Set in the Balule Nature Reserve, Sausage Tree Safari Camp promises rich game viewing and spectacular views, as our boundary with Kruger National Park is open and the Northern Drakensberg Mountains form a majestic backdrop.
This family-owned and operated Safari Camp pride itself on the warm atmosphere offered, delicious food, beautiful views and African style safari tented accommodation. Our unassuming Camp promises an intimate nature experience in a relaxing environment where you can unwind, kick your shoes off and be yourself.
Enjoy lantern lit dinners in our boma or on our open deck under the star studded African sky. Breakfast and lunch is served on the open deck with views of the bush and waterholes frequented by a variety of resident animals. Sunrise and sunset safaris in open 4 x 4 vehicles are the highlights of the day. With our professional field guides, visitors can go in search of some of Africas famous variety of mammal and bird life, such as Giraffe, Zebra, African Fish Eagles, Vultures and the notorious Big 5 Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo.
We also offer transfers to and from the Lodge / Airports as well as some very special days tours and private "add on overnight safaris".
Accommodation at Sausage Tree Safari Camp:
The Safari Camp
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 en suite bathroom with a bath and outdoor shower. Inverted or Eco based Air-conditioners are fitted in each tent ensuring that you stay cool during those warm summer nights and can be set to warm during those colder nights in winter too. Insect gauze on all the windows and doors keep the insects outside where they belong.
In the main reception area, visitors will find a lounge for those lazy afternoons, and a dining area that keeps visitors dry when it rains. There is a cosy bar complete with a variety of first class South African wines. On the open deck outside, there is a sunken swimming pool and fireplace where visitors can enjoy those magical African nights. During the day, the deck has unrivaled views of the surrounding bush, dry river bed, waterhole and mountains in the background. Sausage Tree Safari Camp`s resident staff will ensure that everyone has a memorable stay and becomes part of our continually growing family.
- En suite safari tented accommodation
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea and coffee
- 2 game drives
- All beverages and cool drinks
- Gate entry fee of R70 per vehicle and R170 per person
- All travel, medial and person insurances
A conservation levy will kindly be charged by the Balule Conservancy on entrance of R170.00 per person and R70 per vehicle.
* Game Drives
* Private Small Weddings
The following day tours are available at an additional cost:
* Kruger National Park Day Tour
* Panoramic Day Tour
* Elephants Whispers
* Nyani Cultural Village
* Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
Clothing and Accessories:
* Binoculars & Camera
* Towels for swimming
* Sunhat and sun block
* Comfortable walking shoes
* Neutral coloured clothing
* Warm jacket for morning and evening drives
Health and Climate:
* Anti-malaria tablets (low risk area) (consult your local GP)
Sausage Tree Safari Camp is in the Balule Nature Reserve is situated in the Eastern Lowveld (Hoedspruit) within the greater Kruger National Park, which enjoys a subtropical climate, with hot wet summers and moderate dry winters.
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12
Airport Shuttle Service
Special Meals on Request
Bar on the Premises
Parking (off-street - covered)
TERMS & CONDITIONS: A deposit of 50% of the total booking amount is required to secure the booking. The balance of the total booking amount is then kindly payable 30 days before arrival. Any other additional costs are payable upon departure in cash, alternatively we do have credit card facilities at the lodge. No transfer or bank handling levies are included in our accommodation, tour or transfer rates and are therefore for clients own account e.g. credit card handling fee of 4.25%. Payments can be made via EFT, Cash or Credit Card. Kindly note that any outstanding accommodations, tours or transfers amount still due will be added onto extras bill to kindly be settled at lodge.
Sausage Tree Safari Camp, its owners and staff can not be held liable for any injury or loss to person or property encountered during your stay or in your travels to or from the Lodge nor can we be held responsible for any loss or injury whilst engaging in any independent third party transfer , tour , activity or similar organized on your behalf either on or off our property.
CANCELLATION POLICY(Subject to change… it applies in all instances)
Cancellation of booking must be in writing. Cancellations are only effective on receipt of written notification.
Cancellation of booking after confirmation with more than 90 days notice – 25% of total booking amount is forfeited.
Cancellation of booking after confirmation with more than 75 days notice – 50% of total booking amount is forfeited.
Cancellation of booking after confirmation with more than 60 days notice – 75% of total booking is forfeited.
Cancellation of booking after confirmation with less than 60 days notice – 100% of total booking amount is forfeited.
Effective From 7th September 2018.
Change of booking dates: Once a booking has been confirmed, a booking may be changed to alternative dates up and until 90 days before booking arrival date at no cost. Cancellation fees will apply as per above should a booking date need to be changed within 90 days of booking arrival date.
We regret no children under the age of 8 unless the whole Safari Camp has been booked by the same group / family, in this case children under 6 are not allowed on game drives. Children of 8 years or older must be permanently overseen by their parent[s] and so have adult supervision day and night, and they please must not disturb the calm or rest of other guests at the lodge and while on safari. In case of non observance of these rules for general peace and safety, we do unfortunately reserve the right to terminate the stay of the infringing party, who will be refunded the rest of their booking “pro rata”. Children (Ages 8 up to and including 12 years) sharing with Adult(s) = 75% of Adult Sharing Rate. 1 Child must kindly share with min 1 adult per tent.
Rates / quotes do not include any medical, travel or personal insurances.
All additional activities are subject to availability and can be booked either before or during stay at Sausage Tree Safari Camp.
We do advise if possible planning your itinerary in advance. Please do not hesitate to contact us for advise in arranging your itinerary.
No additional activities unless stipulated are mandatory or included in the rate.
Due to the fact that there are potentially dangerous mammals in the reserve e.g. lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo, hippo and hyena, we are not allowed to do walks with any person under the age of 16 years.
All rates / quotes are subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances.
On arrival guests will be asked to read and sign an indemnity agreement. Management retain the right to refuse admission and will not be liable for any claim or refund should the indemnity form not be signed.
Hoedspruit to Sausage Tree Bush Camp:
- Pass through Hoedspruit and turn left onto the R40 (R530).
- After 17km turn right into the Main Balule Nature Reserve Gate.
- Follow the Olifants road for +/- 4km then turn left at Sable Road.
- 800m down Sable road you will reach the Sausage Tree turn off on your left.
- (Sign marked)Follow the road for 300m to camp.
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