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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We truly had an amazing experience staying at Baluleni. We had so many great sighting and animal viewing just relaxing at our chateau; Elephants including a large breading heard with babies, monkeys, baboons, and lions even passed through camp on our last night! We really appreciate the camp not being enclosed so that animals could roam freely. Matthew our guide...

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

Dear Lexinterior, We would like to thank you again for choosing Baluleni for your honeymoon and also for your wonderful review about Baluleni and its staff. They really work hard to make the lodge an enjoyable place for every guest and we appreciate what they do. We are glad you experienced good animal sightings, even at your chalet. We wish...

Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, teenage girls and I stayed at Baluleni for 4 nights and had the most fantastic time, it was beyond our expectations, a very special place. We have never been so sad to leave anywhere! The owners Elke and Evert couldn't have been more hospitable, nothing was too much effort. It is a truly wild, remote place yet still...

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

Dear Nick, Elizabeth and daughters, What can we say after receiving a review like yours? A BIG THANK YOU for your kind words! You are a lovely family and we are happy that you could enjoy your stay with us. It is our motto to provide our guests with a little experience of what Africa can still offer in the...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Baluleni as part of our honeymoon trip to South Africa - we didn't know exactly what to expect, but it blew us out of the water! Elke and Evert have created a little slice of heaven. It was a 4 days of sheer bliss - a relaxing vacation atmosphere in the middle of nature. The property itself...

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

Dear Patrick, Thank you for your choosing Baluleni for your honeymoon and a BIG thank you for your wonderful review! We and the staff enjoyed your company and already miss you. We are proud of our staff who try very hard to create a place where our guests can relax in nature and experience the creation, animals, birds, and all...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful two-night stay and the only regret, not being able to stay longer this trip. A beautiful setting with delightful hosts, Elke and Evert doing all they can to make you feel at home in their home. I thoroughly recommend to anyone considering a personal safari experience, about as far from a corporate experience as you can find. The...

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Dear Michael, Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate your review and we also enjoyed your company. We are so happy that you experienced the mother and baby elephant very close to you! Have a wonderful 2017! Kind regards Elke , Evert and staff.

Bozeman, Montana
Reviewed 12 December 2016

My boyfriend and I spent 3 nights at Baluleni and our expectations were exceeded! The camp is very relaxing and intimate. Food was delicious, the staff accommodating, clean & comfortable chalets. Our safari guide (and all the staff) were extremely knowledgeable. Wish we were still there and would recommend this safari camp to anyone who wants a more personal, amazing...

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

Dear Spenser and Susan, Thank you for a wonderful review. We enjoyed your company here at Baluleni. We still wonder how you guessed the shikwambana dessert right! We would like to welcome you back at Baluleni! Elke and (Evert) and staff

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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

Dear Railtripper, We are very happy that you were not disappointed when visiting Baluleni Safari Lodge, choosing it on reviews, mentioning the possibility to observe wildlife without even venturing on a game drive. We feel proud to be at the place where you spend your last 3 days of your South African adventure.Thank you for your kind words, we appreciate...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 24 November 2016

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

Dear Joel, We are so happy that you and your wife could enjoy "an incredible experience" (as you call it) at Baluleni. We appreciate your kind words and we thank you for noticing the little things our staff do for guests. They work hard and try their best to let the guests relax and enjoy their holidays. All of us...

Reviewed 4 November 2016

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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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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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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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...

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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: RM943 - RM1,484 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Baluleni Safari Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“We got the honeymoon chalet, if you can request it, it has the best views and spots for animal watching!”
 of 5 bubbles lexinterior, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The chalets at the front have the best views of the game trails and the river but all are surrounded by wildlife.”
 of 5 bubbles nickj989, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 3 has a river view and sitting on the terrace, you'll see a great variety of animals wandering through.”
 of 5 bubbles N6383OHmichaelb, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We stayed at the tented accommodation which is very nice”
 of 5 bubbles Sjaakdb_2015, 9 Oct 2015 | Read review
“For the full experience, choose to stay in the tent!”
 of 5 bubbles Jintymikmax, 27 Jun 2014 | Read review
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