My wife and I and our 3 children (ages 12 to 14) spent 3 days and nights with James, Sonja, and their wonderful team at Sausage Tree in June of 2014--it was really the best experience we've ever had on a family vacation!! It is one of the most beautiful places we've ever been--simply amazing. The 'tents' are very deluxe--with very nice beds and bathrooms. Honestly, though--we spent little time in the tents--there is the common area/lodge with beautiful views of the mountains in the distance and great chairs for reading and chatting. The food was fantastic--their on-site chef really makes very wonderful food--breakfasts and lunches were served in the beautiful 'common area/lodge' and suppers were served around an outdoor fire in a unique outdoor eating area--hard to explain but really really great! There are only 5 'tents' so it is a small/intimate place--not large at all. But what made it so great was that different couples/families were always arriving/departing and so we met many different people in our 3 days--a couple from Australia, another couple from America, a couple from Tanzania--and we got to talk with/get to know all of these people at the meals and on the safari rides. Which brings us to the REAL highlight of this amazing place. As if the great hosts, tents, food, common-area/lodge, and fellow travelers were not enough--every day we had a morning safari and an evening safari where we were driven-around the game/nature reserve with our fellow-guests and we saw AMAZING wild-life every time. We saw elephants and lions and giraffe and everything else--often as close as 20 feet away from our safari vehicle--and occasionally even closer--it was AWESOME. Our kids loved it! I could go on and on but basically this place is truly truly a great place and we can not say enough good things about it. Thank-you James and Sonja and everyone else at Sausage Tree Safari Camp! The Sylvester Family.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sausage Tree Safari Camp South Africa/Balule Nature Reserve