Address :Balule Private Game Reserve, adjacent to Kruger Park, Limpopo Province
Contact :Central Reservations
Tel :+2711 8881160

The Drifters Game Lodge is part of the Drifters Luxury Lodge portfolio, located in the 35000-hectare privately-owned Balule Nature Reserve, alongside the Kruger National Park. The Game Lodge offers an unique experience for the discerning bush lover, without deviating from the Drifters philosophy of 'authentic African experience at a realistic price'. So don't limit your bush experience - take a few extra days to absorb the smells, sounds and experiences of this exquisite destination.
Our package is fully inclusive of all meals, accommodation, game drives, walks - and pick up and drop off at the nearby Eastgate Airport. A full bar service is also available.


Accommodation is in nine well-spaced luxury suites. Each suite has a spacious sleeping chamber, offering the occupants the full spectrum of the sounds of the African night without compromising safety. All suites are comfortably appointed with electricity, full bathroom with shower and a private patio overlooking the seasonal Mohlabetsi riverbed.


The package includes all exquisitely prepared meals. Brunch is enjoyed on the veranda after returning from your early-morning activity, while dinner is usually served under the stars in our traditional boma, under the beautiful African night skies.


•  Airport Shuttle
•  Parking
•  Laundry Service
•  Braai / Barbecue
•  Bar
•  Swimming Pool
•  Library
•  No Pets Permitted
•  Fireplace
•  Boma Fire
•  Credit Card Facility
•  Curio Shop

Luxury at the Drifters Game Lodge

Twin En-suite luxury unit


The central lodge building offers broad shady verandas and a comfortable lounge over-looking our rock pool. This feature pool is for those who wish to enjoy a refreshing swim or tan under the African sun.

Game Drives

Your expert ranger will teach you about the habits of the Lion and the Rhinoceros, and how to identify the ferocious little Antlion and the Giant Rhinoceros Beetle. For the more adventurous we encourage game walks under the guidance of an armed ranger or you may choose one of our open-vehicle drives.

Animals encountered during your stay are in a totally wild and natural environment, and good game sightings are guaranteed. We are especially proud of our abundant birdlife, which is attracted by the riverine forest.


Drifters can now arrange a road transfer service between Johannesburg International Airport and the Drifters Game Lodge. 
A return road transfer - Airport to Lodge to Airport - at   € 150pp and a single road transfer - Airport to Lodge - at € 75pp.

Eastgate Airport offers a convenient fly-in option and we offer a complimentary shuttle to and from the Lodge.

You can also self-drive from Johannesburg in five hours - speak to us about our very competitive car hire rates. The lodge is situated 17km north of Hoedspruit, gateway to the Kruger National Park.

Relax and enjoy the views that surround you

Up close with nature. Game walks with our trained guides for the more adventurous

•   Luxury Suites (en-suite)
•   Bar
•   Game Drives
•   Fully Catered
•   Stunning location
•   Affordable quality

Drifters Johannesburg Lodge -  450 km
Drifters Hazyview Lodge -         120 km