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Baluleni Safari Lodge

Plot 13 Balule/Grietjie inside the greater Kruger National Park | Balule Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1390, South Africa
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Baluleni Safari Lodge is an estate within the Balule reserve, in which games wander freely across several private parcels of land. If this requires a certain caution when walking across the lodge (elephants and lions may also be passing by), it also provides plenty of good opportunities for close encounter with wildlife. We stayed for the 3-day safari package. The... More 

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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Stephanie for your wonderful review on Baluleni. We enjoyed your company and hope to see you again soon. It is part of our policy to create a home away from home (in the African Bush) feeling for our guests where they can become one with nature, animals and peace and tranquillity. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay very much. Elke and Eeden did all to ensure we were comfortable. I only have two suggestions for improvement: 1. An aircon should be provided in the restaurant for more comfortable dining experience in hot summer months 2. I would prefer white linen in the beds. Although all was clean, brown sheet do not give a... More 

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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate it and we enjoyed your company here at Baluleni. You have a wonderful family and they travelled very far to visit Baluleni Safari Lodge. Thanks also for your two suggestions about the aircon and the white linen. Presently it is not possible to install aircons in the restaurant as a 25... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Baluleni Safari Lodge is a wonderful place to stay. The owners are thoughtful and considerate, they epitomise hospitality. The location is ideal, right on the bank of the Olifants. The accommodation is clean, comfortable and, despite the near 40 degrees heat, cool. We ate with other travellers from across the world and watched the wildlife pass from our veranda. We... More 

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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this review

You were wonderful guests and we enjoyed your company here at Baluleni. Thank you for a great review. We appreciate the opportunities to meet travellers from all over the world and to experience their viewpoints on South Africa and its wildlife and nature, and of course on our little piece of nature and wildlife - Baluleni Safari Lodge. We hope... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Luckily we were the only visitors during our stay, so we had all the attention from Elke and Evert. We had a perfect day, starting early in the morning with a game drive with Evert (He provides you with very interesting and funny informations and stories about the bush), spending the day in Krüger and fading out with a beautiful... More 

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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Fabian for your nice review. We enjoyed your company. We hope to see you again one day. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Our stay at Baluleni was out of the ordinary in more than one way. The hospitality and quality of meals is something that you have to experience for yourself. The hosts are warm, welcoming people who takes pride in what they offer. The fact that the property is not fenced makes for a unique stay. Having an elephant over for... More 

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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad you could have a unique experience with us. When our guests enjoyed their stay, we know that we have done our work and we appreciate your wonderful review about Baluleni. We hope to see you again at Baluleni. More 

Warsaw, Poland
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This is not a chic hotel with its own zoo. This is a place with soul, a lodge in the middle of bush managed by experts who love nature, and really care about animals. It is a marvelous place for those who wish to experience true Africa without resigning from luxury, who are active and not afraid of nature. Everything... More 

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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad you could have a unique experience with us. When our guests enjoyed their stay, we know that we have done our work and we appreciate your wonderful review about Baluleni. We hope to see you again at Baluleni. More 

Cary, North Carolina
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We stayed at Baluleni for 3 nights in November. I was with my 2 teenage boys- picky vegetarian eaters. Elke and her chef Namsa went out of their way to make sure the boys had enough food of their choice to eat at every meal. It was a pleasant surprise for the effort they made to ensure this. Thanks so... More 

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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for a wonderful review about Baluleni. We are glad you had a safe journey back. We hope to see you again one day. More 

Phalaborwa, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This was our second visit to Baluleni safari lodge and it was even better than our first visit! Elke and Evert our hosts are a joy to spend time with and both of them have considerable knowledge of the bush and its inhabitants. The camp was kept clean and tidy as were the chalets the majority of which overlooked the... More 

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Thank you for your review. We appreciate it. We really enjoyed your company and are looking forward to your next visit. More 

Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It was not our first visit to South Africa but it was our best. Evert picked us up at the airport in Hoedspruit. This was the beginning of a very good time. Even the trip to the camp was the first game drive for us. Shortly before we reach the camp, we were greeted by a big family giraffes. Once... More 

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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you both for your wonderful review - we appreciate it. Thank you for coming back to Baluleni and we can't wait to welcome you here again. We had a wonderful time with you. More 

Maseru, Lesotho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Knowing that Balule is part of the greater Kruger National Park gives you a specific feeling, with a chance to have an elephant as your temporary neighbour! The accommodation is very nice, while the boma used for the dinner is special. The hosts, Elke and Ewald, are wonderful people going an extra mile for you.

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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this review

First a big thank you for visiting us and secondly a big thank you for your review. We enjoyed your company and hope to see you soon again. More 

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