Sausage Tree Safari Camp is a small, intimate, luxury tented camp in the Greater Kruger National Park where the Big 5 still roam freely. Situated within the Balule Conservancy with dramatic hilltops, valleys and open plains providing breathtaking views of uninterrupted bush all the way to the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains.
The Olifants River flows all year round through the reserve with healthy populations of hippo and crocodile, as well as a huge diversity of bird species including the elusive Pels Fishing Owl.
Our luxury, African-styled Safari tents are comfortably furnished with bathrooms en-suite, featuring a freestanding bath and an outside shower on a raised base for maximizing your views of the bush and the mountains. Air conditioning, fan, and tea and coffee facilities make it a definitive ‘glamping’ experience with the advantage that staying in a tented camp has, bringing the sounds of nature so much closer to you.
Our energetic staff are highly experienced, dedicated and passionate, as our guest reviews reflect. Their attention to detail will ensure your stay is ultimately relaxing and memorable, from Orlando and Pitso’s outstanding cuisine, to our welcoming front-of -house teams’ personal service, local knowledge and friendliness.
Our guide and tracker teams will not only find you incredible animal sightings but will interpret what you see with fun filled facts, underpinned by their exhaustive knowledge, passion and respect for nature thereby making certain your Safari experience is an authentic one.
A variety of interesting, local tours are also available around the Hoedspruit area, including a private, guided day tour to the famous Kruger National Park itself.
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.
Our 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 ensuite 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.
Experience 360-degree panoramic views from our open vehicles while in search of a variety of wildlife… negotiating valleys, hills and plains which provide some of the most spectacular views in the whole of the Lowveld in over 3,500 hectares of traversing.
Each morning and late afternoon, an experienced, professional guide and tracker will take you on a safari game drive through thick bush and along open plains in search of the Big Five (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard) as well as a myriad of birds and game species such as giraffe, zebra, warthog, kudu and impala. Sundowners will be served with tasty snacks watching the sun set over the African bush. During the drives there is a lot of emphasis on giving information on everything that is encountered – whether your interest is birding, insects, plants or trees, your guide will happily share his knowledge with you. Our guides also focus on some of the less noticeable aspects of the bush.
Driving 5 kilometers alongside the Olifants River you will often encounter hippo and crocodile, and a variety of birdlife including the occasional, very special sighting of the much sought after Pels Fishing Owl.
Imagine having a therapeutic spa treatment while listening to the sound of Africa’s natural orchestra… true nature inspired, sound therapy. Pure, fresh air and a silence so beneficial to the spirit. Many conversations we have daily are sadly clouded by urban noise and it is amazing how being in the African bush can enable one to connect again with oneself. If you are taking a long overdue break to recharge energies and connect with nature, you can now enjoy treatments in the privacy of our new spa area enjoying a beautiful view out into the bush.