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Balule Nature Reserve

Nyala Safaris

Jejane Gate Limpopo Province, South Africa, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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#12 of 17 Specialty lodging in Balule Nature Reserve
Under new management and newly refurbished - Nyala offers a personal and family friendly exciting Big 5 safari experience. Nyala Safari Lodge is situated in the Balule Private Game reserve, Mohlabetsi South Nature Reserve in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park with no fences between Balule and Kruger Park. The lodge offers self-catering accommodation, including 2 game drives or a game drive and guided bush walk per day with an accredited and fully qualified Ranger. The 5 large thatched rondavels with en-suite bathrooms, accommodate sleeping for 14. The modern central kitchen is fully equipped - indoor & outdoor dining areas for the self-catering enthusiasts.
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We stayed at Nyala for a week in November, I can genuinely say this was my favourite ever holiday. The staff, food, and rooms are all perfect. We got engaged while we were there, and the staff made the whole experience even more perfect. Nikki our tour guide, was the most knowledgeable and wonderful person - she felt like a friend by the end of the week! Having one tour guide for the whole week was amazing, she went out of our way to make sure we had the best experience we could. We managed to see 4 of the big five, including lions mating just 10 minutes away from camp which was the perfect end to our trip. When we come back to South Africa we'll definitely visit again! Thank you all for the most amazing experience!
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Response from nyala_safaris, Manager at Nyala Safaris
Responded Dec 24, 2019
Dear Rebecca and Daniel On behalf of the entire staff at Nyala Safari Lodge, we would like to thank you for staying with us and making our small yet unique lodge your very “special holiday destination. We loved having you here and we hope you especially enjoyed your special engagement. We wish you both all the best in the future with lots of love and happiness in your lives together, and we hope your memories of your stay with us will last forever. We hope you revelled in some of the amazing sights and sounds of the African Bush; our beautiful sunsets, the Milky-way amongst our vast African sky, learnt a little about our crazy African wildlife, and are so pleased that you had awesome Game Drives with our fabulous guide, Nicholle, & were pleasantly pleased by our lovely housekeeping / kitchen staff. Kind regards Kari and the Nyala Lodge team
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We stayed at Nyala Sands Lodge, which used to be the owners home. We were the only guests at the time and were made to feel very at home here. A beautiful location in the heart of Kruger National Park. Wonderfully looked after by two very lovely ladies, Nompi and Innocentia. 2 drives a day included in the price and our wonderful guide Christelle made sure that we had the best experience possible. Wonderful food, thank you Nompi. Spectacular rooms, spiralling out from the Lodge, waking up to see Impala and various wildlife outside of your room was simply amazing. A beautiful deck with a plunge pool and a fire pit that one can sit around in the evening. All mod cons in the middle of nowhere, wifi a bit hit and miss but that does not distract from the overall experience! We feel so lucky that we chose this place, nothing could have been better. Highly recommend this place to anyone looking to have a great safari experience.
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Our Stay at the Nyala Lodge was wonderful. The Helpfulness und Friendliness of everbody there was so nice. The kitchen made every day a amazing menue. The Safari-Tours with your own Rager are very interessting und funny.
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Response from nyala_safaris, Manager at Nyala Safaris
Responded Dec 3, 2019
Dear Michael Thank you for your positive review on Nyala Safari Lodge. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the staff helpful and friendly, as we want you to feel that Nyala is "home away from home" and to become a part of the Nyala family. We are also pleased that you enjoyed your safari's with your ranger and were able to learn a lot about the African wildlife in our area. We hope that you will return in the the not too distant future. Kindest regards The Nyala Safari Lodge Team
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Nyala is not just a nice accommodation, after a few minutes you already feel like being at home right in the middle of the bush, where giraffes and impalas are your neighbors and all the amazing staff goes over and beyond to make your stay truly unforgettable. We stayed at Nyala Sands, rooms are very spacious and cozy, fitted with all the necessary equipment for a comfortable stay. The common areas are amazing, facing the dry river where we saw all day long many beautiful animals strolling around. The atmosphere was unbelievable and spending the nights under a starry sky accompanied only by the voices of the wildlife is truly touching. All the staff was more than helpful and the cuisine was so delicious. There was a great care on all details, each day a different setting on the table and different menu, with great attention to clients’ preferences. Good selection of wines, beers and other soft drinks, all at a very reasonable price. We miss a lot the two great rangers, they are really the best rangers we could have had! Girls you are amazing! Their sight is incredible and we were able to see not just all big five but also many other nice creatures. I fell in love with warthogs! Their knowledge about bush wildlife is huge and we learnt so much from them and they made all safari fun and moving at the same time. Thank you for arranging the most incredible experience of our life!
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Response from nyala_safaris, Manager at Nyala Safaris
Responded Dec 2, 2019
Thank you for you lovely and positive feedback. It makes us so proud that we are delivering the expectations of our guests, who arrive as strangers and depart as family! Our guides are absolutely passionate and so dedicated and ensure that they pass on all their knowledge to our guests, be it from the Big 5 to the tiny dung beetles and warthogs! We strive to ensure that our guests are offered the "once in a lifetime" opportunity of sharing this little piece of African paradise, our home, with them. We hope that you will return in the not too distant future. Kind regards Kari and the Nyala Safari Lodge team
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We had an amazing experience in this hotel. Couldn’t ask for more. The hotel is like a boutique hotel. There are few rooms. The service is very personalized .The room is very spacious and comfortable. Super clean. The staff is just great. They do whatever they can to make you feel comfortable. The food is delicious. The best part though is the game drive. We had an amazing experience. We could see all the big five in the reserve (it’s important to say that the game drive does not go inside the Kruger, but you don’t miss anything, you can see everything in the private reserve. Actually the experience is even better because you get much closer to the animals than you would get in Kruger). It’s worth to say that we had an incredible experience watching a leopard with Nicole. She is great! We could see lots of animals thanks to her!
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Response from nyala_safaris, Manager at Nyala Safaris
Responded Oct 31, 2019
Thank you for your very valued and positive feedback. We are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves and felt at home. We hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Kind regards Kari
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$353 - $551 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKruger National ParkBalule Nature Reserve
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nyala Safaris
What are some of the property amenities at Nyala Safaris?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Nyala Safaris?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Nyala Safaris?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nyala Safaris?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Nyala Safaris have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Nyala Safaris offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.