Sausage Tree Safari Camp - Balule 


Safari – a Swahili word used originally in early East African times means “long-journey”. Our game drives are journeys where we experience through all our senses… the sights and sounds of the vast surrounds from our private and unique Camp. What you might not see during the day, you could hear at night.

 

Sausage Tree Safari Camp is situated in the Balule Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger Park and sanctuary to Africa’s Famous Big Five. With almost 3000 ha of traversing you can look forward to a true safari experience of wilderness and undisturbed biodiversity.

 

Uniquely positioned in the bush between Marula and Acacia trees with it’s own special view above and beyond the thorn trees, our waterhole, the Olifants River and the majestic Drakensburg range on the horizon, Sausage Tree Safari Camp is a place not easily forgotten!

Safari Tents

Remember the old-style safari and sleeping under canvas? Well there truly is nothing like it! The sounds of the night are closer, the smells are stronger, and the feeling of actually being in the bush is so much more intense.


Our African safari-styled tents are nestled in between Marula, Knobthorn Acacia and Sausage Trees and overlook a dry river bed, the bush and the Northern Drakensberg Mountains. Each tent is spacious and built in an elevated position with it’s own special view.


The tents are fully furnished and have their own private deck and ensuite bathroom with a bath and outdoor shower.


Inverter or Eco based Air-conditioners are fitted in each tent ensuring that you stay cool during those warm summer nights… and can even be set to warm during those colder nights in winter.

Insect gauze on all the windows and doors keep the insects outside where they belong.

Facilities

Set in the Balule Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park, Sausage Tree Safari Camp is not only surrounded by the African wilderness, but also offers spectacular views of the Northern Drakensberg Mountains. This family-owned and operated safari camp prides itself on a warm atmosphere and African safari-styled tented accommodation.


Each morning and late afternoon, an experienced and professional guide will take you on a safari game drive through thick bush and along open plains in search of the Big Five (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard) as well as general game species such as giraffe, zebra, warthog, kudu and impala. During the drives there is a lot of emphasis on giving information on everything that is encountered – whether your interest is birding, insects, plants and trees, your guide will happily share his knowledge with you!


Breakfast and lunch is served on an open deck with views of the bush and a water hole frequented by a variety of resident animals. Dinner is mostly served under the stars, in front of the fire in the boma. The camp has a lounge for those lazy siesta’s, and a cosy bar complete with a variety of first class South African wines. The deck pool becomes a remedy for those hot summer days. Should dinner be eaten on the deck on those calm, bright evenings, the fire place is lit adding some romance to those magical African nights.

Activities

  • Spa Treatments
  • Day Tours
  • Photographic Workshop
  • African Weddings
  • Speicialized Tours/Safaris (must be booked with us in advance)