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

Ezulwini River Lodge Reviews & Information

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The River Lodge forms part of the Balule Reserve and the Kruger Park. Located only about 31 km away from the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport in South Africa's Limpopo Province, this lodge is easily accessible by road and flights.  

Ezulwini River Lodge shares a border with Southern Africa's largest game reserve offer travellers fantastic wildlife encounters during the game drives along with the Olifants River as well as from the lodge itself.

The River Lodge at Ezulwini features Standard Chalets as well as Superior Suites.  Featuring a stylish decor and inspired by its natural surroundings, the rooms feature convenient amenities and features such as en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities.

Room types:

  • Standard Chalets
  • Superior Luxury Suites.

The four Standard rooms are thatched rondavels offering bedside tables and bathrooms which baths and showers.  The four Luxury Suites feature a beautiful wooden deck with plunge pools from where views of the river can be admired.  The chic interiors make for a welcoming ambience with lounge, coffee table, and en-suite bathrooms complete with bathtubs, as well as indoor and outdoor showers.

Chalet features:

  • En-suite bathrooms (bath and shower)
  • Air conditioning or fans
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Minibars in the Luxury Suites
  • Twin or double beds
  • Mosquito nets.

Facilities and Services

The central area of Bale's River Lodge is set around a beautiful and welcoming outdoor guest area which features the outdoor swimming pool, the famous shaded bar, the outdoor lounge as well as the indoor dining area.

Facilities and Services:

  • Dining venues
  • Shaded bar
  • Boma for outdoor dining by the fireplace
  • Swimming pool
  • Outdoor lounge
  • Wooden walkway leading to viewing deck
  • Viewing deck built around a tree overlooking the riverbed a
  • Viewing tower
  • WiFi / Internet
  • Transfers
  • 4 Superior Suites (private plunge pools, outdoor showers)
  • 4 Standard Rooms (en-suite bathrooms).

Activities

Guests have the opportunity to participate twice a day on the thrilling game drives, early in the mornings or late in the afternoons.  The Balule Nature Reserve is home to the 'Big Five', namely lions, leopards, rhinos, buffaloes and elephants and many other animals such as hippos, crocodiles, zebras, giraffes and antelope, to name but a few.

Wildlife roams unhindered between the Greater Kruger Park and the reserve as there are no fences or other boundaries separating these.  Enthusiastic bird watchers have a great chance to observe most of the local bird species here.

Wildlife activities:

  • Early morning game drive
  • Late afternoon/evening game drive
  • Bird watching
  • Photographic opportunities.

Safari itinerary (subject to change):

  • 05h00 Wake up, coffee and rusks are served
  • 06h00 Depart for early morning game drive
  • 08h30-09h00 return to lodge after morning game drive
  • 09h30-10h30 Breakfast enjoyed on the deck
  • 10h30-14h00 Leisure time (relax, pool, look out deck)
  • 14h00-15h00 Lunch 
  • 15h30 Afternoon tea before departing for game drive
  • 16h00 Afternoon game drive, stop for sundowners and enjoy a short night ride before getting back to lodge
  • 19h30-20h00 Refreshing and enjoy dinner.

Below detailed information about the Ezulwini River Lodge is available.
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bedside table
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Lounge
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito net
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • WIFI
  • Writing desk

  • Bowling green
  • Hotel Bar
  • Outdoor shower
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck
  • Waterhole for wildlife

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
  • Housekeeping service
  • Individual climate controlled room
  • Porters
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris

Available Rooms

Standard Luxury Chalets River Lodge

The Lodge has seven luxurious, thatched chalets that can sleep a maximum of two guests each and provides views of the famous Olifants River and nearby watering hole.

Room Amenities:

  • Potable drinking water
  • Insect-proof window screens
  • Elegant mosquito nets
  • Overhead fans, new silent air-conditioners
  • Wireless Internet 
  • The Superior Suite also has a spacious lounge, an outdoor bathroom, and private deck.

Ultra Luxury Suites at River Lodge

The Lodge has seven luxurious, thatched chalets that can sleep a maximum of two guests each and provides views of the famous Olifants River and nearby watering hole.

Room Amenities:

  • Potable drinking water
  • Insect-proof window screens
  • Elegant mosquito nets
  • Overhead fans, new silent air-conditioners
  • Wireless Internet 
  • The Superior Suite also has a spacious lounge, an outdoor bathroom, and private deck.

Ezulwini River Lodge Specials

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.159573

Longitude: 30.943053

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 Airport to Ezulwini River Lodge:

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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