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Parsons Nature Reserve plot nr. 24, Phalaborwa 1390, South Africa
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Balule River Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending hours planning our trip to Limpopo, we booked (in August) and paid for the first stage of the trip at Balule River Camp over the Christmas period. My wife recently sent an e-mail enquiring about the directions to the Camp (luckily). We were informed by Balule Management that they had no reservation booking for us and the were... More 

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Nykoebing, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Welcomed at the airport, driven to the lodge, welcomed again with cold drinks and friendly faces- What a start! After 10 days of game drives to Kruger National Park, Thornybush Park and the local game drives I must say I´m very impressed and I can only give Balule River Camp my best recommendations. The rooms a very good with AC,... More 

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Arriving to the lodge we were welcomed by Bruce, the big crock and a lazy hippo in the river as well as the staff with smiles and big personalities!! Imagine to sit on your balcony in the evenening listening to the soft sounds from the muddy river ....and suddenly you can almost touch a big elephant - and the next... More 

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Lillestrom, Norway
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We had a fantastic 1 week stay at the camp last week of November. As the only guests this week we got the full attention from the whole team. Jesper and Colleen was around the whole time giving advices and keeping us company. With the help of Edward we got to see the big 5 and got a lot of... More 

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Stony Brook, New York, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Recently, Rhino SA organized a trip for the OMG Kids to travel around South Africa; allowing them to witness first hand the dire plight of the Rhino. Rhino SA partnered with OMG to produce a documentary film (with Red Sky Pictures) about creating awareness among the youth of South Africa and the world about the near extinction of the Rhino.... More 

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Charlottenlund, Denmark
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

tremendous attention for each guest, many experience for the money, anyway nice relaxation in beautiful environment and stylish buildings. Very high level of service for all employees. A stay is highly recommended

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Skovlunde
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We had a wonderful week at Balule Camp. Everyone was very competent and kindly. Jesper and Coleen became our best friends, and we will never forget that beautiful stay. Thank you so much. We would like to come back.

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This fantastic trip to Balule River Camp for one week and the final 3 days with guide Nickie in Cape Town will be in my head and dreams for the rest of my life. Had also an fantastic appendix of my 70th. anniversary. Also many thanks to Jonathan, Edward, Coline and Jesper and all the staff on the River camp... More 

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Tønsberg
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

What a vacation! We had a fun and rewarding stay on Balule River Camp. Colleen, Jesper and the rest of the staff all know how to make you feel velcome and at home in the camp. And what a beautiful camp they have next to the river! The rangers Jonathan and Edvard had a lot of knowledge to share and... More 

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Silkeborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Balule River Camp. Everything was fantastic. Trips were very well organized, food was fantastic, the staff was unbelievably service minded and kind. Everything was fantastic!

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Address: Parsons Nature Reserve plot nr. 24, Phalaborwa 1390, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Phalaborwa
Number of rooms: 6

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