Forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park, the 40,000ha of sprawling bushveld that make up the Balule Nature Reserve is home to an array of wildlife – including the Big 5 – and an authentic safari destination at Sausage Tree Safari Camp. Spend your nights listening to the calls of the wild from the comfort of your luxurious canvas tent and your days exploring the far corners of the reserve.
This game-viewing destination undeniably has it all. The perennial Olifants River is a permanent drawcard, dotted with hippos, crocodiles and playful elephants. The vast savannah is strewn with looming baobabs and acacias that cast shade over resting lions and provide succulent treats for browsing giraffe.
Sausage Tree Camp’s canvas Tents are fully furnished with en-suite bathrooms, outdoor showers, eco-based air-conditioning, insect gauze, and a private viewing deck. Overlooking a parched riverbed often dotted with plains game, guests can enjoy breakfast and lunch on the open deck and spend their evenings dining al fresco around the raging fire of the boma.