4 Nights, 2 Luxury Lodges in Balule Nature Reserve
Balule Nature Reserve
About 4 Nights, 2 Luxury Lodges in Balule Nature Reserve
Two beautiful Safari lodges located in the Balule Nature Reserve, offer you a 4 Night Fully Inclusive package.
Experience superb service, traditional cuisine, daily safaris and luxurious lodgings in two exceptional, panoramic, African settings.
• 2 Nights’ Accommodation at Ezulwini River Lodge
• 2 Nights’ Accommodation at Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge
• All daily meals; Full South African breakfast, light lunch and a three-course evening meal.
• Tea and coffee
• Two daily game drives; Sunrise and Sundowner
• Free Wi-Fi
• Glass of wine in the wine cellar at Billy’s Lodge
• Transfers between Ezulwini River Lodge and Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge
This luxury lodge is located in the Riverine Forest, which boasts the magnificent Olifants River–largest in all of the lowveld. It also features two of the largest trees in South Africa, a sycamore fig (with a diameter in excess of five metres), and a leadwood (with a diameter exceeding two metres).
This region is home to hippos, crocodiles, elephants and other massive Riverine trees. River Lodge is the venue for any avid bird watcher.
Located on the banks of a seasonal river, surrounded by the resident lion pride, this private Safari Lodge features unparalleled views of plains game, and gorgeous Knobthorn, Leadwood and Marula trees indigenous to the western savannah region of Ezulwini. Billy’s Lodge incorporates organic African architecture and material in its sumptuous lounge areas, dining rooms and decks.
Safari: Your package includes morning and evening game drives that take you deep into the heart of the bushveld, tracking Africa's wildlife.
Not included in package: Travel/transport, airport or other transfers, purchases from the bar, purchases from Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge Curio Shop, Balule Nature Reserve Entrance Fee*. Fee is to support conservation & anti-poaching measures and is *R100 per person and R50 per vehicle - each way), and Staff Gratuities.
Payment... Not included in package: Travel/transport, airport or other transfers, purchases from the bar, purchases from Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge Curio Shop, Balule Nature Reserve Entrance Fee*. Fee is to support conservation & anti-poaching measures and is *R100 per person and R50 per vehicle - each way), and Staff Gratuities.
Ezulwini Lodges require a 50% deposit prior to arrival, and then the rest of the outstanding amount 14 days before arrival. On your arrival at Ezulwini Lodges, at Check-In, we will require a valid credit card and a pre-authorisation payment will be taken to ensure that the transaction can be validated. The actual payment will not be taken until the end of your stay. We reserve the right to take legal action if payment is not made in
full and final settlement of your bill.
Important information – if you do wish to self-drive you must ensure that you plan your journey to arrive at the Balule Gate no later than 16.30 pm during the winter and 18.00 pm during the summer months.
Ezulwini Lodges are in a low risk malaria area and generally guests are encouraged to spray with insect repellent at sunset when mosquitoes are most active. However, the decision to take malaria pills is a personal one.
Due to the high incidents of yellow fever and other infectious illnesses in other countries, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) South Africa has introduced a strict programme to control the importation of these diseases. Warnings have been issued to all border officials and foreign affairs missions to enforce stricter control.
We do recommend that you look at taking out travel/medical insurance. If you are booking your flights with a credit card, your card provider may also have this as part of their terms and conditions
for you; many credit card companies have their own travel insurance which is free of charge to their card holders, so I would suggest contacting them.
The currency unit is the Rand (ZAR), denoted by the symbol R, with 100 cents making up R1 (one Rand). Foreign currency can be exchanged at local banks and Bureaux de Change – and also at Ezulwini Lodges.
Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted throughout the country. American Express and Diners are less widely accepted. Please note that many lodges do not take American Express cards.
Most banks are open Mondays to Fridays 09am – 3:30pm and Saturdays from 8:30am – 11am.
The VAT rate is 14% and is levied on most products and services.
4 Nights, 2 Luxury Lodges in Balule Nature Reserve Map
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling