In the 'hood, Balule as a destination

The vast Balule Nature Reserve is adjacent to and has now been incorporated into the Kruger National Park, home to the Big Five and famous for its abundance of animal and birdlife. Seize the opportunity to track and spot Africa's magnificent creatures on game drives, conducted in open 4x4 vehicles with experienced tour guides. The Balule Private Game Reserve was created 14 years ago when a few ... cont.

No 39, Balule Parsons Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger Park, Limpopo, South Africa

Directions to Raptor Retreat Game Lodge

From Gauteng / Pretoria:
Head towards eMalahleni (Witbank) on either the N4 or N12 , till you get the Belfast off ramp, continue through Belfast and Dullstroom on the 540 till you reach Mashishing (Lydenburgh).Take the R36 passing through Orighstad, climb the mountain and enter the Low veld through the Strijdom Tunnel. There are two options: 'A' being the shortest.

A: Once down the mountain, continue on the R36 (first turning to your left) towards Tzaneen, after approx 10kms take road to your right towards Phalaborwa. After approx 25kms will end up at a t-junction (R40). Turn left towards Phalaborwa, continue for approx 6km, cross the turning to Tzaneen on your left (R526 / R71). From that intersection approx 700metres you will find the sand road entrance to Parsons Nature reserve on your right. Continue on the sand road for approx 5km till you get the security gate. Continue for approx 3km you will get the road splitting in 3 directions take far left road (look out for Raptor Retreat road sign). Follow signs to Lodge.

B: Once down the mountain continue straight towards Hoedspruit (527). Take R40 towards Phalaborwa, after approx 35km you will cross the turning to Tzaneen on your left (R526 / R71). From that intersection approx 700 metres you will find the sand road entrance to Parsons Nature reserve on your right. Continue on the sand road for approx 5km till you get the security gate. Continue for approx 3km you will get the road splitting in 3 directions take far left road ( look out for Raptor Retreat road sign). Follow signs to Lodge.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (40 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (40 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (40 km)
  • Grocery Store (40 km)
  • Internet Caf (40 km)
  • Post Office (40 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (40 km)
  • Bus Line (44 km)
  • Shopping Mall (44 km)
  • Airport (50 km)
  • Car Hire (50 km)

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Caving
  • Cultural experiences
  • Elephant back safaris
  • Galleries / museums
  • Game viewing
  • Game viewing (big 5)
  • Golf course(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Health spa / massage
  • Helicopter Flips
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Kloofing
  • Microlight flights
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Quad biking
  • River cruises
  • Rowing / canoeing

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