Attention to detail is the name of the game at this top quality establishment. Our family of three had the honour of staying there during July - we booked for the special and within 5 minutes of our arrival, immediately booked up an additional evening! Our host was Richard who we found enormously entertaining, big hearted, warm, friendly, humorous and knowledgeable. We enjoyed each and every game drive (on open safari land cruisers) which we had with him (we had at least 10!) and were NEVER bored. Animal life is abundant and the absolute cherry on the cake for us was seeing a pack of Wild Dogs - on 3 different days in 3 different parts of the park - having lived in Africa all our lives we have never seen these incredible animals except for on TV so it was definately the highlight of our sightings, Speaking of which, our sightings of all sorts of animals (including Lion, Buffalo(huge herd), White Rhino and Aardvark) were plentiful not to mention the birdlife (highlight being the Pearl Spotted Owlet which kept us entertained for a considerable amount of time and more so because of Richard's excellent immitation of its call). Our early morning coffee and rusks and sunset snacks and drinks were all memorable due to the fabulous locations and wonderful company. Food IS PLENTIFUL AND UTTERLY DELICIOUS thanks to the skills and dedication of Orlando - each meal is presented meticulously with so much thought and is a delight to all the senses - definately want one of those cook books when it is published. As our visit was during winter our game drives where never without lovely cosy, warm blankets and Richard's aircon blowing on hot - if you sit directly behind him you get the advantage of this! The accommodation is stunning and very clean. The beds are SO comfortable and the outdoor showers (even during winter) were plentiful with warm water. There is a drinking hole which can be viewed from various positions in camp where we were entertained by families of warthog and many birds. The deck and pool area is divine (we are planning our next trip there in summer so that we can sit in the pool and drink cocktails!) and was a great place to sit sunning oneself whilst chilling and soaking up the environment. I could keep on writing about this amazing place for pages and pages but you know what..... the best is to GO THERE - you will not be sorry. We LOVED everything about this wonderful Safari Camp - the best place ever - and are definately planning a trip back.
- 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/Kruger National Park