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Balule Nature Reserve

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Naledi Game Lodge is for those who wish their Big 5 safari experience to be intimate, personal, private and exclusive. 

Naledi is set right in the heart of Big Game country, in the Balule Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park.   Go out into the bush in an open gameviewer - in the morning you will depart before sunrise and stop for coffee somewhere in the bush; in the afternoon you go out as the day begins to cool and the animals start to move, stopping at sunset for sundowners and then driving on into the night, looking for wildlife adventures!

After breakfast, there is the opportunity to also go out into the bush on foot to look at the smaller marvels of the bush - from tiny flowers hiding under bushes to tracks and signs, birds and insects.

Naledi is, and will always be, privately owned with the owners overseeing and indeed actively participating in the day to day operation of both Enkoveni and Bushcamp (the 2 camps). 

Bushcamp (sleeping just 8 guests) is built on a hillside overlooking a private plain, with a central waterhole that attracts a vast array of creatures, by day and by night. Enkoveni (sleeping up to 14 guests) is situated on the river banks of the mighty Olifants River.  Both camps feature lovely swimming pools - perfect for a few hours of relaxing in-between going out into the bush. 

All of the suites at both camps are air-conditioned. 

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Rates Include

All meals; morning and evening shared game drives; a daily trip to the Hide; and a daily walk with a tracker are included. IN ADDITION: For self-drive visitors, there is a R265 per person and a R110 per vehicle entrance fee, payable in cash or card at the entrance gate (subject to change).

Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. Children of any age are welcome to join game drives, but must be older than 12 years to join the bush walks.

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Directions For Drivers

From Hazyview: Follow the R40 towards Klaserie and Hoedspruit. After approximately 17 km from Hoedspruit, look for the thatched gate on the right hand side of the road which is the entrance to the Balule Nature Reserve - Olifants West Gate, then sign in at the gate. For self-drive visitors, there is a R265 per person Conservation Fee and a R110 per vehicle entrance fee, payable in cash at the entrance gate (subject to change). Once in the reserve, follow the signs to the lodge. Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

From Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport: From the airport, turn right out of the airport and then turn right onto the R40 towards Hoedspruit, and follow the directions as above.

From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 and then take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing. Follow the R36 to Ohrigstad, go through the Strydom Tunnel and take the R527 to Hoedspruit. Turn left onto the R40 Phalaborwa/Mica road, and continue along this road until you see the thatched gate on the right hand side of the road which is the entrance to the Balule Nature Reserve - Olifants West Gate. Follow the directions as above.

From Kruger National Park/Orpen Gate: Exit the Park, and continue along the R531. Turn right onto the R40, and follow the directions as above.

PLEASE NOTE : On some signposts/maps, Belfast MAY also be referred to eMakhazeni.

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