Overview

  • Ezulwini Game Lodges
  • Balule Private Game Reserve
  • True african big five safari
  • Award winning & excellent rated

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!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ezulwini is home to the Big 5;
  • Exclusive location in the Balule Nature Reserve;
  • One of the best spots in South Africa for bird watching;
  • Luxurious safari lodges;
  • Expert rangers and trackers;
  • Night game drives.

INCLUDED IN THE RATES

The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Teas & coffees
  • Game drives
  • Wireless internet

Facilities

General

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Dining area
  • Meal on request
  • View deck
  • Lounge Area
  • Swimming Pool
  • Library
  • Gift Shop
  • Business Center
  • Laundry
  • Laundry
  • Secure Parking
  • Shuttle Service
  • Battery Charging

Rooms

River Lodge Standard Suite

Available: 4 suites Unit Sleeps: 2 adults
  • CHECK-IN: From 2:00 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 11:00 AM

Standard rooms are rondavel-shaped with thatched roofs, ceiling fans, and have en suite bathrooms equipped with both bath and shower. In-room tea and coffee facilities offer comfort and convenience, while hot days can be spent at the pool or the bar, neither of which is far away.

Ezulwini River Lodge 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Lounge Area
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Hairdrayer
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Internet
  • Writing desk
  • Laundry Service
  • Mosquito Nets

River Lodge Luxury Suite

Available: River Lodge Luxury Suite Unit Sleeps: 2 adults
  • CHECK-IN: From 2:00 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 11:00 AM

Luxury suites at River Lodge are spectacularly built with a lot of space, and are uniquely decorated using natural wood and African-inspired artwork. Private plunge pools and decks with sun loungers keep things exclusive, while open-plan en suite bathrooms have bathtubs, plus indoor and outdoor showers. Minibars, tea and coffee, and air-conditioning complete the luxurious look.

Ezulwini River Lodge 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Lounge Area
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Hairdrayer
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Internet
  • Writing desk
  • Laundry Service
  • Mosquito Nets

Activities

The safari experience at Ezulwini is centred on twice daily game drives in the lush Balule Nature Reserve. Boasting the ‘Big 7′, which is the Big 5 plus hippo and crocodile, and an abundance of birdlife and general game.
The reserve is part of the Greater Kruger and falls within its boundaries, so the flow of wildlife is unhindered. The vegetation is highly wooded, attracting all sorts of browsing animals, while the presence of the Olifants River attracts those water-loving birds.
Photography on game drives is encouraged, as is bird watching. The experience of a morning safari sees the bush coming to life with all the diurnal animals, while evening drives bear witness to the activity of hyenas, jackals, lions, and owls.

  • Big 5
  • Bird Watching
  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Safaris
  • Boma dinners
  • Swimming

Rates

Low Season

DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018River Lodge Standard Suite From $393
River Lodge Luxury Suite From $596

High Season

DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018River Lodge Standard Suite From $393
River Lodge Luxury Suite From $596

INCLUDED IN THE RATES

The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Teas & coffees
  • Game drives
  • Wireless internet

Reviews

Based on 281 Reviews

Kruger National Park

“Great Kruger Safari!”

I would highly recommend both Elzulwini’s River Lodge and Bill’s Lodge. We visited in early July of 2017 – a perfect time for a safari as there were no mesquites, the temperatures were great and we saw all the big five, plus many other great animals. We had a group of 8 which was a perfect size. The accommodations are top notch, the staff is very attentive to every detail, the food is great and the whole experience is wonderful. Our guides (Leonard and Richard) did a great job of not only located various animals, but getting us in great positions to take photo (I took over 5000 in 5 days). Plus we could see some animals (Giraffes, Worthogs, Kudu, Impala, Elephants) from the observation decks at the lodges. All in all, a great experience.

~ jimandsandyt ~ Houston, Texas
Kruger National Park

“Felt like royalty”

Ezulwini from beginning to end treated us so well we hugged the staff after we left. Francis who set up our stay answered all and any questions I had. The staff at both Billy’s Lodge and The River lodge were professional, kind, and helpful.
The rooms were comfortable, spacious and well decorated. The rooms were clean and stocked with the everything we needed.
The food was fantastic and plentiful. We had to go on diets when we got home because they fed us so well. The wine was of good quality and introduced us to new wines. We would stay with Ezulwini again if we get to go back.

~ spth005a ~ Franklin, TN
Kruger National Park

“A wonderful place and fabulous staff”

I stayed at both the River Lodge and Billy’s Lodge for a total of 6 nights, and I must say that it was an excellent experience. The suites were beautiful, as were the grounds. I can’t say enough about all of the staff, who bent over backwards to make sure I was comfortable. Hats off to Lauren at Billy’s Lodge, who helped me tremendously with a personal issue that needed detailed attention. Staff made sure guests never went hungry-the food satisfied all palates. The drivers and the trackers of the safaris were spectacular. Their knowledge of the animals was fantastic. I loved the breaks after the 2nd hour of the safari, where we stopped and had drinks and snacks. What a class act. Thank you Ezulwini for a trip of lifetime!

~ jpwellman ~ Sacramento, California
Kruger National Park

“Amazing”

Our experience exceeded all expectations! The accommodations were rustic enough to be comfortable without being pretentious, Perfect accommodations for the setting! Felt like camping but with all the amenities! Comfortable and clean and a great place to relax after coming back from the excitement of the game drive! Big 5 spotted at least 3x on our trip! Food was delicious! Our guides were incredibly knowledgeable and very accomodating! This trip was a once in a lifetime experience and I would love to return home to Ezulwini! We were treated like family and came home with new friends and family!!! Definitely a must see and do trip! Can’t say enough good things about Ezulwini! First rate experience!

~ Sherry R ~ Sherry R

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