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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Great visit to Sausage Tree. Management and staff are generous, kind and professional hosts. All other guests - and management - were great company. On our first full day we saw the Big 5 including a stunning leopard. Very comfortable accommodation, great cuisine, wonderful game drives. If you're driving from the South we'd recommend you drive up via the Panoramic/Blyde...

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Sausage_Tree, Front Office Manager at Sausage Tree Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Adunlop2017, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a complimentary review on Tripadvisor. It was a great pleasure hosting you at Sausage Tree and we are thrilled that we could make your safari experience a perfect one. Finding the entire Big 5 in one day is always a treat, especially finding that elusive leopard...We do...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 20 January 2017

My nephew and I had traveled in Africa for almost a month before coming to Sausage Tree for the last days of our vacation. We had an amazing trip and those few days at the Camp were a major highlight. When planning this I wanted to feel immersed in the African bush and yet have the comfort of good beds...

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Sausage_Tree, Front Office Manager at Sausage Tree Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Carol1877, A big thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic Tripadvisor review! It was wonderful hosting you and your nephew at Sausage Tree Safari Camp and we are thrilled to hear that staying with us was the highlight of your vacation in South Africa. You sure did have some great sightings, both on drives and...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Sausage Tree Safari Camp is small and intimate, only housing 5 tents, meaning a total of 10 guests at a time. The tent accommodation is clean, air conditioned and comfortable. The bathroom has an inside bath and an outside shower. One night I had about 15 baboons wander past me whilst I was showering and my husband had a huge...

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Sausage_Tree, Front Office Manager at Sausage Tree Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Lisa68275, Thank you very much for the fantastic Tripadvisor review and recommendation, it is very much appreciated. I am thrilled to hear that you and your family had such a memorable time with us at Sausage Tree and that you loved your complete safari experience. We definitely strive for guests to feel like our small and intimate camp is...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Loved the place, the luxury tents, living in the wild, the people, food, game drives, the planning of the day, etc. There isn't a thing you can't like about this place! This is one place to remember. Thank you!

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Sausage_Tree, Front Office Manager at Sausage Tree Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Dutry_eline, Wow! Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments! We are very happy to hear that this is a place you will always remember, as we will remember you too! We do hope you will return to Sausage Tree Safari Camp again soon for more unforgettable African memories. Safari greetings from all of us here the Bushveld.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We stayed at the Sausage Tree last October and it exceeded our already high expectations. The camp was referred to us by a friend and I will now always take recs from that individual! From picking us up at the airport to dropping us off at the end of our time there, we couldn't have asked for a more friendly,...

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Sausage_Tree, Front Office Manager at Sausage Tree Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer B, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful Tripadvisor review. Firstly, we are ecstatic to hear that you were referred to us by a previous guest. Secondly, knowing that we exceeded your expectations makes us extremely proud, you sure did become part of our Sausage Tree family. During your four night stay...

Utrecht
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We loved staying at Sausage Tree Safari Camp! Mostly because of the excellent service of the staff. They put a lot of effort in giving us the best experience possible. Also the game drives were spectacular. We got to see a lot of animals we hadn't seen in other game reserves yet f.e. wild dogs and lions. We were lucky...

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Sausage_Tree, Front Office Manager at Sausage Tree Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear TinekeF, Thank you so much for the fantastic review and wonderful compliments. We are thrilled to know that you loved your safari experience with us and became part of the Sausage Tree family in the space of two days. We do take pride in our fantastic team's service as well as the spectacular sightings the Balule Game Reserve has...

Reviewed 7 January 2017

The lodge were quite small, room for 10 persons and it made it a very cosy and intimate place to stay with wonderful and social personel. We had morning and evening safaris and relaxing during the mid day (was good to relax during the hottest hours at the pool).

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Sausage_Tree, Front Office Manager at Sausage Tree Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Henrik O, You are correct in stating that Sausage Tree Safari Camp being a small and intimate camp, makes the difference. We are very happy to hear that you and your family thoroughly enjoyed your time with us and we do hope that you will visit us again soon. Thank you for the wonderful review, it is much appreciated....

Reviewed 5 January 2017

We, a family of five, stayed three nights at the camp and it was truly a five star experience in every way. A three nights stay means no less then six safari drives of three hours each. We got to see all the big five up close and personal, like a male lion with his pray and a male and...

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Sausage_Tree, Front Office Manager at Sausage Tree Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Charlotte E, Thank you so much for your wonderful and very detailed Tripadvisor review. We are so happy to hear that you and your family had such a fantastic safari experience with us here at Sausage Tree. You certainly had fantastic sightings on your game drives; from mating leopards to seeing the very rare African Wild Dogs. Also enjoying...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We were three friends traveling together and booked a 4 night stay at Sausage Tree Safari Camp. From the moment we arrived the staff were attentive, personable and generally great people. We were incredibly lucky with our safaris and loved seeing the animals in their natural habitat, but what we took from the trip was the great memories with the...

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Dear ErinnUK, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and recommendation. It was delightful to host you and your friends at Sausage Tree during your four night stay which gave you the opportunity to enjoy the whole safari experience, from our dedicated staff's service, Orlando's delicious meals, fantastic game drives to meeting people from other corners of the world....

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We had a wonderful stay.....our second time round. James, Sonja, Kevin and Andrea are superb hosts, making the whole experience very personal. Game viewing was brilliant .....lion sightings every day. Accommodation is unique and very comfortable. Food is 5 Star and prepared with thought and was absolutely delicious. Overall highly rated and a fantastic place to stay in Balule game...

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Dear 257kater, It was wonderful welcoming you and your family back to Sausage Tree Safari Camp, you certainly have become part of our family... Thank you so much for your high rating and recommendation, it is much appreciated. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our hospitality, cuisine and game drives second time round. We do look forward...

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Sausage Tree Safari Camp

Address: Cambridge 25, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Nature Reserve
Price Range: €386 - €434 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sausage Tree Safari Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“There are only five tents and everyone is perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles rickmD3742WM, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room no 3 which directly overlooks the waterhole.”
 of 5 bubbles Kimee777, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room #3 has a great view overlooking a watering hole... might score some good looks while chilling out on your porch!”
 of 5 bubbles 881jonp, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Tent # 3 has a direct view of the watering hole and is close to the main lodge”
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 of 5 bubbles carol1877, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The tents are very cozy, for the people who likes safari and want a good experience.”
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