Sausage Tree Safari Camp
Hoedspruit, Valley of the Olifants - Accommodation
Sausage Tree Safari Camp in Hoedspruit
Our unassuming camps promise an intimate nature experience in a relaxing environment where you can unwind, kick your shoes off and be yourself. Enjoy lantern lit dinners in our boma or open deck under the star-studded African sky. Breakfast and lunch is served on open decks with views the bush and water holes frequented by a variety of resident animals.
Sunrise and sunset safaris in open 4x4 vehicles are the highlights of the day. With our professional field guides, visitors can go in search of some of Africa’s famous variety of mammal and bird life, such as giraffe, zebra, African fish eagles, vultures and the notorious Big 5.
Our African safari-style 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 its own special view. The tents are fully furnished and have their own private decks and en-suite bathrooms with baths and outdoor showers. Inverter or eco-based air-conditioners are fitted in each tent ensuring that you stay cool during those warm summer nights, and set to warm during those colder nights in winter. Insect gauze on all the windows and doors keep the insects outside where they belong.
In the main reception area visitors will find a lounge for those lazy afternoons, and a dining area that keeps visitors dry when it rains. There is a cosy bar complete with a variety of first-class South African wines.
On the open deck outside there is a sunken swimming pool and fireplace where visitors can enjoy those magical African nights. During the day, the deck has unrivalled views of the surrounding bush, dry river bed, water hole and mountains in the background.
Sausage Tree Tented Safari Camp's resident staff will ensure that everyone has a memorable stay and becomes part of our continually growing family.
Facilities & Activities nearby:
Facilities available at Sausage Tree Safari Camp,Hoedspruit, Valley of the Olifants
- Airport Shuttle
- Available Next Weekend
- Available This Weekend
- Credit Card Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Parking on Premises
- Swimming Pool
- Womens Day Weekend
- Big 5
- Bird Watching
- Canoeing / Kayaking
- Game Drives
- Horse Riding
- Paddling - Kayaking
- River Rafting/Expedition
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 30° 53' 37.4" E / 24° 12' 58" S
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|Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport|
|Address: O.R. Tambo International Airport, O R Tambo Airport Rd, Johannesburg, 1627, South Africa|
|Distance: 0.1 km / Duration: 5 hours 2 mins|
|1.||Head northwest||0.5 km|
|2.||Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 46, follow signs for R21 N/City Center/Kempton Park/Pretoria and merge onto R21|
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|3.||Take exit 43 for Voortrekker Road toward Kempton Park/M96||0.5 km|
|4.||Turn right onto Voortrekker Rd||83 m|
|5.||Turn right at the 1st cross street||25 m|
|6.||Merge onto R21 via the ramp to R24/Johannesburg/O R Tambo International Airport|
|7.||At the interchange 429A-Rietfontein, keep left and follow signs for N12 toward Witbank|
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|8.||Merge onto N4|
|9.||Take the exit toward R33||0.6 km|
|10.||Keep left at the fork and merge onto R33||2.9 km|
|11.||Turn right onto Steven Masango St||0.3 km|
|12.||Continue onto R540||32.0 km|
|13.||Continue onto Lion Cachet St||0.5 km|
|14.||Continue onto Hugenoten St||1.5 km|
|15.||Continue onto R540||52.3 km|
|16.||Turn left onto R36||2.3 km|
|17.||Continue straight onto Viljoen St||0.6 km|
|18.||Turn left onto Buhrmann St||0.8 km|
|19.||Turn right onto De Clercq St/R36/R37|
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|20.||Turn left to stay on R36||9.9 km|
|21.||Turn right onto R530||25.3 km|
|22.||Turn right onto Klaserie Rd/R40||9.8 km|
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O.R. Tambo International Airport - Johannesburg+ FIND FLIGHT TO Johannesburg
OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport in South Africa and Africa, with about 17 million passengers coming through every year. Johannesburg International as it was known previously, was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of Oliver Reginald Tambo, contributor to the liberation of South Africa.
OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.
Reviews for Sausage Tree Safari Camp
Beautiful tent. Fantastic safari. Very good food and friendly staff. 10 out of 10.Definitely we will visit again :)
Best place ever! So friendly and staff at sausage Tree camp. Good safaris and nice rooms to sleep. Go to this place.
