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Greenfire Game Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Australia
1 review
“Fantastic experience”
Reviewed 21 August 2008

We had a fantastice experience at Drifters Lodge. We didn't have much information before we left but we're really glad we booked here!
The staff were excellent with their level of service, bush knowledge and as caretakers of their environment.
The experiences we had with wild animals were amazing!
The accommodation was great - in permanent tents, very well serviced.
The food was excellent - the best of our whole trip, sometimes was served in the open air Boma which was a unique experience.
I would recommend a stay at Drifters Lodge to anyone trying to choose between the many available in the greater Kruger area.

  • Liked — Great staff
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Trier, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2008

The camp is very nice. It is located in the middle of nowhere (in the bush), and a good mix between wilderness and civilisation. The cabins are very nice, the only thing is that they could do with mosquito nets in the bathrooms!
Safari feeling with a little bit of comfort.

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  • Stayed May 2006
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Reviewed 9 July 2006

We stayed at Drifters lodge in Balule Nature Reserve, just outside of Kruger National Park, for 3 nights and 4 days and had an absolutely fantastic time. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, the "tents" were very nice--the perfect mix of being close to the outdoors, but in a comfortable room. Each tent has a bathroom with outdoor shower that overlooks the bush, and a nice deck area for reading or hanging out and looking at the view. The biggest surprise was how amazing the meals were--all meals are included, and we were very well fed, with gourmet-level 3-course meals every night.

Our guide was great--answered our millions of questions, and knew everything about the animals and the bush, and along with the rest of the staff was very concerned about making sure we were enjoying ourselves and seeing everything we wanted to see. We saw many animals on our game drives and walks--elephants, giraffes, zebras, and many more! We went on game drives twice a day, at 6:00 AM and 3:30 PM--on the afternoon drive, we stopped for sundowners (a drink taking in the gorgeous sunsets) and drove around at night looking at the stars and at more animals. It was luxury safari, but fairly affordable at about USD $200 per person per night.

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We would absolute recommend staying here to anyone--it was the highlight of our trip to South Africa!

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Property: Greenfire Game Lodge
Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa (Formerly Drifters Game Lodge)
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Nature Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Balule Nature Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Greenfire Game Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Greenfire Game Lodge is situated in the Greater Kruger National Park and is the ideal venue for anyone wanting an intimate and exclusive experience in this world-famous African wildlife paradise. ... more   less 
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Drifters Game Hotel Balule Private Game Reserve
Greenfire Game Lodge South Africa/Kruger National Park

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