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5 Day Shalati Train & Tented Safari


R55 000.00 Per Person Sharing

R66 000.00 Single Traveler

R27 500.00 Children 6 - 11 Years

About This Tour:

This safari package offers a unique opportunity to indulge in the ultimate luxury experience while exploring the breathtaking landscapes of South Africa. From the exquisite Shalati Train Hotel in the Kruger National Park to the Imagine Africa Luxury Tented Camp in Balule Game Reserve, travelers will be immersed in unparalleled comfort and surrounded by stunning wildlife. 

The Shalati Train Hotel in the Kruger National Park is a true gem of luxury. Set on a historic railway line, this unique accommodation offers guests the chance to experience the charm and elegance of a bygone era. The beautifully restored train carriages have been transformed into lavish suites, complete with modern amenities and panoramic views of the surrounding bushveld. 


Imagine Africa Luxury Tented Camp is another exceptional destination for those seeking a luxurious and immersive wildlife experience. Nestled in the heart of the Balule Game Reserve, this tented camp offers a unique blend of comfort and adventure. Each tent is meticulously designed with opulent furnishings and spacious interiors, ensuring a tranquil and indulgent retreat amidst the untamed wilderness. 

Tour Summary:

TOUR DURATION:                                   4 Nights / 5 Days

DEPARTURE LOCATION:                        Johannesburg or Nelspruit, South Africa

RETURN LOCATION:                               Johannesburg or Nelspruit, South Africa

DESTINATION ON TOUR:                        Kruger National Park, South Africa

                                                                  Balulue Game Reserve, South Africa

INCLUDED ON TOUR:                              All Transfers

                                                                   2 Nights Luxury Accommodation at Shalati Train Hotel

                                                                   2 Nights Luxury Tented Accommodation at Imagine Africa

                                                                   Game Drives

                                                                   Conservation Fees

                                                                   Panorama Route

                                                                   Local Beverages

                                                                   4 x Dinner

                                                                   4 x Breakfasts

                                                                   4 x Lunch


Highlights & Activities

Shalati Train Hotel

Shalati Train Hotel is a unique accommodation experience that combines the luxury of a hotel with the thrill of staying on a train. Located in the heart of the iconic Kruger National Park, this one-of-a-kind establishment offers guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in the beauty and wildlife of the African bush while enjoying all the comforts of a modern hotel.

Imagine Africa Tented Lodge

Imagine Africa Tented Lodge is a luxurious safari retreat nestled in the heart of the Balule Game Reserve, offering guests an unparalleled experience of the African wilderness. With its intimate setting and breathtaking views, the camp provides a unique opportunity to connect with nature and immerse oneself in the untamed beauty of the African bush. 

Panorama Route Highlights

This scenic road trip takes you through some of the country's most stunning landscapes, offering panoramic views that will leave you in awe. Gods Window, aptly named for its awe-inspiring vistas, offers sweeping views of the Lowveld and the Blyde River Canyon, while Berlin Falls cascades down in a mesmerizing display of natural beauty. And then there are the Three Rondavels, towering rock formations that resemble traditional African huts, standing proudly against the backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains. 

Open Vehicle Game Drives

Open Vehicle Game Drives offer visitors the chance to explore the park's diverse wildlife in a unique and thrilling way. These game drives, conducted in open vehicles, provide a more intimate and immersive experience compared to traditional safari tours. With the wind in your hair and the sounds of the African bush surrounding you, you'll have a front-row seat to observe some of Africa's most iconic animals in their natural habitat.


Nhongo Decor


Johannesburg - Kruger Park

This morning you will be collected from your hotel or OR Tambo Airport by your driver and transferred through to Mbombela to meet up with your guide.  We make our way through to the Kruger National Park and enjoy an afternoon game drive to Skukuza and the Shalati Train Hotel.  Check in and enjoy two days of relaxation and game drives morning and afternoon.  You can fly directly to Skukuza Airport should you wish to do so and we meet you off your flight and we do an afternoon game drive before check in at the Shalati Train Hotel.


Kruger National Park

As the sun rises, you climb into an open-air safari vehicle with an experienced guide, ready to witness nature's wonders. Return to the hotel for a refreshing swim or read a book on the deck. As the sun sets for another game drive, the golden hues of the setting sun cast a mesmerizing glow over the vast landscape. With your knowledgeable guide, you navigate through the rugged terrain, anticipating the wildlife that may emerge from the shadows. Return to the hotel for dinner, where the aroma of delicious cuisine fills the air, reminding you of the rich flavors to come.


Panorama - Balule Reserve

After breakfast we depart from Skukuza and make our way out of the park and on towards the Panorama Route travelling through the towns of Hazyview and Graskop as we start at Gods Window. We make our way to the Berlin Falls and then drive along the canyon stopping off at the Three Rondavels.  Lunch can be enjoyed along the way or once we arrive at the lodge.  We hope to arrive by 15h00pm at Imagine Africa’s tented camp in time for High Tea.  A late afternoon/sunset drive may be experience after which it is time for dinner in the Boma.


Balule Game Reserve

An early morning game drive, you witness the sunrise over Africa. The safari vehicle rumbles, and you're excited to witness incredible wildlife encounters in their natural habitat. Returning to camp for breakfast, you're fueled by freshly brewed coffee and hearty meals. In the afternoon, you're ready to explore, hoping to encounter majestic elephants, graceful giraffes, or even big cats. Returning to camp for dinner, you unwind under the starry African sky and enjoy the sounds of the wilderness.


Balule - Johannesburg

This is the last day of your safari so you may either enjoy another sunrise on board your open safari vehicle before breakfast or you may prefer to take it easy and sleep in for a bit.  We depart from the lodge after breakfast and make our way out of the game reserve and on towards Johannesburg arriving back at OR Tambo or Hotel by 18h00pm.  Should you prefer to fly back to Johannesburg this may be arranged from Eastgate Airport.

Transfers to & From Johannesburg

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