5 Reasons to Visit the Big 5 Balule Nature Reserve

There are countless reasons to visit the exquisite Balule Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger, particularly during the colder months, but we’ll whittle them down to just five. 1) Without borders…exclusively One of the biggest drawcards of Balule Nature Reserve is that it shares an open border with the Kruger National Park on its western boundary….

The Strapping Machaton Lions of Ezulwini Game Lodges

A couple of years ago the dominant Mohlabetsi coalition ruled their land with aggressive power. Various male coalitions refused to challenge the 6 broad-shouldered beasts, and retreated quickly when confronted. The Machatons proved to be serious contenders for the kingdom, and certainly fought for the territory they so desperately wanted. After a time of helter-skelter, scuffles and…

Keeping up with the Kudyelas

The Machaton male lions sired cubs with the Kudyela lionesses, and successfully increased their genetic bloodline in the Balule. These reigning kings sought to produce offspring to ensure their powerful genetics were passed down through the generations. The lion cubs are often spotted on Ezulwini’s traverse, just bumbling around and patrolling boundaries with the older…