Baluleni Safari Lodge

Enjoy a unique African Safari experience, go on guided open vehicle safaris, learn about the wilderness on a bush walk, listen to the sounds of the African Bush while dining under the stars, or simply relax at the Lodge by the pool side.

Our Lodge offers secluded and comfortable accommodation in five air-conditioned en-suite thatched chalets, two luxury en-suite tents with ceiling fans, and one air-conditioned en-suite thatched honeymoon cottage with full breakfast, high tea and dinners. These are served at our licensed dining/bar area or around the fire in the boma under the African skies.

At the Baluleni Safari Lodge facilities include a licensed Dining/bar area and boma, full breakfasts and three course dinners are generally served in the dining area or outside on the patio. However, our guests mostly prefer to enjoy a three course dinner under the stars around the fire in the boma. Guests enjoy sun downers on the patio or sharing a drink in the lounge while. Early coffee and home-made rusks are available for guests at the accommodation. High tea with savouries, snacks and cakes are served at the dining area. Guests also enjoy the swimming pool while relaxing with a cold drink in the shade.

At the reception guests can arrange and depart for their three hour safaris in an open vehicle for R400.00 pp (minimum 2 pax), an early morning Bush walk must be booked in advance for R500.00 pp, a guided day tour in the Kruger National Park ORd Panorama Route for R2900.00 pp must be booked in advance with the establishment.

Guests also have access to internet and cell phone signal at reception.

Free secure parking and laundry services are available to guests.

Safari: Enjoy an unique African Safari experience – go on guided open vehicle safaris, learn about the wilderness on a bush walk, listen to the sounds of the African Bush while dining under the stars, or simply relax and let the animals come to you!


Our tranquil and peaceful Lodge on the shores of the Olifants River, in the 53 000 hectare Balule Nature Reserve inside the greater Kruger National Park, offers the splendor of the natural Africa Bush with breath-taking sunsets, wildlife which includes the Big 5, bird watching, safaris, bush walks, boma-dinners under the stars, and is often referred to by guests as “Paradise” or “Heaven on Earth” Welcome at Baluleni Safari Lodge.


SPECIAL until 31 December 2021:

R1950.00 per person, per night  (for any accommodation, single occpuancy or sharing, subject of availability) – this includes: full board (breakfast, lunch & 3-course dinner) inkl. one free Game Drive inside Balule/Grietjie Private Nature Reserve per night staying.

Standard Chalet & Luxury Tent

Valid 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022

R2 800 per person sharing for per night.

R3 950 per person single occupancy.

Exclusive Chalet

Valid 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022

R3 420 per person sharing for per night.

R4 450 per person single occupancy

A minimum 2 night stay is required. Experience Africa at its best.


Children under the age of 12 are not allowed at Baluleni. Children 12 and older pay the full adult rate.


This includes early morning snacks/tea/coffee, breakfast, lunch, high tea, 3-course dinner under the African Stars around the fire at our traditional Boma


All alcoholic & soft drinks.


No Children under the age of 12 are allowed


Baluleni do not charge clients any entrance or conservation fees.


  • Rates are quoted in South African Rands.
  • Rates are quoted per person sharing per night unless specified otherwise.
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice. Rates include government taxes where applicable. If taxes increase, we reserve the right to increase the rate accordingly.


SWIFT Kruger Shuttles offer a number of ways to get to and from Baluleni Safari Lodge:

  • Shared Shuttle Service. Our most affordable way to get to and from Hoedspruit.
  • Private Transfer. Exclusively for your group and a door to door service
  • Flights. In partnership with Travelstart. Direct flights between Johannesburg/ Cape Town and Hoedspruit.
  • Note that for the Shuttle service and Flights you may need to arrange additional transfers between Eastgate Airport/ our shuttle locations and the lodge. SWIFT can assist with these.


Riverside Chalet 3, October 2020
Standard Chalets
Baluleni Team
Baluleni visitors
En-Suited Luxury Safari Tents
Honeymoon&Exclusive Chalet
On Game Drive (2)
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