South African Lodges
Address
Balule Nature Reserve
Greater Kruger National Park
Limpopo Province
South Africa
Rating
Lodge Type
Big Five

The Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge nestles in the Big 5 Balule Nature Reserve in South Africa's Limpopo Province.  Sharing unfenced borders with the adjacent Kruger Park, exciting and unforgettable wildlife encounters can be experienced in this game rich area.  

An authentic masterpiece of raised wood walkways which leads from the lodge to the viewing deck which overlooks a waterhole, Billy’s Lodge can be reached from the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport within a 28 km drive. 

Billy's Lodge at Ezulwini has a stylish decor which is inspired by the surrounding nature.  The rooms, with their thatched ceilings, en-suite bathrooms, and air conditioning also feature coffee and tea making facilities.  The lodges three Luxury Suites are very spacious offering an open-plan en-suite bathroom, an indoor bath, as well as indoor and outdoor showers.

Room types:

  • 3 x Standard rooms (2 are traditional rondavels, one room leads onto the pool area)
  • 3 x Luxury suites.

Room features:

  • Thatched ceilings
  • En-suite bathrooms (showers and large vanities)
  • Twin or double beds
  • Mosquito Netting
  • Bedside tables

Facilities & Services

Leadwood pillars, thatched roofs, and a raised skywalk which leads to a private waterhole are the critical features of the design of the Ezulwini lodge.  The open-air boma invites for delicious, traditional meals around a fire under the bright, star-studded sky.  The lodge's excellent wine cellar is built into the rocks under the main deck and includes a hand-crafted knob thorn display table.

Facilities and services:

  • Dining venues and bar
  • Indoor lounge (TV)
  • Shaded main deck (couches and bushveld views)
  • Raised walkway from the main deck to viewpoint overlooking waterhole)
  • 3 Superior suites with private plunge pools and open-air showers
  • 3 Standard rooms with en-suite bathroom
  • Boardwalks leading to each suite lit by lanterns
  • Outdoor boma
  • Wine cellar 
  • Main Lodge swimming pool
  • free WiFi
  • Housekeeping
  • Transfers.

Activities

The early morning and evening game drives at Billy's are conducted in the Balule Nature Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger Park.  Fantastic photographic opportunities can be enjoyed during the game drives as well as from the viewpoints at the lodge.  Refreshing sundowners in the wilderness are experienced during the afternoon game drives as the sun sets making for special moments.

Activities:

  • Early morning game drive
  • Late afternoon/evening safari
  • Photographic opportunities during the safari
  • Bird watching
  • Sundowners in the bush during afternoon game drive
  • Boma dinners around the fire and under the stars
  • Traditional South African Cooking over an open fire in the boma.

Daily safari itinerary (subject to change):

  • 05h00 Wake up call
  • 06h00 Depart for game drive
  • 08h30-09h00 return to lodge after game drive and freshen up before breakfast
  • 09h30-10h30 Breakfast on the deck or the shaded veranda
  • 10h30-14h00 Leisure time (relax in room, at the lodge, at the pool, or on the lookout deck)
  • 14h00-15h00 Lunch is served
  • 15h30 Afternoon tea served just before departing for game drive
  • 16h00 Depart for afternoon game drive (stop for sundowners and short night drive)
  • 19h30-20h00 Return to the lodge, refresh or have a drink at the bar)
  • 20h00 Dinner.

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

  • Air Conditioning
  • Early morning tea & coffee and biscuit
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito net
  • WIFI
  • Writing desk

Wildlife Safaris
  • Early morning game drives
  • Late afternoon / evening safaris
  • Photographic opportunities during the safaris
  • Bird watching
  • Sundowners in the bush during afternoon game drive
  • Boma dinners around the fire and under the stars
  • Traditional South African cooking over an open fire in the boma.

  • Boma
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck
  • Wine cellar

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • Basic first aid assistance
  • Game drive safaris
  • Individual climate controlled room
  • Safety deposit box
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris

Available Rooms

Standard Chalets Billys Lodge

The Lodge can sleep a maximum of 12 guests and is guaranteed to provide the best of tranquillity and exclusivity. The rooms at the Lodge are modern, yet traditional making this a true African experience.

Room Amenities:

  • Potable drinking water
  • Insect-proof window screens
  • Elegant mosquito nets
  • Overhead fans, new silent air-conditioners
  • Refrigerator
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facility
  • Wireless internet service - daily rate applies

Ultra Luxury Suites Billys Lodge

The Lodge can sleep a maximum of 12 guests and is guaranteed to provide the best of tranquillity and exclusivity. The rooms at the Lodge are modern, yet traditional making this a true African experience.

Room Amenities:

  • Potable drinking water
  • Insect-proof window screens
  • Elegant mosquito nets
  • Overhead fans, new silent air-conditioners
  • Refrigerator
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facility
  • Wireless internet service - daily rate applies

Ezulwini Billys Lodge Specials

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.189457

Longitude: 30.836294

Directions

The Ezulwini Game Lodges are located within the Balule Nature Reserve, set on the western border of the Greater Kruger National Park of South Africa. The nearest towns are Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa both of which feature airports.


Directions from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport:

Turn right onto Argyle road upon exiting the airport gates and drive straight until you reach the T-junction with the R40.
Turn right onto the R40 that takes you through Hoedspruit town in the direction of Phalaborwa.
About 20km after Hoedspruit on the R40, the gates for the Olifants West Game Reserve will appear on your right.
This is your entrance to Ezulwini.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

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