Swimming pool deck Our swimmingpool Guestroom Guestroom The bathroom View from the garden to the lodge Breakfast on the main deck Dining area BBQ Daybed View from room Fever Tree The view on the river Comfy chairs at the river Game drives
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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
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Kurhula Lodge is situated in Balule, Parsons Nature Reserve (part of the Greater Kruger National Park) and hosts the Big Five - elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros.

The lodge is particularly valued for its high personal service, excellent cuisine and beautiful surroundings. The best of in the heart of nature in combination with western comforts, contributes to a unique experience!
It`s perfect location makes it possible to see all highlights of the area within one and a half hours reach. After a day of sightseeing you can relax at Kurhula Wildlife Lodge.

Don`t you feel like going out for a day with your vehicle? Enjoy a game drive or bush walk through the reserve with a qualified ranger. Read a book on your veranda, or relax on one of our comfortable sunbeds at the pool side. Take your camera and walk along the river watching hippos and elephants wandering by.

A Minimum 2 nights stay required.

Health and Climate:
Kurhula Lodge is in a low risk malaria area, but it is advised to use malaria anti-prophylactics. Kurhula advises the use of long trousers in the evening and insect repellent.

Tick bite fever is also prevalent in our area, usually contracted by being bitten by a tick. Ticks are found in long grass and usually climb up your leg. That is why we advise the use of long lightweight trousers on any walking hikes.

Scorpion stings are quite painful but only in few recorded cases involving children and elderly people their sting proofed to be fatal. An effective way to treat it is to apply kitchen salt on the wound and an ice bag against the pain.

Kurhula Lodge is situated in the sub tropical part of South Africa. The seasons are opposite of the northern hemisphere, meaning that Christmas in South Africa is hot and not cold as in Europe and temperatures may be above 35 degrees.

The best travel seasons are autumn (March - May) and spring (September - November). During the summer (November - March) it is hot!

Temperatures may reach 40 degrees. Showers in the late afternoon can give refreshment. Therefore a raincoat might be handy to bring along. In this time of the year the vegetation is green and there is a lot of newborn game.

The winter (June - September) is cool and dry, which has the advantage that there are hardly leaves on any tree. Therefore it is a great time to spot game. At night it can be cold with temperatures dropping to 5 degrees in the evening. We do advise you to bring at least a thick jumper or a coat.

* Khamai Reptile Park
* Walking Safari
* Bird watching
* Elephant back safari
* Safari Game drives
* The Cheetah Breeding Project
* Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation
* Cultural village tour |photographic safari

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations before 2 weeks of date of arrival at the lodge will incur a loss of 50% of the deposit held. Cancellations within 2 weeks of date of arrival 100% loss of deposit held.
Facilities & Services available:
Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
24-Hour Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Dining room
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - covered)
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Swimming Pool

Kurhula Lodge is a Game Lodge in Balule Nature Reserve Limpopo South Africa

* Where in Limpopo: On the R40 from Hoedspruit towards Phalaborwa after about 35 kilometres, just after the turnoff to Tzaneen, you will find on the right hand site the entrance to Parsons Nature Reserve.

- A dirt road (which you can do with a normal vehicle) will take you after 5 kilometres to the security gate of Parsons Nature Reserve.

- After this gate you will have to travel another 7 kilometres to our little paradise Kurhula Lodge.

- It is important to know that Parsons Nature Reserve also is a Big five area. Therefore we do advise you not to get out of your vehicle before arriving safely at Kurhula Lodge.

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Rooms and Units Available at Kurhula Lodge

Kurhula Lodge has four double rooms and from the veranda you have an exquisite view of the Olifants river. All rooms have comfortable beds (extra length), air conditioning, a mosquito net, wardrobe, safe, hairdryer and coffee and tea facility. Bathrooms are equipped with a shower, toilet and a double basin.

All accommodation is on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis (DBB), serving a sumptuous breakfast on the veranda of the main lodge. At night we serve an African three course meal with an European touch.

Should you have any special dietary requirements please notify us beforehand and we will make sure that all requests are met. Lunch is available on request.

Minimum stay is 2 nights!

Latest Reviews
Absolutely relaxing and the owners get 5 stars for hospitality.
Bianca Permuy Jan 2010