Kruger National Park & Panoramic Route

Day 1:  Johannesburg – Kruger National Park 

Arrive Johannesburg and proceed to shuttle departure point. A scenic drive takes us to the magnificent Imabali Safari Lodge, where you will spend the 3 Nights on safari

Set on the banks of the N’waswitsontso River in the Central Kruger National Park, this palatial haven offers immaculate accommodation and unrestrained luxury.

Experience magnificent wildlife sightings in the heart of the Kruger National Park – Africa’s most iconic game reserve.

Check in and the Afternoon/Evening Safari departs.

After an exciting Safari with sunset drinks served in the open bush with your armed ranger,we return after dark for a excellent meal around the roaring camp fire as one here the savage roars of the lions on the hunt.

Why choose a private concession lodge in the Kruger National Park

  • We are able to offer you one hundred square kilometres of exclusive safari space – only our own vehicles traverse this area
  • We have our own extensive road network to access the concession
  • We are permitted to leave the road and drive off-road to get closer to the wildlife and capture that perfect image
  • Centrally located and adjacent to some of the most famous safari lodges in the Sabi Sands and Manyeleti Game Reserves we enjoy the some of the most productive game viewing anywhere on the planet
  • Walks are available to our guests accompanied by highly qualified guides

Overnight : Imbali Safari Lodge – Fully inclusive of all meals, scheduled safari activities, conservation levies and gate fees

Day 2-3:   Imabli Safari Lodge adventure 

Two daily safaris are included in all rates at Imbali Safari Lodge and an optional bush walk can be arranged in advance, subject to availability.

A private concession within the Kruger National Park comprising three lodges – Imbali Safari Lodge, Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge, and Hamiltons Tented Camp, Mluwati Concession was born out of a spirit of ensuring the future sustainability of the National Park.

As one of the first private concessions in the Kruger National Park, Mluwati has worked tirelessly to ensure the sustainability of this pristine wilderness that for over 100 years has been a sanctuary for over 114 reptiles, 34 amphibians, and 147 mammal species, including Africa’s Big Five.

Keen birders will delight in the hundreds of bird species that call Kruger home. Over 500 species, many of which occur in the Mluwati Concession including the Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, Crested Barbet and Burchell’s Glossy Starling.

Guests will enjoy some of Kruger’s most spectacular landscapes and an extraordinary variety of wildlife, birdlife and plant life within the Mluwati Concession, ensuring that each safari experience will be unique.

Experience a morning and evening safari during your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. Witness the excitement of the first rains; the terrapins playing in river pools, the call of the Pied Kingfisher, and the steady chirping of sociable tree frogs.

Savour the rich smells of the bush, hear the shrill calls of the Magpie Shrike and see the wind blowing through the feather grass dotting the savannah plains.

A safari at Imbali will reveal new scents, curious sounds, and the beauty of an extraordinary African landscape to delight your senses.

Overnight : Imbali Safari Lodge – Fully inclusive of all meals, scheduled safari activities, conservation levies and gate fees

Day 4:  Kruger National  Park  – Mpumulanga

We have an early morning game drive followed by an excellent breakfast.

We check out and your private transfer will meet you in the lobby at 11h00

Today we have a scenic journey towards the lovely Oliver Guest House

We arrive in time for lunch and check in

Enjoy an afternoon Elephant Back Safari planned for the rest of the day.

A short transfer takes us to the Elephant Safari and we are welcomed and given a briefing

Experience the thrill of being close to these magnificent creatures; witness their intelligence, their compassionate nature and the deep bonds they share with their human family.

While the Elephant Handlers share their wealth of knowledge about fascinating elephant behaviour, enjoy a wonderful hour of touching and feeding the elephants, taking photographs and experiencing the incredible trust that has developed through gentle interaction.

After the interaction, saddle-up and set off into the African bush. Enjoy a different perspective while embarking on a privileged journey atop an elephant.

We return to Olivers for an excellent dinner in our most luxurious surroundings.

Overnight : Oliver’s Lodge – Bed & Breakfast 

Day 5:  Panoramic Route Experience

Today we have a private Panorama Tour to all the breathtaking sites!

 Breath taking views, plunging waterfalls, eagles flying above you and a rich history, quite literally, as it includes the gold rush years, are the kinds of things you see in this magnificent area.

‘Guarded’ by the small town of Graskop, this famous route is home to mountains, forests and canyons, most notably, the Blyde River Canyon which is also world’s largest ‘green canyon’.

The awe-inspiring Lisbon Falls, Berlin Falls and Mac Mac Falls are just a short drive away.

As are scenic landmarks such as Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and God’s Window, where you can walk in the thick, indigenous mist forest that stands amongst the clouds some 800m above Blyde River Canyon. Bourke’s Luck Potholes are an unusual geological formation and well worth the visit.

These giant potholes formed at the confluence of the Blyde and Treur rivers and mark the beginning of the Blyde River Canyon.

We do stop over for lunch at Graskop

After a wonderful day we return to Olivers for the night.

Overnight : Oliver’s Lodge – Bed & Breakfast 

Day 6:  Return to Johannesburg

Breakfast is served and today after a wonderful and memorable few days we are picked up by the shuttle for our return to Johannesburg arriving late afternoon.

“HERE I AM IN AFRICA , WHERE I BELONG’  ( Karen Blixem – Out of Africa )


Contact us for more information.

Our itineraries are “recommended itineraries” and may be booked as suggested. However, they also serve to inform you, as a possible first time traveller to Africa, an idea of what can be done. If you find that the recommended itineraries do not suit you entirely, we will tailor make a program to best meet your individual requirements.

Read the blog post.

Costs are based on 2 people travelling and sharing a room 

Should there be more travellers or if you wish to have the itinerary tailor -made to your specifications, please contact one of our expert travel consultants for your personalized quotation

Valid from 01 July – 31 December 2021 

From ZAR 32 781 per adult sharing


Costs inclusive of:

  • Shared Transfer Johannesburg-Imbali-Olivers-Johannesburg
  • 3 Nights Imbali Safari Lodge
  • Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner each day at Imbali
  • All scheduled Safari activities at Imbali
  • Conservation Levies and Gate Fees
  • 2 Nights Accommodation at Olivers in a standard room including Breakfast
  • Elephant Interaction and Ride
  • Full Day Panorama Tour

Subject to availability at the time of confirmation

There are no set departure dates  –  please inform us of your preferred travel dates

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