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Billy's Lodge & River Lodge Olifants West Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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#6 of 18 Speciality lodging in Balule Nature Reserve
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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 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 luxury chalets as well as three Ultra 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 Luxury Chalets and 4 Ultra Luxury Suites and a Family Suite.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Foot massage
24-hour security
Gift shop
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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Billy's Lodge & River Lodge Olifants West Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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Hoedspruit Airport24 kmSee all flights
Phalaborwa Airport40 kmSee all flights
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Bruce H wrote a review Nov 2021
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Our family of five arrived at Ezulwini, Billys Lodge in August 2021. We were the second group of visitors in 18 months due to the pandemic. We were greeted by Angele Rouillard and her husband and staff members. As we arrived in the dark after just having been on Safari and were escorted to the dining area of the lodge for a quick beverage and then on to our individual suites. Getting up a 5 am the next morning for our first Safari of the day and we were treated to coffee and baked pastries. Our guide and game spotter made sure we were all comfortable in the Land Rover Discovery and to my surprise my bride never put on a seatbelt the entire trip. She broke her back at 15 years of age and has been in a wheelchair for the last 56 years. South Africa is not necessarily ADA compliant, however, Billy's Lodge went above and beyond to make everything completely accessible to us and our special needs. We were pampered the entire time. August is a wonderful time to visit as it is winter in South Africa. We were a little concerned with getting a Covid 19 test for the return trip to Arizona, but it was arranged for a Doctor to come out to the game lodge for our test. All went well and I could not hope to tell you what a wonderful time we had here. I highly recommend Ezulwini,Billy's Lodge to everyone.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Our room was preselected by the staff to afford us ground-level wheelchair access.
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Responded 1 Dec 2021
Dear brucehB17ED, it was so lovely to hear that you had such a great stay at Ezulwini Billy's Lodge, thank you so much for letting us know. It was so nice to be able to welcome guests back to Ezulwini, thank you all for being the pioneers to make the trip, despite the difficulties. Ezulwini Lodges prides itself on being diverse, welcoming all and everyone ,and there to help everyone have a great safari experience. Our aim is to exceed expectations and support our guests throughout their stay. We were so pleased to host you and your group and we have passed your super comments on to the team, they will be so very happy to know that they were responsible for making your time there so special. You will always be welcome to come back, the Ezulwini Family is waiting to welcome you again, please stay in touch and we will look forward to seeing you in the, hopefully, not too distant future. Take care and best wishes.
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Catherine C wrote a review Nov 2021
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Our stay at the Ezulwini River Lodge was the highlight of our trip to South Africa. We visited in November 2021 for our honeymoon, and the staff did everything they could to make our stay romantic and unforgettable. From the moment we arrived, everything was taken care of so we were able to enjoy the beautiful grounds and relax in nature. Every game drive we went on was exciting. We saw the big 5 and countless other animals, and loved our stop for sundowners every day. All the food was exquisite, and the staff always made us feel so welcome! Ezulwini truly is a place of paradise, and we can’t wait to visit again.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 1 Dec 2021
Dear CatCantu, thank you very much for letting us know that you both enjoyed your stay and had a an amazing safari experience at Ezulwini River Lodge, your kind words mean a lot and are really appreciated. It was our pleasure to be able to host you, especially during your honeymoon, and thank you, your lovely comments have been passed on to the team, who will be delighted to know that they made your stay so special, particularly making it the highlight of your trip. You will always be very welcome back to the Ezulwini Family, please do keep in touch, and everyone will look forward to seeing you in the, hopefully, not too distant future. Take care and best wishes.
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donshires wrote a review Nov 2021
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Great to be back for our third time! Appreciate the discount. We had a great time! Hector, Richie, and Sue were awesome! Sabrina and I enjoy the River Lodge best, while we know that many prefer Billy's Lodge. We Love the Mondzo room. We noticed many improvements, well done! We will be back!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 22 Nov 2021
Dear donshires, thank you very much for letting us know that you had a great time at Ezulwini Lodges, especially as a returning guest and for a third time, that is wonderful. It was our pleasure to host you and your friends, and we have passed your kind comments on to the team, they will be so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. Some of our guests like both, whilst others prefer Billy's Lodge or River Lodge, like you, but they are equally wonderful and have their own unique qualities don't they. Please keep in touch and you will always be welcome to come back to the Ezulwini Family should you wish to return at some point in the future. Take care and best wishes.
