Balule Nature Reserve is a protected area in Limpopo Province, South Africa which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park as a member of the Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR). As part of a wildlife conservation initiative, all fences separating APNR reserves - Balule, Timbavati, Klaserie, Umbabat, Thorney Bush, and the Kruger National Park have been removed. The ecological benefits of this initiative has made the region a popular ecotourism destination and conservation efforts have ensured that the wildlife population includes all of the Big Five game: Lion, African elephant, African Buffalo, African leopard and white rhinoceros.For official information on COVID-19 in South Africa, visit


Balule Nature Reserve (Balule) is an Association of 12 regions comprising almost 55 000 ha. Balule has a Federal Governance structure where each region more ...


Sometime in the winter of 1990, my heavily pregnant wife Shannon and I, made our way down to the Hoedspruit area to view some 21hectare bushveld plots more ...

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Conservation says it best:
  • To those who have always wondered how they might best serve the wider world, wildlife conservation is, at its core, one of the purest forms of giving.–Thomas Kaplan

  • National Parks are the gold standard for conservation.–Douglas Tompkins

  • We have to stop the blood flow. We have to be relentless in our pursuit for justice; in our pursuit for humanity. Nature is the mother of us all, and within all of us is the spirit of an eco warrior. The war on poaching is a war on greed, but what stands to be lost is priceless.–Unknown