South African Lodges
Address
Balule Nature Reserve
Greater Kruger National Park
Limpopo Province
South Africa
Rating
Lodge Type
Tented Camp, Big Five
R2360.00SINGLE RATE
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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.

Chalet features:

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

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.

Safari Tent features:

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

Facilities & Services

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.

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.

Activities

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.

  • 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.

The Lodge is 33 km from the Phalaborwa Entrance which leads into the Kruger Park. Hoedspruit is only 55 km away, and Phalaborwa Airport is just 25 km away, making this safari destination readily available.

Below detailed information about the Baluleni Safari Lodge is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

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

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

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Secure parking
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
Children Policy
  • No children under the age of 12 at the Baluleni Safari Lodge.

Available Rooms

Chalet

# Rooms:
5

The chalets provide 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, minibar fridges as well as tea and coffee stations.

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.
Single Room R2360
Double Room R3800

Luxury Safari Tent

# Rooms:
2

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

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.
Single Room R2360
Double Room R3800

Baluleni Safari Lodge Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

This 3 night package includes a variety of safari activities, both on Balule Nature Reserve inside the greater Kruger Park, and a full day safari in the Kruger National Park itself. Throughout the three nights, guests will be accommodated at Baluleni Safari Lodge, which occupies its own plot on the banks of the Olifants River.

3 x Nights accommodation at Baluleni including all meals 4 x Guided, open vehicle safaris inside the greater Kruger National Park on the Balule Nature Reserve 1 x Full day guided trip to the Kruger National Park with an open of closed safari vehicle

Enjoy an exciting 3 night Safari Package at Baluleni Safari Lodge for R9,780.00 per person sharing and R11,280.00 per person single (2018) and R11,180.00 per person sharing and R12,950.00 per person single (2019)

Included in the rate:

  • Three nights’ accommodation at Baluleni Safari Lodge.
  • All meals.
  • Four guided, open vehicle safaris inside the greater Kruger National Park on the Balule Nature Reserve.
  • One full day trip to the Kruger National Park including packed breakfast, lunch and entrance fees.
  • 15% VAT

Excluded from the rate:

  • Any other activity or excursion not specified, all beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic), transfers to and from Baluleni Safari Lodge and gratuities. Any items of personal nature.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid for a 3 night stay
  • Subject to availability
  • Valid until 31 December 2019
  • Maximum 10 guests, no children under 12 years
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This 4 night package includes a variety of safari activities, both on Balule Nature Reserve inside the greater Kruger Park, and a full day safari in the Kruger National Park itself. Also included is a day trip to the Panorama Route, showcasing some of South Africa’s most scenic natural attractions. Throughout the four nights, guests will be accommodated at Baluleni Safari Lodge, which occupies its own plot on the banks of the Olifants River.

4 x Nights accommodation at Baluleni including all meals 4 x Guided, open vehicle safaris inside the greater Kruger National Park on the Balule Nature Reserve 1 x Full day guided trip to the Kruger National Park in an open or closed safari vehicle 1 x Panorama Route Tour

Enjoy a 4 night Safari Experience at Baluleni Safari Lodge for R14,180.00 per person sharing and R16,180.00 per person single (2018) and R16,240.00 per person sharing and R18,600.00 per person single (2019).

Included in the rate:

  • Four nights’ accommodation at Baluleni Safari Lodge.
  • All meals.
  • Four guided, open vehicle safaris inside the Greater Kruger National Park on the Balule Nature Reserve.
  • One full day trip to the Kruger National Park including packed breakfast, lunch and entrance fees.
  • One Panorama Route tour including packed breakfast, lunch and entrance fees.
  • 15% VAT

Excluded from the rate:

  • Any other activity or excursion not specified, all beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic), transfers to and from Baluleni Safari Lodge and gratuities. Any items of personal nature.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid for a 4 night stay
  • Subject to availability
  • Valid until 31 December 2019
  • Maximum 10 guests, no children under 12 years
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This 5 night package includes a variety of safari activities, both on Balule Nature reserve inside the greater Kruger Park, and a full day safari in the Kruger National Park itself. Also included is a day trip to the Panorama Route, showcasing some of South Africa’s most scenic natural attractions. Additionally, guests will visit the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, which is an excellent local rehabilitation centre. Throughout the five nights, guests will be accommodated at Baluleni Safari Lodge, which occupies its own plot on the banks of the Olifants River.

