Balule Nature Reserve Accommodation

Kurhula Wildlife Lodge

Come in and see the African bush in her purest form whilst enjoying the sheer luxury that you experience at Kurhula Wildlife Lodge. Kurhula Lodge is situated on the banks of the mighty Olifants River in Parsons Nature Reserve, which is part of Balule Nature Reserve. Balule is in her turn part of the Greater Kruger Park. Wild animals are therefore inhabitant and every day is a surprise what pays us a visit. During the winter months we always have a considerable amount of game in our garden due to the presence of the always flowing Olifants river. Be prepared to see elephants up close! The lodge is particularly valued for its high personal service, excellent cuisine and beautiful surroundings. The best of in the heart of nature in combination with western comforts, contributes to a unique experience! The Lodge's perfect location makes it possible to see most of the highlights of her surroundings within one and a half hours reach. After a day of visiting the highlights of this beautiful province, come back home to Kurhula Wildlife Lodge, have a good bottle of wine from our bar and just relax. Accommodation Kurhula Lodge has four affordable double rooms. From your veranda (with comfortable chairs) you have an exquisite view over the Olifants river. All rooms have 2 extra length single beds, air-conditioning, a mosquito net, a desk with chair, wardrobe with a safe and coffee and tea facilities. The bathroom en-suite is equipped with a shower, toilet and double basins. Slate tiles are used on the floor and in the bathroom to give that real authentic African feeling. All accommodation is on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis (DBB), serving a sumptuous breakfast on the veranda of the main lodge. At night we serve a wonderful African three course meal with an European touch. Should you have any special dietary requirements please notify us beforehand and we will make sure that all your requests are met. Lunch is available on request. We regret no children under the age of 12 years old. Activities We can organize game drives and bush walks in the reserve under the guidance of an experienced ranger. Advance booking is required. You can enjoy our bush garden, our infinity swimming pool with comfortable beds, or relax on the veranda in front of your room. For birders, Kurhula Lodge is definitely a paradise. Please feel free to explore the heart of the Kruger Park or drive the Panorama route. For the more adventurous you can do kloofing, white water rafting, fly a micro light aircraft or do a canopy tour, which you can all visit within 2 hours drive from the lodge.

Sangasava Safari Lodge

Sangasava is a newly built, exclusive self-catering lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park, an unfenced area of 3.6 million hectares. We, the owner family, are passionate about African wildlife and built our African dream based on the experience of visiting the Kruger Park for the past 25 years. The lodge will be reserved for one party at a time. It is exclusively yours. Two old rock clad farm houses rebuilt into a safari lodge with high standard and atmosphere. The lodge has a total capacity of up to 8 (12) guests. There are 3 bedrooms en suite with double king sized beds, 1 with 2 single beds en suite, and 2 lounge sleeper couches for another 4 guests (Children). View overlooking an open field towards the Olifants river, 300m south of the lodge. Waterhole on the entrance side of the lodge with frequent wildlife activity. Private River lapa on the Olifants river front. Safari: Inside the Greater Kruger Park wildlife reserve. View the Kruger Park Big-5 from the wooden deck and at the Olifants River Front. Combine the stay with a drive into the public part of the Kruger Park (Phalaborwa or Orpen Gate). Romantic: Your place in the African bush, no other people than those you bring. Have a Champagne breakfast at the lapa patio under sun roof with a shallow pool, watching the game at the river. Facilities: Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, wine fridge, large dining table in hardwood, lounge in Kudu skin, highest quality beds and linen, all bedrooms with air conditioners. WiFi on site.