The Sausage Tree Safari Camp is located in the Balule Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park, a sanctuary for the Big Five. It includes a bit of the Olifants River. (Balule is from the Tsonga name for the river.)Named after the trees that dot the landscape, Sausage Tree Safari Cam also has marula, acacia, and thorn trees. It has its own watering hole, well worth a visit. From many points along its paths one can see the Drakensburg mountain range on the horizon.Sausage Tree is an upscale safari camp, worthy of hosting a wedding or other very important party. Fancy, in a culturally appropriate way.The outer deck where the al fresco dining area is feels spacious and lofty, raised up high over the predator/prey drama that goes on below.Our room is a wonderful canvas tent, a safari tent, writ large. Its perfect ambiane for the location. Carmella and I are very excited at how comfortable we are.We head out for an excursion through the bush. Our vehicle is much more open to the environment that the typical safari ride; were not surrounded by vertical poles nor covered by a canvas tarp roof. There are two guides: our driver mans the right-hand-side drivers position; the tracker sits in a seat welded to the front bumper, where he can better see the signs of animal movement.Around the mid-point of our tour, the driver and tracker whip out a card table, cover it with a tablecloth, and prepare drinks and snacks for us. Its more delicious for being completely unexpected.During our time in the bush - we did both day and night drives - we saw rhino, leopards, lions, pythons, monkeys, and lots of zebra and kudu.Our hosts served us both lunch and dinner. Lunch was merely fabulous. Dinner was a cut above spectacular! Were completely taken aback by the sheer elegance of the spread theyve laid out for us; its beautiful! The food presentation is eye-catching, and tasty, as one would expect from haute cuisine in the big city, and plentiful. Courses and refills keep coming. Everything is delicious and carefully prepared, food cooked with spices and techniques of the surrounding area; just wonderful! The dessert is very European: ice cream with hot fudge and a fruit touch. Inauthentic but terribly appreciated.Sausage Tree was my favorite safari camp; they have a great sensitivity as to their mission and blend the business of running a camp with the responsibility to inspire and teach visitors, and they do it beautifully.
Absolutely outstanding. The guide, tracker and staff were so friendly. The place is amazing. The highlight of our SA trip
Place with the best view of the surrounding mountains of Hoedspruit. Friendly owners and staff. Well worth to visit! Jean Martin
Cozy, familiar and super game drives.The Sausage Tree is located in the Balule Private Nature Reserve which is open to the Kruger and this means there are no fences at all (consequently, animals are free to move. I prefer making this point clear as there are also private and close reserves where you feel you are in a zoo and probably you want to avoid them) The camp is cozy and intimate which helps to create a nice and familiar atmosphere among all the guests. It is perfectly managed by Sonja (a very good host, friendly and attentive to her guests' needs, a true Professional of the hospitality) and her staff. The tent is quite spacious, fully furnished, has its own ensuite bathroom with outdoor shower (highly appreciated) and a private deck. As cherry on the cake, for the ones interested (how many?), there is also a free wifi connection in the tent itself. Of course, sunrise and sunset game drives are the best part of the day.James, Sonja's husband, is a passionate and good guide and tells you a lot of things about the wildlife in the bush during the safaris. For the record, we saw all the Big Five.For us, at the very first time in SA, it has been a very good stay for the service provided and the experience lived. Moreover, Sausage Tree has an excellent value for money. Truly recommended.
Amazing game drives, amazing service, amazing food, the whole trip just felt surreal and went way beyond my expectaions.
Incredible! My wife and I had the time of our life at Sausage Tree. The animals we saw were amazing! The staff was so great. Kevin and Themba really went above and beyond to make our trip special.
Amazing intimate and friendly. Great game drives and food. Would definitely visit again.
"Sausage Tree Bush Camp is a real nice concept"
We loved the concept of having one central place to eat, swim and sit around the fire and having 4 luxury tents in the garden to sleep. The place is ideal for 6 to 8 friends or famiiy. We loved the tranquility of the bush!
We enjoyed our stay tremendously and will definitely return. The camp manager and staff were very helpful. I would recommend this camp to anybody.
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