Baluleni Safari Lodge

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The Baluleni Safari Lodge is 33 km from the Phalaborwa entrance which leads into the Kruger National Park.

Hoedspruit is only 55 km away, and Phalaborwa Airport is just 25 km away, making this safari destination readily available. Baluleni Safari Lodge Guests are accommodated in five Chalets and two Luxury Safari Tents. Cottages overlook the ‘animal walkway’ and the Olifants River beyond. 

The Classic Safari Tents are set on raised platforms with spacious verandahs. The Baluleni thatched chalets feature double, extra-length beds with a mosquito netting, built-in cupboards, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, en-suite bathrooms with shower, indoor lounges, day beds & sleeper couches, mini bar fridges as well as tea & coffee stations.

The Baluli Safari Tents offer two ¾ beds, en-suite bathrooms with both baths and showers, ceiling fans, mini bar fridges, coffee and tea stations, wardrobes, dressing tables with mirror and hair dryers, as well as a set of chairs and a table.

Set on the river banks of the Olifants River makes this area famous for wildlife with a host of animals including elephants, antelopes, baboons and monkeys, warthogs, leopards, and porcupines having wandered through the grounds of the lodge in the past.

The main lodge features the welcoming lounge, the restaurant and bar. The glass sliding doors open onto the verandah where comfortable seating is available. Guests may enjoy a refreshing swim in the lodge's outdoor swimming pool. Unforgettable safari-style dinners are served under the star-studded African sky at the boma.

The Baluleni daily activity and safari schedules change according to the season as well as to guests’ itineraries and requests. A typical day includes an early breakfast followed by a 3-hour safari through the untamed bushveld or departing for tours and other activities. The Kruger full-day safaris leave the lodge before breakfast.

Facilities and services:

  • Open-air boma for alfresco dining around a fire
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Bar in the central lodge area
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun loungers
  • WiFi available in the main lodge
  • The waterhole in the ‘animal walkway’ visited by various animals
  • Guest bathrooms located in the central lodge area
  • Laundry service available.


  • Big five safaris in the Balule Nature Reserve (3 hours)
  • Guided tours of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
  • Hot-air balloon excursions near Hoedspruit
  • Panorama Route travels
  • Kruger National Park full day safaris
  • Birdwatching
  • Sundowners at various scenic locations in Balule
  • Bush Walks

Daily itinerary (only a guideline, not set):

  • Wake up at leisure
  • 09h00 - Breakfast is served
  • 10h00 - Leisure time spent at the pool or on the private deck
  • 13h00 - Lunch enjoyed at the restaurant, followed by freshly baked cake for High Tea
  • 14h00 - Timeout for an afternoon siesta
  • 16h00 - Sunset Baluleni Safari with scenic sundowners
  • 19h30 - Dinner is enjoyed in the boma around a campfire, under the stars.

Chalet features:

  • Private verandahs
  • Lounge area
  • En-suite bathrooms (showers)
  • Mosquito screens enclose the bedroom area
  • Minibar fridge
  • Tea and coffee station
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bath products

Safari Tent features:

  • En-suite bathrooms (bath and shower)
  • Private verandahs
  • Minibar fridge
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Standing fan
  • Dressing table
  • Hairdryer
  • Complimentary bath products.


  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Mosquito net
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Viewing Deck

Facilities Available at Baluleni Safari Lodge

  • Boma
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck

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FAQs about Baluleni Safari Lodge
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Baluleni Safari Lodge are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

What is the cost of a room at Baluleni Safari Lodge?
The average per night rate at Baluleni Safari Lodge is R4,120.00 to R5,490.00.
Where about is Baluleni Safari Lodge located?
Baluleni Safari Lodge is located at the following location / address: Balule Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park.