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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Ezulwini Billy's & River Lodge | Olifants West Section, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, I confess, I'm not a die hard animal person, and yet, I would rank this in my top 3 trips taken. The staff was courteous and wonderful. Their knowledge of the African Bush and it's inhabitants made me feel quite safe despite being within mere yards of them. The rooms are well and thoughtfully attended and the staff put... More

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Safari experience was fantastic! We saw a lot of animals thanks to our guide Lawrence and tracker Richard who go above and beyond to make sure it was to our satisfaction. It is a tough job but you can see they give it to their fullest. Hospitality is to the fullest as well, Josh is awesome! Always checked on us... More

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We worked with Amy to build a package that we could offer for the Redlands Symphony Gala Live Auction and our experience has been wonderful! The package they provided for our auction was such a hit that not only was it one of the biggest income generators for our association, but we ended up selling it TWICE! They have been... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I can't speak more highly about Ezulwini Game Lodges! The accomidations, food, staff and of course safari adventures. Josh, Abby and team go beyond in taking care of their guests. This was one of those rare trips where I was sad to leave. AND I want to go back. You need not look further if you are planning to go... 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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