Rustic Romance | Classic Balule Safari Package

Celebrate your love with a 3 Day Rustic Romance Safari Package in a luxury riverside chalet at a safari lodge in Balule Nature Reserve in the Greater Kruger Park area.


Steal away for a romantic break in the Balule Nature Reserve. Enjoy two nights and three days at a beautiful safari lodge in the Balule Nature Reserve on a Rustic Romance Safari Package.


  • Located in a riverine forest on the banks if the Olifants River
  • Enjoy excellent traditional bush cuisine
  • Accommodation is in 7 luxury chalets
  • Big Five safari experience

The Rustic Romance Safari Experience

The emphasis at your safari lodge is on friendliness and informality. The staff are well trained and professional to ensure your romantic getaway is even more memorable. The lodge prides itself on being able to offer an exceptional African setting, indigenous fauna and flora as well as unique character and charm for an authentic safari experience.

The rooms which were built in the 1940's have been beautifully restored and furnished with antiques from that period. The lounge has a satellite TV and is just the place in which to relax and chat about the day's adventures. Outdoors, enjoy a beautiful pool area with sunbathing chairs surrounded by indigenous plants. There is also a deck set in the banks of the Olifants River, where one can cool off in the shade after a riverine walk.

Day 1: Johannesburg to Balule Nature ReserveView Lodge

Your honeymoon safari begins when you depart from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport for your flight to Hoedspruit. On arrival at the airport, you will be met by a representative who will assist with the road transfer to your lodge in the Balule Nature Reserve. Once at the lodge you will be warmly welcomed and introduced to your three day programme. The enormous wooden dining deck is a great place to relax and enjoy the surroundings before heading out on your first afternoon safari.Your honeymoon and romantic package will be spent enjoying the wonders of the African bush. Two of the largest trees in South Africa, a sycamore fig (Ficus Sycamorus) with a diameter in excess of five metres and a leadwood tree (Combretum Imberbe) in excess of two metres, grow in the riverine forest. Game viewing activity: Afternoon game drive.

Day 2: Safari Lodge in Balule Nature ReserveView Lodge

Enjoy an early morning game drive where your personal ranger will share his experiences of the bush and animals with you in an open vehicle on your Big Five safari in South Africa. At dusk, your guide will take you into the world of the nocturnal creatures on a night drive. You stop for sundowners while the sun drops over the Drankensberg Mountains to then be replaced by a blanket of stars, making your safari in South Africa a special one. Guests are also offered bush walks, where they go on one of the most thrilling walks of all through Lion country. You will get closer to nature's small creatures, trees and birds than you could ever imagine. Game viewing activity: Morning and Afternoon game drives.

Day 3: Balule Nature Reserve to Johannesburg

Your romantic retreat is at an end! Enjoy a final sunrise safari and after breakfast, check out of the lodge and return to the airport for your return flight to Johannesburg. There will be a road transfer to Hoedspruit for the flight connection. Game viewing activity: Morning game drive.

Rates & Prices


  • Round trip direct flights between Johannesburg O.R. Tambo and Hoedspruit Airport
  • Return road transfers from the airport to the lodge
  • 2 nights' accommodation in an air-conditioned en-suite room
  • All meals included
  • Teas and coffees
  • 2 game drives
  • Balule Nature Reserve Entrance Fee

Not Included:

  • All beverages

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