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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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thanks for the wonderful stay. My husband and I will recommend Baluleni Safari Lodge to any traveller wanting to be very close to nature! It's also not situated far from the Phalaborwa Gate of the Kruger National Park, making day visits easy.

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Boksburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very relaxing. Excellent food. Very clean. Friendly management and staff. Elke and Evert did everything possible to make it a very good experience. The dinners in the boma is also another highlight. We will do this again.

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

Thank you for a wonderful review. We enjoyed your company at Baluleni Safari Lodge, and hope to see you soon. Evert and Elke. More 

McGregor, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Baluleni Safari Lodge for 6 glorious night's in a chalet facing the Olifants River. Elke and Evert the lodge owners went out of their way to make our stay special in every way, even accommodating our "Banting" eating requirements. It was not expected but greatly appreciated. Elke is a superb chef and Nomsa, guided by Elke, produced... More 

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

Thank you Sandy for the review. We enjoyed Karen and your company at Baluleni. That was six wonderful days for us to have you at Baluleni and we miss you! More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My husband and I were looking for the perfect get away from the city and we found it! Under the African stars with the wild sounds around us we could forget all about the worries we left behind and enjoy superb food and lovely and warm company. We went on a safari drive where we saw giraffes, elephants, water bucks,... More 

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

Thank you for a lovely review Hes. We enjoyed the time with you and Wim and hope to see you again. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a great lodge for a wonderful safari experience. The food is wonderful and the people knowledgeable and friendly. Peaceful place to relax and see animals in their natural environment. They have a watering hole for the animals who come by during the day. We went on a drive from there and saw Rhino, Giraffe, jackles and a small... More 

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

We appreciate your wonderful review Tomra and are happy that you and the family could enjoy a relaxing time in nature and wildlife. Over the years we always enjoyed the company of our many guests from different states in USA. Hope you have a wonderful time in the States and you are always welcome at Baluleni. More 

potchefstroom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We went to visit Baluleni for our honeymoon. What an amaizing stay. We had a wonderful time and the food was great. There was a special evening prepared for us since we were on our honeymoon. We also had the experience of a lifetime when two lions visited the camp ons our departure date. We will visit Baluleni again surely.... More 

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

We appreciate your review and would certainly want to see you and your wife again soon. After you left the lions were around the camp at night for another 10 days. Kind regards Evert and Elke More 

Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The owners are adorables.merci Elke and Evert! The site is wonderful. Go there without hesitation, we spent an incredible stay. The tents are superb, the cottages too. The meals are super rich. Thank you to Anne Lise! This is 2 times we go and we intend to return. Remi and Naura

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

Your wonderful review is appreciated and we are anxiously awaiting your third visit to Baluleni Safari Lodge Kind regards and love. Evert and Elke More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

If you're looking for a safari experience that involves great food, beautiful animals in their natural habitat and a hostess who listens to your needs, THIS IS IT! Our party of 12 stayed at the fairly new guest lodge and had our dinners by the fire in the open air Boma. We were introduced to the calls of the lion... More 

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

We appreciate your very nice words in your review and miss all of you. We would like to meet all of you again. We experienced an unbelievable and lovely time with the group. An excellent group to have as guests! Kind regards Evert and Elke More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stayed at the fully catered lodge and really enjoyed the stay. The food was outstanding - the best we had in the three week we were in SA. It was so nice to sit on our terrace and watch the animals literally on the doorstep. Hippos, water buck, impala, baboons to name a few. We would definitely consider a... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful company here at Baluleni and we appreciate your review. You are most welcome at Baluleni Kind regards Evert and Elke More 

Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic!! The place is incredible and the staff is very very kind. The house is nice and there you can appreciate the food of the cheff. If you are in the kruger park area you must pass some days here!! Thank you again for this great experience!

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

Thank you for your kind words. We also enjoyed your stay at Baluleni and hope to see you again next time you visit South Africa Kind regards Evert and Elke More 

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