The Balule Nature Reserve is the Greater Kruger’s best kept secret and its unsurpassed natural beauty makes it a worthy safari destination for honeymooners. Ezulwini Game Lodges sits in the epicentre of wildlife activity in the Balule, and each lodge has been designed in such a way to take advantage of the magnificent surrounds. Billy’s has the famous meandering wooden skywalk that winds its way over wild bushveld, and provides the ideal vantage point for game viewing. The new waterhole is an absolute magnet for game, and so is the Olifants River that flows in front of River Lodge.
The team at Ezulwini have implemented a few decor changes at River Lodge and injected a fresher lighter palette into the interior. One of the well-appointed rooms to receive special attention was the honeymoon suite; a luxurious hideaway ideal for loved-up honeymooners. With the freestanding modern bath, outdoor shower, private plunge pool and extensive balcony; who would ever want to leave this palatial abode?
We do encourage you to leave your suite, despite its obvious lavish offerings. The Ezulwini traverse is pumping with predator sightings at the moment, and lodge manager Angele floods us with reports of leopard, lion cub and elephant sightings. From insects to predators, herbivores and reptiles; the Balule is an endless playground of sightings!
Photographer Em Gatland spent time at River Lodge and decided to showcase the loved-up honeymoon suite. The Ezulwini team go out of their way to add welcoming touches to the room prior to arrival, but not much is needed given the splendour of the natural surrounds.
Surrounded by wild, governed by wildlife and cocooned in luxury. Ezulwini has certainly lived-up to its namesake, “Place of Paradise”.