Intimate Bush Escape | Classic Balule Safari Package

Unwind and relax as you become one with the African bush on a romantic getaway at a safari lodge in Balule Nature Reserve on the 4 Day Intimate Bush Escape Safari Package.


Spend your honeymoon on safari in Balule Nature Reserve and create memories which will last you a lifetime. The three night and four day Intimate Bush Escape Package includes traditional dinners under the African night sky.


  • Located on the banks of a seasonal river
  • Thatched chalets and luxury suites with plunge pools
  • Tranquil and cosy atmosphere at this Balule safari lodge
  • Wine tastings in the cellar
  • Big Five safari experience

The Intimate Bush Escape Package Experience

The lodge is situated on the banks of a seasonal river in the Balule Nature Reserve, home to the Big Seven which includes Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant, Hippo and Crocodile. Enjoy a real bush experience as you start your new life together as newlyweds.

This Balule safari lodge can accommodate a maximum of 12 guests so you can be sure to get the best personal attention at all times. The lodge comprises of two thatched, en-suite chalets as well as four suites. The suites each have a lounge, king size bed, en-suite bath, indoor and outdoor showers as well a private deck with a plunge pool where you will be able to relax and watch the animals pass by.

Day 1: Johannesburg to Balule Nature ReserveView Lodge

Your safari starts with a scheduled flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport to Hoedspruit airport where you will be met by a representative for your transfer to the Balule Nature Reserve. You arrive in time to check in and settle into your room before meeting back at the main area for your first exciting game viewing experience in search of Africa's big game. Your evening game drive will include spotting nocturnal animals in the area. Dinner is served back at the lodge with a traditional boma barbeque in the open-air enclosure before retiring for the night. Game viewing activity: Morning game drive.

Day 2: Safari Lodge in Balule Nature ReserveView Lodge

After an early wake-up call and tea / coffee you can depart on your first morning game drive. This is the best time to spot any game before the heat of the day. On arrival back at the lodge you can freshen up before meeting on the deck for breakfast whilst enjoying unspoilt views over the African bush. The rest of the day is at leisure which gives you time to explore the camp. You can even pay a visit to the wine cellar, a special area which is set against a natural rock face. You meet in the late afternoon and head off for your next exciting afternoon / evening game drive, returning later for a delicious dinner. Game viewing activity: Morning and Afternoon game drives. Optional bush walk.

Day 3: Balule Nature ReserveView Lodge

Your ranger will again give you an early wake-up call before you set out on the morning game drive. On arrival back at the lodge enjoy breakfast before heading off on a guided bush walk. This is a great experience as you will have the opportunity to get close to nature and learn more about the smaller animals and vegetation as well as how to spot the tracks or spoor of African wildlife. Return to the lodge and then relax on your viewing deck whilst listening to the sounds of the bush. This afternoon you could enjoy the sunset game drive before another great honeymoon dinner under the stars. 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 Intimate Bush Escape in the Balule Nature Reserve near Kruger National Park. This morning, after your last morning activity and breakfast, you will be transferred to Hoedspruit airport. You will arrive in time to check in for your afternoon flight back to the OR Tambo International Airport. Game viewing activity: Morning game drive.

Rates & Prices


  • Return scheduled flights between O.R. Tambo International Airport and Hoedspruit
  • Return road transfers between Hoedspruit airport and the lodge
  • 3 nights accommodation in a luxury suite
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Morning and afternoon/evening game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles
  • Balule Nature Reserve entrance fees


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