NALEDI’s game drives and guided bush walks traverse Big Five territory: bushveld roamed by herds of elephant and African buffalo, substantial prides of lions, our solitary and more elusive leopards, and rhino of both species (the grass-grazing white rhino and the rarer, leaf-browsing black rhino).

Our other iconic species include giraffe, zebra and kudu, plus hippos and crocodiles on the banks of the Olifants River. Each creature, of course, has its place within the living drama of an entire bushveld ecosystem – which also presents an extraordinary spectrum of smaller but no less fascinating animal and bird life.

Naledi provides expertly guided game drives twice daily, at sunrise and sunset, for no additional fee (game drives being included within your accommodation fee).
Exclusive Sightings...

The most satisfying way to view game is in its historic natural habitat – in our case, the vast range of bushveld that comprises the Greater Kruger National Park. Kruger is among the world’s oldest and largest game reserves, and today the Greater Kruger extends, with no fences to impede the migration of game, across several private reserves. One such is Balule, the exclusive 40,000-hectare reserve in which Naledi operates.

Access to Balule is strictly regulated, so wildlife sightings are uncrowded. When a guest at Naledi thrills at her first-ever sighting of an elephant, or at being within a whisper of a sprawling pride of lions, her sensations match those of Africa’s early travellers: adrenalin mingles with wonder and delight, both at the majesty of these creatures, and the personal nature of the experience.

Expert Guides...

Naledi’s guides and trackers are vastly experienced, and charismatic hosts in their own right. Whether following a leopard’s spoor through off-road terrain or pointing out a medicinal shrub, each guide strives to provide his guests with unforgettable memories, and a lifelong feeling for the ecology of the bush.

The Game Hide/Blind Experience – Utter Peacefulness…

To fully experience the peacefulness of the bush, and the calm of the great game animals (so contrary to the aggressive images created by wildlife television) we recommend a session in one of Naledi’s hides/blinds. These will position you, in total shade and safety, above a scenic waterhole. Armed with refreshments, your camera, binoculars or just a good book, you can relax completely into the environment – and who knows what sightings may walk your way…

The Bush Walk – Immersive Adventure…

For the more adventurous, Naledi will by arrangement provide private bush walks with an armed guide. A bush walk brings alive your primal senses, and immerses you completely in the ecology of the bushveld. At your feet may be a column of termite-raiding ants, and in the glade beyond a browsing bull elephant… Such is the nature of bush walks; each footstep that you take leads to new possibilities for wonderment and understanding.

Video Previews…

For some neat previews of the bush, visit Naledi on YouTube and see a sample of the countless videos shot by our staff and guests. If you love to shoot video – whether with your cellphone or your specialised camera – you’ll love the cinema-moment opportunities afforded by Naledi.

Live camera feeds…

For curious newcomers to our website, and for guests who have become ongoing friends, Naledi provides live feeds from our permanent wildlife video cameras. With state-of-the-art infrared technology capturing the animals’ nocturnal activities, the cameras permit real-time game viewing night or day, wherever you are in the world. Besides visuals of whatever animals are at the water right now, the feeds supply live audio. When you hear the calls of our birds, baboons, jackals, hippos, leopards and other vocal species, do remember that the bush is a multi-sensory experience – best felt by actually being here!

Rosie's Pan - LIVE
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This camera is situated at a secluded waterhole and is set on the hide. It is completely solar powered due to the remote location of the waterhole. There is a borehole which replenishes the waterhole giving much needed water to the animals that frequent this area. This is a great camera for viewing the Big Five of Africa, lion, leopard, rhino (which we do not show), elephant and buffalo. Giraffe and a large variety of antelope, genets, squirrels, warthogs, Giant kingfisher as well as the woodlands kingfisher all converge at this key watering point.

Naledi Cat-EYE - LIVE
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This camera has been set up at the eye level of a leopard so as to get a unique view of the scale of the animals that frequent the waterhole. The giraffe and elephant tower over the camera giving the viewer a completely different perspective. The animals that visit this camera can range from cheetah, lions, elephant, giraffe, impala, baboons, warthog, owls, Egyptian geese, genets, meercats, waterbuck and porcupines.

Olifants River - LIVE
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This camera is set on the banks of the mighty Olifants river, near the Naledi Game Lodge. This river is a tributary of the Limpopo river. The Olifants river has its source between Breyten and Bethal in the province of Mpumalanga and flows northwards then eastwards as it passes through the Kruger National Park and Mozambique on its way to join the Limpopo about 190km inland before flowing into the Indian Ocean. This camera is among the very few cameras that continuously capture the moods and the majesty of a wild, perennial African river. Crocodile and hippos are regularly seen in the river while elephant and giraffe are seen grazing on the banks and crossing the river. Other animal which frequent this camera are baboons, waterbuck, bushbuck, impalas, storks, herons and owls can also be seen foraging along the banks.