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Bush Breaks in the Lowveld – South Africa’s most amazing area is a unique and special place. We have selected and partnered with a Eco Lodge and Private Safari vehicle operator to offer you incredible accomodation and Kruger National Park safari expriences.

Bush Breaks in the Lowveld

Visit Hazyview and a full day private Safari in a world heratige site and enjoy sightings of a huge diversity of mammals and birdlife

Discover The

Kruger 

Umbhaba Eco Lodge is situated on the outskirts Hazyview on the R40, between Hazyview and White River. It is surrounded by natural, indigenous bush including the Umbhaba Tree (Lowveld Chestnut). The lodge is situated among stunning dams and water features, overlooking the Sabie valley. They have some of  the most beautiful sunsets, making it the perfect location for a sundowner after an amazing safari in the Kruger National Park.

Day Safari in Kruger National Park image of photographers on a game drive vehicle
Day Safari in Kruger National Park picture of a lichtenstein's hartebeest
Day Safari in Kruger National Park picture of a Lilac Breasted Roller
Day Safari in Kruger National Park picture of a two lions

Bush Breaks in the Lowveld

Kruger National Park is a South African National Park and one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 20000 km2 (7,550 sq mi) in north eastern South Africa, and extends 362 km (220 mi) from north to south and 67 km (40 mi) from east to west. It became South Africa’s first national park in 1926 and is roughly the size of Belgium.

Our Bush Breaks in the Lowveld day safaris in Kruger Park are normally enjoyed in the game rich area of the Southern part of the park near Skukuza. Here the sightings often include the well known  “Big 5”. Many photo opportunities can be had. Your guide will try his best to provide you with relevant animal and bird information as you travel. The beauty of this type of trip is because you are private, you can decide how long you spend at the major sightings. We do not have any set routes and we go to the areas where animals have been active recently and explore the back roads.

Photography by : ANDREW AVELEY

Bush Breaks in the Lowveld – Private day safari in Kruger National details.

Collection at the Eco Lodge is arranged on booking and normally is 05h45 and drop off back at the lodge on a full day safari is around 16:00. to fit in with curfew hours and Kruger park time.

Please remember your ID/Passport to be with you at all times during the safari. Entry fee/Conservation fees to the Kruger National Park payable in cash on pick up.

SANPARKS RATES:

RSA citizens (R105) per adult (R52) child under 12 years old.

SADC visitors (R210) per adult (R105) child under 12 years old.

International visitors (R424) per adult (R212) child under 12 years old.

If you are a holder of a WILDCARD, please present of arrival with the guide

The per-day visitors booking can be made by yourself on the SANPARKS website or we can do it for you on a prepaid system.

What to bring on your Bush Breaks in the Lowveld

  • Binoculars and camera. NO SHARING due to COVID regulations
  • ID / Drivers License / Passport is compulsory for all clients
  • Layered clothing – it can be very cool in the early morning and  hot later in the day.
  • Some cash for spending money as sometimes card machines are offline in the bush.
  • A buff, sunglasses, hat, beanie and sunscreen are highly recomended.

Packages Available:

2 Night Bush Break

  • 2 Nights accommodation B&B at Umbhaba Eco Lodge
  • 1 full day Kruger Safari outing (Private Vehicle)
  • Includes tea, coffee (Bush Style), rusks and mineral water on the safari.
  • Includes Driver/Guide
  • Blankets & Raincoats if needed
  • Sanitizer

Excludes the following

  • Travel to and from Umbhaba Eco Lodge
  • Lunch on Kruger Safari (for your own account)
  • Dinners at the Eco Lodge (for your own account)
  • All items of a personal nature
  • All drinks and alcohol (when available)
  • Tips and Gratuities

R 3450.00 per person sharing

R 5250.00 per single person

Optional Specialist Guides

  • Photography  R 1295.00 per drive
  • Birding – R 950.00 per drive

3 Night Bush Break

  • 3 Nights accommodation B&B at Umbhaba Eco Lodge
  • 2 full day Kruger Safari outing (Private Vehicle)
  • Includes tea, coffee (Bush Style), rusks and mineral water on the safari.
  • Includes Driver/Guide
  • Blankets & Raincoats if needed
  • Sanitizer

Excludes the following

  • Travel to and from Umbhaba Eco Lodge
  • Lunch on Kruger Safari (for your own account)
  • Dinners at the Eco Lodge (for your own account)
  • All items of a personal nature
  • All drinks and alcohol (when available)
  • Tips and Gratuities

R 5550.00 per person sharing

R 8450.00 per single person

Optional Specialist Guides

  • Photography  R 1295.00 per drive
  • Birding – R 950.00 per drive

4 Night Bush Break

  • 4 Nights accommodation B&B at Umbhaba Eco Lodge
  • 3 full day Kruger Safari outing (Private Vehicle)
  • Includes tea, coffee (Bush Style), rusks and mineral water on the safari.
  • Includes Driver/Guide
  • Blankets & Raincoats if needed
  • Sanitizer

Excludes the following

  • Travel to and from Umbhaba Eco Lodge
  • Lunch on Kruger Safari (for your own account)
  • Dinners at the Eco Lodge (for your own account)
  • All items of a personal nature
  • All drinks and alcohol (when available)
  • Tips and Gratuities

R   8250.00 per person sharing

R 12950.00 per single person

Optional Specialist Guides

  • Photography  R 1295.00 per drive
  • Birding – R 950.00 per drive

 Tuskers Resturant is open each evening should you wish to dine at the lodge instead of going into Hayzview (Dinner excdued from package)

Maximum 6 people booking

Validity for travel during 1 September – 30 March 2021 (Validity) (Excludees bookings for 19-21 March)

These rates apply to RSA/SADC Residents only

Bookings subject to change and availability – T&C apply

Day Safari in Kruger National Park image of photographers on a game drive vehicle
Day Safari in Kruger National Park picture of a lichtenstein's hartebeest
Day Safari in Kruger National Park picture of a Lilac Breasted Roller
Day Safari in Kruger National Park picture of a two lions

“The Giant and the African Wild Dog”

Soft rain on a summer morning along the S65 we found a pack of 22 African Wild Dogs mulling around a dry riverbed. Lots of interaction and bonding moments between the dogs but then, a grumpy old one tusked Elephant bull decided to voice his opinion and sound of a warning to these dogs

Copyright: Andrew Aveley

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