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Authentic and Scenic Safari South Africa

Kruger Expedition offers an impressive and unforgettable experience in the famous Kruger National Park. Immerse yourself in the splendour of the African wilderness and embark on thrilling safari expeditions in an open 4x4 safari vehicle accompanied by a knowledgeable private guide. Discover diverse wildlife and picturesque landscapes and enjoy the comfort of your accommodation. Our experienced team will ensure every moment of your expedition is full of wonder and excitement.

Baluleni Safari Lodge is ready to welcome you here.

Key information

  • Group and private safari possible, rates will vary depending on this.
  • Minimum 2, maximum 6 persons in a safari vehicle
  • Children policy: Children from the age of 12 years are allowed to participate under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
  • Starting point and ending point: Balule Nature Reserve
  • Languages: English, Afrikaans, and German-speaking guides
  • All entrance and conservation fees included

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to the public sector of Kruger National Park
  • Opportunity to see the Big 5, birds, giraffes, and a variety of antelopes and bird species
  • 2 x 3-hour guided safaris in an open 4x4 safari vehicle (Landrover Defender)
  • 3 nights' accommodation in an unfenced safari lodge
  • Lovely honeymoon chalet available on request
  • Packed breakfast and lunch for day tours
  • Full board meals

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4 activity days
Group size: 2-6 participants
Airport transfer available:
Air Force Base Hoedspruit (US$49 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
13:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

The tranquil and peaceful, owner-managed, full catering, mid-range safari lodge, is situated on the banks of the Olifants River, in the 50,000 hectares Balule Nature Reserve inside the greater Kruger National Park; and offers the splendor of the natural African bush with breathtaking sunsets, wildlife which includes the Big Five, bird watching, safaris and bush walks, and boma dinners under the stars. Baluleni Safari Lodge is often referred to by guests as "paradise" or "heaven on earth".

Baluleni Safari Lodge Pty (Ltd) is a completely unfenced camp with frequent visitors, such as elephants, Lion, Leopard, Hippo, Giraffe, and a variety of antelope species such as Bush Buck, Impala, Duiker, Kudu and Water Buck that move in and out of camp. Enjoy sitting on your veranda or at the pool spotting animals strolling through camp. Enjoy a unique African Safari experience; go on guided open vehicle safaris, learn about the wilderness on a bushwalk, listen to the sounds of the African Bush while dining under the stars, or simply relax and let the animals come to you!

Program

This three-night package includes a variety of safari activities, both on Balule Nature Reserve inside the Greater Kruger Park, and a full-day safari in the Kruger National Park itself. Throughout the three nights, guests will be accommodated at Baluleni Safari Lodge, which occupies its own plot on the banks of the Olifants River.

Open vehicle safaris inside the greater Kruger National Park on the Balule Nature Reserve

Safaris depart from the lodge either in the early morning or late afternoon during the cooler hours of the day. Guests enjoy a three-hour drive in an open safari vehicle with drinks (at extra cost) and snacks for sundowners or an early morning coffee stop with homemade rusks. The Balule Nature reserve shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park, inviting free movement of all wildlife through the reserve.

All entrance fees, packed breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, water, and juice are included. Breakfast and lunch will be served at a picnic spot or other rest area in the Kruger. Enjoy nature, wildlife, and birds in the national park. The guide will return with the guests before the closing of the gates of the Kruger and guests will have time to refresh before joining together in the boma for a three-course dinner around the fire under the stars.

Day 1:

  • 13:00 Arrival and check-in
  • Warm welcome and introduction
  • Lunch and time to relax and explore the property.
  • 16:00 - 19:00 Evening safari expedition
  • 19:30 Exquisite 3-course dinner at Boma

Day 2:

  • Wake up early at 05:30am for a full-day safari excursion in the Kruger National Park with a private guide in an open 4x4 safari vehicle.
  • Return to accommodation in the evening
  • 19:30 3-course dinner at Boma

Day 3:

  • Start the day with a delicious breakfast and grab-and-go lunch
  • 06:00 - 09:00 hrs Morning safari adventure
  • 09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
  • Free time to relax and explore the surrounding area
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • More free time to explore the beautiful surroundings and relax
  • 16:00 - 19:00 Evening safari expedition
  • 19:30 Enjoy an exquisite 3-course dinner at Boma

Day 4:

  • Join us on an exciting, guided morning safari from 06:00 - 09:00
  • 09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
  • 10:00 a.m. Check-out and departure

Please note: Activities and exact times may vary depending on various factors.

