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Balule Camp Accommodation Guide - accommodation in Balule Camp Kruger Park South Africa for your safari holidays. Balule Camp safari accommodation options include camping, tents, chalets, guest houses and self catering accommodation for your holiday. Whatever your Balule Kruger Park accommodation requirements we will help you find the right place.

Balule Camp Kruger National Park

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Balule Camp "The place to be"

Deep in the heart of the Kruger National Park, in the most exquisite topography, lies a small satellite camp. Named 'Balule' after the Tsonga word for the Olifants River, this camp is one of the best places for guests to experience nature first hand.

Situated more or less in the centre of the Park, just south of Olifants Camp, Balule lies close to the mighty Olifants River.

With only the most basic of facilities and no electricity, a low fence is the only barrier that separates you from the wilderness, resulting in a true back to basics experience.

It is this unique wilderness feel of the camp that makes it a firm favourite with backpackers, the caravanning community and other visitors who want to get away from it all.

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Balule Camp Accommodation

Balule Camp is divided in two, separated by a fence at Balule's Kruger National Park accommodation. One section has 6 three-bedded huts and communal bathroom and kitchen facilities. Paraffin lamps provide lighting for your Kruger National Park lodging. Each accommodation hut is provided with linen and towels.

The other half offers 18 camping sites for tents and caravans. A large grove of Natal Mahogany, Baobab and Sausage trees provides a welcome shade from the sun, while you are resting at your Kruger National Park accommodation. Facilities such as a shop, restaurant and fuel station are available at Olifants camp, 11km (6.8 miles) to the north.

- 18 Camp sites without power point
- 6 Huts (3 beds) with no electricity / ceiling fan
- Communal bathroom and kitchen facilities
- Paraffin lamps provide lighting

Balule Camp rondawels (huts) and camp sites can be booked individually, but there is also an option to book the whole camp in its entirety. Balule Camp is located on the southern banks of the Olifants River, in the Kruger National Park, South Africa and is situated about 11km (6.8 miles) from Olifants Rest Camp and 87km from Phalaborwa Gate.

Room Description at :
The Hut:
- Base rate 2 people - Max 3 people
- 3 single beds - no windows, only vents
- Basin
- Communal ablutions
- Communal Kitchen - scullery and gas stoves are available. Limited space in communal freezer.
- No restaurant facilities available in this camp
- No utensils

Camp Site:
- Base rate 2 people - Max 6 people
- Extra vehicles pay additional rate
- No power
- Communal ablutions
- Communal Kitchen - scullery and gas stoves are available. Limited space in communal freezer.
- No restaurant facilities available in this camp

Balule Camp Activities

Chairs and tables scattered around make Balule Camp an ideal place to relax after one's safaris in Kruger Park. There are also cooking and braai (barbecue) facilities. Night drives enable you to take part in the nocturnal activities of Kruger's secretive creatures while in the company of experienced transportation guides and trackers. Exciting bush walks conducted by trained field guides with backup rifles, take groups of up to 8 people out into the bush for a few hours on sightseeing safaris in Kruger Park.

Led by experienced trackers and guides, Rhino, Elephant and Lion can be tracked on foot on safaris in Kruger Park.
- Night drives are available
- Go for a game drive or bush walk
- Make use of traditional braai (barbecue) facilities
- Large Cats are frequently spotted

Track Elephant and Lion on foot, learn and observe fascinating facts about the African bush on your suggested itinerary in Kruger Park.
If wheels are more your thing there are also game drive safaris in Kruger Park. Some of the wildlife found in this region include: Leopard, Waterbuck, Baboon, Hyena, Kudu, Giraffe, Zebra, Waterbuck, Buffalo, Sable, Roan, Eland, Tsessebe, Crocodiles and Hippopotamus, can be seen in the pools and rivers.

Kruger is in a summer rainfall area and this can result in heavy downpours. The summer months (October to April) are hot and often balmy. Winter’s are warm and mild, although visitors going on night-drives will require warm clothing.

Handy Hints:
Plan your trip – do not try and cover too great a distance. Kruger is a massive tract of land and frequently visitors try to cover too much ground. Always be aware of distance to be covered before gate closing time. Early mornings and evening time are usually the most productive game viewing periods.

What to bring:
Camera, binoculars, bird and wildlife reference books, a hat and sunscreen lotion. Also remember to take along medicines such as anti-histamine and lotion for insect stings and bites.

Please Take Note:
The speed limit is 50 km/h on tar and 40 km/h on gravel. Visitors are not permitted to leave their vehicle other than at designated get out points and rest camps. Pets are not permitted in a national park. Firearms must be declared at the entrance gate and sealed. The seal will be broken upon departure. Open vehicles must obtain the necessary permit. Feeding of the animals is strictly prohibited for your own as well as the animal’s safety and well being. Monkeys and Baboons are problem animals in the camp. Leave no food unattended.

How to get there:
Balule Satalite Camp - Kruger Park
Balule is situated on the southern bank of the Olifants River, approximately 11km from Olifants Rest Camp, 47km from Satara Rest Camp and 87km from Phalaborwa Gate. The camp’s management falls under Satara. This small camp comprises six rustic three-bed huts and 15 sites for tents and caravans. Without shops or restaurants, the camp is ideal for persons seeking solitude.

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