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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

My friend and I have recently visited the lodge for three nights (there is a special package on the website). We did one Kruger day trip, three small game drives and a bush walk. Everything was organized flawlessly. We were picked up and dropped at the phalaborwa airport.

The lodge is beautiful not only because of its location but also because the animals can roam freely between the huts (we saw a porcupine, birds, monkeys, warthogs, antilopes and more).
The chalets are well maintained and look nicely.
Furthermore the food is prepared fresh everyday and very tasty.
The owners and stuff were very friendly and open to all kinds of requests.

Definitely worth a visit!

Stayed: February 2018, travelled with friends
Thank Oliver S
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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Dear Oliver and Simon,

Thank you both for visiting Baluleni and for your kind words in your review. We appreciate it. We always enjoy it when our guests see animals inside the lodge grounds, not to mention even the lions on foot during your bush walk!! All our staff enjoyed your stay and asked us to say again hallo to you.

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Very enjoyable stay. Elke, the owner was friendly, eager to please and went out of her way to make our stay memorable. We were a family of 5 adults in two chalets - stayed for 5 nights! On New Years Eve, she lit up our paths so we could go on our own to each other's chalets, just so we could spend more time together and celebrate the New Year together. Even though Evert was ill, she still managed to serve with a smile. Was also great meeting people from various parts of the world. We got to see the all elusive leopard with its kill on a tree which was amazing!!! We did self-drive into Kruger and she packed breakfast and lunch for us. Highly recommend this lodge.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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Thank VaniPerumal
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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Dear Vani and Family,

First I want to apologise that due to my health I could not spent time with the guests. I'm better now and I appreciate your kind words to Elke who did a great job all on her own, without my support. It is always a bonus to see the leopard with a kill in the tree. Thank you for visiting Baluleni and for your review, we really appreciate it. We're looking forward to welcome you again one day at Baluleni.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

We were there 4 nights. Good lodge, placed in the extended part of the Krüger NP, wild life pure, good european food, frendly and well organised. The safaries are well organised with professional guides. The morning safari and afternoon safari at one day could be to much, but not if this is the only one reason wy you are there.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank robertkJ6718AJ
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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Dear Robert,

Thank you for your visit and review on Baluleni, it is appreciated. We enjoyed your company and wish you a wonderful 2018. We would like to welcome you again one day at Baluleni.
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

This lodge is run by a highly dedicated couple who live onsite and are there for the guest 24/7. The lodge is directly next to a river with animals frequently visiting the lodge (can be fun at night). Meals are served around a camp fire with all guest sitting together. Daily trips with good vehicles and a friendly ranger are provided in the Balule reserve (part of greater Kruger). Overall, a very nice place to stay !

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled solo
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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Dear Joergen,

Thank you for the review on Baluleni, we appreciate your kind words. We enjoyed your visit and your company. Glad you enjoyed the animals at night. We wish you a wonderful 2018 and that you enjoy your travels through the year. We hope to welcome you again one day at Baluleni.

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

A great place to stay, extremely comfortable and Elke and Evert were wonderful hosts. -We were treated to delicious and abundant food - and Nomsa was a fantastic cook. - Great game drives, both in Kruger for the day - which was really worth doing -and also in the Grietjie area. We saw loads of game ! Wayne the BEST ranger who went out of his way to show us interesting wild life!!

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank carolinevdm50
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BaluleniHoedspruit, Owner at Baluleni Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Dear Caroline and Anne,
Thank you for visiting Baluleni and thank you for all your kind words, especially about Nomsa and Wayne - they appreciate it and so does all of the Baluleni Team!
We wish you a wonderful 2018 and hope we'll see you again in the future.
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