Intimate African Experience

Web Ref #: 379
Price: From R 4480 pp sharing, fully inclusive
Location: Kruger National Park

Situated in the Balule Private Game Reserve which covers an immense 40 000 hectares, this Big 5 Safari Lodge is on the border of the world-famous Kruger National Park on the banks of the mighty Olifant's River.


With your stay you will also get daily game drives where a knowledgeable guide will teach you more about the wonderful animals and plant life found in and around the lodge.


Set on the cool river banks, the lodge offers visitors comfort, sophistication, elegance and a canvas on which to create a truly unforgettable African safari.


In this small, very exclusive 16-bed lodge you will discover the only way to experience the African bush. In addition to luxurious accommodation and the caring attention from trained professionals, visitors are lavished upon with international fare and humble African hospitality.


Meals are an extraordinary culinary experience where Traditional African Cuisine fuse effortlessly with modern European trends.


To compliment the food, select any of the fine wines from the extensive wine cellar. Vegetarians are specially catered for. All meals are served on a wooden deck high up in the tree canopy overlooking the Olifant's River (weather permitting).


Between game drives, nature walks and peaceful afternoon naps, enjoy a dip in the sparkling rock pool, a spot of sun bathing or browse through the library. The bar is the ideal spot to quench your thirst and grab a snack.


Standard Accommodation:


Offering three architecturally designed standard chalets overlooking the Olifant's River. Each chalet has been beautifully decorated with an African theme.


All chalets have en-suite bathrooms (with a shower overlooking the river), air-conditioning, mosquito nets and a wooden deck.


Luxury Accommodation:


You are invited to indulge in the ultimate luxury when selecting any one of the 5 luxury suites during your stay.


All suites are air-conditioned and architecturally designed offering modern comforts in an ancient setting. Each suite is provided with a private patio, lounge area and an outside shower for those who are adventurous at heart.




The following game viewing activities are provided:


  • Early morning game drive
  • Nature walk
  • 3 Hides for game watching
  • Bird watching in camp and during game drives
  • Evening game drives with spotlight, interrupted by sundowners
  • All game drives conducted in open-topped Land Rovers
  • An optional cultural tour to Acornhoek Village can be pre-booked. This includes meeting with children at the Angelo pre-school centre, a visit to a traditional healer, a visit to a local Shangaan family, having lunch with them while enjoying a tribal dance (R 495 per person, min. 2 guests).


Camp Facilities:


  • 3 Standard Chalets
  • 5 Luxury Suites with private patio's, lounge and outside showers
  • Air conditioned and ceiling fans
  • Rock pool
  • Superb African / European cuisine
  • Extensive wine cellar
  • Spa
  • Small gym


Serenity Spa:


Escape to a place of sophistication and indulgence where one is surrounded by elegant decor and cascading waterfalls, in an environment with a breathtaking ambiance.


Revitalize your mind, body and soul with classic spa treatments where an exclusive personal approach is taken incorporating innovating and authentic spa and face treatments which range from a glass covered steam room, a spa bath under the wide African sky to a massage in the privacy of your room.




Rates include luxurious, private en-suite accommodation, three meals each day, morning and evening game drives, a bushwalk, teas and coffees.


Return road transfers from Hoedspruit / Eastgate Airport, Phalaborwa Airport and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport by arrangement.
Listing TypeSafari Lodges
# of Single Bedrooms 0
# of Double Bedrooms8
Bathrooms 8
En Suite8
Wheelchair FriendlyNo
Sea ViewNo
Mountain ViewNo
City ViewNo
Off Street Parking8 cars
Garage Parking0 cars
Swimming PoolYes
Entertainment AreaYes