Balerno Bush Lodge




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. 


6 chalets/rooms with own bathrooms

5 double bedrooms; 1 room with 2 single beds

Fully equipped with bedding

Rooms fully serviced

Lawns between chalets

Wheelchair friendly

Balerno Bush Lodge provides accommodation for up to fourteen people (19, if required) in four spacious, thatched, two-bed roomed 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.  



Large comfortable open-plan lounge and farm kitchen

Fully equipped with eating and cooking utensils

Shop-size 3-door fridge, plus 2 fridges and 2 freezers

3 stoves – 1 wood, 1 gas & electricity.

Large wooden table with working area


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.

No catering offered.

 The lodge has no liquor licence: so, please provide own liquor and soft drinks.


Thatched Roof Lapa

Large wooden table with 12 chairs

Leadwood bar counter with bar stools

Under-roof and outside braai

Fire place in boma

Splash pool in rocks

Other attractions:

Bush walks — unique sandstone hills

Bird watching — Black eagle breeding pair

Brilliant photography opportunities

Archaeological sites and San Bushmen rock art

Visit to Mapungubwe National Park

Guided tours to Mapungubwe World Heritage Site

Views of the Shashe & Limpopo River Confluence

Visits to the Crocodile Farm

Situated within 20 minutes drive from both entrance gates to Mapungubwe National Park. East-main gate and west gate.

10km from Pontdrift border post to Botswana and Tuli game reserve. Limpopo river.

 2hours drive from Polokwane 25min from Alldays All tarred road.