Bundox Safari Lodge and Retreat is an authentic safari getaway situated in Balule Nature Reserve in South Africa. Nestled on the doorstep of South Africa’s most visited wildlife regions, Bundox Safari Lodge is the perfect destination to get back in touch with nature. Balule Nature Reserve boasts an excellent location and shares a fenceless border with the Kruger National Park, meaning wildlife roam freely between park and reserve.
There are many accommodation options suitable for families with children, as well as couples wanting a romantic bush break. The boma is a truly South African experience, where the focus is on laughter, listening to the sounds of the wild, and watching the fire crackle into the night.
Local attractions around the Safari Lodge include the Panorama Route and the Blyde River Canyon, both of which are within arm’s reach. Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit is a short 30-minute drive away, making it easily accessible for fly-in guests, while Johannesburg, is a scenic five-hour drive away.
No, we are located on a small private nature reserve outside the Kruger National Park
Balule Nature Reserve boasts an abundance of wildlife thanks to its fenceless borders with the flagship of South Africa—the famous Kruger National Park. Those opting to stay at Bundox Safari Lodge can expect to spot the iconic Big Five during a game drive, a highlight of this incredible safari holiday destination. The Olifants River carves through Balule Nature Reserve and attracts many wildlife species in the area. Aside from the Big Five, there are hyenas, waterbucks, giraffes, an impressive hippo population, civets, honey badgers, and some of the members of the Shy Five.
For the bird watchers, the nature reserve has recorded over 250 species of birds, including numerous waders, as well as raptors such as eagles.
The best time to visit is during the dry winter months—from May to September. Generally, the dry months are ideal because the vegetation is thinner, and the animals tend to gather around the available water resources, making it great for wildlife viewing.
Bundox Safari Lodge boasts a plethora of safari experiences that will suit any discerning visitor. With an excellent location that borders the Kruger National Park, safari-goers can enjoy easy access to this amazing wildlife destination. One of the most popular safari activities is the guided game drive. Guests can admire the resident wildlife and learn all about the area from the comfort of a safari vehicle, led by a professional ranger with extensive knowledge about the area.
For the intrepid at heart, walking safaris offer an opportunity to get up close with nature and walk in the footsteps of some incredible animals. Avid bird watchers are encouraged to bring along their binoculars to spot a few of the bird species in the dashing and diving across the brilliant skies. For a different pace and perspective, a boat safari on the Blyde Sam is fun and offers front-row seats to yawning hippos and resident waders.
Bundox Safari Lodge offers an enchanting variety of accommodation options to suit any discerning guest. From luxury safari tents nestled among the trees and bushes to idyllic chalets, all with bathrooms and the creature comforts of home. The on-site facilities are fantastic and include a luxurious spa, dining facilities, a boma, and a swimming pool.