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Parsons Nature Reserve plot nr. 24, Phalaborwa 1390 South Africa
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Balule River Camp is a luxurious safari lodge in South Africa. The lodge is situated in the "big five" area Balule Nature Reserve in Greater Kruger National Park. The lodge has six double rooms, which all have magnificent views of Olifants River and the bush.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
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Parsons Nature Reserve plot nr. 24, Phalaborwa 1390 South Africa
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We have just returned from a Christmas holiday at Balule River Camp - “we” being a family of 11, spanning three generations and ages from 14 to 80 years. We enjoyed the exceptionally delicious food, and felt pampered by the entire staff. The two rangers Jonathan and Edward, shared their extensive knowledge of the animals and vegetation, as well as a delightful sense of humor. Everything was held together by Bob, assistant to the camp manager, who shared in our recounting of the day’s events during mealtimes, supplying us with further insight to the ways of the South African culture, and going out of his way to help fulfill our desires, wether it being a shopping trip or pancakes. As for the rooms, they were at all times clean and well maintained. The standard bedrooms are not particularly large, but they are no less comfortable than the master bedrooms. Every room has a good view of the river, and comfortable chairs on the terrasse. The pool is well kept, with a wonderful surrounding pool area, complete with plenty of sunbeds. Best of all is the covered area next to the pool, with comfortable lounge furniture, giving everybody a chance to relax and enjoy the cool breeze from the river, wether wanting to swim in the pool or not. It being Christmas, the camp manager Jesper had prepared a delicious roasted duck for Christmas dinner - what a treat! As two of us celebrated our birthday during the stay, the Chef had prepared two lovely cakes and a beautiful birthday song for us - thank you! All in all we had a wonderful stay at Balule River Camp, thanks to the very professional staff!
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Visited the River Camp in week 29 with my family. What an experience. Were greated in Pharlabowa airport and driven directly to the camp where a room with a divine wiev were waiting. This was the start of a 7 fantastic days in Balule. We attended gamedrives almost every day, and they all were different. Some days were animal packed, and others almost animal free. The funny thing is, you dont really care in the end whether animals are spotted or not. The drive in itself together with a competent guide and some other guests are just relaxing, funny and sometimes breathtaking. Got quite fond of the G&T in the bush while watching the sunset. We were lucky to be at Balule with 3 other families, who we instantly liked and connected to. This is part of the experience as you have to be willing to spend 7 days closely together with people you dont know initially, but who probably share the same interest for the wonderful nature. Big thanks go to the staff of the camp. They really made the stay fabulous. CleAning impeccable, waiters attentive and friendly. The cooks made wonderful food and the 2 guides Edward and Jonathan were pleasant, knowledgable and awesome animalspotters. Also the 2 muses Cecilie and Katrine helped us with the practicalities whenever needed, and took part in some of the tours. All in all the manager Jesper should be proud of his fantastic staff. They really make this place special. Balule River Camp is highly recommended by this family.
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Balule River Camp one the best camps stayed till date with great ambience feel at home Food ,Hospitality,Safety Concern. Both the owner, Husband & wife really very kind and very helping nature , it was July end super chilled weather around 5Am we were about to start for Kruger National Park along with owner and it was amazing fun watching wild animals and what we saw King of the jungles that to not 1or 2 there were 6Lions . One of the best trip to South Africa.
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Visited Balule River Camp October/november, 2016. Amazing experience, great staff! Everything is taken care of, the staff is just wonderful! The most amazing view to Olifant River from the lodge: We saw elepphants, hippos and crocodiles everyday. Jonathan is a fantastic guide but theall of the staff is wonderful. Great food, great atmosphere. What´s not to like :-)
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This River cap is one of the best I ever been. The staff is amazingly well trained to work in the wild. The safari trip to Krueger park was fantastic. Highly recommend! We travelled with our daughters and it was very safe and friendly for children.
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South AfricaLimpopo ProvincePhalaborwa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Balule River Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Balule River Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Balule River Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Balule River Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Balule River Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Balule River Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Balule River Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.