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Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge at Balule

Situated in the Balule Nature Reserve which forms part of the expansive Greater Kruger National Park, Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge offers an intimate Big 5 safari experience. Twice-daily game drives in this preserved Big 5 territory takes place incompletely open 10-seater 4×4 safari vehicles. This allows for unrestricted views and ideal photography opportunities. Evening game drives provide a new dimension to the safari experience as the mysteries of nocturnal predators are unveiled.  Your evening game drive includes a spectacular sundowner stop as the sounds of crickets, frogs, and distant wild calls are heard. For an up-close experience in the bush, join your guide on a walking safari and discover some of the finer details, smaller animals, colourful birds, and fascinating insects in the African bush.


After a day exploring lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo, giraffe, zebra, and a great variety of antelope, retreat to the luxurious four-star Mohlabetsi Lodge with its shaded manicured lawns, swimming pool, hammock garden, and deck with magnificent views over a waterhole. With only 8 intimately luxurious accommodation units, and a total of 20 beds, guests at Mohlabetsi Lodge can truly soak in the serenity of the African bush. The Rondawels with thick walls and thatch roofs ensure that the interiors are delightfully cool in the summer and stay cozy in the winter months. Guests at Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge can expect personal attention and world-class hospitality in this oasis of relaxation.


  • Game drives
  • Guided bushwalks
  • Bird watching
  • Hammock garden
  • Swimming pool


  • Exceptional game drives
  • Big 5 sightings
  • Exclusive + secluded accommodation
  • Waterhole views from the lodge

Closest airport

  • Nelspruit Kruger
  • R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg)
  • Hoedspruit

Children policy

Children of all ages welcome. More Details

  • Children under 12 years sharing with parents pay 50%
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2 x Game drives per day, guided bush walks, all meals, soft drinks, and selected alcoholic beverages.


The luxury suite includes the following extras:  1 private breakfast, 1 private dinner & 2 private lunches,  – front row on one of the game viewers, sparkling wine in the room upon arrival & 1 couple’s  massage.


Premium brand drinks, gate fees, spa treatments, private-use vehicles, and transfers.

Terms & conditions

  • Rates are per person sharing, per night
  • Single supplement of R1200 applicable
  • Rates displayed are from 01 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020

Accommodation Options


Sleeps 2 Adults, 1 child

Modern round huts with thatch roofs are designed with comfort and elegance. The king or twin units feature al fresco showers giving you a magnificent outdoor bathing experience. Units are air-conditioned and space is provided for an extra bed to convert the unit into a triple room.

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Price R 4500 per person, per night

Family Units

Sleeps 6 Adults

Perfect for families, these units are designed with two interleading rooms, each with its own facilities and an outdoor shower. Units are air-conditioned and space is provided for an extra bed allowing a family of 6 to sleep in comfort.

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Price R4 500 per person, per night

Impala Lily Suite

Sleeps 2 Adults

This luxurious suite features a private swimming pool, indoor and outdoor showers, free-standing bathtub, and exceptional views.Enjoy complete privacy in this haven of relaxation where you can enjoy exclusive dining, a couple’s massage, andfront-row game viewing seats. In-room amenities include insect-proofing, air conditioning, a minibar, and coffee facilities.

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Price R6 525 per person, per night

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Getting there

By Road

The reserve is a 5.5-hour drive from Johannesburg along the N12 and N4 highways. Traveling to the reserve from Hoedspruit Airport is a 30-minute road transfer.



Fly from major centres in South Africa to Hoedspruit Airport.


Flight Duration

  • Johannesburg to Hoedspruit: 55 minutes
  • Cape Town to Hoedspruit 2 hours 30 minutes