The Drifters philosophy is simple: an authentic African experience at a realistic price.
Situated in the 35000-hectare privately-owned Balule Nature Reserve, and adjacent and unfenced to
the Kruger National Park, the Drifters Game Lodge is isolated and intensely close to the magic of Africa. Your expert ranger will teach you about the habits of the Lion and the Rhinoceros, and how to identify the ferocious little Antlion and the Giant Rhinoceros Beetle. For the more adventurous we encourage game walks under the guidance of an armed ranger or you may choose one of our open-vehicle drives.
Accommodation is in one of eight well-spaced luxury, insect-proof suites under thatch. Each suite has an inner tented sleeping chamber, offering the occupants the full spectrum of the sounds of the African night without compromising safety. All suites are comfortably appointed with electricity, full bathroom with shower and a private patio overlooking the seasonal Mohlabetsi riverbed.
The central lodge building offers broad shady verandas and a comfortable lounge over-looking our rock pool. This feature pool is for those who wish to enjoy a refreshing swim or tan under the African sun.
Animals encountered during your stay are in a totally wild and natural environment, and good game sightings are guaranteed. We are especially proud of our abundant birdlife, which is attracted by the riverine forest.
Brunch is enjoyed on the veranda after returning from your early-morning activity and dinner is served under the stars in our traditional African boma.
Eastgate Airport offers a convenient fly-in or one can self-drive from Johannesburg in five hours. The lodge is situated 17km north of Hoedspruit, gateway to the Kruger National Park.