Set adjacent the Kruger National Park, Balule Nature Reserve is without fences, allowing the Big Five and other animals to roam freely across their natural habitats. It is the ideal place to see leopards, rhinos, lions, elephants and Balule’s namesakes, magnificent herds of buffalo. Shangaan for ‘Buffalo’, resident herds are readily spotted roaming the 35000 hectares of privately owned park. Situated on an idyllic stretch of land that envelops the Orange River, the park is home to a high concentration of wildebeest, waterbuck and giraffe, which attract the majority of lion kills.
Balule Game Reserve is easily accessible by road and air. The reserve can be reached in about 6 hours by car from Johannesburg. Daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban fly to three international airports nearby. Road transfers can be provided Johannesburg and from local airports to the various lodges in Balule Game Reserve.