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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a South African, and having been to many game lodges in my life! I have never had such an awesome stay as I did at Ezulwini! Laurence and Loz were brilliant, with Awbrey as an epic host! Game drives were such fun with Franz and the team! Rooms are super clean and spacious with a plunge pool to take... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just returned from a 9 day vacation with 2 of my closest girlfriends. We had an ABSOLUTE AMAZING Trip!!!!! We stayed at both the Ezulwini River Lodge & Ezulwini Billy's Lodge. The staff was most accommodating to all of our needs, and prepared fabulous meals morning, noon, & night. The variety of fresh fruits, homemade breads, & African traditions... More

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Caseyville , Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd never been to africa before and I am so glad I went to ezulwini on my first visit...Our group had a wonderful time...The people at the lodges couldn't have been any nicer..The river lodge was everything I hope. The food was fantastic and plenty of it...and the staff were very personable and friendy...Lawrence even tried to teach us works... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My only wish is that it didn't take so long to get here. I would come every year. The staff treated us like family. They made my birthday the best birthday I ever had. The ultra luxury suite almost seems sinful. Food out of this world, especially the kudu.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I couldn't have imagined a better experience! We stayed 2 nights at River Lodge and 2 nights at Billy's Lodge during the third week of January. The weather was perfect! I appreciated what each lodge had to offer. Both lodges provided exceptional hospitality! I found them both very comfortable, relaxing and clean. The staff was so welcoming and incredibly friendly... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I recently went to Ezulwini Billy's lodge and really felt the need to express how much I enjoyed my stay and I also really wanted to communicate my gratitude and thanks to all the staff involved in making the experience truly unforgettable and enjoyable. In fact, it was an all rounded incredible experience, from the cleanliness, food (the beef poitjie... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We spent 5 nights at Ezulwini Billy's Lodge and I find it difficult to find the words to describe our experience. I chose 'Unexpected' because no matter what I thought I was walking into, my wildest dreams could not have come up with this amazing location. Beautiful, luxurious, wild, and pristine. The accommodations were as good as any I've ever... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We spent 4 days at Ezulwini and our experience was outstanding. Billy's Lodge is charming and luxurious (esp considering it's out in the bush), Lauren and her staff are attentive and welcoming and the safari drives are exhilarating and peaceful depending on whether you are discovering magnificent African animals or simply enjoying the fresh air and beautiful land, birds and... More

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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

While we have traveled extensively throughout the world this was our first trip to Africa and we didn't really know what to expect in the Bush as they say. The first thing i would say is that the Ezulwini accommodations far exceeded what i thought we would have to deal with in the bush. We are talking 5 star here.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Ezulwini totally exceeded my expectations in so many ways; the staff, the lodges, the food and of course, the wildlife. I consider myself pretty well traveled, and this is definitely on my top 5 list of places I have visited. Some highlights: Both lodges are 5 star for bush accomodations; very quiet and comfortable, beautiful thatched buildings and the communal... More

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Additional Information about Ezulwini Game Lodges

Also Known As:
Ezulwini Game Hotel Balule Private Game Reserve
Ezulwini Game Hotel
Ezulwini Game Lodges South Africa/Balule Private Game Reserve
Address: Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Private Game Reserve
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 Specialty lodging in Balule Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Ezulwini Game Lodges 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ezulwini, the Zulu word for 'Place of Paradise', is situated in the centre of the Greater Kruger National Park, Balule Nature Reserve section, where Africa remains unspoiled. Ezulwini prides itself on being able to offer an exceptional African setting, indigenous fauna and flora as well as unique character and charm, to provide you with an authentic experience. Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge nestles deep in the heart of lion country and offers two standard chalets as well as four new luxury suites with their own lounge area, private deck and plunge pool, indoor and outdoor shower and super King-Size beds. Ezulwini River Lodge is on the famous Olifants River, with large riverine trees and wonderful sightings of elephant, hippo and crocodile. River Lodge offers 6 standard rooms as well as the Spelati Family Room – sleeping 14 guests in total. ... more   less 
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