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Ezulwini River Lodge

Balule Nature Reserve

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About Ezulwini River Lodge

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About Ezulwini River Lodge

 Sleeps 32
Type: Safari
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM

Ezulwini River Lodge is located in the centre of the Greater Kruger National Park, in the Balule Nature Reserve. It is approximately five hours’ drive from Johannesburg. We are in a very low-risk malaria area and have never had a case of malaria at our lodges.

Our staff members are well trained and professional to ensure your stay is even more memorable. Ezulwini prides itself on being able to offer an exceptional African setting, indigenous fauna and flora as well as unique character and charm, to provide you with an authentic African experience.

All the lodge rooms have climate control air-conditioning and heating facilities, minibars and elegant mosquito nets. The thatched chalets offer twin beds and en-suite bathrooms. The rooms have insect-proof window screens, mosquito nets, overhead fans, air-conditioners, and tea and coffee-making facilities.

The magnificent Olifants River flows through the northern area of Ezulwini and it is here in the riverine forest, where this luxury lodge is located. This region is home to hippos, crocodiles, elephants and massive riverine trees. It is an excellent venue for the avid birdwatcher.

River Lodge has an exquisite entertainment area comprising a lounge, bar and swimming pool, all under a large thatched roof. Relax here in welcoming deep sofas and marvel at magnificent leadwood sculptures. The enormous wooden dining deck set in the riverine vegetation, which looks out over the Olifants River and an elevated thatched viewing deck overlooking the bush add to the special ambience of this lodge. Superb cuisine and skilled rangers will enhance your safari experience and leave you with an experience of Africa which you will remember forever.

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  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
  • Northern Sotho (Sesotho sa Leboa)
  • Sotho (Sesotho)
* Please enquire for further details.

Safari: Ezulwini Game Lodges are situated in the Greater Kruger National Park, Balule Nature Reserve. We offer two game drives per day, where you go deep into the heart of the African bush where our guide will track and show you African wildlife upclose.

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frederic chapuis, south africa
January 2009
We stayed a both lodges : Billy's and River lodges. Both are very different and have their own character. Staff friendliness is a must, games drives are exciting, bush walks are an experience (we even had the experience to face a lion during one of them.... it is something...) Food was ok, but menus could be improved and diversified. We were a bit disappointed with the Christmas diner (chicken... Read more
martina hummel, germany
December 2008
We stayed at the River lodge and we felt at home. The rondavels were furnished very stylishly and cosy. The only thing that was not perfect was the food, which was of good quality but rather basic - here I hope they will offer something more adequate to this nearly luxury camp - and we missed some hammocks which would fit perfectly in the surrounding.The safaris were a great experience, however... Read more
dave ingram, south africa
September 2008
Overall I would classify it as average and acceptable. The food menu needs more variety. Food was cooked well and appetising. The river view is a slight misnomer and it is very restricted and will, I assume be almost completely obscured when the rains come and bush turns green.

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Ezulwini River Lodge is 22.5km from the centre of Balule Nature Reserve , the nearest airport 16.8km (Eastgate Airport).
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