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Our tranquil and peaceful owner managed Safari Lodge is situated on the shores of the Olifants River, in the 50 000 ha Balule Nature Reserve inside Kruger National Park. Our lodge is unfenced and offers the splendour of the natural African bush with breathtaking sunsets, wildlife (which includes the Big Five, giraffe, zebras, hippos, crocodiles and many other unique and special African wildlife), bird watching, safari's, bush walks, and boma dinners under the stars.
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Phalaborwa Airport24 km
Hoedspruit Airport27 km
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

STOP READING RIGHT NOW and book this lodge if you have not or are like me created multitude of spreadsheets comparing different safari lodges. First, thank you so much to Elke, Evert, Jakes, and the rest of the Baluleni Safari Lodge Team, especially Damian, for...More

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Response from BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sufib2016, Thank you both for chosing Baluleni as your place to make safari memories! Thank you also for your very kind words in your review. We appreciate your review on the Baluleni Team and especially Tumelo, Damian and Jakes. Our staff always appreciate reference...More

Reviewed 17 October 2018

My wife and I celebrated our honeymoon and part of our trip was staying at Baluleni when visiting SA. It was a great experience! The lodge and accomadations were wonderful. The staff very friendly and do above and beyond to make you happy. The food...More

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Response from BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari LodgeResponded 17 October 2018

Dear Muhammed, Thank you for visiting Baluleni as part of your honeymoon trip to South Africa and the kind words in your review. We appreciate your review and are happy that you had an all round great experience at Baluleni and we are sure you...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018

My friend and I stayed at Baluleni Safari Lodge for 8 days, apparently this was an unusually long stay. We were in tent number 2 accommodation, with an outlook to the bush. We couldn't have asked for anything better. The tented accommodation was roomy and...More

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Response from BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari LodgeResponded 15 October 2018

Dear Debrah and Vanessa, Thank you for choosing Jan Last to bring you to Baluleni Safari Lodge and thank you for such a wonderful review, it is appreciated. Elke and the team, gardeners, room ladies, chefs, and guides, always do their best to look after...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018

Very accommodating hosts and the meals outstanding. Daily visit from elephant on the grounds puts you so close to nature. Cabin overlooks water hole with constant flow of animals com8ng through. Thoroughly enjoyed our time.

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Response from BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari LodgeResponded 11 October 2018

Dear Nspringtx, Thank you for visiting Baluleni and for your kind words, it is appreciated. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to welcome you again here at Baluleni in the future. Kind regards From the Baluleni Team

Reviewed 22 September 2018

We elected the 3 N Full Board package, which was inclusive of 2 daily game drives and a full day at Kruger National Park from dawn to dusk. LOCATION Near Phalaborwa, situated in Grietjie Reserve as Baluleni Safari Lodge within the Balule Reserve on the...More

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Response from BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari LodgeResponded 22 September 2018

Dear Kay, All of us at Baluleni want to thank you for visiting us. We feel honoured by your kind words and we appreciate it. You were wonderful guests and we enjoyed your company. It is our pleasure to know that you had a great...More

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5 March 2018|
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Response from BaluleniHoedspruit | Property representative |
Hi JLCoco Tent No 2 and chalet no 1 However chalets 2 and 3 are also good Kind regards Evert van Eeden
Srini C
9 November 2017|
Response from BaluleniHoedspruit | Property representative |
Dear Shrini C, Thanks for your mail. Luckily you could manage in the end and my wife, Elke, could help you yesterday with your booking at Baluleni. Kind regards Evert Baluleni Safari Lodge
12 May 2017|
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Good morning Pierre and Felicity, Thank you for your question. Elke has forwarded you the directions on 15 May 2017. Looking forward to welcome you. Evert van Eeden Baluleni Safari Lodge (Pty) Ltd
Room Tips
"We were in a chalet. Felt safe and comfortable. Baboons were outside in the morning and loved hearing their..."
03 Sep 2018
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"Lion is best for your own private viewing of wildlife - as you have your own terrace / balcony."
12 Aug 2018
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"Chalet with river views"
17 May 2018
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"Chalet no 1 ,bush walk,night game drive,good car or shuttle."
04 May 2018
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US$205 - US$339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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