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Balule Satellite Camp
Balule is a very small, basic, yet charming camp, which lies almost in the centre of the Park, just south of Olifants Camp, alongside the mighty Olifants River.The charm and character of Balule comes from the Parks Board's wisdom in retaining it in its original form: there's no electricity, only the most basic of facilities, the huts have no windows, and only a low fence surrounds the Camp and adjoining camping/caravan area.
The presence of the nearby Olifants River and its lush vegetation, adds a natural feel to Balule, making it a true enthusiasts Camp. Book early - otherwise you may not get in!
Reception and booking-in facilities are completed either at Olifants Camp, only a few km away, or at Satara - 46km South of Balule.
Balule Game Viewing
Elephants abound in the region, but lion, buffalo and hippopotamus are also seen in and around the the river roads found in the vicinity.
Common in the area: Hippopotamus, Elephant, Hyena
You may be lucky enough to see: Lion, Pel's Fishing Owl, Goliath Heron
Balule has only 6 basic huts and space for 15 caravans or tents. Check Balule accommodation types, pricing and availability
Balule Facilities and Activities
The list of facilities in Balule is very short - but this is the very essence of the appeal to the dedicated band of Kruger Park lovers who like to "go back to basics" and experience the Kruger Park camps as they were in the "old days"!
Provided There is a communal kitchen with scullery and gas stoves, and a communal freezer. There is one ablution block is provided for the huts and campers.
Not available: There is no electricity- lanterns are provided, and there is no shop, restaurant or reception facilities.
For the essential experience of a morning or a river walk, pop in to Olifants Camp and make your bookings - everything will be arranged for you from there.
See Balule facilities and activities.
Nearby picnic sites:
Timbavati 38km/2hr away
Orpen 76km/3hr 20min away, Phalaborwa 97km/4hr 5min away
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