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Joan A wrote a review Aug 2021
Westminster, Maryland5 contributions
Just got back from Ezulwini staying at Billy’s Lodge for 5 days. Just an unbelievable experience...from the fresh, delicious food at every meal, the setting, the beautiful rooms with one heck of a view but most importantly, the STAFF!! Angele and Craig were the ideal pairing to this wonderful vacation. These two people love what they do, love to talk about it and made our stay a trip I will remember forever:) We saw so many animals!!!! Thank you Conrad for the eagle eye tracking and finding those hidden gems (animals) in the deceiving terrain. And thank you Richie for the walks back to out room and the behind the scenes ladies (too many names to remember) cooking and cleaning for us. Out -fricking-standing! People! Do not look anywhere else: this is the place to take a safar! I mean, Craig could have driven me around all day, not seen a single animal and I would still have to say his jovial, fun convo including the “sneaky bumble”, “cheeky chaps”, “Dagger Boys” groupings and unbelievable amount of knowledge this dude has would have STILL would have left me writing a great review. AND, his wife, Ang, knows even more than he does I suspect;) I want to go back and bring my mom:)
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: All the rooms were spectacular!
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Responded 24 Aug 2021
Dear Joan A, it was so nice to know that you had a great visit to Ezulwini Billy's Lodge, thank you so much for sharing this with us and your kind words are very much appreciated. We were so pleased to host you and your family and we have passed your lovely comments on to the team, they will be so happy to know that they were responsible for making your time there so special. Please do keep in touch, you will always be welcome back to the Ezulwini Family, and definitely bring your Mom. We will look forward to seeing you in the, hopefully, near future. Take care and best wishes.
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Nancy P wrote a review Aug 2021
Conroe, Texas22 contributions10 helpful votes
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My family just spent five days at this incredible game lodge. From the moment we arrived until we left, we were treated like family. We went out daily for two safaris and each and every time, we saw something new and exciting. Just when we thought we had seen the “best” experience, our driver turns the corner and there is some unique animal experience to see. Our guide Craig and tracker Conrad drove us all over looking for sightings of all different kinds of animals. All of our questions about the animals were answered in such a fascinating and interesting way. We learned so much about animal tracks as well. The drive was so relaxing. Our last morning, Craig asked if we wanted to try to find the wild dogs which had been sighted in the area although the chance of seeing them was low. We all said absolutely! They drove around searching, turned a corner and there they were. We sat in the jeep and watched these beautiful creatures frolic and play. The number of animals we saw far exceeded our expectations. We saw giraffe,‘elephant, impala,’zebra, to name a few on a daily basis. I also want to mention the food. It was like eating at a five star restaurant. Every meal out did the last one. Ange, our “hostess” explained exactly what we would have and she was spot on with the meal. Our joke was we would have withdrawals once we returned back home. There was always a speciality drink upon returning from our afternoon drive. Oh, and that was after being greeted by Ange with warm towels to clean up with. Every staff member,even those behind the scenes, ensured our time there was unique and special. This is actually my second time here and will most definitely there will be a third time. I truly can not say enough about our experience for the week. Thank you all for making our trip a “trip of a lifetime”!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 24 Aug 2021
Dear Nancy P, thank you very much for letting us know that you and your family had a an amazing safari experience at Ezulwini Billy's Lodge, we really appreciated your kind words and the wonderful description of your stay. It was an absolute pleasure to be able to host you and your lovely comments have been passed on to the team, they will be thrilled to know that they made your stay so special. Please do keep in touch, you will always be welcome to come back to the Ezulwini Family, especially a third time, that will be truly wonderful. Everyone will look forward to seeing you in the, hopefully, not too distant future. Take care and best wishes.
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US$813 - US$1,275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ezulwini game hotel balule private game reserve
LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National ParkBalule Nature Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ezulwini Game Lodges
What are some of the property amenities at Ezulwini Game Lodges?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ezulwini Game Lodges?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Ezulwini Game Lodges?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ezulwini Game Lodges?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ezulwini Game Lodges?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ezulwini Game Lodges have airport transportation?
Yes, Ezulwini Game Lodges offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ezulwini Game Lodges?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Ezulwini Game Lodges have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.