Ethnic Delight | Classic Balule Safari Package

For a family safari holiday in the bush choose the Ethnic Delight Safari package. The lodge is a bush retreat in the Balule Nature Reserve.


Enjoy a three night and four day stay on the Ethnic Delight Package in this 4 star green oasis in the bush. The lodge is nestled under age-old trees with a panoramic view over the bush and onto a well-frequented waterhole.


  • Simple yet ethnic rondawel style accommodation
  • Hearty meals in various settings
  • The area is home to an array of spectacular wildlife
  • Big Five game drives and nature walks

The Ethnic Delight Package Experience

With only six African Rondawels and two Family Lodges, you will enjoy the intimacy and privacy of a small camp. The rooms, with al fresco showers, are decorated using indigenous themes inspired by local tradition and culture. Gourmet meals are served in unusual surroundings, reflecting the spirit of your safari adventure in the Balule Nature Reserve.

Whether sipping sundowners on a game drive or relaxing beside the sparkling pool, guests soon discover that the accent is on comfort and unobtrusive attentiveness. The lodge is centrally situated and thus an ideal base from which to explore the area. The magnificent Panorama Route and the Blyde River Canyon are nearby as well as the Orpen and Phalaborwa gates for the Kruger National Park.

Day 1: Johannesburg to Balule Nature ReserveView Lodge

Depart from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport for a flight to Hoedspruit and then a private road transfer to the Balule Nature Reserve. Arrive in time to settle in before lunch. The first safari departs in the late afternoon. Return after dark to dinner in the outdoor boma (enclosure), under the stars and close to nature. Game viewing activity: Afternoon game drive.

Day 2: Safari Lodge in Balule Nature ReserveView Lodge

Your Ranger will wake you up for an early morning safari. Head off at sunrise to continue your game viewing experience. This excursion will also include a nature walk. You will return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast. Relax around the pool spending quality time together before lunch and then another exciting evening safari. Game viewing activity: Morning and Afternoon game drives. Optional bush walk.

Day 3: Safari Lodge in Balule Nature ReserveView Lodge

Your last day at the lodge will start with another morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Enjoy your getaway in a hammock near the pool, or browse through the interesting curio shop. The lodge also offers astronomy safaris on clear evenings, giving you the opportunity to stand in awe of the brilliant African night sky with the help of a powerful telescope. Game viewing activity: Morning and Afternoon game drives. Optional bush walk.

Day 4: Balule Nature Reserve to Johannesburg

This is the final day of your Ethnic Delight Safari Package in the Balule Nature Reserve near Kruger National Park. After a morning activity and breakfast you say farewell to your safari lodge and depart via road transfer to Hoedspruit, followed by a flight back to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport. Game viewing activity: Morning game drive.

Rates & Prices


  • Return Flight OR Tambo International Airport to Hoedspruit
  • Round trip road transfers from Hoedspruit - Lodge
  • 3 Nights accommodation in an African Rondavel
  • All meals included
  • Morning and afternoon/evening game drives (total of 4 x 3-4 hour drives during your stay)
  • Optional morning bush walks
  • All taxes

Not Included

  • All beverages

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