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Address: Parsons Nature Reserve 155 KT, plot nr 25, Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province, South Africa
Contact : Sander Verburgh
Fax : 086-5528698
Cell : +27-79-2518487

Come in and see the African bush in her purest form whilst enjoying the sheer luxury that you experience at Kurhula Wildlife Lodge. Kurhula Lodge is situated on the banks of the mighty Olifants River in Parsons Nature Reserve, which is part of Balule Nature Reserve. Balule is in her turn part of the Greater Kruger Park. Wild animals are therefore inhabitant and every day is a surprise what pays us a visit. During the winter months we always have a considerable amount of game in our garden due to the presence of the always flowing Olifants river. Be prepared to see elephants up close! The lodge is particularly valued for its high personal service, excellent cuisine and beautiful surroundings. The best of in the heart of nature in combination with western comforts, contributes to a unique experience!

The Lodge's perfect location makes it possible to see most of the highlights of her surroundings within one and a half hours reach. After a day of visiting the highlights of this beautiful province, come back home to Kurhula Wildlife Lodge, have a good bottle of wine from our bar and just relax.


Kurhula Lodge has four affordable double rooms. From your veranda (with comfortable chairs) you have an exquisite view over the Olifants river. All rooms have 2 extra length single beds, air-conditioning, a mosquito net, a desk with chair, wardrobe with a safe and coffee and tea facilities. The bathroom en-suite is equipped with a shower, toilet and double basins. Slate tiles are used on the floor and in the bathroom to give that real authentic African feeling.

All accommodation is on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis (DBB), serving a sumptuous breakfast on the veranda of the main lodge. At night we serve a wonderful African three course meal with an European touch. Should you have any special dietary requirements please notify us beforehand and we will make sure that all your requests are met. Lunch is available on request.

We regret no children under the age of 12 years old.


We can organize game drives and bush walks in the reserve under the guidance of an experienced ranger. Advance booking is required. You can enjoy our bush garden, our infinity swimming pool with comfortable beds, or relax on the veranda in front of your room. For birders, Kurhula Lodge is definitely a paradise. Please feel free to explore the heart of the Kruger Park or drive the Panorama route. For the more adventurous you can do kloofing, white water rafting, fly a micro light aircraft or do a canopy tour, which you can all visit within 2 hours drive from the lodge.

  • air conditioner (all units)
  • big game onsite
  • electronic safe
  • game drives onsite
  • internet facilities
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • tea / coffee making facilities

The GPS coordinates of the lodge are: S24 09.695 E30 56.124

On the R40 from Hoedspruit towards Phalaborwa, you will cross the Olifants river. Continue to drive for several kilometres until you will pass Mica village. After that you will find on your right hand side a petrol station which is called "Sameys". Then follow the road until you reach the turnoff to Tzaneen, but keep going straight towards Phalaborwa. After about 700 meters, you will find on the right hand site the entrance to Parsons Nature Reserve. Please note
the signs say: Balule River Camp and Rio dos Elephantos. A dirt road will take you after 5 kilometres to the security gate of Parsons Nature Reserve. After this gate you will have to travel another 7 kilometres to Kurhula Lodge. Please note that it is plot nr 25.

After the security gate the road will lead you to a cattle grid. Pass the grid carefully or open the gate next to it if your vehicle is too low (please close the gate again) and follow the road. Pass the sign "Parsons Game drive" on your left and go straight. You will pass "Sopies Hoogte" which, by clear weather, gives you a beautiful view over the Drakensbergen. When you pass the sign "Olifants Park" on your right, you see a sign on the left stating "River road", follow this sign.

The next sign on the left states the numbers <-10-22, 58,59,63-69,90,91 and 23-34, 60-62 -> Follow the road to 23-34, 60-62. You will pass of Isisimela Lodge on your right hand site. Pass the sign "Parsons Game drive" on your left and keep going straight. When you see the sign "Kurhula Wildlife Lodge" on your right hand side, turn right. At the next sign right again and then left. You have reached your destination.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

In case of any emergency, please feel free to contact us immediately.
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  • Bed Configuration
  • Baobab (Sleeps 2) x 1
    • Room 1 - single, single
  • Fever Tree (Sleeps 2) x 1
    • Room 1 - king
  • Marula (Sleeps 2) x 1
    • Room 1 - single, single
  • Sycamore (Sleeps 2) x 1
    • Room 1 - king
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