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    Baluleni Safari Lodge

    Plot 13 Balule/Grietjie inside the greater Kruger National Park | Balule Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1390, South Africa
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    1 - 5 of 97 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
    Google Translation

    Nos alojamos en la reserva por nuestra luna de miel y la elegimos entre otras cosas porque incluía las comidas...More

    Thank Ximefe
    Response from BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge

    Dear Ximefe, Thank you for visiting Baluleni Safari Lodge and writing us a review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate it. Kind regards from Elke and Evert and all the staff.

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Great African safari experience overall. Access to Baluleni Safari Lodge is not difficult although it is about 20-30mins of dirt/gravel road. There were occasions where out Toyota Corolla (hire car) scraped on the uneven road surface and rocks. Eek! Upon arrival we were greeted by...More

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    Response from BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge

    Dear John, Thank you for such a thorough review, we appreciate it. Thank you also for staying over at Baluleni. Wishing you good life down under and we are already looking forward to welcome you again at Baluleni in the future. Kind regards Evert, Elke...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Very friendly staff. Ele and her team made our stay memorable. Thanks to our guide rangers Justin and Jan for their expertise and explanations. Though we could not view any Lions or Leopards but in all we saw many wild animals. Food was great and...More

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    Thank sugur2017
    Response from BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge

    Dear Sugur 2017, We appreciate your review and are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is always sad to say goodbye to our guests, but we are sure we will see you again and as you mentioned, next time a bit longer....More

    Reviewed March 17, 2017

    We stayed here for 2 nights. We had a great appartment. The food was very good en Evert and Elke are very kind people. We had great safaris with Jan, we learned a lot from him. We had a great stay there.More

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    Response from BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge

    Dear 182henkr, Thank you for your nice review of Baluleni Safari Lodge and a big thank you also for choosing Baluleni as a place to visit on your journey to SA. We hope to see you again in the future. From Elke and Evert, Jan...More

    Reviewed February 7, 2017
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    Diese Lodge ist einzigartig. Wir haben 3 Tagen dort verbracht und in einem Tent übernachtet. Wenn man Glück hat, kann...More

    Thank wischypower
    Response from BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge

    Dear Hanns Juergen and Doris, Thank you for your nice review of Baluleni. We have enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to meet you once again in the near future. The bush is very green and we have received a lot of rain...More

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    karenestelle
    Hi, Are you located IN Balule reserve? Is the lodge fenced? Do you have a water source for animals? Do you offer game drives? I didn't see anyone mentioning that. If so, how much? Offer bush walks? Thank you, Karen
    March 31, 2017|
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    Response from BaluleniHoedspruit | Property representative |
    Dear Karen, We are located in the 50 000ha Balule Reserve The lodge has no fences We are located on the Olifants River and also have a waterhole We offer safaris in Balule and in the public sector of the Kruger National... More
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    karenestelle
    How much are game drive in Balule and who runs them? When are they offered? Do you offer bush walks To get to Letaba rest camp, is it correct that O assume we mustleave Balule and drive around to Phelaborwa? If so, how long would that take? Thank you, Karen
    March 31, 2017|
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    Response from BaluleniHoedspruit | Property representative |
    Hi Karen We do the safaris ourselves with a guide and it costs R290 per person per 3 hour safari in an open vehicle. It is done early morning before breakfast and late afternoon, back before dinner. We also offer full day... More
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    Country_hopper99
    I've noticed on the webpage that the game drives are in the greater kruger area. Does this mean they're not in the Balule Nature reserve itself or is this actually part of the 'Greater Kruger area'. Is the boat trip on elephant's river still included in the 3-day package. Didn't see it on the site...
    February 12, 2017|
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    Response from BaluleniHoedspruit | Property representative |
    Dear Country-h, The Balule Nature Reserve, now 50 000ha, is also part of the greater Kruger National Park, with no fences between The Kruger National Park and the greater Kruger. We had bad experience with the boat safaris... More
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    "We got the honeymoon chalet, if you can request it, it has the best views and spots for animal watching!"
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    "The chalets at the front have the best views of the game trails and the river but all are surrounded by..."
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    "Room 3 has a river view and sitting on the terrace, you'll see a great variety of animals wandering..."
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    "We stayed at the tented accommodation which is very nice"
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