• Hyena cub
  • lions on our safari in greater kruger national park


The Valley of the Olifants in the Lowveld is one of the last unspoilt corners of Africa - vast, unhurried, timeless. Named after the valley of the Great Olifants River that meanders through the Greater Kruger National Park, it offers vast expanses of the most beautiful riverine vegetation filled with an abuandance of game and bird life.


Masodini Game Lodge in the Balule Game Reserve is located in the Eastern Lowveld within the greater Kruger National Park, which enjoys a subtropical climate, with hot wet summers and moderate dry winters.

Spring & Summer (September to February)
Over this time you can see many visiting migrant bird species, this is also the time of year that most larger mammal species give birth.
Temperatures in spring are in between 20 to 30 degrees Celsius.
In summer temperatures are in between 20 to 35 degrees Celsius - however from time to time they can reach up to 40 degrees Celsius.

Autumn & Winter (March to August)
During autumn and winter most of the trees lose their leaves, increasing visibility making it easier to spot animals.
In autumn temperatures are in between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius and even in winter we normally have temperatures up to 25 degrees Celsius during the day. However the nights can be chilly - even with temperatures under 10 degrees Celsius.


Balule Game Reserve is located in a low-risk Malaria area.

Our chalets are mosquito protected, and we provide mosquito coils/repellents.
We recommend the use of protective creams or lotions and wearing long-sleeve shirts and pants. Please get medical advice concerning the use of prophylactics.

What to bring

We would like to recommend some things which might be useful for your stay at Masodini:

Neutral coloured clothing (khaki, brown, beige)
Warm jackets for morning and evening drives - especially in winter!
Comfortable closed walking shoes
Sunhat and sun block 
Binoculars & Camera with plenty of memory cards