Rand-friendly game lodge in Big-5 Kruger National Park, owned and managed
by Corné and Miriam van Dongen.
is located deep in the African bush, in the 40.000 ha Balule Private Nature
Reserve which is home of the Big-5 and many other animals and is now open
to the Kruger Park. Offering affordable accommodation in Big 5 area this
exclusive lodge is truly unique and a great place to discover the magic
of South Africa!
the bush on a game drive and/or a bushwalk. All in Big-5 Balule Nature
Reserve, under the guidance of a highly qualified field guide. Book early,
as these activities are popular.
at the pool or on the terrace.
an open view on the waterhole where the animals come and go, all day long.
During the evening the waterhole is lit by a spotlight.
is served in our boma under the starlit sky. Enjoy typical African meals
such as braai, boboti and potjiekos and sit at the campfire listening to
the voices of Africa.
is an exclusive lodge with 4 African style rondawels, each with their own
have a king-size bed with mosquito net and fan. The en-suite bathroom has
a toilet, a shower and a basin.
our lounge we have several books and magazines about Africa. DSTV is also
the terrace as well as our swimming pool you have a view on the bush and
our waterhole. Here you can relax, and watch the animals come and go all
rondawels have a king-size bed with mosquito net and fan. The en-suite
bathroom has a toilet, a shower and a basin. In our lounge we have several
books and magazines about Africa. DSTV is also available.
to Get There : From Johannesburg you take the N4 to Witbank. At Belfast
you leave the highway, and take the R36 to Lydenburg The shortest way is
via Dullstroom and Ohrigstad. But you might want take the scenic route
via Graskop. From the Strydomtunnel it is about 45 minutes to Hoedspruit.
Once you have arrived in Hoedspruit just follow the main road. At the end
you come to a 4-way stop. Here you turn to the left, towards Phalaborwa.
From this point it is 17 km. to the main gate of Balule NR. Follow the
Amukela signs in this park. Coming from Phalaborwa, take the road to Hoedspruit.
After you have passed Mica it's about 8 minutes until the Balule NR entrance