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Sausage Tree Safari Camp
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great Lodge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

I have been to Sausage Tree a couple of times now. Its a great place for a first safari .. or for a long weekend. The lodge is small, intimate, and a family affair. Liam is a fantastic and enthusiastic ranger. Balule is a great reserve, with lots of diversity and a good opportunity to see the big 5. The rooms are very nice, and the food is good. The only downside is the long time before the morning and the afternoon drive .. I tend to get a bit bored, but lots of people I sure appreciate it.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Our stay at Sausage Tree by far exceeded all my expectations. The tour guides (shoutout to Liam) are so knowlegeable and make the game drives so much fun. The staff showed such hospitality and really made us all feel welcome and created a very homely atmosphere. The food....AMAZING! 5 star quality. Thank you so much to everyone at Sausage Tree for the memories and for the amazing time you gave us. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to go on a safari! By far the best accomodation I have ever stayed in

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Regensburg, Germany
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Wonderful little Camp close to the Krueger National Park. We spent only two short days at Sausage tree, but nevertheless we felt like staying with friends and not like clients. It is an amazing place to be and you definitely don´t want to leave. A big thanks to Sonja and James for sharing their little paradise with us!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Our stay at Sausage Tree was perfect and better than we could have imagined. The owners and their staff treated us like family. They even catered to my special diet needs. The food there is out of this world! Thank you so much! We highly recommend this guest camp and can think of nothing but accolades for it.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

3 nights, 4 days; 23 animals, 41 birds, plus reptiles, amphibians, astounding insects, and gigantic snails. Tents with perfect beds, outstanding food, skillfully mixed gin and tonics and delightful safari companions. Our safari was more than we ever imagined and one we hope to repeat.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

My wife and I stayed at Sausage Tree for a week in May and instantly fell in love with the camp. From the amazing views at the skydeck, to Sonja's warmth and James' immense knowledge about the bush. Lest I forget Orlando's delicious gastronomy and Temba's ability to track and find wildlife almost at will. The game drives were always informative and we managed to see 3 of the big 5 in the first game drive itself. Would highly recommend Sausage Tree as THE home to stay at when in the greater Kruger area.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hartbeespoort, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

A huge thanks to Sonja, James and the rest of the team for making our 2 night stay so thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing. Your hospitality was exceptional from the warm welcome, the food, the service and the game drives. Five star treatment. Steve & Moira

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sausage Tree Safari Camp
Address: Cambridge 25, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Nature Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Balule Nature Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Sausage Tree Safari Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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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