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Plot 13 Grietjie, Kruger National Park 1390 South Africa
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#7 of 17 Speciality lodging in Balule Nature Reserve
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Our tranquil and peaceful owner managed Safari Lodge is situated on the shores of the Olifants River, in the 57 000 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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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Mosquito net
Private check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Shuttle bus service
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Quaint
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German

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Plot 13 Grietjie, Kruger National Park 1390 South Africa
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Johannesburg Intl Airport359 kmSee all flights
Phalaborwa Airport24 kmSee all flights
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ngovin322514 wrote a review Oct 2020
Gauteng, South Africa1 contribution
Need more day activities for the children and adults. The food was excellent . The staff was over helpfull. Game rangers very good .They were knowledgeable. Christina was great with everythng. need non alcoholic beers . She went out of her wat to get .
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Date of stay: September 2020
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ROD F wrote a review Jan 2020
Saratoga, California3 contributions
Elke and Evert were amazing and very hospitable. Elke went the extra mile to make our stay memorable. Jaap is very knowledgeable and professional in his work guiding us through the Safari outings. just like an Eagle Scout. The meals cooked by Tumello were great and he pays attention to the details. House keeping was very good. We definitely recommend this place.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Phalaborwa, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Dear Rodf907, Thank you for visiting Baluleni and for the kind words in your review - it is appreciated. It was a pleasure for the Baluleni team to have you here and to be able to look after you. You were such wonderful guests and we are looking forward to welcome you again at Baluleni in the future. From The Baluleni Team!
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Cari R wrote a review Jan 2020
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My stay at Baluleni Safari Lodge was one of the best things I did during my "Tour of South Africa" trip! I just happened to stumble upon their lodge when doing some research for my trip, and I am so glad I did! Evert and Elke were both so kind and accommodating, and they went above and beyond to work with me and my extremely tight travel schedule. I stayed in a chalet, and it was perfect and included many thoughtful touches like a stocked refrigerator and complimentary tea, coffee, and cookies. The guides were great for the game rides, and I felt like I really got to know everyone with our family-style meals prepared by a great chef. I highly recommend staying at Baluleni - I will certainly be staying again on my next trip to South Africa!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Choose a chalet - includes an A/C unit as well as a veranda with outdoor seating
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Response from Phalaborwa, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge
Responded 25 Jan 2020
Dear Caridrice, We are the ones to thank you for visiting our lodge! All of us enjoyed your company and it is a pity it was so short. We are looking forward to have you for a longer period with us. We wish you a great year ahead! From The Baluleni Team!
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aparna u wrote a review Jan 2020
Plainsboro, New Jersey3 contributions
Elke was phenomenal and made sure that our stay was the best. The food was fine dining everynight and the location of lodge and the game drives were amazing. Thanks Elke for your hosptality Aparna and Jeet Uppal
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Phalaborwa, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge
Responded 11 Jan 2020
Dear Aparna and Jeet, We had a wonderful time with all our guests at Baluleni and we enjoyed your company. Thanks again for visiting Baluleni and for your very kind words in your review. It is always a pleasure to cater for guests, whether it is food, drinks, accommodation, or safaris, and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We wish you and your family all the best for 2020 and we hope to see you again in the future. All the best From the Baluleni Team!
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theawkwardtourist1 wrote a review Nov 2019
Long Beach, California11 contributions15 helpful votes
Baluleni was amazing! The owners Evert and Elke were wonderful and the stay was so personal. Our "tent" was so comfortable and large, with plenty of space, a bathroom with tub, plugs, a beautiful veranda, etc. It was a perfect start to our honeymoon and they gave us a bottle of champagne! Plus the food was amazing and we loved eating with all of the other guests. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Phalaborwa, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge
Responded 30 Nov 2019
theakwardtourist1, It was an honor for us to be the starting point of your honeymoon trip to South Africa! Thank you for visiting us and for your kind words in your review. The Baluleni Team enjoyed your company and wish you a wonderful stay wherever you're trip takes you. We always enjoy the times with guests at Baluleni, especially when we have a nice crowd like during your stay with us. Have a wonderful festive season and all the best for the new year ahead! From the Baluleni Team
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PRICE RANGE
US$250 - US$310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National ParkBalule Nature Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Baluleni Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Baluleni Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Baluleni Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Baluleni Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Baluleni Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Baluleni Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Baluleni Safari Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Baluleni Safari Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Baluleni Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.