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Sausage Tree Safari Camp at Balule

Sausage Tree Safari Camp is situated in the Balule Private Nature Reserve which forms part of the renowned Greater Kruger National Park.  Don’t be misled by the small size of this private reserve, as its 2500-hectare territory is strategically located with a 4km stretch along the Olifants River attracting a healthy hippo population and diverse bird colony.  Marvel at the Big Five as well as sightings of zebra, giraffe, and antelope.

 

Sausage Tree Safari Camp boasts a spectacular view of the Northern Drakensberg Mountains.  Its luxury tents are built in an elevated position with private views over the dry riverbed, bush, and majestic mountains. Wildlife adventures abound at Balule Private Game Reserve.  After a four-wheel safari drive guests can embark on an Elephant Interaction adventure, Olifants River boat cruise, Nyani Cultural Village visit, or Reptile Park tour.  Guests can also make a special visit to the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre.  Here, injured animals are taken care of, rehabilitated and when possible released back into the wild. Photographic workshops at the lodge provide a great opportunity to learn about wildlife photography and taking exquisite images to brag about back home.  All workshops include notes and plenty practical tuition out in the bush. The main lodge is an oasis of relaxation featuring an open deck with uninterrupted views of the savannah and a water hole frequented by game.  Laze around the pool, at the bar or in one of the lounges after a day filled with remarkable African adventures.

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Guided bushwalks
  • Swimming pool
  • Photographic safari’s
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  • Elephant Interaction adventure
  • Olifants River boat cruise
  • Nyani Cultural Village visit
  • Reptile Park tour
  • Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
  • Spa
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Highlights

  • Exceptional Big 5 game drives
  • Luxury tented accommodation
  • Photographic safari’s
  • Mountain and river views

Closest airport

  • Nelspruit Kruger
  • O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg)
  • Hoedspruit

Children policy

Children 8 years and older are welcome. All ages welcome when booking More Details exclusive use of the Lodge.

  • Children 8-12 years pay 75% of the adult sharing rate
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Included

2 x Game drives per day and all meals.

Excluded

Drinks, gate fees, additional activities, spa treatments, private-use vehicles, and transfers

T's & C's

  • Rates are per person sharing, per night
  • Single supplement of 25% applicable
  • Rates displayed are from 01 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020

Accommodation Options

Luxury Tented Suites

Sleeps 2 Adults

The elevated tents each have a private viewing deck bringing nature to your doorstep. Tents are furnished with bathrooms en-suite, featuring a freestanding bath and an alfresco shower on a raised base for outstanding bush and the mountain views. Read moreAir conditioning, a fan, tea and coffee facilities, and insect gauze on the windows and doors. Less

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Price R4 660 per person, per night

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Getting there

By Road

The reserve is a 5.5-hour drive from Johannesburg along the N12 and N4 highways. Traveling to the reserve from Hoedspruit Airport is a 30-minute road transfer.

 

Flying

Fly from major centres in South Africa to Hoedspruit Airport.

 

Flight Duration

  • Johannesburg to Hoedspruit: 55 minutes
  • Cape Town to Hoedspruit 2 hours 30 minutes