Situated in Balule, Kruger National Park

About us...

Our tranquil and peaceful, owner managed, full catering, Safari Lodge, is situated on the banks of the Olifants River, in the 57 000 ha Balule Nature Reserve inside   the Kruger National Park; and offers the splendor of the natural African bush with breathtaking sunsets, wildlife which includes the Big 5, bird watching, safaris and bush walks, and boma dinners under the stars. Baluleni Safari Lodge is often referred to by guests as "Paradise" or "Heaven on Earth".

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Take advantage of our unbeatable value for money offer!

R2 360 per person per night sharing.

We serve not only breakfast and dinner, BUT also lunch!

*Free 3 hrs am and pm safaris *No entrance fees *No conservation fees *Because YOU are Special!

We are a completely unfenced camp with frequent visitors, such as Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Hippo, Giraffe and a variety of antelope species such as Bush Buck, Impala, Duiker, Kudu and Water Buck that move in and out of camp. Enjoy sitting on your veranda or at the pool spotting animals strolling through camp.

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 and let the animals come to you!

Managing Directors, Evert and Elke van Eeden, have been crucial to the success of Baluleni Safari lodge. They started the lodge in 2010, as a dream to be part of the successful movement in Eco-tourism industry, bridging the gap to create economic growth for the conservation and preservation of flora and fauna along the Olifants river, and Balule Nature Reserve. The aim to give visitors a truly unforgettable safari experience by creating a home away from home atmosphere, in a small tucked away bush retreat. They created an authentic bush experience where people and animals live as one.

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We offer different accommodation options to suite your safari needs.

Luxury Safari Tents

Riverside Thatched Chalets

Thatched Chalets



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We offer a number of activities here at Baluleni Safari Lodge. All 3hrs safaris are free, and no entrance fees and no conservation fees are payable.

3 Hour am/pm Safaris. Guided by a professional field guide in an open safari vehicle, free of charge.


Full Day Kruger National Park trip. Guided by a Professional Field Guide in an open safari vehicle.

(Includes packed breakfast, lunch and entrance fee)


3 Hour Guided Bush Walk, Wander the African bush on foot, learning about tracks, plants, smells of the bush, and the environment. Some animals may be encountered.

Full Day Blyde River Canyon Panorama trip. Guided by a professional local field guide, this trip allows you to  experience, not only the 3rd largest canyon in the world, but also the largest green canyon. 

(Includes packed breakfast, lunch and entrance fees).

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Bush Spa

Relax and unwind with a 1 hour full body massage, and take in the sounds and smells of the bushveld


Relax at the lodge pool and cool off, you may be surprised by the visitors you encounter. The elephants often pass by.

Endangered Specie Center

We also offer trips to the Endangered Specie Center, where they rehabilitate injured animals and release them back into the wild. They also have a cheetah project where cheetahs are bred to increase the specie numbers. They are released into wilderness areas.

Most of our guests like to relax on their veranda. Being an un-fenced camp many animals may be seen.  The bird life and butterflies are also wonderful to witness.

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We speak German, Afrikaans and English


How to get to us...

Fly to either Hoedspruit or Phalaborwa Airport, Car hire services are available at both airports

Drive yourself

We offer shuttle Pick Ups from both airports, as well as from Johannesburg Intl Airport Click Here to Find out more