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Ezulwini Game Lodges

5.0 of 5 Ezulwini Billy's & River Lodge | Olifants West Section, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at both River Lodge and Billy's Lodge. We had a great time with the staff at both and enjoyed the company of the other guests. You get to know them because you do the game drives and share meals together and you get to know the staff through daily interaction with the lodge hosts, food staff, game drivers... More

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SAN LUIS OBISPO
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For five nights we soaked up all the Ezulwini lodges have to offer and we came away happy! Like most people going on safari, it was a decades-long dream. With all that longing behind us, our expectations were pretty high and it would have been easy to be disappointed, but we weren't! From the warm welcome when we arrived MUCH... More

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Encinitas, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A trip to Africa has been on my list since I was in high school; 45 years later the planets aligned and there I was at Ezulwini River Lodge in the greater Kruger National Park. I had the pleasure of spending 3 nights at the River Lodge & 2 nights at their other property, Billy's Lodge. In a word, the... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ezulwini is a private lodge in the Balule Game Reserve which is part of the 6,000,000 acre Greater Kruger Reserve. This is all open, unfenced habitat in which the animals roam freely in their natural environment. We spent four nights at Ezulwini, two at River Lodge and two at Billy's Lodge. At both locations we were treated like royalty. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have mixed feelings about this place. We stayed at both Billy’s lodge & River lodge (they are about 40 minutes drive apart). The rooms were almost exactly the same. Both places were amazing with private pool and game viewing areas. The food was great. The beds were comfortable. The safari drives were all amazing. The only thing that left... More

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Lake Como, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

my wife and i visited in august(great time of year,cool nights and warm days).you are treated like family,all of the workers are wonderful.food was great and wine by the campfire with your new friends was special.of course seeing the big 5 was the best.special kudos to rex and josh our guides and their trackers,they made the safari a real adventure!... More

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ktu84
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited this lodge for 5 nights in August. We had the best time ever and would love to come back. Staff is very accommodating and the food and wine was great! Our guides were josh and Rex which were both great in their own ways. We saw the big five and much more wildlife than you... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Resort was very clean, great staff to give you the best experience. Enjoyed the small amount of guests which allowed for the personal touch. Food was out of this world. The guides did a great job and provided pictures of a lifetime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Ezulwini Lodges are remarkable in every way. Our adventure was very expertly put together by, Amy Bortoff, in Raleigh, NC, purchased through the National Inclusion Project in Raleigh, NC. Thank you Amy for your kindness and creating our adventure. The Ezilwini Lodges are, Maritime Bushveld Estate, in Jo-Berg, River Lodge, on the banks of the Olifants River, Billy's Lodge,... More

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Manasquan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This safari at Ezulwini was a unique and terrific experience! It was an exotic vacation, and the staff had everything to do with making it even more memorable. Josh, the manager at the River Lodge is wise way beyond his years and does it all! He aggressively hunted for animals (along with his quiet, but very capable tracker, Richie), and... More

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Address: Ezulwini Billy's & River Lodge | Olifants West Section, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Ezulwini Game Lodges 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Ezulwini Game Hotel Balule Private Game Reserve
Ezulwini Game Lodges South Africa/Balule Private Game Reserve

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