We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
06/08/2017 07/08/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Baluleni Safari Lodge

    Plot 13 Balule/Grietjie inside the greater Kruger National Park | Balule Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1390, South Africa
    Best prices for your stay
    06/08/2017 07/08/2017
    Traveller (78)
    Room & Suite (20)
    Dining (7)
    • Excellent83%
    • Very good15%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
    Travellers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Airport Transportation
    Room Service
    Laundry Service
    Shuttle Bus Service
    3.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
    6 Aug7 Aug
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 7 partner sites to see rooms from US$201.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Balule Nature Reserve hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "d9058d31d54e41ccbbf411f478ac699e", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":1951442,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[54911343],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":6,"month":8,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":7,"month":8,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":201,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"d9058d31d54e41ccbbf411f478ac699e","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":202,"lowestMetaPrice":201,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":202,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":202,"lowestMetaPrice":201,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":202,"hotelName":"Baluleni Safari Lodge","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImQ5MDU4ZDMxZDU0ZTQxY2NiYmY0MTFmNDc4YWM2OTllIiwiQUlLIjoiZGMzZjJmOGQzNTc2NDc0NGIwZTZmOGI2ODY4MWQ5NDMifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "06/08/2017", "checkOut": "07/08/2017", "lowestPrice": "US$201", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"100610575":"Expedia","100756259":"OrbitzEWS","100759252":"TravelocityEWS","109376657":"HotelsCom2IB","54911343":"BookingCom"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","moduleList":["handler"],"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","moduleList":[],"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a Review
    Reviews (103)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year

    1 - 5 of 68 reviews

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Baluleni is one of those places you go to escape. Service is friendly and efficient, and you are right in the bush with animals all around. Elke and Evert are great hosts, and ensure that this becomes one of those holidays that stays really special...More

    Review collected in partnership with this hotel
    Thank W8657ZYmartink
    Response from BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Martin, Thank you for choosing Baluleni for your breakaway. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your nice review, we appreciate it. From the Baluleni Team

    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    My wife Olivera and I recently stayed at Baluleni, and the experience couldn't have been better. Evert and Elke went out of their way to make us and the other guests completely comfortable. The lodge was fantastic. We stayed in one of the two luxury...More

    Review collected in partnership with this hotel
    Thank John W
    Response from BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear John and Olivera, Thank you for staying at Baluleni and giving us such a good review. You were wonderful guests and we're still talking about your experiences here. We are looking forward to welcome you again on your next trip. Enjoy a wonderful year...More

    Reviewed 13 June 2017

    We spent four nights at Baluleni and enjoyed a wonderful stay. Nice houses with privacy, clean, well equipped and quiet. Staff was helpful and friendly. As our stay was during low season, we were only few guests and felt together with management and staff as...More

    Review collected in partnership with this hotel
    Thank obristm2017
    Response from BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari LodgeResponded 15 June 2017

    Dear obristm2017 (Marcelle and Felicity) Thank you for visiting Baluleni and for giving us such a nice review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to meet you again one day. Thank you again for the advice about the...More

    Reviewed 25 May 2017

    We traveled all the way from Sao Paulo/Brazil and had a four-night stay at Baluleni. The lodge is run by a couple - Elke and Evert who are very welcoming towards their guests and always keen to help and please everyone as much as they...More

    Thank Danilo T
    Response from BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari LodgeResponded 26 May 2017

    Dear Danilo, Thanks for travelling so far from Sao Paulo to visit us at Baluleni. We enjoyed your company. We receive more and more guests from Brazil. Thank you for a wonderful review. We hope to welcome you again one day here at Baluleni. Kind...More

    Reviewed 22 May 2017

    Baluleni will way exceed your expectations! We spent 5 days at Baluleni in March 2017. We travelled from London, UK and it was our first Safari experience. We drove from Johannesburg airport to Baluleni and it has taken us around 7 hours. When we arrived,...More

    Review collected in partnership with this hotel
    Thank anz016
    Response from BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari LodgeResponded 25 May 2017

    Dear Anton and Marianna, Wonderful to hear from you again and thank you for such a great review! It is an honour for us to receive international guests from all over the world and to share wildlife of Africa with them. Originally from Ukraine you...More

    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Room Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • US$218 - US$261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 7
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Travelocity and Agoda so you can book your Baluleni Safari Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Kruger National Park >
    • Balule Nature Reserve
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (78)
    Room & Suite (20)
    Dining (7)
    Pool & Beach (5)
    Hotel & Grounds (112)
    Kurhula Wildlife Lodge
    257 reviews
    11.69 km away
    Toro Yaka Bush Lodge
    347 reviews
    17.31 km away
    Nearby Restaurants
    Buffalo Pub & Grill
    219 reviews
    21.65 km away
    Bushveld Terrace Hotel - Restaurant
    46 reviews
    23.15 km away
    Cala la Pasta Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
    280 reviews
    28.17 km away
    Gholovan Pun & Grill
    44 reviews
    21.75 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Amarula Lapa
    66 reviews
    17.76 km away
    Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
    207 reviews
    22.91 km away
    Camp Jabulani Elephant Experience
    74 reviews
    32.14 km away
    Bushbaby Adventures
    10 reviews
    40.21 km away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    12 May 2017|
    Answer Show all 2 answers
    Response from BaluleniHoedspruit | Property representative |
    Good morning Pierre and Felicity, Thank you for your question. Elke has forwarded you the directions on 15 May 2017. Looking forward to welcome you. Evert van Eeden Baluleni Safari Lodge (Pty) Ltd
    1 April 2017|
    Response from BaluleniHoedspruit | Property representative |
    Dear Karen, We are located in the 50 000ha Balule Reserve The lodge has no fences We are located on the Olifants River and also have a waterhole We offer safaris in Balule and in the public sector of the Kruger National... More
    1 April 2017|
    Answer Show all 2 answers
    Response from BaluleniHoedspruit | Property representative |
    Hi Karen We do the safaris ourselves with a guide and it costs R290 per person per 3 hour safari in an open vehicle. It is done early morning before breakfast and late afternoon, back before dinner. We also offer full day... More
    Room Tips
    "We got the honeymoon chalet, if you can request it, it has the best views and spots for animal watching!"
    Read review
    "The chalets at the front have the best views of the game trails and the river but all are surrounded by..."
    Read review
    "Room 3 has a river view and sitting on the terrace, you'll see a great variety of animals wandering..."
    Read review
    "We stayed at the tented accommodation which is very nice"
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing