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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 1 March 2014

We spent 5 nights at Ezulwini Billy's Lodge and I find it difficult to find the words to describe our experience. I chose 'Unexpected' because no matter what I thought I was walking into, my wildest dreams could not have come up with this amazing location. Beautiful, luxurious, wild, and pristine. The accommodations were as good as any I've ever...

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2Thank Allison B
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 28 January 2014

We spent 4 days at Ezulwini and our experience was outstanding. Billy's Lodge is charming and luxurious (esp considering it's out in the bush), Lauren and her staff are attentive and welcoming and the safari drives are exhilarating and peaceful depending on whether you are discovering magnificent African animals or simply enjoying the fresh air and beautiful land, birds and...

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Wellington, Florida
Reviewed 20 January 2014

While we have traveled extensively throughout the world this was our first trip to Africa and we didn't really know what to expect in the Bush as they say. The first thing i would say is that the Ezulwini accommodations far exceeded what i thought we would have to deal with in the bush. We are talking 5 star here....

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 16 January 2014

Ezulwini totally exceeded my expectations in so many ways; the staff, the lodges, the food and of course, the wildlife. I consider myself pretty well traveled, and this is definitely on my top 5 list of places I have visited. Some highlights: Both lodges are 5 star for bush accomodations; very quiet and comfortable, beautiful thatched buildings and the communal...

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2Thank seattle_brit_helen
london
Reviewed 9 January 2014

I don't know what happened here as all the other guests were also complaining bitterly. It is difficult to see how it can have deteriorated so much since the other reviews were written. The management was almost never in evidence. Rangers were surly and spoke very little English. They did not answer direct questions about the game we saw and...

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EzulwiniLodges, Owner at Ezulwini Game Lodges, responded to this review

Dear LondonCarla, We are so sorry and shocked to hear of your experience at Ezulwini! We are addressing all your concerns as we take this extremely seriously. We would love the opportunity of hosting you again and ensure you that your experience will be greatly enhanced! Kind Regards

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 January 2014

This review combines my feelings about safari and Ezulwini River Lodge. It’s difficult to separate the two because I think the lodge inflects one’s experience of safari. The other thing I should mention upfront is that I was on safari in December, which is the rainy season. The rainy season is not an ideal time to glimpse animals because the...

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11Thank greypalmer
Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 27 November 2013

We won this trip through a silent auction at the Florida Aquarium. We flew into Johannesburg and spent the night before heading out to Hoedspruit (where the lodge is located). We flew into the Hoedspruit from Johannesburg (only two flights daily from SAA). Very small airport and they deliver your luggage to you in the parking lot via trucks and...

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8Thank ScubaCF
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I had the pleasure of staying at Ezulwini Lodges this summer, and it was hands down the most incredible trip i have taken in my life. Of course, the wildlife, scenery, beautiful African Bush was beyond amazing, just naturally. But I have to say that the Lodge itself was so beautiful....and the staff were such wonderful people. It felt like...

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3Thank Laura G
Lakewood, WA
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We stayed at Ezulwini's River Lodge for two nights and at Billy's Lodge for two nights. We had different experiences each day. that we had great experiences daily. We saw a lion pride, elephants, rhinos, warthogs, zebra, wildebeest, cape buffalo, hippos, giraffes, impala, hyenas, crocodiles and various antelope. The food was great and the staff was awesome.

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4Thank Traknut
Reviewed 8 November 2013

Fantastic trip. Wonderful friendly staff. Heavenly food. Amazing animals. Lawrence (owner) made sure he made everyone welcome and ensured the stay was wonderful. River Lodge is newly remodeled and Billy's Lodge is a slice of heaven. Would return in a heartbeat.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ezulwini, the Zulu word for 'Place of Paradise', is situated in the centre of the Greater Kruger National Park, Balule Nature Reserve section, where Africa remains unspoiled. Ezulwini prides itself on being able to offer an exceptional African setting, indigenous fauna and flora as well as unique character and charm, to provide you with an authentic experience. Ezulwini Billy's Lodge nestles deep in the heart of lion country and offers three standard chalets as well as three new luxury suites with their own lounge area, private deck and plunge pool, indoor and outdoor shower and super King-Size beds. Ezulwini River Lodge is on the famous Olifants River, with large riverine trees and wonderful sightings of elephant, hippo and crocodile. River Lodge offers 4 standard rooms and 4 Ultra Luxury Suites. ... more   less 

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Address: Ezulwini Billy's & River Lodge | Olifants West Section, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Nature Reserve
Price Range: €621 - €1,186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ezulwini Game Lodges 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Ezulwini Game Hotel Balule Private Game Reserve
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“Get a suite.”
 of 5 bubbles collierguy65, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Every room is a separate hut with full bathroom and in close proximity to the main lodge area.”
 of 5 bubbles ckdavis1, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Up grade to the suite, especially at the River Lodge. Well worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles JanetC862, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“suites and Chalets are very good. You don't spend much time in the room.....”
 of 5 bubbles 181fredz, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Authentic Safari- Krueger National Park. We saw them tag rhinos while there. An amazing experience every person should experience.”
 of 5 bubbles Artallie, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
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