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from R 5170 / per person per night sharing

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About Tomo Safari Lodge

Tomo Safari Lodge is an immersive bush retreat with homely lodgings and stunning surrounds, situated in the rugged wilderness of Balule Private Nature Reserve in the Greater Kruger region. Priding itself on seclusion and comfort, Tomo Safari Lodge provides guests with a scenic getaway in vibrant, diverse landscapes. Situated just 15 minutes from Hoedspruit via a private gate entrance, the lodge allows guests to partake in all the area's activities while revelling in the beautiful savannah plains, meandering riverbeds, and dams and waterholes of the reserve itself.

In addition to comfortable lodgings, Tomo Safari Lodge offers uninterrupted views of the surrounding bushveld, as well as exhilarating safari excursions guided by certified rangers, who will lead you through the marvels of the untouched natural surroundings. The lodge's culinary experts are committed to creating delicious continental cuisine infused with African traditions, served beneath the African stars, while the spacious swimming pool deck offers a wonderful spot to relax with a sundowner.

Tomo Safari Lodge Setting

Balule Nature Reserve, situated in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, is a protected area and a proud member of the Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR). Notably, there are no fences between APNR reserves and the Kruger National Park. This unique setting attracts a diverse array of birds and wildlife, including lion, white rhino, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, and other African game. The reserve offers breathtaking views of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains from its natural vantage points, creating a perfect setting for romantic sundowners.

A visit to Tomo Safari Lodge is more than an excursion; it's an immersive experience that resonates with lovers of nature and free-roaming wildlife. Guests quickly acclimate to the slow rhythm of the bush, where informative guided safari game drives, bush walks, and a variety of other activities are available for your pleasure.

What's included

  • Three meals daily
  • Select beverages (soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffee and refreshments on game drives).
  • Safari activities (two game drives daily)


How to get there

  • 0 hrs

    Hoedspruit Airport,

  • Tomo Safari Lodge

    Portion 4, Boston 61 KU, Hoedspruit, 1380

  • 7 hrs

    O.R. Tambo International Airport

  • Tomo Safari Lodge

    Portion 4, Boston 61 KU, Hoedspruit, 1380

  • Check in at Tomo Safari Lodge

    14:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Tomo Safari Lodge

    10:30 on day of departure

Frequently asked questions


  • Best Lodge Experience!

    The lodge's infrastructure is perfect, super intimistic but at the same time just renewed, clean, cozy. I felt at home, super comfortable, taken care of. The food was amazing, the drinks and wine were perfect. The staff was super atentious, careful and welcoming. It could not have been better. I definetly would come back and will recommend it to everyone interested in visiting South Africa. review

    A. Glenn

  • Highly Recommend

    Came here in November with my mom! We had an incredible time and would go back in a heartbeat! The staff treated us so well and made us feel at home. We were so well taken care of. 😄 If you’re not sure where to go, I can’t recommend it enough. Also, Solly’s cheesecake is phenomenal and he was gracious enough to share his recipe with us. review


Tomo Safari Lodge impact highlights

Tomo Safari Lodge proudly supports the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) by offering it as an enriching activity for guests. Funds generated contribute directly to the centre's ongoing conservation and rehabilitation efforts. With nearly three decades of dedicated service, the HESC is a prominent figure in South Africa's conservation landscape, known for its work with rhinos, elephants, and a successful cheetah breeding program.

Embark on a cultural journey with Tomo Safari Lodge's to Nyani Culture Village experience at the Eco Academy. The venue serves as a nexus for this captivating encounter, providing a safe environment for cultural experiences and playing a pivotal role in education.

Discover the fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians through the Hoedspruit Reptile Centre. Beyond captivating exhibits, the centre is dedicated to conserving and protecting reptile and amphibian life, aligning seamlessly with the lodge's commitment to environmental stewardship and education.

Tomo Safari Lodge, a gateway to the wonders of the wild, stands as one with sustainable tourism. The lodge minimizes its ecological footprint by employing local guides, supporting nearby businesses, and implementing eco-friendly practices. From organic foods to water-efficient facilities and energy-efficient lighting, the lodge exemplifies how tourism and conservation can harmoniously coexist.

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