Ezulwini Game Lodges are located in the Big 5 Balule Nature Reserve in a pristine region of Limpopo Province, offering a top class Kruger safari. Reasons for visiting lie in the appeal of the natural surrounds, the expert owner-management, and the seamless knowledge and experience of the guides. The location of the reserve means that it shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park, but without public thoroughfare, making it a little piece of private Kruger heaven.

River Lodge is built on the banks of the Olifants River under a riverine forest of trees making bird watching easy!


The Balule Reserve is part of the Greater Kruger Park, located on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park in South Africa’s Limpopo Province.

Balule is approximately 23km from Hoedspruit, which is a safari hotspot for visitors of the Greater Kruger Region. Only 40 minutes from Hoedspruit town, Ezulwini is located just outside of the hub of excitement, and offers visitors a tranquil environment in which to unwind.

Ezulwini Lodges are only a few minutes drive into the reserve from the Olifants West gate and are settled beautifully in their individual locations.


1 January 2020 – 31 December 2022

Luxury Chalets

  • R19 500.00 per person sharing for two nights.
  • Minimum two nights must be booked.
  • Extra nights can be booked at R8 500.00 per person sharing per night.

Superior Suites

  • R27 800.00 per person sharing for two nights.
  • Minimum two nights must be booked.
  • Extra nights can be booked at R12 600.00 per person sharing per night.


Children 12 and older pay the full adult rate. Children under 12 pay 50% of the adult rate.


We are unable to accommodate children under the age of 10.


Accommodation, full breakfast, light lunch, and a three-course dinner, teas & coffees, complimentary house wines in the Billys Lodge wine cellar, bottled water, morning and afternoon/ evening game drives, wireless internet. Shared shuttle to and from the lodge as per below.


Soft & alcoholic drinks, curio shop purchases, Balule Nature Reserve Entrance

A fee of R80 per vehicle and R185 per person, staff gratuities, all items of a personal nature, any item not described above.


A single supplement of 25% applies to single guests occupying a suite/chalet.


Balule Nature Reserve entrance fee of R80 per vehicle and R185 per person, payable in cash or credit card (MasterCard and Visa only) payable direct at the Olifants West Gate.


The above rate includes road transfers with SWIFT Kruger Shuttles between OR Tambo International Airport and Hoedspruit Town. It also includes pre & post shuttle transfers between Hoedspruit Town & the Camp.


  • No one-night bookings are accepted. A minimum 2-night stay is required.
  • Rates are quoted in South African Rands.
  • Rates are quoted per person sharing per night.
  • 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.






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