Let us welcome you to the magic of Africa experienced at
SAUSAGE TREE SAFARI CAMP in the GREATER KRUGER PARK.
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, smells 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 vast Balule Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park and sanctuary to Africa’s famous Big Five. With approximately 2500 ha of traversing, including 4kms along the Olifants River you can look forward to a true safari experience of wilderness and undisturbed biodiversity.
Uniquely positioned in the bush between Marula, Acacia and Sausage trees with its own special view above and beyond the thorn trees, our waterhole and the majestic Drakensburg range on the horizon, Sausage Tree Safari Camp is a place not easily forgotten!
Balule; The Big 5 Reserve
Balule Nature Reserve was established by a group of like-minded, private landowners in the early 1990s. From the start, their objective was to create a larger, open system with no fences to hinder animal movement thus creating a much healthier habitat for fauna and flora.
The Reserve has since grown from the initial 11,000 ha to 55,000 ha, approximately 150 km of fences have been removed and it consists of both private and commercial properties. In 2004, the Eastern boundary fence was removed and Balule was officially incorporated into the Kruger National Park (established in 1898).
Thus, Balule is now part of an open system that covers over 2 million hectares in South Africa and is widely regarded as one of the most successful conservation areas in the world.
Balule is mostly made up of mixed Acacia and Combretum woodlands, which sustain 94 mammal, 280 bird, 72 reptile and 128 tree species, not to mention the insect, fish, amphibian and other plant species.
Olifants West Nature reserve is set within Balule and is where Sausage Tree Safari Camp is situated. Notably, it is the birthplace of a unique anti-poaching initiative, the Black Mamba Anti Poaching Environmental Monitors, recruited from the surrounding communities. They are doing a fantastic job in keeping our rhino safe and in the process, have gained worldwide recognition and environmental awards.
Sausage Tree Safari Camp is proud to be part of this massive undertaking, and will continue to help protect and support this very special conservation area for future generations. It is in these amazing wilderness areas where a traveller can still find an authentic safari experience.
|NEAREST AIRPORT||Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit)|
|TRAVEL TIME||50 minutes|
- Accommodation Rate Includes: En-suite safari tented accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea and coffee, 2 game drives on big 5 conservancy per day and 14% VAT.
- Accommodation Rate Excludes: All beverages, gate entry fees, transfers, additional tours, all travel/medical/personal insurances.
Children (Ages 8 up to 12 years) sharing with Adult(s) = 75% of Adult Sharing Rate. We regret no children from 0 up to 7 years of age.
PLEASE NOTE: A conservation levy will kindly be charged in cash by the Balule Conservancy on entrance of R 50-00 per vehicle and R 100-00 per person (Subject to change without notice)
R 3 350 per person sharing per night
R 4 100 per single person per night