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Ku Sungula Safari Lodge

Experience the wild heart of Africa's bushveld with a touch of luxury. Ku Sungula Safari Lodge is a Greater Kruger Park Safari Lodge in South Africa which exudes the romance and beauty of a bygone age whilst offering every day comfort and convenience. Your stay with us is an unique, personalized adventure in the South African bush. Besides typical African safari styled rondawels the lodge has a shady terrace overlooking a waterhole and a pool to cool down on the hot summer days. On the cool winter evenings you can enjoy the camp-fire in our traditional African boma. We also offer transfers, excursions, packages and organized vacations and expert advise to create an unforgettable safari experience for you. Ku Sungula Safari Lodge is owner-managed, the manageress and the friendly staff will gladly advise you to create an unforgettable safari experience. Come and enjoy the comfortable style and personal atmosphere at this rustic, intimate lodge. Listen to the sounds of the bush at night and discover the breathtaking stars of the southern skies. Experience the magic of the Africa at Ku Sungula Safari Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you! Facilities airport (Phalaborwa 40 minutes, Hoedspruit 25 minutes). bar with lapa boma game drives (in "Big 5" area) game drives onsite (in "Big 5" area) horse riding waterhole (with spotlight) car hire (Budget & Avis) nature trail onsite outdoor pool parking all onsite internet service reptile park laundry service   Accommodation Our typical African safari styled rondawels are beautifully constructed and tastefully decorated to blend in with the charm and serenity of the surrounding bush. Four rondawels are set apart, allowing for secluded views of the unspoilt bush, exclusive designed to reflect the cool calmness in the heat of the African bush. Double beds with classic draped mosquito nets grace every room. The rondawels are fully safari styled furnished and have their own en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, insect gauze on all the windows and a private terrace to relax. Location Ku Sungula Safari Lodge is situated in the "Big 5" Balule Private Nature Reserve, which also hosts cheetah's and wild dogs. Located on the east-side of the R40 between Hoedspruit and Mica, you'll find our lodge. Deep in the heart of the African bushveld, in Big-5 country. Activities We offer a variety of activities and excursions from our lodge and gladly make a personalized package for you to ensure a wonderful safari experience and a great vacation. In the Balule Private Nature Reserve we offer Big 5 game drives and smaller sunrise or sunset drives as well as bush walks. We are also ideally located for excursions and day trips to the surrounding attractions like Kruger Nartional Park, Scenic route, Blyde canyon, Moholoholo, Hesc and many more.

Toro Yaka Bush Lodge

Toro Yaka, which means "My Dream" in Northern Sotho, is a one-of-a-kind lodge situated in the unforgettably pristine bushveld of Balule, a 30 000 hectare nature conservancy in the Greater Kruger National Park area. Set apart from others by its seclusion, intimacy and privacy, Toro Yaka allows nature lovers to experience wildlife at close proximity. The lodge has been designed for true bush elegance, and combines personal service and closeness to nature. The six private en-suite double rooms ensure tranquility and comfort at all times. The cuisine is a fusion of European and traditional African, prepared mostly outdoors over an open fire. Animals can be viewed at the water hole from the swimming pool deck, and there is an abundance of bird life in and around the lodge. Bush activities are accompanied by a professional field guide, afford every opportunity to see the Big Five and other fauna. The lodge is only an hour's drive from two of the main gates to the Kruger National Park. Other attractions in the area include a wildlife rehabilitation centre, a cheetah project and the famous Timbavati white lions. Toro Yaka can also offer reflexology, shiatsu, aromatherapy, Swedish massage, and Indian head massage to help with the relaxation. There is a qualified therapist on site. You can also just spend time at Toro Yaka, watching the animals come to drink, catching up on your reading or distress with a relaxing massage.

