You have a wonderful opportunity to see lions in the wild at Kruger National Park, nearly two million hectares of land are devoted to preserving the huge number of animal, bird, amphibian, fish and reptile species found there.
The following excursions are included on all standard Saga holidays based at Mjejane River Lodge.
One game drive is included each day. It will take place either in the early morning (leaving at sunrise and returning in time for breakfast), or at dusk.
These drives take place in the 4,000-hectare Mjejane Reserve, which is part of Greater Kruger.You are most likely to see browsers like kudu, giraffe or duiker, but good sightings of the Big Five are also highly likely. In addition, the beautiful scenery of the lowveld, with its granite hills, fertile valleys and abundant vegetation, is an attraction in itself.
Sudwala Caves lie in the Drakensberg escarpment, about 35km west of Nespruit, and are the oldest known caves in the world.
There will be a guided tour of the caves, the surface is fairly flat and the tour is a very slow upright walk. The distance covered is 1.2km and will take approximately 1 hour.
Skukuza is the Kruger National Park’s largest rest camp and is situated on the leafy southern banks of the Sabie River. Species found here include the warthog, fruit bat, thick-tailed bushbaby, spotted hyena, vervet monkey and purple-crested lourie.
Within the camp grounds is the Stevenson-Hamilton Memorial Museum. This preserves a large number of interesting exhibits associated with James Stevenson-Hamilton (1867-1957), the driving force behind the establishment of the Kruger National Park.
Among the exhibits is a pocket knife with which Stevenson-Hamilton’s assistant, Harry Wolhuter, killed a lion to save his own life. The lion’s skin is also on display.