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Balule Nature Reserve, Grietjie Gate, Plot 110, Phalaborwa, 1389, South-Africa.


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By Airplane to Hoedspruit

Take a domestic flight from anywhere to Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport. Rent a car or we can make an appointment to pick you up. It takes just under an hour to drive to the lodge.

Shuttle Service

we can provide you with a luxury shuttle service. With a 8-12 seater with individual seats, you will be brought from OR Tambo International Airport directly to the gate of Grietjie Private Nature Reserve, where we will collect you and bring you to Lengau Lodge. The shuttle service has two different departure times from the OR Tambo international Airport. Please contact us for detailed information and rates.

By Car

from Johannesburg, there are two typical routes;

-1- From the airport you follow directions Boksburg via the R21. Follow directions N12 towards Witbank. Follow the N4 towards Belfast. Near Belfast turn onto R33 and follow R540 to Lydenburg. Through Lydenburg and follow R36. You will go through the Strijdom tunnel, which is a beautiful part of the route. Be sure to turn right onto R530 towards Mica. Turn Left to follow R40 direction Phalaborwa. After about 19 km turn right at green sign “Balule, Grietjie Gate”.

-2- From the airport you follow R21 direction Pretoria. Take turn 134 to follow the N1 towards Polokwane. Near Polokwane follow N1/R36/R71. You will pass the beautiful forrest route; Wolkberg Wilderness. You will drive through Tzaneen, follow R71 towards Gravelotte. Continue the route via the R526. Turn left at R40. After about 19 km turn right at green sign “Balule, Grietjie Gate”.