Tshukudu Bush Camp

Situated in the Central Lowveld near the Blyderiver Canyon and the Kruger National Park, close to Hoedspruit. Tshukudu, a Big 5 Game Reserve, boasts 5000ha of unspoiled bush with a lovely view to the Drakensberg Mountains. At a very affordable rate, visitors can go on game drives and walks with a knowledgeable ranger sharing the wonders of the bush. Tshukudu is teeming with game, the birdlife is prolific and the bush has many Acacia and Marula trees that give a real feel of the African Bushveld. The following animals can be spotted: Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Elephant, White Rhino, Buffalo, Eland, Waterbuck, Kudu, Bushbuck, Wildebeest, Zebra, Giraffe, Warthog, Impala, Steenbuck, Duiker, Porcupine, Jackal, Hyena, Caracal, Serval, Civet, Genet, African Wild Cat, Hippo, Crocodile and many other species... Not only do guests see all the big and small animals in their natural environment but they can interact with our orphaned animals and go for walks with some of them. Over the years we have cared for, raised and reintroduced into the bush a variety of animals. The Bush Camp is also ideal for school and youth groups to experience nature first hand. The purpose of the camps is to teach the youth about conservation awareness, game farm management, identification of birds, trees, grasses and spoors, snakes and snake bite treatment as well as edible plants and berries. We make the experience exciting including game drives, walks and lectures as well as sports activities such as volley ball, swimming and bush rounders. For more information about our School Educational Camp, please visit our web-site. Accommodation is in 6 thatched cottages (some for 2 guests, others for families) with private bathrooms. For big groups there are two big dormitory-style platforms with ablutions downstairs. The camp contains a central indoor and outdoor eating area under thatched roofs as well as a cosy boma for your evening braai. There is a big, fully equipped kitchen where you have your own fridge and cupboard. We have two stoves, one six ring one four ring with ovens as well as a microwave for the guest's use. Our staff wash the dishes, assist you with the preparation of food, make fires, help with the braai and generally make you stay comfortable. Sheets, towels and a limited amount of fire wood are provided. All you have to bring along is your food and drinks. Relax around the pool or watch the animals drink at the water hole from the viewing platform. There is a wonderful playground to keep the children busy.

Inyanga Safari Lodge

Come and experience the African Bush and it's wildlife close up. Inyanga Safari Lodge is situated in Grietjie Nature Reserve, which is a part of Balule Nature Reserve, It is in an open connection to Kruger National Park. Experience big 5 animals, at private waterhole, anytime of the day. Inyanga Safari Lodge features an outdoor pool and a spacious wooden deck, overlooking a private waterhole, Bar, Lappa and a Boma. The lodge's perfect location makes it possible to see most of the highlights of the surrounding area within one and a half hours reach. Accommodation Inyanga Safari Lodge has four affordable rooms. 2 Double rooms and 2 Family rooms. All rooms are individually decorated and fully air-conditioning. Each room has its own private bathroom with free toiletries. All accommodation is on a Bed and Breakfast basis (BB). Full English Breakfast is served in our Lappa overlooking the pool. Lunch and Dinner is available on request at an additional charge. Dinner is served either as a 3 course meal or buffet (African dishes at the Boma or lappa). Coffee and tea is available at the Lappa from 07:00-21:00hrs everyday (self-service). Welcoming drink will be served upon the arrival at the bar with the beautiful view of the waterhole. Free WiFi is available in the public areas of the lodge. Activities Game Drives, Bush Walks and other activities / Tours can be arranged under the guidance of an experienced Guide. Advance booking is required. Our Host or Guide can help you arrange a full day safari in Kruger National Park or a full day tour to Drakensberg Mountains (PANORAMA ROUTE). Visit one of the Rehabilitations centre in the area or take a flight trip in a micro light aircraft or Hot Air Balloon or kiss the famous Hippo Jessica. It is all within one and a half hours drive from the lodge. Airport Transfer from either Phalaborwa airport (25 km from the lodge) or from Hoedspruit airport (70 km from the lodge), can be arrange, at an additional charge. Important considerations: Bad cell phone reception, Dirt roads, No TV (only TV in the bar for DVD watching animals, birds and nature documentaries). Facilities: Air conditioner (all units) Free toiletries Game drives onsite Big 5 game onsite Internet facilities Laundry facilities onsite Outdoor pool Parking all onsite Tea / coffee making facilities Private entrance Garden view Towels Linen Bar Rooms Big Family Room with Private bathroom Room size 50 m² This room is located at the Olifant House and offers a king size bed and a small open attic, suitable for 2 children. The room is stylish decorated in an African style and the private bathroom has a shower and free toiletries. 2 single beds and 1 extra-large double bed (Sleeps 4) Standard Room with Private bathroom Room size 25 m² This room is located at the Olifant House and is stylishly decorated in an African style and the private bathroom has a shower and free toiletries. 1 double bed (Sleeps 2) Family Room with Private bathroom Room size 50 m² This room is located at the Rondavel House, a spacious building, built as the original African hut. The room consists of 2 interconnecting rooms. The room is stylishly decorated in an African style and the private bathroom has a shower and free toiletries. 1 double bed and 1 large double bed (Sleeps 4) Big Double Room with Private bathroom Room size 40 m² This room is located at the Rondavel House, a spacious building, built as the original African hut. The room is stylishly decorated in an African style and the private bathroom has a shower and free toiletries. 1 large double bed (sleeps 2)

