The Big Five are calling!

Head to the Greater Kruger for the getaway of a lifetime

If it’s pure Africa you’re after – a complete immersion in the African wilderness with incredible landscapes and wonderful wildlife – then look no further than the Greater Kruger National Park and Nyala Safari Lodge…

The spirit of wild Africa is alive and kicking at Nyala Safari Lodge in the wonderful Balule private game reserve – part of South Africa’s legendary Greater Kruger. With no fences between it and the Kruger National Park, this critically important wildlife corridor is packed with iconic wildlife species including the fabled Big Five – leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo and rhino. 

It’s the lure of the Big Five that draws tourists from around the world to the Greater Kruger, making it one of the leading safari destinations in Africa. So having all of this on your doorstep at Nyala Safari Lodge is an absolute bonus! 

Located on the high banks of the seasonal Mohlabetsi River with views out over the river bed and the wilderness beyond, Nyala Safari Lodge offers wonderful safari getaways, with morning and afternoon/evening game drives and a host of additional activities that you can include during your stay.

This intimate safari lodge is perfect for families and groups of friends, so during the holiday season it’s the ideal place to bring all of your loved ones and escape from the concrete jungle into the heart of the African bush. With the Greater Kruger region’s climate being wonderfully mild all year round (although it does get cold during the winter months, especially in the early morning and at night) getting away from the hubbub of city life is made easy.

Located close to the safari town of Hoedspruit – South Africa’s safari capital – Nyala Safari Lodge is just an hour’s drive from the Kruger National Park which we recommend you exploring on a guided full-day safari during longer stays with us, as it offers a wonderful contrast to the landscapes of the Balule surrounding the lodge. The fabled Panorama Route is also close at hand and is worthy of visiting on an organised tour.

But it’s the Big Five that are the real stars of the show at Nyala Safari Lodge. Named the Big Five because these animals were traditionally the five most dangerous animals to hunt on foot, the only shooting that happens these days is with a camera. You will venture out into the bush just as dawn breaks each morning, searching for tracks of predators like lions and leopards and seeing what you can find as the sun rises over the wilderness.

You’ll stop for coffee en-route and learn more about the intricacies of the Greater Kruger ecosystem from your experienced and knowledgable safari guide, returning to the lodge for a wonderful al-fresco breakfast. You’re then at leisure until lunchtime, when you’ll enjoy a light lunch on the terrace overlooking the riverbed. 

In the late afternoon you’ll head out again on safari, exploring more of the wonderfully diverse landscapes that surround the lodge and stopping for sundowners at a scenic spot to raise a glass to the setting sun and another wonderful day in Africa. The last hour or so of your game drive will be in darkness, using a spotlight to find elusive nocturnal species before returning to the lodge for dinner under the stars.

We recommend at least a three-night stay at Nyala Safari Lodge, enabling you to relax and unwind and also do additional activities as required. Get in touch to find out more and make a booking!


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