Directions to Sausage Tree Safari Camp, Balule Reserve

Sausage Tree Safari Camp in Balule Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger Park, straddles both sides of the Olifants River.

Balule Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger Park, is situated in the Eastern Lowveld near Hoedspruit, with the Northern Drakensberg Mountains forming a majestic back drop. Big Five game are abundant in this area and move freely between Balule and Kruger.

This region enjoys a subtropical climate, with hot wet summers (December to February) and moderate dry winters (June to August). In the spring and summer there are many visiting migrant bird species, and this is also the time of year that most large mammal species give birth. During autumn and winter most of the trees lose their leaves, increasing visibility and making it easier to see animals.


Join the N12 and follow it to Witbank. The N12 joins the N4 which is followed to Belfast. At Belfast turn on to the R540 and follow it to Dullstroom and Lydenburg. Pass through Lydenburg and onto the R36 towards Origstad. In Origstad follow the R527 over the Abel Erasmus pass and through the JG Strydom tunnel towards Hoedspruit.

From Hazyview follow the R40 all the way to Hoedspruit, you will pass the following sprawling towns in order Bushbuckridge, Acornhoek and Klaserie. Hazyveiw to Klaserie is 71.1km (44.2 miles). Turn right 100 metres / yards before Klaserie, the R40 changes direction here, follow for 23,5km (15 miles) to Hoedspruit.

Pass through Hoedspruit and turn left onto the R40 (R530). After 17km (11 miles), turn right into the Main Balule Nature Reserve Gate. Follow the Olifants road for +/- 4km (2.5 miles) then turn left at Sable Road. Just 800 metres / yards down Sable road you will reach the Sausage Tree turn off on your left. (Sign marked). Follow the road for 300 metres / yards to camp.

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