Woodlands Bush Lodge

This lovely 8 sleeper self-catering bush lodge is situated in the heart of the secure Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, apart from any neighbours and facing onto open bushlands, ensuring the ultimate in a private bush living experience. A watering hole outside of the low level game fence (to keep out the warthogs who believe the garden is the ideal al fresco dining venue), sees Zebra, Nyala, Giraffe, Kudu and Impala amble past quite nonchalantly as you soak up the atmosphere. Within the lodge environs, you can swing under the trees in a hammock for two, cool off in the pool, enjoy the magnificent view from the patio, or relax in the lounge with a good book. Both wood and gas braais, as well as a fully fitted and equipped kitchen and a full DSTV bouquet complete the package of this lovely escape from the busy outside world. Woodlands Lodge has four fully equipped bedrooms with air-conditioning (two with queen beds and two with singles) and four bathrooms which is separate from the main living area. On the estate there are many and varied game drive and cycle routes, dams and watering holes with hides from which to view the free roaming animal population of impala, kudu, zebra, giraffe, warthog, eland, wildebeest, waterbuck [to name a few] and over 170 bird species providing ample opportunity for good photos. Your hosts are resident on the Estate and are available to advise on local conditions, best restaurants, local events and features, to help maximise your enjoyment. Hoedspruit is part of Greater Kruger Area with the Kruger National Parks Orpen gate only 40 min drive away, with local attractions such as endangered species rehabilitation centres, elephant back safaris, hot air ballooning, Jessica the hippo, the silk farm and much more! The Panorama Route features sites such as the Three Rondavels, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, God's Window, World's View, The Pinnacle, Lisbon – and Berlin Falls and Graskop Gorge - all within a 1.5 hr day-trip from the Estate. Activities on offer in the areas include: fishing & boating on Klaserie Dam, Blydepoort dam game viewing excursions, white river rafting on the Blyde River or in the Olifants gorge, and the option of two golf courses (Hoedspruit Drakensig Club [9-hole], Hans Merensky [18-hole]. Flying safaris are also available locally. Hot and dry weather is the norm during the day, with temperatures regularly reaching and exceeding 35 degrees, while the evenings can be chilly. The lodge is fully air-conditioned in order to ensure a pleasant experience. Sunscreen is a must if you are outdoors for any extended period. Hoedspruit and Kruger are malaria areas in summer months only, and the lodge comes equipped with electrical mosquito repellents, as well as anti-mosquito lotions and citronella candles for sitting outside at night. Hoespruit village offers banks, supermarkets, butchery, chemist, liquor shop, restaurants, day-spa, coffee shops, sushi bar and tourist shops. The standard arrival and departure times are 14:00 and 10:00 respectively, however if needed your hosts will accommodate alternative times where possible. Hoedspruit can be reached by road or air. Eastgate Airport is just 16km from the estate and there are two daily flights to and from Johannesburg.

Twiga Tower

Twiga Tower Lodge is situated in the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. The lodge consists of 3 double rooms with private bathrooms including one outdoor shower, sitting area, dining hall, gourmet kitchen, veranda and splash pool with braai area. This custom-finished, spacious residence displays high ceilings with exposed trusses and solid Rhodesian teak decking, making it one of the pristine homes in Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. Daily cleaning of rooms included. Guests can enjoy the peaceful bush surroundings as well as personalised Kruger National Park safaris and tours. We also have 2 B&B rooms available on the same property, please click the link for 'Twiga Tower B&B Rooms' on the right hand side to view our other listing.  

