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Cambridge 25, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Sausage Tree Safari Camp

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Miami, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great accomodation, awesome hospitality, delicious food...an amazing experience and nice place to see the Big 5! Our Game drives with Liam and Timba (?) were such fun. Small size of this camp (5 luxury style tents) is a Big advantage compared to other lodges.We definitly recommend sausage tree 100%.

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Georgia, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about the Sausage Tree was an amazing experience, while my wife and I were here on our honeymoon. The staff is exemplary, the owners treat you like you are a part of their family, and go above and beyond to make sure that you have a great experience. The views from the main lodge where you eat breakfast, lunch... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice stay at Sausage Tree Camp : tent, food, people, drives... everything is good and well organized. We were lucky enough to see 4 of the 5 big fives and other nice animals too. Only frustation could be that due to lots of private properties in Balule Nature Reserve, some owners don't allow game drives in... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I was my first stay in SA and a perfect place to get in touch with wilderness. Very relaxing, familiar, easy to get in touch with all other guests and in particular with the hosts. The rooms are very comfortable, tidy and the 'tents' spread the charm of adventure. Food was very good, creative, I wished more game meat (if... More

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Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My boyfriend and I absolutely loved our stay at Sausage Tree Safari Camp. We had a very nice welcome and felt at home from the beginning. The house is very elegant and clean and the decoration is very well done, we liked the little original touches added by Sonia that made the place so special. James is very interesting and... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I don't even know where to start but Sausage Tree was absolutely wonderful! Everything from the arrival to departure was top notch and just the right amount of luxury meets rustic. The small, intimate vibe of ST is perfect, the food was fantastic, the accommodations were clean, comfortable, and totally relaxing! The other guests were a great addition to our... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My wife and I have travelled extensively through game/safari lodges throughout Southern Africa. Our time with the lovely people at Sausage Tree was incredible. The small and intimate feel is hard to beat, with no more than ten guests at a time. Our host, ranger, tracker and all staff were so welcoming and willing to share their extraordinary experiences and... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

What an experience! We stayed at the Sausage Tree for three nights during our honeymoon, and we couldn't think of a better place! It was our first safari and we will never forget it. James and Themba are an incredible duet of ranger/tracker. We were able to see all the big five (even with the thick bushes of the Kruger... More

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New York City, New York
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I think that it is entirely safe to say that this was the absolute best experience I have ever had while traveling. My wife and I stayed two spectacular nights (book early and soon for Sausage Tree!!) at the Camp and I am 100% certain that we will one day return to this incredible place. I am fumbling with where... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Come as guest, leave as friend. That pretty much sums up the whole experience at Sausage Tree lodge for me. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Sonja and James truly run a first class operation. Their warmth and passion for service is truly amazing. Great accomodation, wonderful staffs, outstanding meals and AMAZING setting. So if you are looking for that... More

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Also Known As:
Sausage Tree Safari Camp South Africa/Balule Private Game Reserve
Address: Cambridge 25, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Private Game Reserve
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 11 Specialty lodging in Balule Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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