Balerno Bush Lodge’s rustic design blends almost seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. Situated directly next to the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, it nestles between sandstone hills in the mopane bushveld north of the Soutpansberg in the Limpopo Province.
Manicured lawns link four thatched chalets; one chalet with wheelchair access. There is a splash pool with martini seat for hot summer days and a fireplace in the boma. There are also under-roof and outside braai (barbeque) for sultry summer evenings. These are complemented by a fully-equipped, farm-style kitchen; a comfortable, open-plan lounge with DSTV; a wooden dining table which seats 12 people; and a leadwood bar counter with stools – all contained in a huge, thatched-roofed lapa.
Balerno Bush Lodge provides accommodation for up to fourteen people (19, if required) in four spacious, thatched, two-bedroomed chalets, each bedroom equipped with a free-standing fan and en-suite bathroom – six with showers, one with bath. All rooms are fully equipped with bedding (please bring own toiletries) and mosquito repellents in summer. All chalets are serviced by well-trained staff.
As the facility is primarily self-catering, please provide own foodstuffs, including meat (the nearest shop is 49km away in Alldays). However, breakfast and/or full catering can be provided on request.
There is a shop-sized three door fridge, plus two additional fridges and two freezers, and three stoves: one electric, one gas, and one wood. The lodge has no liquor licence: so, please provide own liquor and soft drinks.