Balule

Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa

On the banks of the Olifants River, Satara's rustic satellite camp differs radically from the others because it really is simple, appealing to those who don't mind roughing it a bit and want to experience the true feel of the bush. There are no shops or restaurants—so bring your own food—and there's no electricity either (only lanterns). Accommodations are in basic three-bed huts with no windows (vents only); the shared bathroom facilities have running water. You must check in at Olifants, 11 km (7 mi) away.

PROS

  • intimate
  • evocative hurricane lamps
  • captures history and atmosphere of the original Kruger Park

CONS

  • very rustic
  • no windows or electricity
  • shared refrigerator
  • no on-site shop (closest camp is Olifants, 15 minutes away on dirt road)

Location

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Intimate
Remote
Practical Base

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 012-428–9111-Reservations

HOTEL DETAILS

18 campsites, 6 huts
Rate Includes: No meals

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