Twiga Tower B&B Rooms

Twiga Tower's Double Rooms are situated in the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. Guests can enjoy the peaceful bush surroundings as well as personalised Kruger National Park safaris and tours. Each double room consists of an en-suite bathroom, private sitting area and a small kitchenette with a microwave, kettle and mini fridge. Private entrance to rooms. Daily cleaning of rooms. Each unit is fitted with an air-conditioner as well as a fan for those warm summer days. Braai facilities and a splash pool available on site. Mountain bikes available  on site. We also have a self catering lodge, please click the link for ' Twiga Tower' on the right hand side to view our other listing.

BushGlam Luxury Holiday Home

BushGlam Luxury Holiday Home comprises three modern bedrooms, two state of the art bathrooms, spacious lounges, dining area and fully equipped kitchen. Outside is the perfect area to relax, here you can enjoy your own private pool and six seat Jetstreamer. (not heated) The ground floor level boasts a suburb open plan living area. Green toned visual delight gourmet kitchen equipped with all modern appliances. Adjoined is the open plan dining room, custom made wooden dining table with modern comfortable dining chairs. A color palette of earthy browns and vibrant greens connects the interior lounge to the garden. The inside and outside blend even more when opening the stack away doors to the shaded patio. Further on the ground floor level there are two bedrooms which share one state of the art bathroom. Bedroom one has a queen sized bed and overlooks the Zen garden. Bedroom two is equipped with two single beds. Both bedrooms have built in cupboards, high quality mattresses, bed linen and finishing. The bath room has double wash basins, double rain shower behind frameless glass panels, toilet and high quality fittings all around. On the upper level you will find the second lounge with a red feature wall and personal art touches, comfy seating underneath the high ceiling thatched roof overlooking the bush treetops and glimpse of the Drakensbergen. The main bedroom upstairs has a king size extra length bed and opens onto the balcony with beautiful bush views.T he main bathroom is en suite with frameless glass shower panel and also here double rain showers, modern free standing bathtub, double washbasins, toilet and high quality fittings all around. The Zen garden is a luxury tranquil relaxing entertainment area. Here you can enjoy the huge pool and separate six seat Jetstreamer, sun loungers on the wooden deck, comfortable lounge seating under the shaded patio cover and outside built-in BBQ area, all of which make the garden the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy the environment. General Superior AA Quality Assured Holiday Home Huge pool and six seat Jetstreamer (not heated) Three bedrooms Two bathrooms Free Standing Bath Bush and mountain views Situated on secure estate Close proximity to world renowned private game reserves and Kruger National Park Three quality restaurants and the Summer Spa within walking distance Living, Dining, Kitchen Fully equipped kitchen Washing machine and dishwasher 6 burner gas stove and electric oven Hi Fi System equipped for cd, mp3 and USB Computer desk ADSL uncapped WiFi internet included in rate Outdoors Pool and six seat Jetstreamer (not heated) Outdoor lounge seating Sun loungers on wooden deck Built in braai Off street parking under carport TV Lounge (Upper Level) Flat screen TV with satellite channels (DSTV) DVD player Ceiling fan Balcony overlooking the garden and bush Master Bedroom and En Suite Bathroom (Upper Level) King bed extra length Air conditioning with cooling capacity to cool the whole upper level Built in cupboard En-suite bathroom with stand-alone bath, double rain shower, double washbasins and toilet Hair dryer Balcony overlooking the garden and bush Second Bedroom (Lower Level) Queen bed Built in cupboard Fan Garden views Bathroom (Lower Level) Double rain shower, double washbasins and toilet Hair dryer Third Bedroom (Lower Level) Two single beds Built in cupboard Fan Service for BushGlam Included Quality bed linen and towels supplied Pool service Garden service Cleaning service List including map with activities and restaurants is available in the house and by email Hoedspruit area offers wonderful wildlife experiences and excellent game viewing in the tranquility and natural beauty of the African bush. Explore the many beautiful scenic attractions such as the world famous Kruger National Park, Panorama Route, Big5 safari drives and so much more. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie, wildlife and bird enthusiast, keen golfer or just after a get-away-from-it-all holiday.