park’s Orpen Gate. Big Five Game Drives on this itinerary are conducted both within Kruger National Park and neighbouring Private Game Reserves. In the event that Thornhill is fully booked, you will be accommodated in a similar lodge within the Greater Kruger Park region.

We stay in the greater Kruger area inside the Guernsey Nature Reserve area from where we access private game reserves for afternoon game drives. This area is only a 50-minute drive from the entrance to Kruger and you have you could possibly even spot some wildlife on the way.
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