Guests per Safari Vehicle
Have you ever slept under canvas in the African bush? Well there truly is nothing like it! The sounds of the night are closer, the smells of nature are stronger, and the feeling of actually being in the bush is so much more intense.
The luxury, African-styled safari tents are nestled in between Marula, Knobthorn, Acacia and Sausage Trees and overlook a dry river bed, the bush and the majestic Northern Drakensberg Mountains. They are built in an elevated position each with its own special view.
The tents are comfortably furnished and feature an en-suite bathroom with a bath and an outdoor shower. They are fitted with eco air conditioners ensuring that you stay cool on hot summer nights… and can be used as a heater during the colder nights in winter.
Each tent has its own private deck with wonderful views of the mountains and the African bush. Insect gauze on all the windows and doors keep the insects outside where they belong.
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 intimate safari camp is owned and managed by James and Sonja together with their passionate, dedicated team and prides itself on a warm, welcoming atmosphere, personal service and an authentic safari experience.
Breakfast and lunch is a social affair and is served on an open deck with uninterrupted views of the bush and a water hole frequented by a variety of animals. Dinner is mostly served under the stars, around the fire in our traditional styled ‘BOMA’. The camp has an indoor and outdoor lounge and a cosy bar complete with a variety of first class South African wines and a selection of South African craft beer and gin. The refreshing pool set in our deck will cool you down on our hottest summer days – the perfect place to relax between game drives.
Our new private spa area allows you to enjoy a full range of massages and treatments while overlooking the bush. The Camp offer WIFI as a free service at Sausage Tree. They do encourage you to keep your mobile phones on ‘silent’ during your stay.
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.
Hoedspruit – Eastgate Airport
5 hours 30 minutes from Johannesburg
2 hours 45 minutes from Nelspruit
35 minutes from Hoedspruit – Eastgate Airport
Sausage Tree Safari Camp, Hoedspruit, South Africa