Luxury holiday of your dreams!
The camp is beautifully situated with great views over the Greater Kruger National Park and Olifants River, and consists of two guest houses each with three double rooms, a main house with dining room, lounge, library and a terrace plus a “boma” which is our outdoors dining area. In addition there is the Elephant Suite which is situated high above the rest of the camp and offers great views of the bush. There is also a swimming pool and a small, simple fitness room as well as a shop where guests can buy African souvenirs and jewellery, safari clothing and postcards.
All the houses have been built in classic African style, with plenty of rustic woodwork and large thatched roofs, blending perfectly in with the surrounding landscape. WiFi is available in all rooms.
An African safari at Balule River Lodge will provide you with everything you need for you to enjoy the luxury holiday of your dreams!
The camps Main House has been built in classical African style. Here you will find a large dining area and lounge, which is mainly used when it is too cold to eat and sit outdoors.
The most popular feature of the Main House is the huge terrace, which offers an absolutely unique view over the Olifants River and the Greater Kruger National Park. The terrace is furnished with soft, comfortable armchairs and a large open fireplace. Here guests often sit and enjoy a drink while they wait for the waiter to come and announce that “Dinner is ready!”.
In the Main House you will also find a library, which offers a good selection of books on the fauna and flora of South Africa and the area around Kruger National Park. There is also a good assortment of novels that previous guests left in the camp.
For most of the year - when the weather allows it - dinner is served in the boma, the outdoors dining area. A boma is an area which is fenced in using beautiful natural materials.
Originally they were used in Africa to protect the household’s domestic animals from wild animals, but today the name has come to be also used for an outdoors dining area with a grill and open fireplace.
Our pool is built right next to the Olifants River and offer unrestricted views of the animals that live in the river or come down to the river to drink or cool off in the cold water.
Around the pool there are sunbeams and umbrellas as well a covered area where you can enjoy a good book or watch the wildlife while sitting in the shade. There is also a small bar next to the pool, from which you can get cool drinks.
The Fitness Room
The camp’s modest fitness room is beautifully situated and offers a great view of the Greater Kruger National Park and the Olifants River.
Here you might be lucky enough to spot an elephant, monkey or antelope in the river or on the shore opposite, while burning off those calories and getting your pulse racing.
The fitness room offers the following machines and equipment: Treadmill, Exercise bike, Crosstrainer, Punchball, Situp bench, Dumbbells
The fitness room is located next to the pool, so after your workout you can refresh yourself with an outdoors shower or a cooling swim in the pool.
If you arrive in Balule River Lodge and South Africa without all the clothes you need for a safari?
Do you wish to buy some good quality safari clothing with Balule’s own logo, we offer a wide range of high quality safari clothing in our well-stocked shop. In the shop you can find trousers, shirts, shorts, T-shirts, blouses, skirts, jackets and hats for both women and men.
In the shop we also offer many different African souvenirs of high quality, such as jewellery, handicrafts, masks, postcards, wooden statues and baskets.
We also have a small selection of personal care products
Rooms and Facilities at Balule River Lodge
Balule River Lodge prides itself on its guest rooms. You can therefore expect accommodation of a very high standard, with everything you need to enjoy a fantastic holiday in the heart of Greater Kruger National Park.
The rooms have been appointed so that the two lodge buildings both have 3 rooms each. The Elephant Suit is in a separate building, which also includes a teenager room, making it ideal for families. It is also possible to book a “single room”, which means you will have a standard room to yourself. Extra beds for children under 12 years of age can be arranged in the Master Bedroom and Elephant suite - max. two extra beds per room.
The standard room is 25m2 which includes all you will need
Standard rooms offer a view over the river and has an ensuite bathroom and toilet. They are equipped with air-conditioning, a fridge, insect nets, writing desk, electronic safe, hair dryer and adaptor to European style electrical sockets. There are also towels, various toiletries and bathrobes
42 m2 spacious room with fantastic view over the river.
En suite bathroom and toilet, features with a large double bed, air conditioning, fridge, mosquito nets, writing desk, armchairs, electronic safe, hair drier and adaptor to European style electrical sockets. The room has access to a terrace with comfortable armchairs. Here you can sit and watch the animal life that comes down to the Olifants River.
45 m2 large, luxury room/suite with its own plunge pool and private terasse.
The Elephant suite has the same facilities as the Master Bedroom -just a little bigger. It lies high in the terrain with a great view of the bush. Perfect for honeymooners, or for couples who simple want to spoil themselves , but it is also possible to use it as a family room as there is space for two extra beds for children under 12 years of age.
Cozy 22 m2 room a few steps from the Elephant Suite
The teenager room is mainly used as an annex to the Elephant suite, if families are travelling with big children. The room has a private bath and toilet. There is space for two people. From this room there is a view over the lodge.