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Plot 13 Grietjie, Kruger National Park 1390 South Africa
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#7 of 18 in Balule Nature Reserve
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Our tranquil and peaceful Safari Lodge is situated on the shores of the Olifants River, in the 57 000 ha Balule Nature Reserve inside the greater 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 available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Shuttle bus service
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
Ironing 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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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German

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Plot 13 Grietjie, Kruger National Park 1390 South Africa
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Phalaborwa Airport24 kmSee all flights
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Mirjam M wrote a review Jan 2022
Pretoria, South Africa9 contributions
When you sit on the deck you feel like being in the middle of the bush. It's a perfect place to recharge the batteries and be in nature. The food was amazing, the staff more than friendly. The rooms are clean.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded 30 Mar 2022
Thanks so much from the whole Baluleni Team
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Sherpa756810 wrote a review Jan 2022
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We enjoyed the nice chalets with outside shower. Especially Chrisi with her vast knowlegde made the game drives exciting. Nomsa and the kitchen team kept us well fed with amazing meals! We will spread the word. Best Price-Value-ratio!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded 30 Mar 2022
Thanks so much from the whole Baluleni Team.
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fthome345228 wrote a review Jan 2022
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We had such a great holiday there with all the experiences you want to have when booking a safari lodge. Compared to other lodges, I find the knowledge of the rangers particularly noteworthy. Warm hospitality, clean and beautiful rooms and delicious food also distinguish the lodge.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 20 Jan 2022
Wow - we thank you for taking the time to describe your impressions in Baluleni and with us so well. And we are especially happy that everything was for your good. The entire Baluleni team says THANK YOU and best regards!
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A M wrote a review Oct 2021
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Excellent. Friendly. Superb. Delicious. My wife and I had the privilege of spending a long weekend at Baluleni. We were treated like royalty. The staff are welcoming, friendly, hospitable and went out of their way to make us feel welcome and at home. We had some fantastic game drives with Jan, highly recommended. The highlight were the meals prepared by the extremely talented Tumelo, every meal was tasty homecooked deliciousness. Christina and Heike went above and beyond to care for us during our stay. We will definitely recommend and will be back.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 20 Jan 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write down your impressions of Baluleni. We all in Baluleni love our job especially when our guests are happy - that's what we live for. You are always welcome - see you - your Baluleni team
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Noel M wrote a review Sep 2021
Port Elizabeth, South Africa11 contributions3 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our 6-night stay in the Baluleni Safari Lodge. The staff and service we received were excellent. The ranger we had Jan was extremely knowledgeable and helpful and could not do enough to make our game drives and stay enjoyable. The meals were excellent as well as being around the Boma at night being served chef-cooked three-course dinners. Our chalet was comfortable and game wandered past us frequently.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded 20 Jan 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write down your impressions of Baluleni. We all in Baluleni love our job especially when our guests are happy - that's what we live for. Best regards - your Baluleni team
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Petra G wrote a review Aug 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa24 contributions30 helpful votes
Baluleni is an amazing and special place. There are no fences and the animals move through the Lodge's grounds freely. It is located next to the river and some of thre chalets look onto thre river and a water hole. The staff is very friendly and accommodating and the food is delicious. We stayed in one of the tents first and then in a chalet. Both are comfortable and offer all amenities you would expect at a very good rater. Baluleni gave us a rreal feel of the bush and I can highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Heike Stock, Inhaber at Baluleni Safari Lodge
Responded 24 Sep 2021
Dear Petra, many thanks for your review. We are happy to hear that. It was so lovely to accommodate you and share with you our small paradise. Bush greetings Your Baluleni Safari Team
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Jennifer H wrote a review Apr 2021
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We visited this lodge and had the most unexpected treat on our trip. The lodge is well situated and a short drive to the Phalaborwa Gate in the Kruger National Park.The Grietjie Reserve boasts frequent encounters with the big 5, who roam about freely at the lodge. The best part for us was the constant personal attention we received from Christina, Jan, Nomsa and Annetjie. They are all experts in their respective professions and nothing we asked for was too much trouble for them. The accommodation was very comfortable and clean and the food was excellent. We will most definitely return to this beautiful spot. Game drives were brilliant and the guides were most nformative- we learned a great deal from Jan and Christina about the environment.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Baluleni Safari Lodge, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge
Responded 16 Apr 2021
Hi Jennifer, Thank you so much for the beautiful review. We are so happy that we had the chance to welcome you here in Baluleni and share with you our small and private paradise surrounded by nature and its wildlife. I wish you all the best and I am looking forward to welcome you here in Baluleni again. Stay safe, healthy and happy. With kind regards Christina & Baluleni Safari Team
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856bakiu wrote a review Apr 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa55 contributions11 helpful votes
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Recently we have visited Baluleni Safari Lodge and had the most incredible experience. The location right on the Olifant River with free roaming elephants, Hippos, crocodiles, impala, giraffes, Water buck, amazing bird life and many other animals. You can hear the Lion's from your challet. One of the most surprising part that was the service that we received from Christina (Manager) and her team Nomsa (best chef) and Anniki and other. We have been spoiled to rotten! The food was outstanding and delicious!!! Knowledgeable of Christina and her ranger Jan was great and they took us to several game drives. Also the location of the Safari lodge is 20km away from the Phalaborwa gate which is also great opportunity to get into Kruger park and drive. Although this lodge is directly connected with the Kruger park and part of the Greater Kruger. We have had an outstanding time there and will definitely go back!! Thank you all again for a memorable weekend.!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Baluleni Safari Lodge, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge
Responded 16 Apr 2021
Thank you so much for the beautiful words. It was our pleasure to accommodate you here in Baluleni. I am looking forward welcoming you here in Baluleni in future again. I wish you all the best and stay safe, healthy and happy. With kind regards Christina & Baluleni Safari Team
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Heather A wrote a review Apr 2021
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Staff were very friendly and helpful. Christina was an amazing host. She went out of her way to make our trip memorable. We had a great time on our game drives with her and she was an excellent guide. The River walk that Jan and Christina took us on was very interesting and informative. My kids enjoyed it a lot. It was lovely to hang out by the pool during the day. My only complaint/suggestion is that they need to put a bigger fridge in the self catering unit. The fridge in there is too small to fit food and drinks etc. Would definitely return for a visit again.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: Tents are very spacious. The front cottages have river views.
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Response from Baluleni Safari Lodge, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge
Responded 16 Apr 2021
Thank you very much Heather it was awesome to accommodate all of you here in Baluleni and it would be lovely to do so again. ​ We appreciate your feedback in regards to the fridge. Thank you very much, that is indeed something I need to look into. Stay safe, healthy and happy. With kind regards Christina & Baluleni Safari Team
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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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US$143 - US$221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National ParkBalule Nature Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 breakfast 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.
Does Baluleni Safari Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Baluleni Safari Lodge offers airport transportation 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.