Ezulwini Billy's & River Lodge Packages
Ezulwini (Zulu for paradise) offers lodges of superb quality at very reasonable prices. Experience quality service and traditional cuisine in exceptional, panoramic, African settings. Ezulwini is situated in the Balule Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger Region which shares game with the Kruger National Park.
Billy's & River Lodge has its own unique theme and charm, and will provide you with an authentic, atmosphere-filled, African adventure. Relaxation comes easily when surrounded by the restful allure of nature in our ecologically oriented lodges. After your departure, Ezulwini lodges will provide you with enduring memories
For our competitive , inclusive of return transfers from/to Johannesburg on the daily Ashtons Kruger Shuttle, see the section in the menu above.
Ezulwini is home to the Big 7, (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Hippo & Crocodile) - and Approximately 150 other mammal and 460 other bird species, making it one of the best spots in South Africa for bird watching.
The biodiversity of the region is extensive, supporting more than 2000 plant species including over 380 recognized tree species, (this represents 50% of all trees found in Southern Africa). There are more than 235 different species of grass. This is a sweet-veld region supporting a high concentration and diversity of fauna.
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 layers of organic African architecture and material in it’s sumptuous lounge areas, dining rooms and decks.
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. If you are an avid bird watcher then the River Lodge is the place for you!
Enjoy twice-daily safaris through thousands of hectares of prime game-viewing area with undisturbed traversing in open Land Rovers. Become one with nature in an intimately romantic and uniquely African ambiance as you absorb this enchanting world of sound, scent, and color. Enjoy a sundowner with spectacular sunset views of Drakensberg Mountains, and experience exquisitely clear night skies on a late drive, complete with spotlights to probe the dark for nocturnal African wildlife.
Offering four private and spacious, luxury suites, complete with a personal lounge, mini-bar, dining area, super king-size bed, en-suite bath, indoor and outdoor shower, private plunge pool and a deck with unspoiled views of the surrounding bush.
Billy’s Lodge also boasts one of the finest wine cellars in Africa; set against the natural rock face in resemblance of an ancient Bushman cave. Superb chefs and rangers will ensure you have the memorable stay with the unique blend of indigenous tradition and modern luxury. To guarantee intimacy, tranquility, and exclusivity, Billy’s Lodge will never exceed its’ maximum of twelve guests.
River Lodge has an entertainment area including a lounge, bar, and gorgeous swimming pool, all housed under a traditional thatched roof. Its elegant dining deck is set in the riverine vegetation, which looks out over the Olifants River, and our elevated thatched viewing deck overlooks the local water hole, which adds an intimately native ambiance to this lodge.
Exellent cuisine and skillful rangers will give you an experience of Africa to remember forever. Luxury, thatched, twin bed chalets, with en-suite bathrooms, accommodate a maximum of fourteen guests.
Its accommodations, all originally built in the 1940′s, have been furnished with that era in mind, but restored for ultimate comfort and luxury.
Many activities are available to guests at our lodges.
• Daily safari trips
• Night safari trips
• Lounge poolside
• Wine tastings in our wine cave
• Evening dinner with all guests
• Private day trips to outside attractions (on request)
• Photography excursion (on request)
Departure Day: Daily - exept 25 December
Total Day: 2 days
Pickup Location:Pretoria / Johannesburg / Hoedspruit
Pickup Time:Depends on transfer option
Drop-Off Location:Hoedspruit / Johannesburg / Pretoria
Drop-Off Time:Depends on transfer option
|Standard Chalet||R10 748||R6 108||R13 532|
|Superior Suite||R15 548||R8 508||R19 772|
|Standard Chalet||R15 388||R8 428||R19 564|
|Superior Suite||R22 588||R12 028||R28 924|
- Breakfast, lunch,dinner and teas served on the deck overlooking the bush.
- World-class cuisine prepared by Ezulwini chefs, employing local and exotic recipes. Special meals can be prepared upon request.
- Twice-daily open vehicle game viewing drives, accompanied by a professional field guide and tracker - more than six hours of game viewing.
- Wirless Internet
- Laundry facility (stay of two nights or longer)
- Glass off wine in the amazing Cellar when staying at Billy's Lodge
- Airport taxes and transfers, R100pp conservation levy for Balule Nature Reserve (Payable at the Lodge)
- A well-stocked souvenir shop.
- Business facilities (details available on request)
- A bar serving fine South African wines and lagers.
Note: No single supplement applies on the first two rooms booked but excluding the months of August and 15-31 December. Thereafter the below single rate will apply.
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