Raptor Retreat Game Lodge

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The Raptor Retreat Safari Lodge is located in the Balule Parsons Nature Reserve within the Mopani region of South Africa's Limpopo Province. The lodge lies 40km north of Hoedspruit and only a 4km safari drive away from the banks of the Oliphant’s River.

This Nature Reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park and the access to the Kruger Park gates can easily been reached. This region is known for its abundance of wildlife, its scenic mountains, indigenous forests and cascading waterfalls. The Raptor Retreat offers luxurious accommodation and excellent service if offered to its guests combined with warm hospitality.


The Raptor Retreat Safari Lodge features several different lodges with various accommodation options ranging from Two bedroom Chalets, to lodge style rooms and luxury tents.

Buffalo Lodge

The Buffalo Lodge offers spacious air-conditioned rooms with high thatched ceilings and a king-size bed. The sliding doors open onto a private deck with double recliners.

  • Splash pool
  • Complimentary teas and coffees
  • Fully stocked bar fridge
  • Private deck
  • Open-plan bathroom (duel basins, a large shower and bath).

Elephant Lodge

Elephant Lodge offers air-conditioned rooms featuring king-size beds. Guests enjoy the comfort of having a private splash pool where to cool off under the hot African sun whilst watching game graze nearby.

  • Complimentary teas and coffees
  • Fully stocked bar fridge
  • Private deck
  • Open-plan bathroom (duel basins, a large shower and bath).

Squirrel Lodge

The Squirrel Lodge is a chic safari tent which blends romantic charm with modern decadence. Set in the bush, guests enjoy privacy and beautiful views of unspoilt nature.

  • His and hers basins
  • Victorian-style bath
  • Open air shower
  • Wooden deck
  • Splash pool.

Hippo Lodge

The Hippo Lodge consists of a two bedroom cottage featuring king size beds and en-suite bathrooms.

  • Large lounge
  • DStv package
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Raised patio with dining facilities
  • Recliners and a splash pool
  • Boma with a fire pit and built-in braai.


Guests may relax and socialize on the main deck of the lodge which overlooks the open plain where herds graze and drink at the water hole and where predators wait for an opportunity.

The large lounge area features:

  • comfortable seating
  • a fireplace
  • full DStv
  • library of DVDs and books
  • Wi-Fi
  • Coffee/tea station.

Safari drives

Guests may embark on adventurous safari drives twice a day. One early in the morning and one late in the afternoon. Safaris take place in the 11 000 ha 'Big Five' reserve. Bush Walks are available on request and are offered in the mornings only. Morning and afternoon safari drives include refreshments and snacks.


  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Viewing Deck

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