5 DayBalule Bush Escape
Classic Kruger Safari

Unwind and relax as you become one with the African bush on this Classic Kruger Safari Escape in the Balule Private Game Reserve. Embark on twice-daily game drives and dine under the African sky surrounded by a glowing fireplace.

Balule Bush Escape Experience

Spend 5 days on an exclusive and peaceful safari in Balule Private Game Reserve and create memories which will last you a lifetime. You will be well looked after with warm hosting, beautiful accommodation, guaranteed game viewing, delicious meals and peaceful surroundings. Stay at a Balule safari lodge that is situated on the banks of a seasonal river in the Greater Kruger Park, home to the Big Five which includes lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant as well as hippo and crocodile.

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. Embark on twice-daily game drives in open safari vehicles under the guidance of experienced rangers. The vegetation and the river attract a variety of wildlife and birds, so keep your camera handy as you watch the bush come to life.

Kruger Safari Highlights

  • Located on the banks of a seasonal river
  • Stay in thatched chalets and luxury suites with plunge pools
  • Enjoy tranquil and cosy atmosphere at this Balule safari lodge
  • Savour traditional dinners under the African night sky
  • Spot passing by wildlife from the Skywalk game viewing deck
  • Big Five safari experience
  • Embark on guided open safari vehicle game drives

Day 1: Travel to Balule

Your Kruger safari starts with a scheduled flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit airport where you will be met by a representative for your transfer to the Balule Private Game 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.

Day 2: In search of the Big Five

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 safari 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.

Day 3 & 4: Armchair Safari

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 safari lodge and then relax on the Skywalk game-viewing deck whilst listening to the sounds of the bush. Sit back and enjoy an armchair safari and watch passing by wildlife come for a drink at the river. This afternoon you could enjoy a sunset game drive before another great dinner under the stars or simply relax poolside.

Day 5: Say goodbye

This is the final day of your Classic Kruger Safari in the Balule Private Game Reserve. After your last morning activity and breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport. You will arrive in time to check in for your afternoon flight back to Johannesburg or Cape Town.

Your Kruger safari can easily be extended with a few days in Cape Town or Victoria Falls. Our Africa Destination Specialists can easily customize your African safari holiday to suit your needs and budget.


  • Return scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
  • Return road transfers from Hoedspruit to your Balule safari lodge
  • 4 nights' accommodation in a luxury suite
  • Breakfast, light lunch and three course dinners
  • Morning and afternoon/evening game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles
  • Entrance and conservation fees

Not Included

  • Optional activities
  • Drinks and all other extras to be settled direct
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