Bird watching and game drives are top activities at Sausage Tree Safari Camp in Balule Nature Reserve, as are boat safaris down the Olifants River.
Balule Game Drives
Balule Nature Reserve is well-stocked with a bounty of animals, including the Big 5. There are almost 3000 hectares of prime wilderness to explore here and you can certainly look forward to not competing with hordes of safari tourists on morning and afternoon game drives. There is no fenced border separating this region from the Kruger so you can expect a wide selection of wildlife which regularly moves between the two areas.
Bush Walks and Boat Rides
For a safari experience of a different kind, why not take a game viewing boat trip along the Olifants River? It’s the largest river flowing through this area, and you’ll be sure to encounter plenty of general game species such as giraffe, zebra, warthog, kudu and impala seeking out a refreshing drink. Guided bush walks are also arranged at Sausage Tree Safari Camp and offer an up-close and personal experience with the bush.
If you’d like to improve your photography skills, why not book Sausage Tree’s professional photographer, Villiers Steyn, to join you on one of your game drives in Balule Nature Reserve. Villiers is a local professional photographic safari guide with nearly two decades’ experience, and he can help you with the basics, such like getting into the right position for taking photographs and selecting the right camera settings at each sighting.
Don’t Forget Dinner in the Bush
After an eventful game drive and a sundowner or two, those lantern-lit dinners in the Sausage Tree Safari Camp boma are hard to top, served right under the star-spangled sky, and often in the company of the rangers who are always willing to share a few stories. Even lunches are an event to look forward to, served on the open deck with great views of the waterhole (frequently visited by a variety of four-legged residents).