5 x Nights accommodation at Baluleni including all meals 5 x Guided, open vehicle safaris inside the Greater Kruger National Park on the Balule Nature Reserve. 1 x Full day guided trip to the Kruger National Park with an open or closed safari vehicle 1 x Panorama Route Tour 1 x Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre visit

Stay for 5 nights at the Baluleni Safari Lodge with game drives and day trips included for R17650.00 per person sharing and R20,150.00 per person single (2018) and R20,220.00 per person sharing and R23,170.00 per person single (2019).

Included in the rate:

  • Five nights’ accommodation at Baluleni Safari Lodge.
  • All meals.
  • Five guided, open vehicle safaris inside the greater Kruger National Park on the Balule Nature Reserve.
  • One full day trip to the Kruger National Park including packed breakfast, lunch and entrance fees.
  • One Panorama Route tour including packed breakfast, lunch and entrance fees.
  • One visit to either the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre or the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre.
  • 15% VAT
     

 

Excluded from the rate:

  • Any other activity or excursion not specified, all beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic), transfers to and from Baluleni Safari Lodge and gratuities. Any items of personal nature
     

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid for a 5 night stay
  • Subject to availability
  • Valid until 31 December 2019
  • Maximum 10 guests, no children under 12 years
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This 2 night package includes a variety of safari activities, both on Balule Nature Reserve inside the greater Kruger Park, and a full day safari in the Kruger National Park itself. Throughout the three nights, guests will be accommodated at Baluleni Safari Lodge, which occupies its own plot on the banks of the Olifants River.

2 x Nights accommodation at Baluleni including all meals 2 x Guided, open vehicle safaris inside the greater Kruger National Park on the Balule Nature Reserve 1 x Full day guided trip to the Kruger National Park with an open of closed safari vehicle

Enjoy an exciting 2 night Safari Package at Baluleni Safari Lodge for R14,180.00 per person sharing and R8090.00 per person single (2018) and R16,240.00 per person sharing and R9,300.00 per person single (2019)

Included in the rate:

  • Two nights’ accommodation at Baluleni Safari Lodge.
  • All meals.
  • Four guided, open vehicle safaris inside the greater Kruger National Park on the Balule Nature Reserve.
  • One full day trip to the Kruger National Park including packed breakfast, lunch and entrance fees.
  • 15% VAT

Excluded from the rate:

  • Any other activity or excursion not specified, all beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic), transfers to and from Baluleni Safari Lodge and gratuities. Any items of personal nature.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid for a 2 night stay
  • Subject to availability
  • Valid until 31 December 2019
  • Maximum 10 guests, no children under 12 years
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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.114895

Longitude: 31.029802

Directions

Directions from Hoedspruit:

Follow the R40 from Hoedspruit for about 55km.
At the Balule (Grietjie Gate) signboard, turn right and follow the dirt road (2,7km) to Grietjie Gate.
Follow another 1,8km over crossing, and after 2,8km keep left on Y-crossing.
After another 450m turn left into Baluleni Safari Lodge (Plot 13), and after 800m you will reach the lodge.



Directions from Johannesburg:

Take the N12 towards Witbank, continue via Middelburg Plaza, take turnoff to Belfast and continue to Dullstroom, then Lydenburg, Ohrigstad, Abel Erasmus Pass, and through the Strijdom Tunnel.
Continue 10km from tunnel, and turn left at fuel station towards Tzaneen/Phalaborwa.
Travel another 10km, then turn right towards Phalaborwa.
Travel 27km to T-junction, then turn left towards Phalaborwa on the R40.
Pass the Parsons Gate sign and continue another 20km until Grietjie Gate sign.
Turn right here onto dirt road, and follow dirt road for 2,7km to gate.
Follow 1,8km over crossing, and after 2,8km keep left on Y-crossing.
After another 450m turn left into Baluleni Safari Lodge, and after 800m you will reach the lodge.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

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