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Baluleni Safari Lodge

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas
Standard Chalet, 1 Bedroom, Private Bathroom | Terrace/patio

Overview of Baluleni Safari Lodge

Baluleni Safari Lodge

3.0 star property
Riverfront tentalow in Phalaborwa with safari and outdoor pool

9,6/10 Exceptional

11 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is R6 500
Price available on 2022/12/03
Plot 13, Balule, Grietjie Gate, Phalaborwa, Limpopo, 1390
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
Feel at home
  • Refrigerator
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Kruger National Park - 61 min drive

Getting around

  • Phalaborwa (PHW-Hendrik Van Eck) - 59 min drive
  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 75 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Baluleni Safari Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Phalaborwa, Baluleni Safari Lodge features an airport shuttle. The coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after having fun at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other features include a snack bar/deli, a terrace, and a garden. Fellow travelers say good things about the pool and comfortable beds.


Afrikaans, English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 cabins


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free covered onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Safari
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • German

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Deck or patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The seasonal pool is open from January to December

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on December 24.

A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on December 31.

Also known as

Baluleni Safari Lodge Phalaborwa
Baluleni Safari Phalaborwa
Baluleni Safari
Baluleni Phalaborwa
Baluleni Safari Phalaborwa
Baluleni Safari Lodge Phalaborwa
Baluleni Safari Lodge Safari/Tentalow
Baluleni Safari Lodge Safari/Tentalow Phalaborwa

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Baluleni Safari Lodge?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Baluleni Safari Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Baluleni Safari Lodge?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Baluleni Safari Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Baluleni Safari Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Baluleni Safari Lodge?
You can check in from 1:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Baluleni Safari Lodge and nearby?
Onsite recreation at Baluleni Safari Lodge includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive, and a safari. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the tentalow's other amenities, which include a seasonal outdoor pool and a picnic area. Baluleni Safari Lodge also has a garden and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Baluleni Safari Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
Does Baluleni Safari Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a deck or patio.
What's the area around Baluleni Safari Lodge like?
Baluleni Safari Lodge is located by the river, a short 1-minute walk from Balule Game Reserve.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

We arrived a day later due to our flight cancellation, I emailed to thee host and I got an immediate reply and they were waiting for us in the morning with a hot breakfast.We had a fantastic experience at Baluleni.,They treated like family and we had great conversation with thosts Elke and Evert .All our meals were delicious ,on time and of just perfect portion, Two nights we had most memorable dinner under the stars and beautiful Boma(the other 2 nights we had showers so sat inside the restaurant) ,The butternut soup was one of a kind and it was scrumptious.We spotted some animals right from our room balcony as well.We had wonderful experience and we would go back to stay there again.All staffs are fantastic and the hosts were delightful ,they put their hearts in taking care of us. We felt like that we left our family behind when we left .
Walter, 4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent private lodge with personal service
Baluleni Lodge was the perfect place for my Kruger Safari vacation. Owners Elke and Evert have made a special place at Baluleni and I can't wait to come back again. It started by being greeted at my car by guide Damien and Evert. They assisted me with my luggage and I was taken straight away to the lodge for lunch. The chef makes up a variety of South African cousin that I couldn't get enough of. The food was delicious! After lunch I was escorted to my beautiful lodge. I love the balcony overlooking the river bed. The lodge was well appointed and clean. I had booked the safari package, so I was kept quite busy with the game drives. Guide Damien was well informed and knew where to go to spot the game. I saw several lions as well as many other animals. I was so thrilled. I especially recommend to do the full day Kruger tour. It was long, but well worth it. Riding with Damien wasn't just about seeing the animals, but learning about them and their social structure and mating habits plus more. I felt like I learned so much about the game animals and how they live. If I was going to write only one complaint, it would be that the stay was too short. I wish I had one extra day just to relax and enjoy the beautiful pool. The 3 day safari package keeps you very busy, but the value is truly exceptional.
Philip, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Safari
Baluleni was a highlight of our trip - only wish we stayed longer!
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A wonderful lodge to explore Kruger from.
An authentic Kruger experience. Delightful hosts, knowledgeable rangers who knew the best spots to see the animals. The chalets are clean, great food and a super swimming pool. Definitely consider seriously when you're thinking about Kruger.
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely stay at the Baluleni lodge
Great location, amazing food, fantastic safaris and the best hospitality that can be expected! Elke and her team took great care of us and really made us feel like home out in the bush.
Martin, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Deux journées très paisibles a ne rien faire sauf se laisser balader à observer des animaux dans le véhicule confortable malgré les pistes très bosselées , bons repas avec les propiétaires et accueil impeccable : on aurait du prendre trois nuits au lieu de deux !!
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantasic choice in greater Kruger
An absolut fantastic stay for me and my 2 children. Tanks to Elke and Evert who is the owner of Baluleni for create such a relaxed atmosphare at the lodge. Fantastic game drives with very knoledgeable rangers who was concern to find game and so we did, lion, elephants and all we expected. They also have us much knowledge about the nature and the reserve as sunch which was very much appreciated. Excellent food from the kitchen. The lodge is in the middle of the wild and we really felt to be a part of it with animals very close by. It was a most enjoyable stay and again, Thank you all employees at the lodge for making our stay a fantastic one.
Stefan, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sehr schöner, familiärer Aufenthalt, liebevoll zubereitetes Essen, kenntnisreiche Safaris
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Johannes, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Hotel perfeito!
Alimentação perfeita! Funcionários atenciosos, ambiente limpo, arejado, confortável!
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