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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked this place for the reviews that mentioned the possibility to observe wildlife without even venturing on a game drive - we weren't disappointed!   Our cottage was a good size, clean and comfortable with a small terrace where we spent a lot of time in the late afternoons watching various animals pass by or chillout by the river....

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed 5 nights here and booked the complete package that includes accommodation, all meals and the safari tours... we love every bit of it. The room was very nice (better than our expectation), and just staring out of the window we can see wild monkeys, water bucks, sometimes even giraffes strolling past our room. The food...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been in Balulene for 3 days in October 2016 with my parents. In Lodge area, the presence of various animals is constant such as warthogs, baboons and many antelope and impala. On the last night, we heard from the balcony of our chalets, the roars of lions that seemed to be very close, and also at the last day,...

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

Dear Daniel, We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and also all the trips you did with our ranger. Thank you for your thorough review about Baluleni, we appreciate it. It seems that you really enjoyed every part of your stay with us. Because of the drought we travel distances to show our guests all the...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 26 October 2016

this place was unbelievable, the food was amazing and the hospitality was unforgettable. They really do their all to make you feel comfortable and get the most out of your visit there. Mathew the tour guide made our safari experience the unforgettable

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

Dear Kendrixf, Thank you for your kind words. We appreciated your visit and we enjoyed your company! When we hear that our guests had a good experience at Baluleni then we are happy and we are already looking forward to welcome you again one day! Kind regards Evert, Elke and Matthew

Reviewed 22 October 2016

Well, at first we like to thank Elke & Evert as well as their whole crew for making our stay so extraordinary wonderful and perfect!!! As soon as we arrived, we knew that these people do so much more to make guests happy and feel at home. We were deeply impressed by their warm hospitality – we really never missed...

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

Dear Tn_ja_13, We have to thank YOU for visiting Baluleni, we really enjoyed your company. It is so wonderful when our guests love nature, animals, and birds. We enjoyed the nature and wildlife with our guests and we see the beauty through the eyes of our guests, and then we can appreciate everything so much more! Kind regards Missing you...

The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 18 September 2016

My wife and I booked a stay at the Baluleni Safari Lodge in early September and had an incredible stay and adventure. We stayed in the tent and it was clean, comfortable and cozy. The food was delicious, the boma a great way to end the evening and the animals came and went both day and night through the camp;...

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

Dear Andrew K, You were awesome guests and we enjoyed your company. Thank you so much for visiting Baluleni. It is always a wonderful experience for us when we become friends with our guests and we can't wait to welcome you back again. Thank you for your kind words in your review. Kind regards Evert, Elke and Matthew

Kimberley, South Africa
Reviewed 22 August 2016

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

Dear Conniej422, Thank you for your review, we appreciate it. The train passes about 2 kilometre on the other side of the river and unfortunately the wind blew the noise closer, but our guests have never complaint about it in the past years. It runs through the Greater Kruger Park and not on a regular basis. The property accross the...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 19 August 2016 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...

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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...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2016

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...

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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

Meppel, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 August 2016

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

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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 

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Address: Plot 13 Balule/Grietjie inside the greater Kruger National Park | Balule Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1390, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Nature Reserve
Price Range: $460 - $497 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Baluleni Safari Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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