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Kruger National Park, South Africa (Formerly Drifters Game Lodge)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014
JesseandOlivia Warrnambool, Australia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Warrnambool, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My Husband and I went to Drifters lodge for two nights and one day. In this short amount of time we had a lovely experience. Our Guide Isaac spoke well and was very knowledge in his animal tracking. We where very luck to see a grope of lionesses and there cubs. The next morning we came across a group of... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My wife Kathryn and I stayed 6 days in May. We were in one of the older style tent like cabins which we loved. They are being replaced by more modern units which are well appointed as well. All accommodation units have ensuites. The resort is set in a spectacular setting as well as overlooking an amazing wide sandy riverbed.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stayed at the lodge for 6 nights and loved it. The new chalets are very comfortable, nicely decorated and have a beautiful view. Being 6 we got the two chalets that are very close to eachother, which was very nice and practical. An extra bed was put in each of the chalets to accommodate our kids. We saw an... More

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Wainuiomata, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We cannot speak highly enough of our experience staying at the Drifters Game Lodge. The hosts (Kim and Adrian) left you wanting for nothing ensuring guests needs and expectations were exceeded with the quiet decorum of "Mr Wilson". We stayed in the tents which were clean, tidy and serviced regularly. There are brand new lodgings available for those who are... More

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Gold Coast
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90 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This place is a gem, Near Kruger National Park and right in the heart of game viewing country. The place is run perfectly and nothing is too much of a problem. The accommodation is in tents with full facilities. They are also constructing some new villas that are more modern but don't have in our opinion the same ambience as... More

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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

After being destroyed by flooding, Drifters has been rebuilt into a stunning and modern lodge offering luxurious accommodation, outstanding food and a warm welcome. The main lodge is metal and glass with views over the pool, deck and river (dried up during our visit), and accommodation is either in luxury tents or new glass cabins in the same style as... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We arrived with great anticipation. The main building/reception area is being rebuilt, with no substitute area to replace this Lots of building noise through the day We were taken on 4 game drives with a guide who had only just arrived there, No tracker, and saw minimal game during all those game drives. ( one rabbit , a few impala... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We returned to Drifters after only six months being there previously. We once again had a beautiful time apart from one day. There were some new meals on the menu which we thoroughly enjoyed – my favourite being the Peppermint Stack. As always Drifters was maintained beautifully by housekeeping – thank you to the staff for a lovely clean tent.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

We stayed one night at drifters on the first of a three day trip to the game reserve. This was a great introduction to a safari here in South Africa. The accommodations were tents on platforms above a river bed. The platforms have a roof above to protect against the rain. And at the back of the tent is a... More

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We had a wonderful time at Drifters Game Lodge in Oct 2012. The passion of the staff, especially Gavin & Isaac, for what they do, and their and knowledge of the bush and wildlife was inspiring. Also, their abilities to find the Big Five were excellent. We saw game from the first drive in to the Lodge to the last... More

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Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa (Formerly Drifters Game Lodge)
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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Drifters Game Hotel Balule Private Game Reserve
Greenfire Game Lodge South Africa/Balule Private Game Reserve

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