South African Lodges

Kruger National Park Lodges

Balule Nature Reserve

Chacma Bush Camp

The Chacma Bush Camp is a Big Five Safari Lodge situated in the rocky landscape of the Maseke Balule Game Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park, between Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa in South Africa's Limpopo Province. Relax to the r...

  Maseke Game Reserve, Phalaborwa

Baluleni Safari Lodge

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 ...

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  Balule Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park

Ezulwini Billys Lodge

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 ric...

  Balule Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park

Ezulwini River Lodge

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. River Lodge shares a border w...

  Balule Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park

Greenfire Game Lodge

The small and luxurious Greenfire Safari Lodge is within the Balule Reserve of Limpopo Province, adjacent to the Kruger. With its fifty-five thousand hectares of prime bushveld, the Balule Reserve lies directly next to the Kruger National Park and shares ...

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  Balule Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park

Ku Sungula Safari Lodge

Ku Sungula Safari Lodge nestled within the Balule Private Nature Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa; the ideal place to experience Africa's bushveld, with the added touch of luxury you deserve on holiday. The lodge emits the roman...

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Masodini Game Lodge

The Masodini Private Safari Lodge is in the big Five Balule Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa. The nature reserve, 40,000 hectares of the unadulterated African bushveld, fever trees, and African date palm...

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  Masodini Private Game Lodge, Balule Nature Reserve

Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge

The Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge is situated 11 kilometres north of Hoedspruit in the Lowveld area of the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The lodge forms part of the Balule Nature Reserve, a 50 000-hectare conservation area bordered by the Olifants River to ...

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  Balule Nature Reserve, Kruger Park Phalaborwa Gate Area

Naledi Bushcamp

Naledi sets on a little hill overlooking the plains towards the Escarpment mountains; Naledi Bushcamp enjoys a prime location on the river banks of the Olifants River. Easily accessible by road as well as via the Phalaborwa and Hoedspruit airports, this l...

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  Naledi Private Game Reserve, Balule Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park

Pondoro Game Lodge

The Pondoro lodge offers five luxurious suites, and three architecturally designed chalets, all of which promises that all comfort and privacy are met while you enjoy your stay. The rooms are fully air-conditioned and offer some amenities to keep guests c...

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  Balule Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park

Raptor Retreat Game Lodge

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’...

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  Balule Parsons Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit District, Mopani

Sausage Tree Safari Camp

Sausage Tree Safari Camp is in the Big Five Balule Nature Reserve, which is part of South Africa's Greater Kruger Park. The camp is surrounded by pristine African wilderness, making for an ideal safari destination. Accommodation is provided in tents which...

  25 Cambridge, Balule Nature Reserve, Olifants West

Toro Yaka Bush Lodge

The air-conditioned cottages at Toro Yaka Bush Lodge feature private decks offering an inviting place to enjoy the surrounding nature. Rooms are equipped with ceiling fans and mosquito nets; the spacious rooms also offer insect screens. The en-suite bathr...

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  Balule Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, Hoedspruit

Kruger Park Numbi Gate

Camp Bethel Tented Camp

The Camp Bethel Tented Camp is located near the Kruger National Park on a Private Concession area adjacent to the Klaserie dam. A maximum of twelve guests can be accommodated in six en-suite tents. Each tent is positioned in natural bush with se...


The very best safari lodges in Kruger has to offer in the way of big five game viewing with millions of kilometres to explore in an untouched wilderness. The very best hotels in the Greater Kruger Park to make your African safaris an adventure of a lifetime. The Kruger National Park a vast wilderness area covering 2 million hectares or Twenty Billion square meters. This figure excludes the two Game Reserves in Zimbabwe and Mozambique which lies on its northern and western border.

The park is home to 48 fish species, 36 different varieties of frogs, 116 reptilians, 508 birds & 146 vertebrates. Apart from the fish, the wildlife in reserve there is over 310 different trees.  The park has also been inhabited by humans for a very long time with 310 Stone Age site workings being discovered in the park. The reserve is managed with as little human impact as possible, and a large section is closed to the public. The concept came from President Paul Kruger of the Transvaal, who placed restrictions on shooting in the area. The conservation of the region began at the end of 1800 with its the head warden Mr Hamilton who took up the post on 1st July 1902. 

In 1926, the first member of the public was charged a total of 1 British Pound to enter the park.

  • Two Thousand Lions
  • Twelve Thousand Elephants
  • Three Thousand Buffalo
  • Thousand Leopard
  • Five Thousand Rhino ( Black & White)

However, please do not forget about the equally impressive animals in Kruger such as Hippo ( in dutch a sea cow), Giraffe ( Tallest Mammal in the world ), Kudu,  Zebra (Striped Horse) Wild dogs, the cheetah is also found in the park. The habitat is a combination of the following vegetation types: grasslands, thornveld and woodlands which fall into 17 different Eco-zones. The reserve is home to 510 varieties of birds including the Kori Bustard, Eagles, Vultures, Owls and Ground Hornbill. The central region is home to some of the best game viewings on the African continent. This vast wilderness area is home to the pristine Sabi Sand Reserve which consists of Ulusaba Reserve, the Singita Reserve, the Sabi Sabi Reserve, the MalaMala Reserve as well as the Londolozi Reserve.

Rules of the Park:

  • Visitors must stay in their cars unless notified.
  • Remember that you may protrude from a window or sunroof.
  • Stick to the speed limit of 45 km on tar and 35 km on gravel roads.
  • Be aware of gate times as there is no travelling before or after gate closure times.
  • You are not authorised to drive “off-road”, and you must stay on the roads at all times.
  • The feeding or disturbing of animals is not allowed.
  • Overnight visitors are only allowed to stay at a booked and recognised overnight facility.
  • All lodges and camping place may be occupied from 2 pm on the day check out is by 10:15 am on the day of departure.
  • A no noise restriction is enforced between sunset & sunrise. The use of mobile phones is allowed only in camps & emergency.
  • Kruger is a malaria area all visitors must adhere to their doctor’s instructions.
  • Roadside assistance, toll-free number 0800 030 666 (Vista).
  • Rules & regulations are enforced under the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act
  • To see where all the animals were last seen, check the spotting boards in the various receptions to track the latest game spotting.

Emergency Call Center No: (013) 735 4325.