Balule Game Reserve

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About Balule Game Reserve

Balule Game Reserve shares an unfenced border with the renowned Kruger National Park and will provide an unforgettable safari experience.

Balule Game Reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger Park, an open conserved area of approximately 7,000,000 acres or 23,000 km², along the Olifants River. The reserve is only an hour’s drive from two of the main gates to the Kruger National Park.
It is in the mixed woodland eco-zone, one of several eco-zones in the lowveld, and the one with the greatest variety of fauna and flora. The landscape is rolling with seasonal rivers draining the area. The region is of granitic origin, with quartz and dolerite intrusions and outcrops.

  • Incredible Wildlife

    Incredible Wildlife

    From excellent opportunities for encounters with the Big 5 to the full diverse range of other indigenous wildlife, the area has it all.

  • Game Drives

    Game Drives

    Open vehicle game drives are the best way to get close to these majestic animals. Experienced rangers deliver once-in-a-lifetime moments.

  • Night Game Drives

    Night Game Drives

    At night the bush comes alive once more as the nocturnal animals emerge. Vehicles are fitted with spotlights for optimal game viewing.

  • Highly Rated Lodges

    Highly Rated Lodges

    Popular and highly rated lodges delivers a true African experience - luxury in a safari setting.

  • Convenience Packages

    Convenience Packages

    For complete convenience, most travel packages are all-inclusive and offers meals, drinks, activities and more as part of the price.



Explore Balule Game Reserve's Accommodation

Lodges in the reserve offering you the Big 5 experience and much more

Sausage Tree Safari Camp

From R3950 / Per Person Sharing Know More

Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge

From R7475 / Per Person Sharing Know More

Ezulwini River Lodge

From R7475 / Per Person Sharing Know More

Naledi Bush Camp

From R3650 / Per Person Sharing Know More

Pondoro Game Lodge

From R5990 / Per Person Sharing Know More

Activities Spotlight

Walking Safaris

Walking Safaris

Visitors may head out on foot with their armed ranger. The perspective of the bush is entirely different to that of a vehicle, and guests will learn to read the signs of the wild, and perhaps come into close contact with the different animal species on the reserve.

Game Viewing

Game Viewing

In national parks and some other reserves, rules prohibit leaving the designated safari paths. But the wildlife are not always considerate enough to stay nearby. Get better vantages (and better photos) by heading off-road or watching animals from the hide.

Game Drives

Game Drives

Game drives are interpretive drives in the bush specially adapted four-wheel drive vehicles, with the purpose of finding wildlife in a natural habitat. Rest your feet while going deeper and farther than you ever thought possible for up-close game encounters you won’t believe. Also, there are night drives, with the aid of powerful spotlights, which bring the bush to life at night.

Boma Dinners

Boma Dinners

Returning to your camp after a successful evening game drive, you are greeted with the enticing sight of beautifully presented dining tables all encircling a roaring fire. Sitting down next to the crackling fire you are warmed by its dancing heat as the evening progresses into night and the bush comes alive once more.

Lodges:
Naledi Bush Camp
Ezulwini Game Lodge

Weddings & Honeymoons

Weddings & Honeymoons

For the couple who seeks an intimate destination, without “frills” but with a heart of warm African hospitality, beautiful sunsets, panoramic views and beautiful accommodation – Balule Private Game Reserve is the place for romance. Escape to the place buried in the wild of Africa.

Spa Treatments

Spa Treatments

Massages, skin & beauty Spa treatments, promises an aura cleanse, body balance & sensory experience. Our massage retreats will leave you feeling revitalized and rejuvenated. The perfect place to rest and relax, this haven of tranquillity offers the ultimate African Spa experience.

Wildlife of Balule

  • Elephant

    Elephant

    Common
  • Giraffe

    Giraffe

    Common
  • Hippo

    Hippo

    Common
  • Buffalo

    Buffalo

    Common
  • Zebra

    Zebra

    Common
  • Wildbeest

    Wildbeest

    Common
  • White Rhino

    White Rhino

    Occasional
  • Black Rhino

    Black Rhino

    Rare
  • Lion

    Lion

    Occasional
  • Leapard

    Leapard

    Rare
  • Cheetah

    Cheetah

    Rare
  • Hyena

    Hyena

    Common
  • Wild Dog

    Wild Dog

    Rare
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