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About Baluleni Safari Lodge

Our tranquil and peaceful Lodge on the shores of the Olifants River, in the 53 000 hectare Balule Nature Reserve inside the greater Kruger National Park, offers the splendor of the natural Africa Bush with breath-taking 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 at Baluleni Safari Lodge.

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 offers scheduled and comfortable accommodation in two air-conditioned en-suite Luxury Chalets with an extra outside shower, three air-conditioned en-suite thatched chalets, and two luxury en-suite safari tents with a fan. Full board with full breakfast, high tea, and dinners. These are served at our licensed dining/bar area or around the fire in the boma under the African skies.

At the Baluleni Safari Lodge facilities include a licensed dining/bar area and boma, 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 sundowners on the patio or sharing a drink in the lounge while. Early coffee and homemade rusks are available for guests at the accommodation. High tea with savories, snacks, and cakes are served at the dining area. Guests also enjoy the swimming pool while relaxing with a cold drink in the shade.

At the reception guests can arrange and depart for their three hour safaris in an open vehicle, an early morning Bush walk (must be booked in advance, min. 2 people), a guided day tour in the Kruger National Park and Panorama Route (must be booked in advance, min. 2 people).

Guests also have access to internet and cell phone signal at reception.

Free secure parking and laundry services are available to guests.

Safari: Enjoy an 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 and let the animals come to you!

Romantic: Our Honeymoon & Exclusive Riverside Chalet is overlooking an animal walkway with waterhole and private Dinner can be arranged on the veranda of the Honeymoon & Exclusive Chalet.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 24 Reviews

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Full board
  • Mini fridge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans
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Important Information

A deposit of 50% is required when a booking is made. The balance is to be paid in full seven days prior to arrival. No cheques are accepted; only bank transfers or cash. Bookings can only be confirmed once the amount due has been paid. Children are charged as adults.

Access to the lodge is via a 12 km dirt road and although it is at times...
A deposit of 50% is required when a booking is made. The balance is to be paid in full seven days prior to arrival. No cheques are accepted; only bank transfers or cash. Bookings can only be confirmed once the amount due has been paid. Children are charged as adults.

Access to the lodge is via a 12 km dirt road and although it is at times accessible by a normal car, we recommend guest travel with a vehicle with a higher ground clearance. Once inside the gate, you are already in Big 5 and on your own game drive towards the lodge.

Although the area is a low-risk malaria area, we advise guests to take precautions. Should you have any concerns or questions about malaria in the area, please contact the malaria hotline.

We are vegetarian, banting-friendly and vegan friendly.
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  • Luxury Safari Tent 01 Luxury Safari Tent 01 Sleeps 3 Includes: All Meals 3 Single beds with en-suite bathroom, wardrobe & fan.Beautiful private patio to enjoy the african bush sounds during... see more Features:  En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge see more En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Three-quarter beds
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      • Luxury Safari Tent 02 Luxury Safari Tent 02 Sleeps 3 Includes: All Meals 3 Single beds with en-suite bathroom, wardrobe & fan.Private patio with an awesome view onto an open plain to enjoy the... see more Features:  En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge see more En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Three-quarter beds
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          • Honeymoon Riverside Chalet 01 Honeymoon Riverside Chalet 01 Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Queen bed with en-suite inside & an extra outside shower with view. Chalet is facing towards the Olifants River with... see more Features:  Queen beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Outdoor shower, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Queen beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Outdoor shower, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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              • Exclusive Riverside Chalet 02 Exclusive Riverside Chalet 02 Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Queen bed with en-suite inside & extra outside shower.Chalet is facing towards the Olifants River with inside lounge... see more Features:  Queen beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Outdoor shower, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Queen beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Outdoor shower, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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                  • Riverside Chalet 03 Riverside Chalet 03 Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Queen bed with en-suite inside, built in wardrobe, lounge area with comfortable sleeper couch & private patio.Chalet is... see more Features:  Queen beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Queen beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, River views
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                      • Chalet 04 Chalet 04 Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Traditional thatched Chalet with Mosquito net.Queen bed with en-suite inside, built in wardrobe, lounge area with comfor... see more Features:  Queen beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Fan see more Queen beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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                          • Chalet 05 Chalet 05 Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Traditional thatched Chalet with Mosquito net.Queen bed with en-suite inside, built in wardrobe, lounge area with comfor... see more Features:  Queen beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Fan see more Queen beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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                              Reviews for Baluleni Safari Lodge

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                              Michele Muller
                              17 August 2021

                              The first night we were put in unit 3 - as the place was empty I have no idea why they put us in that unit. It was absolutely dreadful and nothing remotely like the pictures. We asked to be moved the next day and they put us in a new unit which was absolutely beautiful and nothing like the other one.The meals were wonderful and otherwise really great service The new units are good value for money but the old unit absolutely terrible value for money I have reviewed the new unit and not the old as that would score zero...
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                              Bronwen Lloyd
                              01 November 2017

                              Had an awesome time at Baluleni. What amazing hosts and staff who go out of their way to make your stay memorable. Thank you Elke and Evert, was a highlight of my travels.Establishment's response:Dear Bronwen,Thank you for visiting Baluleni Safari Lodge and for your kind words in your review. We miss you already. We really enjoyed your stay with us and especially on the safari trips. We're looking forward to welcome you again at BaluleniKind regards from the Baluleni TeamEvert van Eeden

                              Pat Muller
                              07 July 2017

                              You don't have to improve anything .Everthing was amazing and awesome.Thank you Evert and Elke , you will defenetly see us agsin.

                              Martin Kopsch
                              19 June 2017

                              I had mentioned to the owners that it was my wife's birthday, and they baked a cake and made a real effort to make her day special. The facilities are great, staff is friendly and courteous, service is customer oriented and nothing is too much trouble. This was a repeat visit, and we will back again!! Highly recommended to local and overseas visitors.Access road is a bit rough but nothing that e.g. a Golf or Polo or Corolla can't handle, but don't bring your low-profile BMW.Evenings are spent in the boma around a fire-place, which also gives it a great 'bush' experience.

                              Peter Meyer, Germany
                              25 November 2016

                              Our stay in Baluleni Safari Lodge was one of the best during our Africa travelling.We have enjoyed an excellent service and meals,either wonderful Safari drives.

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                              Baluleni Safari Lodge is 3.2km from the centre of Balule Nature Reserve , the nearest airport 27.4km (Eastgate Airport).
                              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling