Ezulwini Billys Lodge

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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 wildlife-rich area. An authentic masterpiece of raised wood walkways that 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 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.

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.

The early morning and evening safari 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 safari drives as well as from the viewpoints at the lodge. Refreshing sundowners in the wilderness are experienced during the afternoon safari drives as the sun sets making for special moments.

Facilities and services:

  • Dining venues and bar
  • Indoor lounge (TV)
  • Shaded main deck (couches and bushveld views)
  • The raised walkway from the main deck to a 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.


  • Early morning safari drive
  • Late afternoon/evening safari
  • Photographic opportunities during the safari
  • Bird watching
  • Sundowners in the bush during an afternoon safari 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 a safari drive
  • 08h30-09h00 return to lodge after the safari drive and freshen up before breakfast
  • 09h30-10h30 Breakfast on the deck or the shaded veranda
  • 10h30-14h00 Leisure time (relax in the 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 a safari drive
  • 16h00 Depart for afternoon safari drive (stop for sundowners and short night drive)
  • 19h30-20h00 Return to the lodge, refresh or have a drink at the bar)
  • 20h00 Dinner.

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


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

Facilities Available at Ezulwini Billys Lodge

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

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FAQs about Ezulwini Billys Lodge
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Ezulwini Billys 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.

Where about is Ezulwini Billys Lodge located?
Ezulwini Billys Lodge is located at the following location / address: Balule Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park.