Balule Private Game Reserve
With 40,000 hectares of wilderness, the Balule is easily accessed via either Hoedspruit or Phalaborwa Airports. The Olifants River runs through the reserve and has a mixed woodland ecosystem with a great variety of fauna and flora. The landscape has rolling hills with seasonal rivers draining the area. The Balule is known for large tusker elephants which are often spotted in the area.
Situated in the Limpopo Province and forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park in northeastern South Africa, the Balule Private Game Reserve is known for its abundant free-roaming wildlife, fascinating birdlife and is home to the renowned Big Five, which includes lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and leopard. While the big game is the undoubtable highlight of the reserve, visitors can also look forward to spotting an array of other African wildlife such as a variety of buck, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest and over 250 bird species living amongst the savannah, riverine forest and wooded mountains. Other popular activities include: boating down the Olifants River on an exciting water safari, visiting a cultural village, or horse riding, white water rafting and hot air ballooning through this spectacular landscape.