Balule Reserve
Masodini Private Game Lodge

Located within Balule Nature Reserve, part of Greater Kruger National Park, Masodini Private Game Lodge is “the” place to explore wildlife in a private reserve. Watch the Big Five from open game viewing vehicle and follow wildlife through the bush. An experience you’ll never forget. The lodge is likewise a perfect starting point to explore the many outdoor activities around Hoedspruit and the Lowveld.

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For our competitive Packages & Rates, inclusive of return transfers from/to Johannesburg on the daily Ashtons Kruger Shuttle, see the Departure section in the menu above.

Masodini Game Lodge is ideally situated in the 35.000-hectare Balule Nature Reserve, part of Greater Kruger National Park.

Masondini offers luxury 4 Star, private and secluded accommodation in Bush Chalets with an open terrace and a Log House with a great view to the waterhole. Masodini is very private and can offer guests exclusive use of the camp and its facilities for up to 10 guests.

The Lodge has tastefully decorated chalets Double En-suite (Shower & Toilet as well as Family Room with bathroom with shower & bath, and private patio. A bush-lover’s paradise within this ‘Big Five’ Conservation area, the Lodge itself is surrounded by fever trees and evergreen African date palms creating the perfect oasis. You can book early morning or evening game drives in an open safari vehicles. The qualified game rangers will share their knowledge and show you the Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard) as well as all other fantastic creatures.

Breakfast is served hot next to a cold breakfast buffet with fresh cut fruit, cereals, fresh juice and yoghurt. The Lodge will be happy to prepare an omlette according to your wishes (Rebecca’s Special!) or enjoy freshly baked sweet waffles. A light lunch will be served on the terrace. In the evening you’ll enjoy a three course menu with South African and international delicacies in the boma next to the fire or on the terrace with view of the lighted watering hole.

The bar deck offers fantastic views of the watering hole visited by plenty of animals day and night. It’s the perfect spot for a pre-dinner drink to discuss your experiences during your game drive with your fellow guests. The bar offers a wide variety of soft drinks, South African and international beers, wines and spirits.

Facilities, Services and Activities at the lodge and nearby:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Morning and evening BIG FIVE 4×4 open safari vehicle Game Drives with guide
  • Lounge-Viewing deck area with bar, where a good selection of South African wines is offered.
  • “BOMA” camp fire area, where dinner is served (weather permitting)
  • Special dietary needs on request
  • Waterhole (illuminated by night)
  • Splash pool
  • Transfer service from airports or other lodges in the area
  • Use of private airstrip on request
  • Kids of all ages welcome & Kids program on request (child minder and activates, Min 4 kids)
  • Small wedding function
  • Tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers, fans, voltage 220V,
  • Laundry service
  • Chalets are mosquito protected, and we provide mosquito repellents.
  • Guides Room with special rates on request


Masodini is situated in the Balule region of the Greater Kruger Park, close to Hoedspruit, approximately 5-6 hour’s drive from Johannesburg International Airport

The simplest and most affordable way to get between Johannesburg and the lodge is to make use of the Ashtons Kruger Shuttle, which operates daily in both directions between Johannesburg and Hoedspruit. Please note that the shuttle rates are included in our packages. Before/after the 5-6 hour road transfer you will be transferred between the Balule gate and the relevant Masodini lodge. Getting to and from Masodini could not be simpler!


  • The Greater Kruger is a malaria area – please take your own precautions
  • Walking shoes, neutral coloured clothing, rain jacket and warm jersey/jacket
  • Hat and sunglasses, sun block and insect repellent
  • Torch, camera & binoculars
  • Toiletries and any personal items
  • Cash for entrance fees
  • Lodge accepts credit cards (excluding American Express)
  • Booking prerequisite: guests must have adequate travel insurance to cover any emergency, casualty evacuation, and/or hospitalization for the full period of their safari

Departure Day: Minimum 1 person
Total Day: 3/4 days
Pickup Location: Johannesburg Airport Bus Terminal
Pickup Time: See Kruger Shuttle section
Drop-Off Location: Balule Olifants West Gate
Drop-Off Time: See Kruger Shuttle section
Group Composition: Minimum 1 Person

Packages 2 nights 3 nights
Valid 01 August – 01 December 2017
Per Person Sharing R4 168 R5 518
Single Rate R4 708 R6 328
Children 6-11 yrs sharing with parents R2 728 R3 358
Valid 02 – 31 December 2017
Per Person Sharing R4 348 R5 788
Single Rate R4 924 R6 652
Children 6-11 yrs sharing with parents R2 908 R3 628
Valid 01 January – 31 July 2018
Per Person Sharing R6 786 R9 396
Single Rate R7 830 R10 962
Children 6-11 yrs sharing with parents R4 986 R6 696
Valid 01 August – 01 December 2018
Per Person Sharing R6 966 R9 666
Single Rate R8 046 R11 286
Children 6-11 yrs sharing with parents R5 076 R6 831
Valid 02 – 31 December 2018
Per Person Sharing R7 146 R9 936
Single Rate R8 262 R11 610
Children 6-11 yrs sharing with parents R5 166 R6 966

*Rates are listed as Rack Rates and are subject to change without notice

Payment and cancellation policy details available on request


  • Accommodation
  • Three meals a day
  • Return transfers from/to Johannesburg on the first and last days on the Ashtons Kruger Shuttle


  • Game Drives (can be booked in advance @ R500 per person per game drive)
  • Liquid refreshments
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities
  • Reserve entry fee R100.00 per vehicle and R100.00 per person conservation fees. – Subject to Change without Prior Notice
  • Curios


Meet the Ashtons Kruger Shuttle at OR Tambo Airport bus Terminal 06h45 and start your journey to the Kruger. On arrival in the Greater Kruger the shuttle will drop you off at the Balule Olifants West Gate where you will be met by a Masodini Lodge representative and be transferred to the Lodge in time for lunch. Enjoy a 3 hour evening game drive (if booked) and on return a wonderful 3 course dinner will be served.

End your day sitting around the campfire under a star filled sky and listen to the sound of the bush.

DAYS 2 – 3 (or more)

During Summer, an early wake-up call at 05h00 and 05h45 in winter- adventure out on your morning game drive (if booked).

Back at camp by 09h30 you will enjoy a hearty breakfast. Between 11h00-14h30 guest have time to themselves, relax with a book or take a dip in the pool. Enjoy a light Lunch at 14h30 and board your game viewing vehicle at 16h00 Afternoon/evening game drive. Return to the Lodge at 19h30 and freshen up before dinner at 20h30.


Set off at first light for your final guided game activity – appreciating the typical scents and sounds of the bush you’ll realize how much you’ve learned already! After breakfast back at the safari camp it’s time to pack up and say our reluctant goodbyes; you then transferred back to meet the Ashtons Kruger Shuttle at 10h45 bound for Johannesburg. Whatever you have seen and done you will have had an up-close and personal experience of the real African bush and wildlife! And a whole new world of experiences awaits for your next visit


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