Baluleni Safari Lodge Game Lodge Accommodation in Balule

Baluleni Safari Lodge

Game Lodge at Plot 13 Balule / Grietjie, Balule Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, Limpopo, South Africa. Show on Map

  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests18
  • Units/Rooms7
  • Minimum Stay1-2 Nights
  • Wir SprechenDeutsch

About Baluleni Safari Lodge

Our tranquil and peaceful Lodge on the shores of the Olifants River, in the 40 000 ha Balule Nature Reserve inside the greater Kruger National Park, offers the splendour of the natural Africa Bush with breathtaking sunsets, wildlife which includes the Big 5, bird watching, safaris, bush walks, boma-dinners under the stars, and is often referred to by guests as “Paradise” or “Heaven on Earth”

Welcome to Baluleni Safari Lodge “where the river always flows”, far away from man-made world – here I am man, here I dare to be (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe). Enjoy a unique African Safari experience – go on guided open vehicle safaris, learn about the wilderness on a bush walk, listen to the sounds of the African Bush while dining under the stars, or simply relax at the Lodge by the pool side.


Our Lodge on the shores of the Olifants River, offers secluded and comfortable accommodation in 5 air conditioned en-suite thatched chalets, 2 luxury en-suite tents with ceiling fans, and 1 air onditioned en-suite thatched honeymoon cottage; while full breakfast/high tea and dinners are served at our licensed dining/bar area or around the fire in the boma under the African skies. Enjoy superb service and cuisine.

Thatched Chalets
The Lodge has 5 secluded chalets and each chalet consist of the following:
Double bed with en-suite shower, toilet and wash basin
• Built in wardrobe
• Lounge area with comfortable sleeper couch
• Private patio with view to the Olifants River where guests can enjoy nature, birds and animals, or relax with a sundowner
• Air conditioning
• Ceiling fan
• Mosquito nets
• Fridge with mini bar
• Tea & Coffee making facilities
• Dressing table with mirror and hair dryer
• Bathroom amenities

Safari Tents
The Lodge has 2 luxury Safari Tents and each consist of the following:
• Two Ύ beds with en-suite bath, shower, wash basin and toilet
• Wardrobe
• Private patio with view over the savannah where guests can enjoy plains wildlife, or relax with a sundowner
• Ceiling fan
• Fridge with mini bar
• Tea and Coffee making facilities
• Dressing table with mirror and hair dryer
• Bathroom amenities

Thatched Honeymoon Cottage
The Lodge has a thatched honeymoon cottage (opening soon) which will consist of:
• Double bed with en-suite bathroom
• Built in wardrobe
• Lounge
• Private patio with view to the Olifants River where guests can enjoy nature, birds and animals, or relax with a sundowner
• Air conditioning
• Ceiling fan
• Mosquito nets
• Fridge with mini bar
• Tea and Coffee making facilities
• Dressing table with mirror and hair dryer
• Bathroom amenities
• Complementary surprise!


Full breakfasts and three course dinners are generally served in the dining area or outside on the patio. However, our guests mostly prefer to enjoy a three course dinner under the stars around the fire in the boma. Guests enjoy sun downers on the patio or sharing a drink in the lounge while watching adventure wildlife DVD’s. Early coffee and home-made rusks are available for guests at the accommodation. High tea(savouries, snacks and cake) is served at the dining area.

Services and Facilities

• Secure Parking – Free secure parking is available for guests
• Laundry Service – A Laundry service is available to guests
• Sparkling pool - Guests enjoy swimming and relaxing with cold drinks in the shade.
• Baluleni Safari Lodge offers Self Catering to guests in the 4 bedroom Family Cottage and in the 5 bedroom River Cottage. Both Cottages have a river view. Here are also no fences and animals roam freely.
• The River Cottage has an outside wooden deck (view over the river) with lounge, dining table, bar area, a daybed, a splash pool and a boma with braai area.
• The Family Cottage has a thatched lapa, braai area, pool, and veranda with a view to the river.

Reception and Curio

At Reception guests arrange for their 3 hour safaris in an open vehicle, an early morning Bush walk, a day tour in the Kruger National Park, or other tours to different venues like Moholoholo, Cheetah Project, Panorama Route, etc See Activities on this website for more info and book in advance. Our Curio shop at Reception offers a variety of the most sought after products made by local artists as well as signed copies of Elke’s famous oil paintings and drawings. Guests also have access to internet and cell phone signal at Reception. Safaris, Bush walks and all Tours depart from Reception.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Smoking: allowed

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Room service


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance


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  • ZAR 3560
  • per unit per nightbased on 2 persons

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -24.168485999333335
Longitude: 30.919349499333332

Closest airport(s)
Hoedspruit Airport - 55km
Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 160km
Phalaborwa Airport - 55km

Children policy
Children 12 years and over are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Listed on
February 2012 - 1 Review

Travellers' Reviews

Peaceful and tranquil; food was very goodt; sleeping quarters neat and comfortable; hosts accessible, warmhearted and very...

A Twigge, Boksburg Travellers' Rating

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