Balule Private Nature Reserve Safaris

Home to the Big 5, Balule Private Game Reserve shares an un-fenced border with the Kruger National Park allowing wildlife to pass freely between the two. Expect savannah grassland and wooded areas with the Drakensberg Mountains rising proudly as a backdrop. The perennial Olifants River strikes a steady course through the centre of the park and is a great attraction for wildlife.

Balule Private Nature Reserve Highlights

  • A fantastic Big 5 reserve, sharing an un-fenced border with the Kruger
  • Exciting night drives and bush walks for a unique safari
  • Spectacular scenery to explore, with the backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains
  • Around 250 species of bird, with superb raptor sightings
Lion sighting on a Balule Nature Reserve safari - Pondoro Game Lodge Zebra by Caroline Culbert Buffalo by Dana Allen

Covering an impressive 40,000 hectares, the reserve lies on the Kruger's western periphery and is known for the spectacular big game viewing it offers, with strong buffalo and elephant sightings in particular. A variety of exciting activities are the window into the world of Balule's wildlife. Embark in open safari vehicles and take-in not only the Big 5 but zebra, giraffe and hyena as well. There's also the chance to experience the surrounds in unique ways: with night drives and bush walks on offer.

On a Balule Private Nature Reserve safari there are around 250 species of bird to discover, with the diverse habitats found in the reserve providing the perfect environment for such biodiversity to occur. Keep your eyes peeled for saddle billed stork, Kori Bustard and the elusive Pels Fishing Owl.

Selected South Africa Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of South Africa

Cape Town Winelands and Garden Route Self Drive

Days
15
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $5,930 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
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Locations
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Classic Cape Town, Winelands and Kruger Explorer

Days
12
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $5,470 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
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Locations
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The Ultimate Cape Town, Winelands and Kruger Journey

Days
12
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $12,980 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
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Locations
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Classic Cape Town, Kruger and Mauritius Holiday

Days
17
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $10,880 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
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Locations
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Culture, Wine and Watersports Holiday in South Africa and Mauritius

Days
15
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $6,790 (Includes international flights from JFK)
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Days
13
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $5,880 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
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Locations
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Days
19
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $8,240 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
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Locations
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Days
12
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $4,290 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
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Locations
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Balule Private Nature Reserve Accommmodation

  • Located in the vast Balule Nature Reserve, set adjacent to the Kruger, Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge affords guests the chance to see some of Africa?s most famous inhabitants with high levels of game viewing.

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  • Explore the African wilderness on foot and gain a unique perspective on safari with fantastic walking experiences from Transfrontiers Walking Safaris.

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