Balule Private Game Reserve, also known as Balule Nature Reserve, shares an un-fenced border with the renowned Kruger National Park in South Africa and is home to the Big Five, and famous for its abundance of African wildlife.

Greater Kruger National Park safari

You never know what you may see from your lodge

Experience a Greater Kruger National Park SAfari

Day One We will meet you at your hotel/guest house in Johannesburg at 06h00, once out of Johannesburg travel eastwards to Dullstroom and Lydenburg with a refreshment stop around 8:00 am. We will carry on the drive and after another refreshment break in Ohrigstad we then a drive along part of the Panorama Route along the escarpment of the Drakensberg Mountains, stopping the Blyde River Canyon to experience the breath-taking view. This magnificent canyon is the third largest canyon in the world. Drive back to the main road and continue down the Abel Erasmus Pass into the Lowveld. It is now only a thirty minute drive to the Balule Game Reserve a "Big Five” reserve which is part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Your safari starts now with game drive through the reserve to the private game lodge. We will get to the lodge by 14h00 and after enjoying a non-alcoholic welcome drinks on arrival and a briefing on the lodge program you will have time to settle into your luxury tent before you enjoy lunch looking out towards a waterhole. After lunch you have some more free time to get ready for the afternoon game drive. Late afternoon is "safari time" Meet your ranger and board an open game tracking vehicle to explore the African Bush looking for some of the many species that make this area home. The ranger will point out and explain the many animals found, and hopefully you will be lucky enough to see some cats. Just before sunset the ranger will stop and sun downer drinks accompanied with tasty snacks are enjoyed in the bush. The drive back to the lodge will be a night drive using spot lights to look for the elusive nocturnal animals. Once back at the lodge meet fellow guests at the bar area and dinner is served in a traditional "boma".

Day Two and Day Three The day begins early as the sun casts its golden rays over the bushveld. Our open vehicle game drives are designed to offer you an up-close encounter with the remarkable wildlife that call this area home. With the experienced guides, you'll embark on a thrilling journey to observe the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino) and countless other fascinating creatures. The morning drive is an excellent opportunity for wildlife photography, as the animals are often most active during this time. After your morning adventure, return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast. Savor a delicious and nutritious spread, including a variety of fresh fruits, hot and cold dishes, and freshly brewed coffee. Breakfast is served on our open-air deck, allowing you to enjoy the breathtaking views and sounds of the wilderness as you dine. Lunch is served in a relaxed atmosphere, typically outdoors, where you can enjoy a wide range of freshly prepared dishes. In the late afternoon, you set out for the second game drive of the day. As the temperatures cool, the wildlife becomes more active, increasing your chances of witnessing thrilling predator-prey interactions, herds of elephants at waterholes, and more. The open vehicles are equipped with comfortable seating and experienced guides who provide insightful commentary about the animals and their behavior. After your afternoon adventure, return to the lodge to freshen up before dinner. The chef will prepare a sumptuous three-course meal that can be enjoyed in various settings, including our dining area, boma (outdoor enclosure), or by the campfire. Each game drive is different and an experience on its own

Day Four Another early morning wake up call (+- 05h00) with a welcome cup of hot coffee before embarking on the morning game drive with your ranger looking for any animals you may not have spotted yet. Return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast and then freshen up then check out. At 10h00 the game lodge will drive you the the Balule Reserve Gate to be in time to meet the scheduled transfer at 10h45 am and they will drive you safely to Johannesburg Airport bus terminal arriving at about 17h15. You will have to convenience stops along the way.

Boma ready for dinner

Dinners are enjoyed out in the open under the stars


  • Private transfer from hotel in Johannesburg to the lodge
  • A stop at and including entrance fee to the Blyde River Canyon
  • Entrance fee to the game reserve
  • 3 nights accommodation at a four star private game lodge
  • All meals at the game lodge
  • Two open safari vehicle game drives per day
  • Schedlued transfer from the lodge to Johannesburg Airport
  • Excluded

    • Drinks
    • Items of a personal nature
    • International and domestic flights

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Why a Greater Kruger National Park Safari?

In this region you can explore an unbelievably wide range of mammals, like the zebra, giraffe, lion, wild dog, elephant and the white rhino, just to name a few examples. Drive with experienced guides who are regularly in contact with each other, to guarantee frequent sightings of the animals.

Go on a Game Drive in an open safari vehicle and experience the most thrilling adventure of your life!

What makes the Greater Kruger Park unique is that its biodiversity is unmatched, with 147 species of mammal, 492 of birds and 118 of reptiles, along with 628 types of trees, shrubs and grasses as well as thousands of insects. No other national park in the world can offer this.

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With the large selection of privately owned and ecofriendly game lodges in a big five reserve Go Safari can package a Kruger Park wildlife safari in South Africa to meet your needs.

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