We will be travelling to SA in August and are wondering how the game viewing is in the Balule reserve. I have read that there is better game viewing in other reserves (Sabi Sands & Timbavati). I am wondering what is meant by "better" game viewing? Is it that there is a greater diversity of the species or are the animals more abundant, or both? Are some species rarely seen in Balule?
I had elected to go to Elephant Plains but there are no availabilities. Sausage Tree in Balule seems really affordable (Naledi is not available for every night of our stay). Should we book somewhere else in Timbavati instead? I like Motswari but is is much more expensive than Sausage Tree. I did not find any other lodge that suites us in Sabi Sands. We have kids ages 11 & 13.