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Billy's Lodge & River Lodge, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I just got home from the most magical honeymoon at Ezulwini!!! We stayed 2 nights at Billy's and 2 nights at River Lodges and we can not give enough praise to all of the staff including our lodge hosts, safari guides &...More

Thank Dana W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I can't put into words the African experience. I stayed 3 nights at both River Lodge and Billy's. The game drives were unbelievable but what really made the vacation was the staff. They made me feel like I was family. From the moment you arrive...More

2  Thank gayleezell
Reviewed September 10, 2018

We just had the best experiences at Ezulwini. We stayed at both Billy's and The River lodge and would be hard pressed to select a favorite. The staff at both were amazing and very warm and helpful. Knox and Sue at Billy's and Glory and...More

1  Thank Jonathan T
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

All I can say is WOW! BIG FIVE ✔️ I am just home from the most amazing safari adventure at Ezulwini. I couldn’t imagine there could be any place out there that tops this. It was truly a trip of lifetime where we were treated...More

1  Thank Stacey T
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We stayed at Billy's Lodge for 3 nights in mid-August. Excellent staff and service (thanks to Knox and Sue); delicious food (kitchen staff will cater to individual diets as needed); comfortable accommodation; and we saw the Big 5 (plus babies and many other animals). Our...More

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Description
Ezulwini, the Zulu word for 'Place of Paradise', is situated in the centre of the Greater Kruger National Park, Balule Nature Reserve section, where Africa remains unspoiled. Ezulwini prides itself on being More able to offer an exceptional African setting, indigenous fauna and flora as well as unique character and charm, to provide you with an authentic experience. Ezulwini Billy's Lodge nestles deep in the heart of lion country and offers three standard chalets as well as three new luxury suites with their own lounge area, private deck and plunge pool, indoor and outdoor shower and super King-Size beds. Ezulwini River Lodge is on the famous Olifants River, with large riverine trees and wonderful sightings of elephant, hippo and crocodile. River Lodge offers 4 standard rooms and 4 Ultra Luxury Suites. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
$754 - $1,566 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Ezulwini Game Hotel Balule Private Game Reserve
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Ezulwini Game Lodges South Africa/Balule Nature Reserve
Location
South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Nature Reserve
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
$754 - $1,566 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Ezulwini Game Hotel Balule Private Game Reserve
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Ezulwini Game Lodges South Africa/Balule Nature Reserve
Location
South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Nature Reserve
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Traveler (392)
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Connie H
February 21, 2018|
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Response from 45frances |
Hi Connie - I believe that your questions have been answered by the lodge. However, if there is anything else that you need to know just touch base with your usual contact.
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FIRPortElizabeth
November 21, 2017|
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Response from Teresa S | Property representative |
Thank you so much for your booking at Ezulwini River Lodge. I am happy to let you know that our renovations and upgrades should be completed by the middle of December and will not affect your stay in January. Please let us... More
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Annie055
September 19, 2017|
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Response from Teresa S | Property representative |
Hello Annie Some of our guests like to change for dinner, and you are welcome to wear whatever you find comfortable. In summer we recommend cotton clothing - shorts, dresses, light trousers, T shirts and sandals during the... More
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Room Tips
"All of the rooms are great. At Billy's we got the big suite at the end with the private pool."
ryanfE4917NB
Jul 26, 2018
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"If you can afford it the upgrades are worth it. Otherwise the standard rooms are terrific too."
Diana5101
Jun 17, 2017
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"Go for the upgrade at River Lodge!"
F3893OMkatief
May 24, 2017
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"Get a suite."
collierguy65
Jan 15, 2017
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