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Cambridge 25, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#1 of 18 Specialty lodging in Balule Nature Reserve
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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 back drop. This family operated safari camp pride itself on the warm atmosphere and African safari tented accommodation it offers. Enjoy lantern lit dinners in our boma or open deck under the star studded African sky. Sunrise and sunset safaris in open 4x4 vehicles are the highlights of the day.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 ensuite bathroom with a bath and outdoor shower. Inverter or Eco based Air-conditioners are fitted in each tent ensuring that you stay cool during those warm summer nights... and can even be set to warm during those colder nights in winter. Insect gauze on all the windows and doors keep the insects outside where they belong.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Massage
Outdoor fireplace
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Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
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Shared lounge / TV area
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Cambridge 25, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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Hoedspruit Airport23 kmSee all flights
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Derek wrote a review 20 Jun
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Wow, one of the best lodges I have had the privilege of staying at! The ranger and the tracker (Themba and Jimmy) were amazing, went out of their way to find us the elusive Pels fishing owl (without success this time , but we will be back). The game viewing was phenomenal, saw leopard on 5 out of the 6 drives. The chef made the most delicious meals and the lodge made my birthday very memorable. A big thank you to the entire Sausage Tree family.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves so much and we look forward to your return to renew yout your quest for the Pels Fishing Owl
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Lee wrote a review Jan 2021
Hoedspruit, South Africa10 contributions15 helpful votes
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Sausage Tree does it again! Covid precautions in place with guest comfort and safety in mind. A beautiful welcome from Eswe and Nommy. Stunning, spotless tents are so lovely and private. Thank you Linky. Themba and Polite provide enthusiastic, fun, and adventurous game drives with awesome sightings. And the food...Orlando and Sebastian....AMAZING! James and Sonja....Thank you for another incredible experience. We love you, Sausage Tree!❤️🦓🦒
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ghunter311 wrote a review 09 Jun
New York City, New York3 contributions
My husband and I spent several amazing days at Sausage Tree during our honeymoon and it was an incredible experience!!! The staff, especially our guide and tracker, were amazing and really made sure we were up in all of the action at all times! We highly recommend staying at this camp and this experience was better than we could have ever imagined!!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Jennimiller wrote a review 02 Jun
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What a wonderful 5 days I’ve just had at Sausage Tree and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves nature, comfortable tents right in the middle of nature, great food and fresh air. This place is truly special and I could not fault a thing. We had 8 wonderful game drives where we saw everything and more. The staff are so knowledgable, warm and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. I’m already planning how and when we can come again!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Wow what a stunning review ! Thanks so much. So glad that you enjoyed it so much and we cant wait to welcome you back.
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jonathancouzenshbsh wrote a review May 2022
Komatipoort, South Africa17 contributions
We enjoyed our stay, comfortable, relaxed and we left heavier because of all the good food and a beautiful local beer they keep that I cant pronounc , we got to see some special fortunate sightings like a Pel's fishing owl, Jimmy and Themba our guides top class.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 16 May 2022
Thanks very much for your kind words. We really enjoyed meeting you all . Dont be strangers!
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Ann T wrote a review May 2022
Hudhuranfusfi4 contributions2 helpful votes
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The Sausage Tree Safari Camp exceeded our expectations. The quality of the food was excellent. If you’re lucky to be there when Pitso makes chicken pie for lunch don’t skip this! Every effort was made by the staff to make our experience the best ever. Themba and Jimmy really delivered during the game drives. We saw almost all the big five - just missing a leopard. These guys shared their knowledge of the bush and we all learned a lot and had great time. Special shout-out to Polite who was serving at the time. He was the best and gave us extra special attention to making sure we were happy. Polite is also a guide (he rotates between serving and guiding I think) and I’m sure he’s great at that too. The owners, Sonja and James, were very attentive to our every need. I would highly recommend this camp to anyone looking for a convenient get away. It’s only a 20 minute drive from Hoedspruit airport which is a big plus.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: All the luxury tents are nice. There are only 5 tents in all
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Responded 11 May 2022
Thanks so much for your very kind words which we will pass on to all concerned . You are absolutely right about Pitso's chicken pie , its absolutely awesome!
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Alison S wrote a review May 2022
Benoni, South Africa85 contributions71 helpful votes
We were met at the entrance by Julia (who became our go to for the well-stocked bar) and Thandi, who showed us to our Tents ( glamping with aircon). The view as you get to the deck is stunning, here you eat Breakfast and Lunch. The evening meal wa in the Boma. Our Guide Themba and Tracker Polite were very knowlegible about the Bush, including Flora and Fauna, Birds, and Mammals. They also have profound sense of humour. The food was wonderfully prepared by Pitso, I could not fault the food, Portions were great. One afternoon tea a cake came out and all the guests said it was the best Cake they had ever had (Caramel & Buttercream) The owners James and Sonia chatted loving of their lodge and keen to share experiences and their love of the Bush. There would have been 5 stars, but I don’t like to track for the entire morning to find nothing, understandably, overseas visitors have paid an enormous amount of money to see the Big 5, but it is not always possible, as we found out after 2 days of tracking and not finding the elusive animal. We always find just driving they will come to you eventually. The truck was also cramped, nowhere to put camera bags/jackets etc. Overall, it was great, we had great sightings and the entire staff were so lovely, we will return.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: We were in tent 3, near a watering hole
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mary h wrote a review May 2022
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The owners were gracious, the staff helpful and efficient, our guide Jimmy and tracker Timba were dedicated to making sure we had an exceptional, safe safari experience, the chef, Peter, was talented, and the setting exciting. The accommodations were very nice. It was amazing to hear hyenas at night from our tent [inside an electrified fence]. Evening meals in the boma were convivial and our guide and tracker were there to answer our questions and tell us engaging stories of the bush. We had a great time!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 05 May 2022
Thank you so much for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we will pass on your kind comments to our team.
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Sabrina wrote a review Apr 2022
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The best lodge we have been to during our recent family trip to South Africa and the best safaris we have ever done with two super knowledgeable guides (Jimmy and Temba) who take you very close to all kind of animals including the big 5 ! The host James is very attentive to everything to make your stay memorable, staffs are all excellent including a super chef who’s food is delicious. We had a wonderful time and we will not hesitate to go back to this lodge for a future trip to SA. We highly recommend this place ! Sabrina & Family
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 03 May 2022
It was an absolute pleasure hosting you , Julien, Inaya and Enak. Thanks so much for your kind words about our staff , we are indeed very proud of them. The animal sightings were wonderful and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us so much and look forward to seeing you all again one day.
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Steffi V wrote a review Jan 2022
19 contributions24 helpful votes
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What a wonderful stay! Beautiful place to stay, very nice people, delicious food, great safari experiences and luxury tents. Jimmy, the safari guide, was there to give us fantastic safari experiences. James, the owner, always in to share his knowledge and bush experience with us. Short: don’t hesitate, just book! You will love it!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Nothing to worry about - you will have a wonderful stay!
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Responded 21 Jan 2022
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay so much and we will feedback your review to Jimmy. Thanks very much.
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PRICE RANGE
US$679 - US$718 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National ParkBalule Nature Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sausage Tree Safari Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Sausage Tree Safari Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Sausage Tree Safari Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sausage Tree Safari Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sausage Tree Safari Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Sausage Tree Safari Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sausage Tree Safari Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Sausage Tree Safari Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Sausage Tree Safari Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.