Location

Balule Nature Reserve is a protected area in Limpopo Province, South Africa, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park as a member of the Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR). As part of a wildlife conservation initiative, all fences separating APNR reserves - Balule, Timbavati, Klaserie, and Umbabat - and the Kruger National Park have been removed.

The ecological benefits of this initiative has made the region a popular ecotourism destination, and conservation efforts have ensured that the wildlife population includes all of the Big Five game such as lions, African elephants, African buffaloes, African leopards, and white rhinoceros.

Features

Activities

  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Patio

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Mosquito net
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

Food

Full board accommodation, which includes early morning snacks, tea / coffee at your accommodation, full cooked English and continental breakfast, Lunch, high tea, 3-course dinner under the African stars around the fire at a traditional Boma. Packed breakfast / lunch included for day tours.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • 3 Hour guided Bush Walk
  • Half Day Olifants River Boat Trip
  • Full Day Panorama Route Trip
  • Full Day Kruger National Park Trip
  • Half Day Cheetah Rehabilitation Centre
  • Road transfers to and from Hoedspruit
  • Horse Riding Safari
  • Hot Air Ballooning (advance booking is required, subject to availability)

What's included

  • 1 full-day guided tour to the public sector of the KNP, packed breakfast and lunch
  • 2 x 3 hour’s open vehicle safaris inside the greater Kruger National Park
  • All entrance- and conservation fees included
  • Packed breakfast and lunch for day tours
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Coffee / tea / Baluleni’s flavored water, juice
  • Early morning snacks/tea/coffee, full breakfast, lunch/high tea
  • 3-course dinner under the African stars around the fire at our traditional Boma

What's not included

  • Items of personal nature
  • Any other activity or excursion not specified
  • Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Transfers to and from Baluleni Safari Lodge
  • Gratuities

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Johannesburg

  • Take the N12 (or N4 from Pretoria) towards Witbank (Emalahleni), Middelburg Plaza.
  • Turn to Belfast, Dullstroom, Lydenburg (Mashishing), Ohrigstad, Abel Erasmus Pass, and J.G.Strijdom Tunnel.
  • 10 kilometers from the tunnel, turn left at fuel service station towards Tzaneen / Phalaborwa.
  • Travel another 10 kilometers to the signboard "Phalaborwa" and turn right towards Phalaborwa.
  • Travel 27 kilometers to T-junction and turn left towards Phalaborwa R40.
  • Pass the Balule, Parsons Gate sign, and continue on R40 (about 20 kilometers) until Grietjie signboard.
  • Turn right into the dirt road.
  • Follow the dirt road for 2.7 kilometers to the gate.
  • After 1.8 kilometers, go straight at the crossing.
  • After 2.8 kilometers, keep left on Y-crossing.
  • After 450 meters, turn left into Baluleni Safari Lodge, Plot 13 Grietjie.
  • After 800 meters, you have reached the lodge.

Driving directions from Hoedspruit

  • Follow the R40 from Hoedspruit for 51.2 kilometers.
  • At the Grietjie signboard, turn right and follow the dirt road (2.7 kilometers) to Balule Gate.
  • Follow another 1.8 kilometers overcrossing.
  • After 2.8 kilometers, keep left on Y-crossing.
  • After 450 meters, turn left into Baluleni Safari Lodge, Plot 13 Grietjie.
  • After 800 meters, you have reached the lodge.

Driving directions from Phalaborwa

  • From Phalaborwa, turn left on the road towards Hoedspruit.
  • After about 20 / 25 kilometers, turn left at the Balule Grietjie signboard.
  • Follow the dirt road to Baluleni Safari Lodge, plot 13.

Driving directions from Polokwane

  • Follow the R71 from Polokwane to Tzaneen through to Gravelotte and continue on straight.
  • Do not turn to Phalaborwa at Gravelotte but continue straight for another 30 kilometers until T-junction.
  • Turn left towards Phalaborwa and continue for about 20 kilometers.
  • Turn right at Grietjie signboard onto the dirt road to Baluleni Safari Lodge, plot 13.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Air Force Base Hoedspruit (HDS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Airport transfer is available for 525 ZAR per bus.

Arrival by bus

There is a transfer service available from Three Bridges to Baluleni at ZAR 700 per bus.

Airport: Air Force Base Hoedspruit Airport transfer available: Air Force Base Hoedspruit (US$49 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.

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