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Kimberley, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a pleasant stay at Baluleni Lodge although it was very dry. Rooms clean and food good, but a bit expensive for SA citizens, perhaps a chocolate on pillow? The noise of train passing and neighbours across river were little disturbing. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With travel nowadays you rarely experience real personal hospitality; the corporate hotel landscape is built around loyalty point schemes, phoney welcoming smiles and cloned uniformed staff. It's therefore a wonderful experience when you find people that have a real passion for making you feel welcome, almost as if you were family visiting for a few days. The lovey couple that... More 

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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Richard and family, Thank you for such a wonderful review. We appreciate it. Coming from a person like you, is an indication that somehow we do something right; thank you again. We also enjoyed your company and have to mention that you have a wonderful family. We also took note of your tip to future guests not to book... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we were picked up by Evert we felt like we were at home. The chalets are comfortable and situated overlooking the river,the sounds and sightings of wildlife just from the chalet were excellent. Matthew was an excellent guide on game drives as were Evert and Eugene, their knowledge is incredible. Dinner around the fire made you feel... More 

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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Debbie and Ken, First and foremost we have to say that we enjoyed your company and miss you already. It is always a pity when time run out so quickly and before one can have another chat, guests have to leave. Thank you for your review, we appreciate it. Kind regards Evert and Elke More 

Meppel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time with our family at Baluleni Safari Lodge. The area was beautyful and it was exciting to sleep in a big 5 surrounding. We could hear a lot of wildlife. The kindness of the owners and staf made the stay even better, so it was a very good choice to book there.

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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Erik and family, Thank you for your review, we appreciate it. We miss you already. All the success with your future plans! Kind regards Evert and Elke More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you so much Elke and Evert for your efforts to make our stay such a pleasure. Everything was perfect despite the lack of rain in the area at the time. We wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy more of your great food and hospitality.

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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Will, Thank you for your kind words, it is appreciated. We enjoyed your company and are happy that you had a good rest. We all hope the rain will come soon. Kind regards Evert and Elke More 

Zaandam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have had a wonderful stay with Elke and Evert. The location of the lodges is wonderful, near the Olifantrivier surrounded by a beautiful garden. Here the warthogs come daily to eat grass. Also the monkeys are daily guests. The lodges are nice and cosy furnishings; you'll feel right at home. We don't have sen any elephants in the garden,... More 

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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pos family, Thank you for a wonderful review. We not only enjoyed your company as a family, but we could also experience how your family enjoy to have you as their dad and husband. Thank you for sharing your music talent with us, that sound really belongs in the bush and one can actually meditate along with it. Kind... More 

Bagsværd, Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We - parents and two younger couples - visited Baluleni Safari Lodge in July '16 and we were all very pleased with the stay. Two of us were new to safaris so we had booked a 3 days package to get a little of everything. We sure did ! We were on a full day visit to Kruger National Park... More 

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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Inger and family, Thanks to the family, who were not scared of the cold water in the pool, for a wonderful review. Thanks also for the kind words about our rangers Matthew and Eugene, we are proud of them. We hope to see you soon again at Baluleni. Kind regards From the Baluleni Team! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We spent two nights in mid June. Accommodation comfortable but the bar fridge could be better stocked. Good balcony view of river bank in distance. Food was good and varied. Hospitality good. We were very disappointed with the evening river boat trip which was a total rip-off at R1900 per couple. Dinner was appalling - no snacks, starters, no complementary... More 

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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thank you for rating us 4 stars in your review. You gave a low score for sleep quality, while sleeping on a 2m long queen size bed with a three month old Restassured hotel mattress, which is rated 5 stars by the hotel industry. We stock bar fridges with basics and ask guests to tell us if they... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We stayed in the luxury tent and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was so spacious and we loved sitting on the large patio I front. Elke and Evert eat outside every night around a fire in the boma and it is really fun. The food was wonderful and we felt very welcome there. Our game drive was a bit disappointing... More 

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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Summer115, Thank you for visiting Baluleni, we enjoyed your company and hope to meet you one day again. Evert and Elke More 

Boksburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Hospitality great; quarters neat and clean; food outstanding; environment peaceful and tranquil and i don't know what else to say to make up the 200 minimum words. im not someone for long stories. let try again and see if it is enough words.

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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Adeline, Thank you for visiting Baluleni Safari Lodge, we enjoyed your company. Thank you also for your review and we hope to see you again at Baluleni Evert and Elke More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Baluleni Safari Lodge. Our tranquil and peaceful owner managed Safari Lodge is situated on the shores of the Olifants River, in the 40 000 ha Balule Nature Reserve inside the greater Kruger National Park; and offer the splendour of the natural African bush with breathtaking sunsets, wildlife which includes the Big 5, bird watching, safaris and bush walks, and guma dinners under the stars. It is often referred to by guests as "Paradise" or "Heaven on Earth". Welcome at Baluleni "where the river always flows", far away from man-made world - Here I am man, here I dare to be. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Baluleni Safari Lodge

Address: Plot 13 Balule/Grietjie inside the greater Kruger National Park | Balule Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1390, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $182 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Baluleni Safari Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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